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April 1, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 13   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Fr. Eugene J.
Bauhs dies

-- Posted: 4/2/2004

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Fr. Eugene
J. Bauhs

MADISON -- Fr. Eugene J. Bauhs, 82, a retired priest of the Diocese of Madison, died on April 1.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, 1128 St. James Ct., Madison. Bishop Robert C. Morlino will be the main celebrant. Msgr. Douglas L. Dushack, Middleton, will be the homilist.

Visitation will be held at St. James Church on April 5 from 10 a.m. until the Mass. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Madison.

Father Bauhs was born on Nov. 3, 1921, in Madison, the son of Joseph and Catherine Esser Bauhs. He attended St. James Grade School and one year at Edgewood High School. He then attended St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, where he completed his high school, college, and philosophy studies. He studied theology at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

He was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1948 at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison, by Bishop William P. O'Connor.

Father Bauhs served as associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Baraboo, and St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison, until being appointed pastor of St. Joseph, Avoca, with the mission of St. Malachy, Clyde. He served as associate pastor of St. Mary of the Lake, Westport; pastor of St. Mary Parish, Pardeeville, with the mission of St. Andrew, Buffalo; pastor of St. Andrew, Verona, with the mission of St. William, Paoli; pastor of St. Mary, Pine Bluff; and associate pastor of St. Ann, Stoughton, where he also served as chaplain of Nazareth House; and associate pastor, St. Joseph, East Bristol.

He also served as diocesan chaplain for the Girl Scouts. He retired in 1989.

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Parish Staff Day: 'Mass is best thing we can do to save world'

MADISON -- Mass is the best thing we can do to save the world, Bishop Robert C. Morlino told nearly 225 participants at Parish Staff Day.

Sponsored by the Diocese of Madison's Office of Pastoral Services, the special day was held March 18 at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center.

It began with morning prayer at which Bishop Morlino presided. During the service, the bishop asked participants to pause in remembrance of Joe Zaiman, a science teacher from Edgewood High School in Madison who was killed in a car accident the day before.

Response to God

During his keynote address entitled "How Does the Church Serve and Save the World?", Bishop Morlino said, "The Mass is the work of the people in response to God. The Liturgy is not magic. It is a reaching out by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to which we respond."

The bishop described the importance of the parts of the Mass. For example, when we sign ourselves in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we must be mindful of what an important action that is.   Full story ...

Holy Week liturgies

MADISON - All people in the Diocese of Madison are invited to attend the liturgies of Holy Week at St. Raphael Cathedral, 222 W. Main St.

The schedule includes:

• Palm Sunday Mass, April 4, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside at 10 a.m. Mass; Msgr. Paul J. Swain, rector, will preside at 5 p.m. Mass.

• Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Robert C. Morlino, presider.

• Holy Thursday Mass, April 8, 5:30 p.m., Bishop Robert C. Morlino, presider.

• Good Friday, April 9, 3 p.m., Celebration of the Lord's Passion; Bishop Robert C. Morlino, presider.

• Holy Saturday, April 10, 8 p.m., Easter Vigil; Bishop Robert C. Morlino, presider; music provided by the St. Raphael Cathedral Choir with the Quantum Brass Quintt and timpani.

• Easter Sunday Mass, April 11, 10 a.m., Bishop Robert C. Morlino, presider; music provided by the St. Raphael Cathedral Choir with the Quantum Brass Quintet and timpani.

Ensuring safe environment

MADISON -- Parish Staff Day workshops offered information regarding the Diocese of Madison's Policy Regarding Abuse of Minors, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Harassment as well as VIRTUSTM and the Protecting God's Children Program.

Keep goal in mind

Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general, said, "We need to keep in mind our goal and purpose: to ensure a safe environment for all."

He said the Policy Regarding Abuse of Minors, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Harassment will be distributed in booklet form to parishes in the near future. Anyone who has access to children at the parish will have to sign a form indicating he or she has read and will follow the policy booklet. Pastors will then keep these forms on file.

"If a person refuses to do that, they are saying they can't be employed by or volunteer for the church," said Monsignor Swain.   Full story ...

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