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Reliving Christ’s Passion, Death, Resurrection Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 -- 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,

We stand at the threshold of the holiest of weeks, reliving the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

Indeed, the Sacred Triduum -- Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday -- comprise a microcosm of our whole life lived in Christ.

To enter as fully as possible into the mysteries of these days is to enter more fully into the mysteries of the life of each one of us. For instance, in the fervent celebration of the days of Holy Week, we can come to have an initial grasp of the mystery of why good people suffer.

Meaning of life unveiled

The meaning of life is unveiled by a fervent and serious celebration of the mysteries of these days.

So, please make every effort to be present for the Holy Thursday evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the solemn commemoration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, and the great Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.

Our churches really should be full (and then some) on these days, because of the gifts of grace available to us at so special a time -- and available in a way that they are not otherwise available.

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino Schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 11 a.m.: Celebrate Palm Sunday Mass, St. Patrick Church, Madison

Sunday, March 29, 2015: Celebrating Year of Consecrated Life — Private Celebration of Solemn Vespers with the Cistercian Sisters and chancery staff, at Valley of Our Lady Monastery, Prairie du Sac.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Celebrate Chrism Mass, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Preside at Tenebrae Service, St. Patrick Church, Madison

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Celebrate Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St. Patrick Church, Madison

Friday, April 3, 2015, 3 p.m.: Preside over Commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross, St. Patrick Church, Madison

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8 p.m.: Celebrate Easter Vigil Mass, St. Patrick Church, Madison

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 11 a.m.: Celebrate Easter Sunday Mass, St. Patrick Church, Madison

 
Do we sacrifice and carry crosses with Jesus? Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015 -- 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,

I pray that your Lent continues to be fruitful and full of hope!

Here below, I want to extract one short line from our readings this past week and reflect upon it very briefly.

I know that many of you did not receive much in the way of a homily this past weekend because many of our pastors wisely decided to shorten or even forgo their homilies due to the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) and the parish request that took place this week.

Before I go further, though, I wish to offer a word or two in that regard.

Thank you for service, support

The first word I have to offer is my thanks. With every ounce of sincerity, I thank you for all that you’ve done in the past, are doing this year, and may continue to do into the future, in service to our diocesan Church.

So much of the good that we do as a Church relies upon our united effort and our cooperation in and with the Spirit. While I would not stop trying to carry out the mission I have been given, no matter what, we certainly could not be as effective without your prayerful support.

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