From the Diocesan Administrator
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Diocesan Administrator's schedule
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019: Celebrate Mass for Cistercian Sisters, Valley of Our Lady Monastery, Prairie du Sac

10:30 a.m.: Celebrate Mass for 150th Anniversary Mass, St. Ann Parish, Stoughton

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, 12 noon: Celebrate Daily Mass, Bishop O’Donnell Holy Name Memorial Oratory, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, Madison

Appointments (1-28-2019) Print E-mail
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 -- 9:34 AM

As the Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Madison, I announce the following priest appointments, effective Monday, January 28, 2019, and announced at the weekend Masses of Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and January 27, 2019:

• Rev. Msgr. Charles Schluter, resignation from pastor due to health reasons, St. Peter Parish, Madison, in accordance with canon 538 §1, to pastor emeritus.

• Rev. Fr. Robert Evenson, to parochial administrator, St. Peter Parish, Madison, per canon 539, from parochial administrator, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison, as an extern priest from the Archdiocese of Seattle.

• Rev. Fr. Scott Emerson, to parochial administrator, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison, per canon 539, from Priest Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop of Madison, remaining as part-time canonist, Tribunal of the Diocese of Madison, and remaining as part-time Diocesan Master of Ceremonies.


Msgr. James Bartylla
Diocesan Administrator

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, 4th bishop of Madison, dies at 71 Print E-mail
Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 -- 6:55 PM

MADISON -- The Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, died Saturday, November 24th, at approximately 9:15 pm at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 71 years old. Please pray for the repose of his soul, for his friends and coworkers, and for all of the faithful of the Diocese of Madison.

As Bishop of Madison, Bishop Morlino’s three expressed priorities were: to increase the number and quality of the men ordained to the diocesan priesthood; to instill a greater sense of reverence throughout the entire diocese, especially through our worship of God, celebrated in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and to challenge Catholic institutions in the diocese to live out their professed faith in Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, through their ministry in the secular community.