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June 23, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 22   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Msgr. Francis E. Doherty dies

-- Posted: 6/24/2005, 3:57 p.m. Central Time

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Msgr. Francis E. Doherty

MADISON -- A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Msgr. Francis E. Doherty on Tuesday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. at St Patrick Church, 404 E. Main St., Madison. Msgr. Joseph P. Higgins will be the main celebrant and Fr. John M. Murphy will be the homilist. There will be no visitation and burial will be private. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

Monsignor Doherty, 90, died on Thursday, June 23. He was born on January 5, 1915 in Milwaukee to Francis and Mary Doherty. He attended elementary school at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Milwaukee and completed secondary studies at Marquette High School, Milwaukee. He attended Regis College, Denver, Colo., and then studied philosophy and theology at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee.

He was ordained to the priesthood on August 6, 1941 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Milwaukee by Archbishop Moses E. Kiley, Archbishop of Milwaukee.

Monsignor Doherty served as associate pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Beloit until being appointed as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Doylestown with the mission of St. Joseph Parish, Rio in 1948. He also served as pastor of St. Paul Parish, Evansville. He retired in 1984 from St. Patrick Parish, Madison, after having served 27 years as pastor.

Monsignor Doherty also assisted the Diocese of Madison as Promoter of Justice for Marriage Tribunal; Rock Deanery spiritual director, Columbia Deanery director of CCD, and as a diocesan consultor. He was named Domestic Prelate by Pope Paul VI in 1967.

Corpus Christi:
Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

photo of Fr. Bart Timmerman (with monstrance) and Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt leading Eucharistic procession in Sun Prairie

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison held Eucharistic processions recently to mark the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi Sunday. The traditional processions were especially appropriate in this Year of the Eucharist. Above, Fr. Bart Timmerman (with monstrance) and Msgr. Duane Moellenberndt lead the procession at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish in Sun Prairie. (Contributed photo)

Eucharistic Processions

Information provided by the Office of Worship, Diocese of Madison

Eucharistic processions are an ancient practice which express outwardly our love of Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, our desire to proclaim this to others, and our realization that this presence is not just for us, but for the whole world.

Traditionally, a procession such as this happens on or near the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (observed this year on Sunday, May 29). Processions may also be associated with a Eucharistic Congress or other major event surrounding Eucharistic catechesis or worship.

During the Eucharistic Year (October 2004-October 2005) there has been a renewed interest not only in the celebration of the Mass but in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Many parishes in the Diocese of Madison held Eucharistic Processions this year. They processed after Mass behind the Blessed Sacrament, exposed in a monstrance, around the parish grounds. Singing, readings, and prayers helped participants joyfully praise Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you gave us the Eucharist
as the memorial of your suffering and death.
May our worship of this Sacrament of your Body and Blood
help us to experience the salvation you won for us
and the peace of the kingdom
where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Bishop Morlino: Worship presence
of Christ in Eucharist
with joy and gratitude

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino presided at a Mass celebrated at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison on the Feast of Corpus Christi, May 29.

In his homily, Bishop Morlino discussed the topic of gratitude, noting that the word "Eucharist" itself means gratitude or thanksgiving.

He said, "On Friday I had the gift of the deepest gratitude I ever felt in my whole life. It's a year of gratitude after my heart surgery, gratitude to be here and be well. I'm grateful to my caregivers. I'm grateful to Bishop Bullock and Bishop Wirz for picking up the slack. The Lord made me more grateful for my parents and my family than I ever have been. I'm more grateful for the priesthood, grateful for the office of bishop."

Sometimes if people are bored at Mass or under an obligation to be there, they come late and leave early, he said. The reason it happens is because "we don't come here with an attitude of gratitude. We think about things that are wrong when we come here. If I don't come here with attitude of gratitude, I'm not a disciple of Jesus Christ." We should come here thankful so we leave even more thankful, he said.   Full story ...

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Seminarians working in diocese: Talk at parishes, serve in ministries

MADISON -- David Carrano, Brian Dulli, and Mitch Knutson, seminarians from the Diocese of Madison, are giving vocations talks during weekend Masses at parishes throughout the diocese over the summer.

During the summer, Knutson, Dulli, and seminarian Patrick Wendler are living at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison and assisting Fr. Jim Bartylla, director, in the Office of Vocations there. Carrano is based at St. Aloysius Parish, Sauk City, during the summer and ministering to the Hispanic community. For the summer, seminarian David Greenfield is based at St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison, and seminarian Lance Schneider is based at St. Patrick Parish, Lodi. Seminarian Christopher Reitz is volunteering at Relevant Radio in Madison.   Full story and schedule of seminarians' talks ...

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