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Apostolate hosts annual Advent/Christmas Party in Monroe Print
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 -- 12:00 AM
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Attendees at the annual Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities Advent/Christmas Party bring up the gifts during Mass to Apostolate Director Msgr. Larry Bakke and Associate Director Deacon Jim Hoegemeier. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MONROE -- It’s a scene familiar in many Decembers. A Christmas tree, Christmas music, Christmas cookies, old friends getting reacquainted, new friendships forged, and even a visit from Santa.

Throw in a Mass, lunch, and gifts to that mix and you’ve got the sights and sounds of the annual Advent/Christmas Party presented by the Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities-Diocese of Madison.

This year’s event took place at Monroe High School in Monroe on December 7.

More than 500 people attended.

Gathering together

As cars and buses pulled in near the school, guests were greeted by Apostolate volunteers and members of Monroe Fire and EMS, who also gave of their time to the event.

After the guests checked in and got their name tags, they went into the Monroe High School gym to begin the celebration.

There, they enjoyed Christmas cookies, and were entertained by the music of Hugo, playing Christmas songs and other popular standards.

Mary Cragg from Cuba City has been coming to the event for several years.

“I like everything,” she said. The “good friendship, good food, and nice Mass.”

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Latinos celebrate Christ the King with Bishop Hying Print
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Written by Lorianne Aubut, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Latino community of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison and from nearby parishes came together to celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Most Reverend Donald Hying, bishop of Madison, celebrated their 6:30 p.m. Spanish Mass with Fr. Bart Timmerman, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.

At the Mass, Bishop Hying was welcomed by 275 people, mostly Latinos, who lit up in excitement with the message he had to share. He started his homily with the Spanish phrase, ¡Viva Cristo Rey! to which the congregation replied loudly, ¡Qué Viva! These phrases mean, “Long Live Christ the King! . . . Long Live!”

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Lessons & Carols continues a tradition on Sunday, Dec. 22 Print
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Written by Dick Jones, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Continuing a tradition of 30-plus years, the Madison Diocesan Choir will present Lessons & Carols on Sunday, Dec. 22, at Holy Name Heights, accompanied by orchestra, harp, and organ in performing works of Fauré, Handel, and Mendelssohn, all celebrating the Savior's birth.

Bishop Donald J. Hying will preside, his first Lessons & Carols as the new bishop of the Diocese of Madison. With Dr. Patrick Gorman directing the choir, the Advent service will begin at 4 p.m. in the Holy Name Oratory, 702 South High Point Rd.

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Catholic Multicultural Center celebrates 10 years since reopening with Radiothon fundraiser Print
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Over 10 years ago, the Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC), a social service agency serving Madison's south side since 1946, was closed down by its parent organization due to tough economic times.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish stepped up to the plate to take on stewardship of the center, reopening its doors two months later.

The CMC is celebrating 10 years of growth and expanding services to people in need by hosting its eighth annual Radiothon fundraiser and community celebration with La Movida Spanish Radio, an event which will take place at the CMC on Friday, Dec. 13, from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

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