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April 10, 2003 Edition

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State Catholic women: Plan annual conference in Janesville
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Internships offered
in diocese

MADISON -- Summer internship opportunities are available for college-age people in the Diocese of Madison. Working through the Diocese of Madison's Office for Justice and Peace, the Social Ministry Internship Program offers the following:

• Each intern spends 10 weeks (30 hours a week) during the summer months working with a participating social action or service organization in the diocese.

• Interns receive a stipend of $2,700 for the work performed.

• Participants are provided opportunities for education and reflection upon their experience and Catholic social teaching and social gatherings with other interns.

• Participants might gain college credit for their participation if their educational institution provides the means to do so.

For more information, contact the Office for Justice and Peace, P.O. Box 44983, 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison, WI 53744-4983; phone: 608-821-3086; e-mail:

Peer support groups

MADISON -- Peer support groups for those hurting from separation, divorce, or loss of a significant relationship meet at two Madison parishes.

New Directions will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at St. Dennis Parish Center, 413 Dempsey Rd., top floor. For information, call 608-821-3170.

Friends on a Journey, which usually meets at Our Lady Queen of Peace, will not meet April 17 due to Holy Thursday services.

'Walk with Jesus'

WAUNAKEE -- The Generations of Faith ministry at St. John the Baptist Parish here will host a "Walk with Jesus through Holy Week" lenten faith fair event at St. John School, 114 E. 3rd St., on Friday, April 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with dinner provided, and on Saturday, April 12, 9 to 11 a.m. with breakfast provided. Register by calling 608-849-5121 or 608-849-4081. Cost is $3 per person or $10 per family.

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.

Conference day, Friday, May 2, begins with registration at 8 a.m. There will be two morning speakers followed by a luncheon and speakers.

The conference will conclude with a concelebrated Mass at Nativity of Mary Parish, Janesville. The presider will be Bishop William H. Bullock with concelebrants Fr. Francis Xavier Ekwugha and Fr. Stephen Umhoefer, pastor. Newly elected officers will be installed at that time.

Speakers on Friday are Peggy Duemling, Kathy Markeland, and Wali K. Shakoor-Luqman.

Duemling was once a member of Mother Teresa's order, Missionaries of Charity. Due to ill health, she left the order and is now principal of Aquinas Academy, Menomonee Falls.

Markeland is associate director of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, the legislative voice of Catholics in Wisconsin. A member of St. Dennis Parish, Madison, she will discuss current legislation at both the state and national levels.

Luncheon speaker Shakoor-Luqman, imam of the Racine Islamic Center, will explain the Islamic teachings of peace and harmony.

Cost for the complete conference, including banquet, Friday luncheon, and meetings, is $50; Friday only, $30; banquet only, $20. Send reservations by April 17 with check payable to WCCW to Catherine Jones, 3009 Glenhaven Pl., Eau Claire, WI 54703.

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