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October 30, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 40   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Catholic Charities: To break ground
for All Saints Retirement Center in Madison

sketch of All Saints senior neighborhood to be built in Madison

Architect's rendering of the All Saints senior neighborhood to be built in Madison.

MADISON -- Groundbreaking ceremonies will take place Friday, Oct. 31, for the All Saints senior neighborhood on Madison's west side.

The nine-acre neighborhood is near the intersection of Watts Rd. and Commerce Dr. It is also adjacent to the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center.

Three different phases

The senior neighborhood will be developed in three phases:

All Saints Retirement Center will be a building with 144 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes that range from 729 to 1,220 square feet in size. All Saints Retirement Center will open in summer 2004 and offer both income-eligible and market-rate apartments.

The Cottages at All Saints will be 12 duplexes for seniors available in two designs that range from 1,500 to 1,850 square feet in size. The duplexes will be available through a life-lease program and will open in summer 2004.

• A third phase will address the current senior housing market need and could include assisted living, memory care, or other senior housing services.   Full story ...

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Grief and Loss: Special section

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Bishops' document:
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Year of the Rosary: Closing celebration at Schoenstatt Shrine


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Cross of San Damiano: Explanation

• Guest Column
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Iraq war: Was it justified?

• Word to Life: Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

• Making a Difference
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War on peace:
Has it been declared?

• Your Family
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Always be generous: With God's infinite supply of love

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Dane County United: Catholics encouraged to participate

MADISON -- Catholics in the Diocese of Madison are invited to "stand and be counted" during the founding assembly of Dane County United at the Alliant Energy Center on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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October 23, 2003 issue:
Dane County United: To hold founding assembly Nov. 2

• Sidebar: Proposed Purpose Statement

Dane County United, a new non-partisan organization consisting of congregations, labor unions, and neighborhood and community organizations, is forming to give citizens a vehicle for voicing needs for the common good of the people and communities of Dane County.

The Diocese of Madison's Office for Justice and Peace and parishes such as St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison have been involved in forming Dane County United over the past few years.

Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz will be present at the Nov. 2 founding assembly and read a letter from Bishop Robert C. Morlino. Organizations will sit in groups and will stand and be recognized during the assembly, so Catholics interested in attending must register by giving their name, phone number, and e-mail address to Mary Lestina at St. Raphael Cathedral, 608-256-5614, or e-mail   Full story ...

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