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Appointments (December 17, 2017) Print E-mail
Appointments
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, announces the following priest appointments made by Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, effective Wednesday, January 3, 2018, and announced at weekend Masses of Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 2017.

• Rev. Fr. Philip Krogman, resignation from pastor due to health reasons, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Green Lake, in accordance with canon 538 §1, to pastor emeritus.

• Rev. Fr. Tafadzwa Kushamba, to parochial administrator, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Green Lake, per canon 539, from parochial vicar, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison.

• Rev. Fr. Balaswamy Narisetti, to parochial vicar, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison, per canon 545, from parochial vicar, St. John the Baptist Parish, Waunakee, and St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Westport.

 
Comfort others by pointing them to Christ Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Dec. 14, 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,

If one were to put together the themes of the first reading and the Gospel from this past Sunday, Dec. 10, one might well conclude that the one who gives comfort to the people — the comforter — is St. John the Baptist. But, St. John the Baptist appears in camel’s hair.

Now, when St. John the Baptist is presented as the one who gives comfort, that is not the same use of the word as in “comfort food” — of which I have had my share. This is not the meaning of comfort at all. How can we tell that at first glance? Well, St. John the Baptist ate locusts and wild honey . . . that ain’t comfort food!

Comfort others by being strong

To comfort, in the Latin derivation, is to be “strong with.” To comfort someone is not just to make them feel good, as they might over a beautiful, and yet, light lasagna. St. John the Baptist comforted the people by being strong with them.

St. John the Baptist preached the Holy Spirit and fire. He told the people to prepare for the wrath to come.

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino Schedule Print E-mail
Bishop's schedule
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: Present at Pope St. John Paul II Priest Training Program, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison
7 p.m. : Address Knights and Ladies of Divine Mercy, St. Mary Parish, Pine Bluff
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, 11 a.m.,: Preside and preach at Stational Mass, St. Patrick Church, Madison
4 p.m.: Attend Lessons and Carols with the Madison Diocesan Choir and bless the Msgr. Delbert L. Schmelzer organ, Bishop O’Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017: Staff Catechesis, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison
12 p.m.: Preside and preach at daily Mass, Bishop O’Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel, Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center, Madison

 
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