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October 23, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 39   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Services for Msgr. Joseph L. Henry

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Msgr. Joseph L. Henry

BARABOO -- Msgr. Joseph L. Henry died on Monday, Oct. 20. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 304 E. St. Baraboo, with Bishop Robert C. Morlino, main celebrant, and Fr. O. Charles Schluter, homilist.

Visitation will be at St. Joseph Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, concluding with the praying of the rosary, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until Mass. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Bloomington.

Monsignor Henry, 93, was born on Oct. 24, 1909 in Bloomington, Wis., to Louis and Mary (Cull) Henry. He attended the "Brick Rural" School and St. Mary Parish grade schools, and Bloomington High School.

He studied at Marquette University, Milwaukee, and completed college at St. Mary Seminary, Winona, Minn. He studied theology at Kenrick Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo. Bishop William R. Griffin, Auxiliary Bishop of La Crosse, ordained him to the priesthood for the Diocese of La Crosse on May 3, 1936 at St. Joseph Cathedral, La Crosse.

Monsignor Henry served as associate pastor at St. James Parish, La Crosse, and St. Mary Parish, Richland Center, and as administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Hollandale. He was named pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Tennyson, in 1944. He became a priest of the Diocese of Madison at its erection in 1946. He was named pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Baraboo, in 1955, where he served until retirement in 1984.

He served the Diocese of Madison as director, Priests Eucharistic League; director Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament; and dean of Sauk County, He was named a Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II and invested on Aug. 16, 2000. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and the Legion of Mary.

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During the Rite of Acolyte, Bishop Robert C. Morlino presents each deacon candidate with the bread to be consecrated. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

Rite of Acolyte:
Taking another step toward permanent diaconate

MADISON -- Twenty men in the Diocesan Institute for Lay and Diaconate Formation in the Diocese of Madison received the Rite of Acolyte during a recent Mass in the chapel at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center here.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the presider, welcomed family and friends of candidates for the permanent diaconate as they take another step in their journey toward a lifelong ministry of service at the altar and in particular to the Eucharist, he said.

Before the homily, Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general, called forth each candidate by name. Candidates, seated in the congregation with their families, stood and said, "Present," before approaching the altar. The group bowed before the bishop and returned to their seats.

Capacity to wonder

In his homily, Bishop Morlino thanked Monsignor Swain and Kate Wiskus, director of the Office of Pastoral Services, in charge of the formation of the deacon candidates; pastors who shepherd them; and family and friends for their witness and support as the men prepare themselves to be icons of Christ's service.

The Gospel says we must be careful of riches, the bishop said, noting that riches aren't bad but they can cause a problem because they can make us lose the capacity for wonder.   Full story ...

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Dane County United: To hold founding assembly Nov. 2

Editor's note: Dane County United, a new non-partisan organization, will hold its founding assembly Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Catholic parishes and parishioners are among members of Dane County United. Following is more information on the new organization.

What is Dane County United?

Dane County United is a new organization of organizations - congregations, labor unions, neighborhood and community organizations - which is forming to give Dane County citizens and their organizations a powerful vehicle for nonpartisan collective action in the local public arena for the common good of the people and communities of Dane County.

Why is it being formed?

Many important issues facing Dane County families and communities are complex and sometimes metropolitan-wide or regional.   Full story ...

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