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Bishop ordains three priests Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
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Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison anoints the hands of a new priest during the ordination Mass celebrated on June 29 at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison. Frs. Peter Lee,  Drew Olson, and Grant Thies were ordained to the priesthood. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- In his homily, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison welcomed three new priests -- Frs. Peter Lee, Drew Olson, and Grant Thies -- to what he called a “beautiful life.”

“But beautiful is not a synonym for easy,” the bishop added reiterating, “you’ll have a beautiful life.”

The three men were ordained to the priesthood at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison on June 29.

Planting the Church

Prior to the bishop’s homily, the three men to be ordained were called and presented to Bishop Morlino as worthy to be ordained as they stood before him.

Fr. Larry Herrera, SJ, from the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where Father Lee and Father Olson study, presented the new priests to the bishop.

Bishop Morlino’s homily was based on the entrance antiphon for the day’s Mass on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul: “These are the ones who, living in the flesh, planted the Church with their blood; they drank the chalice of the Lord and became the friends of God.”

The bishop told the men they would partake in all three of these actions as priests.

He spoke of the martyrs in the Church and how they “went out to the whole world and they told the truth.” He told the men they would tell the truth in their priesthood on issues such as marriage and immigration.

“You will plant the Church by your blood when you speak the truth about marriage,” he said.

He added that they would drink the chalice of the Lord in their sufferings, knowing that “Jesus really is the one who suffers”.

He also commented that “all of us are friends of God, but there is a special friendship” being a priest.

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Organ recital to be held on July 19 Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON — The Office of Worship of the Diocese of Madison will host an organ recital on the Schmelzer Organ in the oratory (chapel) at Holy Name Heights on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. Thomas Fielding, director of music and liturgy at Saint Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo, Mich., will present a program featuring the music Bach, Franck, Howells, and more. The concert is free.

 
Delegates from Diocese of Madison participate in Regional V Encuentro Print E-mail
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Written by Lorianne Aubut, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
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Lorianne Aubut, delegate from the Diocese of Madison, reports at one of the plenary sessions at the Region VII V Encuentro held recently at the University of Notre Dame. (Photo provided by Lorianne Aubut)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On Friday, June 8, 10 Hispanic diocesan delegates from nine different parishes, accompanied by the Vicar General Msgr. Jim Bartylla, the Encuentro diocesan Chairperson Edgar Martínez and his son Juan Pablo Martínez, departed for the University of Notre Dame in Indiana to attend the weekend long Regional V Encuentro.

Region VII consists of the dioceses in the states of Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, with 13 of the 16 dioceses represented at the Encuentro.

Encuentro process

Back in March, the Diocese of Madison held its Diocesan V Encuentro, where close to 100 parish delegates came together to discuss and provide strategies and recommendations to Region VII with the purpose of creating more Hispanic leaders in the Church.

The Region VII V Encuentro is part of the National V Encuentro process, which has as a goal to have a continual pastoral conversation that allows the Church to respond with more fidelity and enthusiasm to the Hispanic/Latino presence in parishes and dioceses, and for the Church to empower the Hispanic/Latino people to live their vocation more fully as joyful missionaries.

This Regional V Encuentro, attended by nearly 200 delegates and guests, began on Friday, June 8, with an opening Spanish liturgy celebrated by Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

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Catholic women meet for diocesan convention at the Mound Print E-mail
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Written by Jane Lepeska Grinde   
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

SINSINAWA -- The 64th annual convention of the Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (MDCCW) started the morning of June 13 with “Sister Mary Agnes” running into the Heritage Center at the Mound here, ringing a bell as four young teen girls trailed behind her.

“Time for class, everyone. Let’s move along! Don’t dawdle! We have a busy day!”

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