St. Dennis facility renewal is ‘Centered on Christ’
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
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St. Dennis Parish in Madison recently finished its “Centered on Christ” project, which included a new tabernacle, altar, crucifix, and stained glass window (above). It was recently consecrated by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison. To view or purchase photos, go to (Catholic Herald photos/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- “It’s bigger and more important than ourselves”.

That has been the motto parishioners and supporters of St. Dennis Parish in Madison have been seeing over the past year as the parish kicked off and is completing its “Centered on Christ” facility renewal project.

The project’s mission had three parts:

1. Relocate the tabernacle from the chapel to the main worship space -- “The Dwelling Place of the Lord.”

2. Align the baptismal font, altar, tabernacle, and crucifix -- “The Path to Salvation.”

3. Add a permanent crucifix --“Centered on Christ.”

The project also sought to meet three objectives:

1. The worship space will be more visibly centered on Christ.

2. Our faith community will be more welcoming.

3. Our parish’s future will be solid and forward-thinking.

Starting the project

The ideas for the project began with Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison’s recent request that all churches in the Diocese of Madison place the tabernacle in the center of the church’s sanctuary by October of this year.


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Bishop consecrates new St. Dennis altar
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- In a six-month transformation, St. Dennis Parish is now more “Centered on Christ” -- which was the name of its campaign to not only move the tabernacle to the middle of the sanctuary, but also to install a new altar, crucifix, and stained glass window, all centered together, on Christ.

“As pastor, I’m just so uplifted and elated and encouraged,” said St. Dennis Pastor Fr. Randy Timmerman, following the consecration Mass at the church on October 14.

Vote: Voting is both a right and a responsibility
Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Ever since I was old enough to vote, I have always voted in every election. I think of it as both a right and a responsibility.

On November 6, we will have a midterm election. These happen every four years near the midpoint of a president’s four-year term of office.


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