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July 24, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 27   •   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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Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

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Reception for Bishop Bullock

Staff members of the Diocese of Madison gathered at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center for a Mass and farewell reception July 21 for Bishop Emeritus William H. Bullock. The celebration commemorated Bishop Bullock's 10 years as Bishop of Madison. He will have an office and live at the center after his retirement.

In his homily at the Mass, the bishop thanked diocesan staff members for their work over the years. After Communion, Msgr. Paul J. Swain thanked Bishop Bullock for his leadership, followed by a round of applause.

Diocesan staff members then gathered in the courtyard for a picnic with Bishop Bullock.
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At his farewell reception on July 21, Bishop Emeritus William H. Bullock visits with Diocese of Madison staff members, from left: Denise Boychuk-Gorman of Center Administration, Beverly Hartberg of the Office of Family Ministry, and J. Mark Brinkmoeller of the Office for Justice and Peace. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

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• Question Corner
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• The Pope Speaks
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Church is our mother:
She nourishes her children

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Stay-at-home moms:
Numbers growing

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Summer outing: Apostolate to Handicapped

WISCONSIN DELLS -- The Apostolate to the Handicapped announces its annual summer outing at Wisconsin Dells to be held this year on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Tommy Bartlett Water Show site.

Tom Diehl and the staff of the Tommy Bartlett Water Show in their generosity invite the disabled and elderly to this day. The day's activities will begin with an 11 a.m. Mass celebrated in God's most beautiful cathedral, the great outdoors on the shore of Lake Delton. About 20 priests of the Diocese of Madison will concelebrate and help in the distribution of Communion.

This will be followed by a picnic box lunch and then the water show.

All handicapped and elderly persons are invited to this day. To make a reservation write to Msgr. Tom Campion, Box 443, Monroe, WI 53556. Transportation will be furnished to those who need a ride whenever possible.

It will be held rain or shine, on Aug. 22. There is no cost to anyone as expenses are paid by the Tommy Bartlett Water Show and friends of the Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. The issues to be skipped include: June 5, July 10, and Aug. 14.

Individuals, parishes, and organizations should keep these dates in mind when sending information to be published. Some events should be publicized two weeks in advance.

Following are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped and the deadlines for those issues:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
May 29 first two wks. of June May 21 June 5
July 3 first two wks. of July June 25 July 10
Aug. 7 first two wks. of Aug. July 30 Aug. 14

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