Madison Catholic Herald
Sacred Hearts students share wisdom and 400 chances to win with raffle calendar Print
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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

SUN PRAIRIE -- While it may be a bit early to be thinking about 2009, the children at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in Sun Prairie have already given it a great deal of thought.

The 2009 raffle calendar includes inspiring thoughts from children throughout the school. Each month features a different question including "Where do you see love?," "Name one special thing you learned from a teacher?," and "What do you do to help others?" Children wrote responses that are included throughout the calendar.

"The children have a great perspective that is sure to make anyone smile all year through" said Kim Frederick, principal. One second-grader, in answer to "How are you and your dad alike?" answered "we both like taking a nap."

Only 3,000 raffle calendars are sold at $25 each. Proceeds support Catholic education at Sacred Hearts School. As a perpetual raffle, winning tickets are included in future drawings for the rest of the year. All prizewinners are mailed a check for the total of their winnings. Daily winners are posted at www.sacredhearts.k12.wi.us

To read the students' wisdom and have more than 400 chances to win daily prizes ranging from $25 to $300, purchase a raffle calendar by contacting Jill Conaway at the school at 608-837-8508.

 
 
St. Maria Goretti kicks off golden jubilee celebration Print
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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON -- St. Maria Goretti Parish is celebrating its Golden Jubilee, "Gathering and Growing in Faith 1959 to 2009."

The celebration kicked off in September and will conclude with a Jubilee Mass of Celebration during the parish festival the weekend of June 12 to 14, 2009.

Included in the year's activities are the delivery of the pictorial directory, sale of the new parish cook book, a mission with Fr. Pete Schavitz in April, the formation of a St. Maria Goretti "alumni" group, and receptions for early members and priests and religious who have served the church through the years.

Historical information (pictures and stories) are being collected and the parish welcomes anything people want to share. The parish is trying to locate its early members (1959 to 1963) so they may be recognized. The parish is also looking for alumni of St. Maria Goretti School.

The jubilee e-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   People may also contact Sue Gallagher at 608-798-2671; early members contact Darlene Richardson at 608-271-4120 or Caryl Bremer at 608-271-4638; alumni contact Sue Haen at 608-845-3860.

 
St Dennis Parish burns mortgage, dedicates garden Print
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Written by Kat Wagner, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- In their new Celebration of Life garden, outside the front doors of the church, parishioners of St. Dennis Parish watched as the papers for their mortgage -- fully paid -- were burned in a ceremony that is the dream of many a homeowner.

St. Dennis Church was built in the 1980s, a permanent structure to replace the temporary church built when the parish was founded in 1956. It incorporated the temporary church, which formed the sacristy, chapel, and social area, into its larger structure.

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Catholic Charities holds annual Awards Dinner Print
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Written by Mary Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 -- 12:00 AM
 
 Leadership Awards were presented at the recent Catholic Charities Awards Dinner. Pictured from left are: Brian Cain, president, Catholic Charities; Jane Feller, chair of the Catholic Charities Board of Directors; Bishop Robert C. Morlino; Mel Bolser, wife of award recipient Steve Bolser; award recipient Donald Kreul; award recipient Lorraine Grell; and Joe Tisserand, vice chair of the Catholic Charities Board of Directors. (Photos by Michael Mowbray, Beautiful Portraits)

MADISON — “Faith in Action” was the theme of the 13th annual Catholic Charities (CC) Awards Dinner held October 30 at the Marriott Madison West. Proceeds support CC programs for families and aging persons.

Jane Feller, chair of the CC Board of Directors, welcomed the guests, saying the Awards Dinner is an opportunity to highlight Catholic Charities’ mission, hear success stories, and recognize the agency’s work. “We also recognize our clients and volunteers. They are living examples of Catholic social teaching,” said Feller.

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Volunteers needed for long-term recovery flood work Print
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON — For most of us the floods have come and gone, but there are thousands of our brothers and sisters still coping with its effects.

Wisconsin Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (WiVOAD) is made up of over 25 voluntary agencies contributing to the work of returning people to stability. Catholic Charities Disaster Relief is part of this group of agencies still working to help the victims.

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