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September 11, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 33   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Apostolate to Handicapped:
Record number at summer outing

photo of Msgr. Tom Campion with Jim Sehr and Kevin Kurtz

Msgr. Tom Campion greets Jim Sehr, left, and Kevin Kurtz, both from Stoughton. Sehr, now 73, came to the first Apostolate to the Handicapped event 36 years ago and has come ever since. (Catholic Herald photo by Bill and Jo Boyce)

WISCONSIN DELLS -- Those who are handicapped teach us what it means to do God's will in the face of great challenges, said Msgr. Thomas Campion, director of the Apostolate to the Handicapped, during the Mass at the 36th annual summer outing at Tommy Bartlett's Water Show in Wisconsin Dells.

Record attendance

Nearly 1,500 people were in attendance, the largest number convened for any of the apostolate events in the past 36 years, according to Monsignor Campion. There was also a record number of priests present - 18 - to concelebrate Mass with Monsignor Campion.

The Apostolate to the Handicapped hosts three large events each year: In the spring and again at Christmas in the Monroe High School Gym and in the summer at Wisconsin Dells.

The format for each of these events is similar, consisting of a Mass, followed by lunch, with an entertainment program following. Because of participants' special needs and the lack of mobility of many in the group, they are able to remain seated at their places and have Communion and their lunch brought to them.   Full story ...

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News & Features:

Special section: Retreat houses offer place of peace, reflection

9-11-01: Articles and photos
mark anniversary

Head of bishops' conference, archbishop: Reaffirm celibacy
in response to Milwaukee
priests' petition


• The Bottom Line
by Antoinette Bosco -- Sept. 11: Never-to-be-forgotten anniversary

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Child Labor: Increasing worldwide

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Cardinals electing pope; the 'precepts' of the church

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Assisting parents:
When they are unable to drive

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 92:
Hoping God will not allow evil
to prevail

• Word to Life: Readings for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Spiritual Feast: Theme 'Lord Teach Us to Pray'

MADISON -- Mother Nadine Brown, Foundress of the "Intercessors of the Lamb" located in Omaha, Neb., will speak at the Spiritual Feast on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center.

Theme of the conference is, "Lord Teach Us To Pray."

"Intercessors of the Lamb" is an association of the faithful living in community. It includes priests, brothers, sisters, and laity who have been called to continue the redemptive mission of the Lamb of God in the church through the powerful ministry of intercession.

Following an adult conversion to Catholicism, the Lord called Mother Nadine to follow him in a life of prayer and penance as a cloistered religious. Sixteen years later, it was discerned, that he was calling her out of the cloister to bring contemplative spirituality and its intercessory fruits to others. Mother Nadine speaks throughout the country and has written several books on spiritual warfare and contemplative intercessory prayer.

The Spiritual Feast begins with registration at 8 a.m. and concludes with Mass at 4 p.m., celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz. The day will be filled with inspiring talks, music, book sales, and fellowship. There will also be an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the lunch period and prayer teams will be available after Mass to pray for individuals with specific needs.   Full story ...

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