|The Catholic Herald
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.
First diocesan White Mass celebrated: Bishop tells health care workers they have vital mission
MADISON -- Catholic health care workers have a vital mission to bring people to outward and inward health.
That's what Bishop Robert C. Morlino told those attending the first diocesan White Mass held on Laetare Sunday at St. Patrick Church in Madison.
The bishop had invited medical professionals from every discipline along with priests and religious in health care ministry to attend this Mass as a sign of the church's ongoing appreciation for their ministry and concern for those to whom they minister.
It is called a "White Mass" because health care personnel have traditionally worn white attire. In the church, white also symbolizes hope and comfort to the ill and hospitalized. Full story ...
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Child abuse prevention
MADISON -- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Through an initiative of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Catholics are being invited to join in common prayer each Friday during April. Prayer does make a difference.
Starting on Good Friday, April 6, and then each Friday in April, at 2 p.m. Central Time, people across the nation will together lift up their voices in petition to our merciful and gracious Lord Jesus and humbly pray for our Church, for those whom we are honored to serve, and for those who have broken sacred trust by abusing a child.
"Abuse pits person against person in violence that not only harms the bodies, but also the souls of vulnerable people. Our common prayer can counteract this rupture with renewed unity in the name of Christ. The evil of any form of abuse, but especially against children, is beyond just a human sinfulness. We need divine intervention to preserve the innocence and
safety of our children as well as to heal those already harmed," relates Sr. Marcia Vinje, director of the Office of Safe Environment for the Diocese of Madison. Full story ...
The Donut Man:
To perform at Bishop O'Connor Center
MADISON -- An hour of music, dancing, and storytelling with Rob Evans, the Donut Man, and his pal Duncan, will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, 702 S. High Point Rd.
A public performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, April 26. On Friday morning, April 27, a 9:30 a.m. concert for area Catholic school children will be held, followed by an 11 a.m. concert for the Catholic Home School networks. All performances will be held in the center auditorium.
Seats may be reserved for any of the performances by registering online (www.madisoncatholic.org/oec/DonutMan/) or calling 608-821-3160. There is no charge for tickets; a good will offering will be taken to help defray concert expenses. Seating is
limited to 325 per concert. The concerts are billed as a family event with parents and schools encouraged to bring their kindergarten through grade three children in particular. Full story ...