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April 10, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 14   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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The Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. Its purpose is to inform and educate people of the Diocese through communications that proclaim Gospel values, report the news, and comment on issues as they pertain to the mission of the Catholic Church, which is to bring all in Jesus Christ to the Father.
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• The Pope Speaks
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State Catholic women: Plan annual conference
in Janesville

JANESVILLE -- Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women (WCCW) will hold its 88th annual conference Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2, at the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center here. The theme is "You Are the Light of the World."

A banquet will be held Thursday, May 1, at the Janesville Country Club. A hospitality hour at 5:30 p.m. will precede the banquet at 6:30.

Banquet speaker will be Julia Burney, a former Racine policewoman who founded the "Cops 'N Kids" program in Racine. The mission of the program is to enable and empower all children to strive toward fundamental successes in life - through recognition of the importance of reading. Those attending are asked to bring children's books that Burney can use in her reading program.

The spring board meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.   Full Story ...

Holy Week liturgies: At St. Raphael Cathedral

MADISON -- All people in the Diocese of Madison are invited to attend the liturgies of Holy Week at St. Raphael Cathedral, 222 W. Main St.

The schedule includes:

Palm Sunday Mass, April 13, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Bishop William H. Bullock will preside at 10 a.m. Mass, which includes solemn procession with palms (aired on WHFA radio, 1240 AM); Msgr. Daniel Ganshert, rector, will preside at 5 p.m. Mass.

Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz and priests of the diocese, concelebrants.

Holy Thursday, April 17, 5:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper; Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; collection of food and money taken for the poor.

Good Friday, April 18, 3 p.m., Celebration of the Lord's Passion; Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; solemn chanting of the Passion according to St. John (aired on WHFA radio, 1240 AM).

Holy Saturday, April 19, 8:30 p.m., Easter Vigil; Bishop William H. Bullock, presider; music provided by the Cathedral Triduum Choir, brass, and timpani.

Easter Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Celebration of Mass; Bishop William H. Bullock, presider (10 a.m.); music for the 10 a.m. Mass provided by the Cathedral Triduum Choir, brass, and timpani (aired on WHFA radio, 1240 AM).

Solemn Easter Vespers, Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m., Bishop William H. Bullock, presider.

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