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November 24, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 42   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Monstrance for Vocations:
Visits Schoenstatt shrine

photo of Fr. Gerald Langsch bearing the monstrance and Blessed Sacrament during a Eucharistic procession, as adorers follow

Fr. Gerald Langsch, a Schoenstatt Father, bears the monstrance and Blessed Sacrament during a Eucharistic procession, as adorers follow. Nathan Miniatt, of Randall, Wis., left, was server. (Catholic Herald photo by Kathleen Bushman)

MADISON -- In the small chapel at Schoenstatt Heights here, roses of five colors - one for each decade of the rosary - decorated the altar around the papal monstrance as adorers knelt before the Blessed Sacrament.

The Monstrance for Vocations, which was blessed before his death by Pope John Paul II and is traveling across the United States and Canada for use in Eucharistic Adoration, made its first stop for Adoration at the Marian shrine on the east side here, November 19.

Providential visit

It was providential, said Sr. Marcia Vinje, a Schoenstatt Sister and associate director of the Office of Religious Education for the Diocese of Madison, because the monstrance arrived at the shrine almost to the minute that a new house for Adoration was opened near the Schoenstatt shrine near St. Vincent Pallotti in Milwaukee.

The Eucharistic Adoration filled out a two-day retreat held by the Schoenstatt Sisters, the theme of which was "Living the Eucharist in Daily Life." The retreat featured presentations by retreat master Fr. Gerold Langsch, a Schoenstatt Father; private prayer; Confession; and Mass.

Children and their parents also were invited to participate in Adoration and afterwards learned from a young novice, candidate, and prospective candidate - three sisters - about discerning, fostering, and conserving their vocation.   Full story ...

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Catholic Charities:
Holds 10th annual Awards Dinner

MADISON -- Over 400 supporters, staff, and clients of Catholic Charities (CC) gathered recently at the Marriott Hotel for the 10th annual Awards Dinner to celebrate Catholic Charities' mission of providing caring, compassionate service to those in need.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Madison "offers people the opportunity to put their faith into action," said Alan (Cubby) Wolfe, one of the dinner's co-chairs along with Joe Tisserand, both CC board members.

At the dinner, Catholic Charities honored leaders in the community of faith as well as individuals within the CC programs.

Special award

Bishop Robert C. Morlino presented a special St. Raphael Lifetime Achievement Award to Bishop William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus.

Bishop Morlino noted that under Bishop Bullock's guidance, Catholic Charities grew from 10 to 28 different programs with 235 employees serving over 17,000 people each year. These programs serve children, families, the disabled, those with drug abuse, and many others.

Services to senior citizens were expanded, including the All Saints Retirement Center in Madison with 144 apartments. Five housing projects for the poor were also built with 282 units.

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