Madison Catholic Herald
Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe in Janesville Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

JANESVILLE — St. Patrick Church in Janesville was the host site for a Mass in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:45 p.m.  

Javier Valenzuela, principal of Oaklawn Academy in Edgerton, initiated and orchestrated the feast day celebration for the combined Janesville parishes represented by concelebrating pastors Fr. Randy Timmerman (St. John Vianney), Fr. Stephen Umhoefer (Nativity of Mary), Fr. John Auby (St. William), and Fr. James Kuhn (St. Patrick).  

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People show support for Bishop Morlino Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON — Recently, it seemed that some in the Diocese of Madison felt that our own Bishop Robert C. Morlino was a bull’s-eye.  

For a long time, we sat by not responding, just shaking our heads.  Then, we realized that we needed to do something to show our good bishop how much we appreciate his willingness to guide the people of our diocese in the truths of the Catholic faith, as instituted by Christ and handed down to the bishops.

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Edgerton hospital affiliates with SSM Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

EDGERTON -- Edgerton Hospital and Health Services (EHHS) and SSM Health Care of Wisconsin (SSMHC/WI) have signed a limited affiliation agreement. The agreement expands the current relationship and provides the legal framework to allow the two organizations to work together to enhance health care in south-central Wisconsin.

Edgerton Hospital and Health Services will remain under local control. This new affiliation will enable both Edgerton Hospital and the new St. Mary's Janesville Hospital to work together offering complementary and accessible services to area residents.

Edgerton Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital serving Edgerton, Milton, and surrounding communities. Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, SSM Health Care is based in St. Louis, Mo. For additional information, visit www.ssmhc.com

 
St. Thomas Aquinas concludes golden jubilee year Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON — The final event marking St. Thomas Aquinas (STA) Parish’s 50th anniversary was the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12.

The jubilee celebration included a Mass with Msgr. Donn Heiar, pastor, that included music provided by the Diocesan Hispanic Choir, STA director of music Aaron Thompson, and the mariachi band Mariachi Sol Latino, and an entrance and recessional with the Ballet Folklorico Mexico de los Hermanos Avilo, a Madison-based group, performing traditional Aztec dance.

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Helping and praying for others in time of need Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 -- 1:00 AM

JANESVILLE -- Though a half hour late, Bishop Robert C. Morlino made it through the snowstorm on December 16 to pray with the people of Janesville and the surrounding community for faith, support, and hope during the current economic and employment turmoil.

"It was good to come together to pray, to come together to reach out," said Fr. Randy Timmerman, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Janesville, who with Fr. John Auby of St. William Parish, Janesville, had organized the event held at St. William Church.

"Certainly, he [Bishop Morlino] is the symbol of unity within the diocese," Father Timmerman said. "The gesture, especially on a wintry night like that, made visible in a way the concern of the whole Church."

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