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March 20, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 11   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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• Web edition: Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

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Hospital: Construction on target at Divine Savior

PORTAGE -- Divine Savior Healthcare announced that the construction of its new hospital is progressing smoothly and the new facility is expected to open as scheduled in October of 2003.

"We're pleased with the development of the state-of-the-art hospital," said Michael Decker, president and CEO of Divine Savior Healthcare. "And we look forward to continuing to offer quality, personal care to Portage and surrounding community residents at the new facility.

The $33 million project consists of 30,000 square feet of additional completed construction on the Medical Center that opened in January of 2000 and the 143,000 square foot hospital scheduled to open in fall.

Ground was broken for the new hospital on May 16, 2002. Its design incorporates ease of access. The emergency and ambulatory services will be located on the first floor.

The new state-of-the-art facility will also include private intensive care unit rooms, mother/child suites, labor/delivery/recovery rooms, and medical surgery beds.   Full Story ...

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In turbulent world: Christians must recover sense of mission

Rites of initiation into Catholic Church: Catechumens, candidates called to become full members


• Looking around
by Fr. William J. Byron -- Towers,
Remembering deaths

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano -- Mr. Rogers'
Think of the children

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Origination of votive candles; non-Catholic wedding

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Apostolate to Handicapped:
Spring Day

MONROE -- "Life Full of Promise and Hope" is the theme for the Spring Day for the Handicapped sponsored by the Apostolate to the Handicapped on Saturday, April 12, at Monroe Senior High School. It is being held to honor all handicapped and elderly persons as invited guests.

The day's events will begin with Hugh and Heidi Espinoza entertaining with their music at 9:45 a.m. Bishop George O. Wirz will preside and preach an 11 a.m. concelebrated Mass. He will be joined by other priests of the Diocese of Madison.

Music will be directed by Randy Gracyalny and Kevin Laufenberg for the Mass. Lectors and acolytes will be from the television Mass on WISC-TV.

The disabled community will present the gifts for the liturgy. Frs. Kent Schmitt, Mike Klarer, and Bill Seipp will coordinate the ritual for the Mass.

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"Ambassadors for Christ" contest for students

MADISON -- The Catholic Herald is sponsoring a spring "Ambassadors for Christ" contest for students. Teachers are encouraged to use The Catholic Herald in the classroom and encourage students to read the paper, particularly articles pertaining to Lent.

The contest has two categories:

1. "Ambassadors for Christ" Drawing Contest for students in grades K-4.

2. "Ambassadors for Christ" Essay Contest for students in grades 5-12.

Deadline is April 4. For more information, interested students may contact their Catholic school teachers or principal, call The Catholic Herald at 608-821-3070, or e-mail

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