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October 3, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 36   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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At the conclusion of his Golden Jubilee Mass Sept. 29 at St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison, Bishop William H. Bullock greets his sisters, from left: Adelaide Bullock, Elizabeth Bullock, and Mary Anne Geary. At right is Gregory J. Keller, director of finance for the Diocese of Madison. (Patrick Scullion photo)

Bishop Bullock celebrates golden jubilee, nine years as Bishop of Madison

On the Feast of the Archangels (Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, patron of the Diocese of Madison), the angels must have been smiling down on Bishop William H. Bullock during his Golden Jubilee celebration, for it was a truly festive occasion.

The Sept. 29 celebration marked Bullock's 50 years as priest, 22 years as bishop, and nine years as bishop of Madison.

More than 600 people filled St. Raphael Cathedral for a beautiful Mass at which Bullock was the main celebrant. Concelebrants included Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of Milwaukee, Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz, 33 archbishops and bishops from 11 states, and 168 priests from the Diocese of Madison and family and friends of Bullock.

"As we gather on the Feast of the Archangels, I am delighted to gather with other bishops, priests, family and friends, and representatives of the church to praise God and celebrate my 50th anniversary, 22 years as bishop, and nine years as bishop of Madison," said Bullock.

Gather in prayer

Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general, was the homilist.
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