Three to be ordained to the priesthood
Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
peter lee drew olson grant thies
Rev. Mr. Peter Lee Rev. Mr. Drew Olson Rev. Mr. Grant Thies

MADISON -- Deacons Peter Lee, Drew Olson, and Grant Thies will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison on Friday, June 29, 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. Peter Lee

Parents: Nancy and John Lee, Hartford, Wis.

Home parish: St. Peter Parish, Slinger, Wis., and St. Augustine University Parish, Platteville

Grade school: St. Peter Catholic School (K-5) and Slinger Middle School

High school: Slinger High School, Slinger

College/degree: St. Gregory the Great College Seminary, Seward, Neb./Bachelor of Philosophy

Seminary/degrees: Pontifical North American College, Rome

Intern experiences: St. Francis Xavier Parish, Cross Plains; Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Monona

Deacon placement: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, Sun Prairie

First Mass of Thanksgiving: Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Mary Church, Pine Bluff, on Saturday, June 30, at 10 a.m., Commemoration of St. Paul and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill on Sunday, July 1, at 3 p.m., the Feast of the Most Precious Blood


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Two ordained transitional deacons in Monona
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MONONA -- On May 25, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona, Bishop Robert C. Morlino ordained Deacons Stephen Brunner and Lawrence Oparaji to the transitional diaconate.

God-willing, both men will be ordained to the priesthood next year as they complete their seminary studies.

Diocese celebrates 50th anniversary of Humanae vitae
Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Diocese of Madison is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae vitae (Of Human Life) written by Blessed Paul VI, with a special event on Saturday, July 21, featuring guest speaker Dr. Janet E. Smith, one of the world’s leading experts on Humanae vitae and related topics.


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