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Deacon Joseph Baker to be ordained to the priesthood
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
Joe Baker
Deacon Joseph Baker

MADISON -- Deacon Joseph Baker will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison on Friday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison.

Everyone is invited to attend.

St. Maria Goretti is wheelchair accessible. There will be assistive-listening devices for the hard-of-hearing and a sign language interpreter for the deaf. Large-print leaflets will be available.

Rev. Mr. Joseph Baker

Parents: Kay and Mark Baker, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Home parish: St. Paul University Catholic Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Grade school: McDonell Area Catholic Schools, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

High school: McDonell Central Catholic High School, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

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Marking a milestone: St. Peter in Ashton's 150th graduation
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

ASHTON -- It was a day to celebrate the past, present, and future.

The 2016 graduating class of St. Peter School in Ashton was the 150th in the school's history.

The eight fifth-graders finished the journey at one school with eyes on what lies ahead.

Mass and commencement

The graduation Mass and commencement exercises took place on June 2 at St. Peter Church in Ashton.

The class theme was, "There is always light in your heart." The class colors were blue and red. The class flower was a rose.

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Catholic Herald wins national awards
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Catholic Herald-Diocese of Madison won four awards in the annual Catholic Press Association Press Awards competition announced at the annual Catholic Media Conference held recently in St. Louis.

The awards included:

• General Excellence -- Judges commented, "Solid paper with well-written stories. News in this paper comes from a far-flung array of parishes, parochial schools, and communities distant from the chancery. Smoothly written and edited articles provide an interesting perspective on Catholic life and activities across a broad geographical area."

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