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November 17, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 41   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Monstrance for Vocations:
Comes to Diocese of Madison

Monstrance schedule

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Friday, Nov. 18 -- Arrival at Bishop O'Connor Center, Madison

Saturday, Nov. 19 -- Eucharistic Day for Vocations at Schoenstatt Heights, 5901 Cottage Grove Rd.: Adoration following 7:30 a.m. Mass (about 8 a.m.) to 5 p.m. in the Schoenstatt Marian Shrine; talk on "Mary and the Eucharist" at 2:30 p.m. in the Schoenstatt Heights retreat center (enter off of back parking lot), procession, and Benediction following talk. For further information, call Irene at 608-222-4655.

Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Mass at St. Patrick Church, Madison, at 11 a.m., Eucharistic Adoration to close Mass; Diocesan Youth Rally at St. Thomas Aquinas, Madison, with Eucharistic Adoration from 4:35 to 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 21 -- St. Paul's University Catholic Center, Madison, Adoration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mass 12:05 p.m.; St. Augustine University Parish, Platteville, Adoration from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 -- Serra Club of Janesville Eucharistic Adoration at St. William Parish, Janesville, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 23 -- Madison Serra Club Eucharistic Exposition for Vocations at Bishop O'Connor Center, Madison, 9 to 11:45 a.m. All are welcome.

The traveling Monstrance for Vocations blessed by Pope John Paul II will be coming to the Diocese of Madison from Friday, Nov. 18, through Wednesday, Nov. 23.

This monstrance is part of a worldwide initiative to increase prayers for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

Given by the Vatican to the USCCB, the monstrance is traveling to different U.S. and Canadian dioceses at the request of local bishops.

The special honor of helping to handle the logistics of the tour schedule was given to members of the USA Council of Serra International.

The monstrance is one of six blessed by the pope in November of 2004 to promote Eucharistic Adoration during the 2004-2005 Year of the Eucharist.

"The goal is to send the monstrance to different diocese to promote prayer services centered around adoration of the consecrated host," said Fr. Edward J. Burns, executive director of the Secretariat for Vocations and Priestly Formation of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

"I think it's going to create great synergy in the country," commented Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Rapid City, S.D., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Vocations. "It will be an opportunity to raise up in the minds of the faithful that the need is not only to pray, but also to create a culture of vocations.   Full story ...

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Catholic Multicultural Center: Hidden jewel in diocese

MADISON -- Simply put, the Diocese of Madison's Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC) is a place where the poor can come to get help.

But it, too, can be in need of help sometimes.

"Catholics are called to serve the poor," said Andy Russell, administrator of the CMC. "When you serve others, you gain something more in return."

The CMC, which will soon be entering its fourth year, is always looking for volunteers and has a variety of opportunities for people to devote time or resources toward helping others.

Help for all

Located on the south side of Madison just off Park St. at 1862 Beld St., the CMC offers services to anyone who is in need. "We help people from all walks of life: white, black, Latino, Asian, all people," said Russell.

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