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John Paul II: Virtue of trust
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Relevant Radio: Diocese enters into partnership to strengthen evangelization, catechesis, communications
MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino announced that the Diocese of Madison has entered into a partnership with Relevant Radio to strengthen efforts at evangelization, catechesis, and communications within the diocese.
The relationship with Relevant Radio flows out of the bishop's role as director of the diocesan Office of Catechesis and Evangelization, which he assumed recently. Eric Schiedermayer serves as executive secretary of the office, working with Sr. Marcia Vinje and Jack McBride as associates.
"The primary office of the Bishop as indicated by the Second Vatican Council, and the documents which followed thereafter, is his office of teacher," noted Bishop Morlino. "In everything he does, including the celebration of the sacred liturgy, he is to teach to the people the saving truth of Jesus Christ." Full story ...
Performs 'Lessons and Carols'
MADISON -- The voices of the nearly 60-member Diocesan Choir filled the chapel space with song at the Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center December 18 for the choir's annual Lessons and Carols Christmas program.
Director Dr. Patrick Gorman led the choir, accompanied by Glenn Schuster on the organ and special guest harpist Mary Ann Harr, in 14 hymns and carols, several of which the congregation was invited to sing, as well. Alternating with the songs were nine Scripture readings ranging from Genesis to the birth of Christ.
Bishop Robert C. Morlino, bishop of Madison, presided over the program and read the ninth lesson of the evening. Afterward, he spoke to those gathered about the truth of Christmas. Full story ...
Holy days of obligation in 2006
Notes on the Liturgical Calendar for 2006 were provided by the Office of Worship, Diocese of Madison. For more information go to www.straphael.org/~office_of_worship
In 1992, the Holy See approved a general decree by the United States Bishops declaring days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States in conformity with canon 1246.
It was also determined that whenever January 1 (the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God), August 15 (the solemnity of the Assumption), or November 1 (the solemnity of All Saints) falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated (the faithful are not obliged to attend and participate in the Mass).
In 2006, no holy days of obligation are abrogated. The following are dates of holy days of obligation and other dates of note: Full story ...