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Annual Blue Mass offers prayers for law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency workers Print
Around the Diocese
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, May. 23, 2019 -- 12:00 AM
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Area law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders gather at the annual Blue Mass at St. Bernard Church in Madison on May 9. Pictured from left, are: Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Chief Kristen Roman, Madison Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael Popovich, and Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madison catholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- Real.

That is the word to describe the annual Blue Mass celebrated at St. Bernard Church in Madison on May 9.

Real, as in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

Real, as in the job for the police, fire, and emergency personnel prayed for at this Mass is never done, as a few of them ran out during the “Our Father” to tend to someone who needed help in the church building.

Real, as in the comments spoke by the agency chiefs following Mass, asking everyone to reflect on the challenges these men and women go through.

Reflecting on service

University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Chief Kristen Roman spoke about the mental issues law enforcement deal with and how it can affect them permanently.

“True courage is recognizing our humanity, our vulnerability, and speaking our true experience,” she said.

“We need to break the silence again and again.”

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St. Thérèse Lecture shares message of mercy and love Print
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, May. 23, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- “The solution to an unwanted child is not to get rid of them. The solution to a supposed unwanted child is to love them, to want them, to change ourselves, to change our society,” said abortion survivor Melissa Ohden.

Ohden spoke on May 16 at Holy Name Heights in Madison as part of the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Series.

Ohden is a speaker and author, sharing her story of mercy and love.

Her book entitled You Carried Me is an intimate look at her search for her story and birth parents along with her journey to healing and forgiveness.

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Information on Bishop Hying’s installation Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, May. 23, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

The Diocese of Madison has posted the following information on Bishop Donald J. Hying's installation on the diocesan website (https://www.madisondiocese.org/installation):

Please join us in praying for Bishop Donald J. Hying, who will be installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Madison.

The public is invited to attend Solemn Vespers on Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, 5313 Flad Ave., Madison.

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Catholic Herald Summer publication schedule Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, May. 23, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

During the summer months, the Catholic Herald continues to publish weekly, except for six issues. Following are the issue dates skipped and deadlines for issues prior to the weeks skipped:

• No issue -- June 6: Copy/ad deadline for May 30 issue is May 22.

• No issue -- June 20: Copy/ad deadline for June 13 issue is June 6.

• No issue -- July 4: Copy/ad deadline for June 27 issue is June 20.

• No issue -- July 18: Copy/ad deadline for July 11 issue is July 3.

• No issue -- August 1: Copy/ad deadline for July 25 is issue is July 18.

• No issue -- August 15: Copy/ad deadline for August 8 issue is August 1.

 
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