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Appointments (1-14-2018) Print E-mail
Appointments
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 -- 1:00 PM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, announces the following priest appointments made by Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, effective Monday, January 22, 2018, and announced at weekend Masses of Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14, 2018.

• Rev. Fr. Faustino Ruiz, SJS, resignation from pastor, Corpus Christi Parish, Boscobel, in accordance with canon 538 §1, remaining as the Local Superior of the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest.

• Rev. Fr. Cristobal Padilla, SJS, to pastor, Corpus Christi Parish, Boscobel, per canon 522, for a term of six years with the possibility of renewal, from parochial vicar, Corpus Christi Parish, Boscobel, St. Mary Parish, Platteville, St. Augustine Parish, Platteville, and Queen of All Saints Parish, Fennimore.

• Rev. Fr. James Kotch, SJS, to parochial vicar, Corpus Christi Parish, Boscobel, St. Mary Parish, Platteville, St. Augustine Parish, Platteville, and Queen of All Saints Parish, Fennimore, per canon 545, from parochial vicar, Divine Mercy Parish, Sauk City, Holy Cross Parish, Mazomanie, and St. Norbert Parish, Roxbury.

 
Appointments (12-31-2017) Print E-mail
Appointments
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 -- 1:01 PM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, announces the following priest appointments of The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, effective as stated below, and announced at weekend Masses of the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Saturday and Sunday, December 30 and 31, 2017.

• Very Rev. Fr. Tait Schroeder, JCD, appointed for service to the Holy See, at the request of the Holy Father and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Rome, effective Thursday of the Second Week of Lent, March 1, 2018, from Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Madison, effective The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Sunday, January 7, 2018, and from pastor, St. Peter Parish, Ashton, and St. Martin of Tours Parish, Martinsville, effective Monday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time, January 22, 2018.

• Rev. Fr. Gabi López-Betanzos, JCL, to Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Madison, per canon 1420, effective The Solemnity of the Epiphany of The Lord, Sunday, January 7, 2018, for a period of five years, remaining as parochial vicar, St. John the Baptist Parish, Waunakee, and St. Mary of the Lake, Westport.

• Rev. Fr. Christopher Gernetzke, to temporary parochial administrator, St. Peter Parish, Ashton, and St. Martin of Tours Parish, Martinsville, per canon 539, remaining as Priest Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop of Madison, effective Monday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time, January 22, 2018.

• Rev. Fr. Gregory Ihm, to temporary Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop of Madison, remaining as Director of the Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Madison, effective Monday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time, January 22, 2018.

• Rev. Fr. Thomas Dukwon Kim, a priest of the Diocese of Incheon, to chaplain, Korean Catholic Community in the Diocese of Madison, per canon 564, effective Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time, January 15, 2018, replacing Rev. Fr. Augustinus Hak Sun Kim, a priest of the Diocese of Incheon, upon his departure.

 
Pray always so we can rejoice always Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
This column is the bishop’s communication with the faithful of the Diocese of Madison. Any wider circulation reaches beyond the intention of the bishop.

Dear Friends:

In our Second Reading of this past Sunday (1 Thessalonians 5), we hear: “Rejoice in the Lord always,” and “Pray without ceasing.” The idea of rejoicing always is, from a human point of view, unthinkable, without that second half: pray without ceasing.

One of the Christmas cards that I opened recently said simply this: “Bishop, please pray for us. It’s been tough.”

How is that person, from a human point of view, expected to rejoice? The answer is, they’re not.

And consider St. John the Baptist. If you go through his teaching, mentioned in the Gospels, you will see that never once did he tell a joke. So, there was a sort of rejoicing from a human point of view, in which St. John the Baptist did not indulge.

Yet, John was full of joy, just as the family who wrote me the card is called to be full of joy, the family for whom things have been pretty tough.

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