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Bishop calls for greater reverence in the liturgy Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
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Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison blows into the Sacred Chrism while mixing in fragrant mixture and consecrating it during the annual Chrism Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison during Holy Week on April 11. Assisting him on the right is seminarian Grant Thies. To view or purchase photos, go to madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- In response to what he called a “crisis” in the Catholic Church, Bishop Robert C. Morlino called for greater reverence in the liturgy during his homily at the annual Chrism Mass celebrated on April 11 at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison.

The bishop encouraged diocesan priests, starting in the fall, to emphasize the importance of people receiving Communion on the tongue while kneeling.

At the start of Mass, he thanked everyone for coming to the annual “great and unique celebration of our Chrism Mass . . . thanks to all of you from the heart.”

To read Bishop Robert C. Morlino's Chrism Mass homily, click here.

The annual Mass marks the occasion when oils to be used in sacraments during the coming year are blessed, including the Oils of the Sick, of Catechumens, and of Chrism.

Also at the Mass, priests of the diocese renew their vows of service to the Church.

Transitional Deacon Jared Holzhuter was Deacon of the Word. Katherine Walsh, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Madison, and Craig Wood, St. Bernard Parish in Middleton, were readers.

Diocesan seminarians were servers for the Mass.

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Bishop blesses care center expansion Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison was on hand as SSM Health St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison celebrated its expanded care opportunities for its long-term residents and the greater community.

The bishop told staff members at an April 7 dedication and blessing ceremony that he is “pleased with all the healing and all of the love that are communicated in such a way that patients are healed outwardly and inwardly by the wonderful care that they receive” at the care center.

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Sisters offer retreat for single women Print E-mail
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Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

PRAIRIE DU SAC -- Cistercian Nuns and Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite single Catholic women, ages 18 to 32, to a mostly silent retreat designed for women discerning their vocation.

Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, OSF, will teach St. Ignatius' discernment process.

The retreat will take place Saturday, April 29, at Valley of Our Lady Cistercian Monastery in Prairie du Sac and begins with 8 a.m. Mass (optional).

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St. Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council develops new scholarship, plans hike Print E-mail
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Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Madison St. Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council (SVdP YSC) continues to organize a variety of service, faith, and friendship activities throughout the year.

New scholarship

A new initiative this academic year was the creation and development of a scholarship designed to provide financial support for future education to a high school senior qualifying for free/reduced lunch.

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