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Bishop Robert C. Morlino schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12 noon: Celebrate Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Michael Richel, St. Cecilia Parish, Wisconsin Dells

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 11 a.m.: Celebrate Mass for Little Sisters of the Poor, Scranton, Pa.

Bishop authorizes collection for displaced Iraqis Print E-mail
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has authorized parishes in the Diocese of Madison -- at the discretion of the pastor -- to have a special collection for relief of victims of violence and persecution in Iraq, particularly for displaced Iraqi religious minorities. Funds collected will be sent to Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Pope Francis has also called for prayers and concrete assistance for the suffering populations of Iraq.

As in the past with disaster relief/humanitarian effort special collections, parishes should send collection proceeds to the Office of Finance at the Diocese of Madison.

Individuals can also donate directly to Catholic Relief Services/Caritas online for displaced families in Iraq via the CRS website at

Appointment (8-9-2014) Print E-mail
Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014 -- 7:10 PM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, announces the following priest appointments made by Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, announced at weekend Masses of Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, 2014.

Rev. Eric Sternberg, to parochial administrator, St. Cecilia Parish, Wisconsin Dells, per canon 539, effective on a date to be determined within the month. At the end of the parochial administration, it is anticipated that Fr. Sternberg will resume graduate studies in liturgy in Rome.

Rev. Michael Richel, remaining as pastor-in-residence of St. Cecilia Parish, Wisconsin Dells, per canon 533, §1.

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, on behalf of Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, also announces the following:

Deacon Larry Schmitt, to parish deacon assignment, Corpus Christi Parish, Boscobel, effective immediately.

Msgr. James Bartylla,
Vicar General