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August 3, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 28   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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The Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. Its purpose is to inform and educate people of the Diocese through communications that proclaim Gospel values, report the news, and comment on issues as they pertain to the mission of the Catholic Church, which is to bring all in Jesus Christ to the Father.
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Fun family picnic:
With serious message on marriage

photo of Trea and Felicity Klingele chatting with Mary Grace Lyons, held by her mother, Athena Lyons, at the Diocesan Family Picnic on July 23

From left, Trea and Felicity Klingele chat with Mary Grace Lyons, held by her mother, Athena Lyons, at the Diocesan Family Picnic at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison on Sunday, July 23. (Catholic Herald photo by Emily Seyfert)

MADISON -- Over 400 individuals attended the family picnic with Bishop Robert C. Morlino held at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center on Sunday, July 23.

An outgrowth of the Doctrine and Dinner held in April, the family picnic was organized by the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC) and billed as a first annual event.

Families from across the diocese enjoyed a potluck lunch, gym and pool time, and plenty of visiting with neighbors and new acquaintances. Local Knights of Columbus Council #531 grilled the brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs, while families provided side dishes, desserts, and beverages.

"We had a tremendous core of volunteers without whose help we would never have been able to pull off such a large event," remarked Jack McBride, associate director of the OEC. "A big thanks to KC Council 531 who slaved over hot grills to cook our hamburgers and hot dogs."

Al Christianson coordinated the Knights' efforts while Mike Holpin donated the use of the gas grills. The meat, buns, and paper products were donated by UW Provisions, Steve Kalscheur, Wonder Bread Bakery, and Colonial Bakery.

Also present at the picnic was a display from the Office of Justice and Pastoral Outreach giving details about the two upcoming referenda on marriage and the death penalty at the state level. Children of all ages enjoyed playing with the "I LOVE MOM & DAD" balloons that were provided at the display.

Visiting with the bishop

Eric Schiedermayer, executive secretary of the OEC, remarked, "The people of the Diocese of Madison have been very enthusiastic about opportunities to spend time with Bishop Morlino.

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New Stewardship Council: Plans
diocesan events

MADISON -- The Office of Stewardship and Development has recently announced the formation of the Madison Diocesan Stewardship Council (MDSC), according to Associate Director Daun Maier.

Established as a collaborative effort of parish stewardship staff and the diocesan office, the council is actively pursuing ways for providing support of all diocesan parishes to encourage good stewardship of our resources.

Maier said that the committee's intent is to invigorate a stewardship message into the parishes, offer support, and be a resource to pastors, parish staff, and all volunteers who share their time and talent at the parish. The council's intent is not to implement policy, but to begin offering more diocesan-wide pooling of resources.

"We have many talented and spiritual individuals within our diocese willing to share their experience," states Maier. "We need to take advantage of this great resource."

MDSC had their first gathering on March 22 at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center. The group has built a commitment to collaborate on a resource guide for encouraging stewardship as a way of life for our parishes.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. The remaining issue to be skipped is August 10. At right is the deadline for the issue prior to the week skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
Aug. 3 first two weeks of Aug. July 27 Aug. 10

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