Spanish Masses in the Diocese of Madison Print E-mail
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Monday, Jul. 21, 2014 -- 9:45 AM

As of: July 1, 2014


3rd Sunday of the Month, 10:30 a.m. -- St. Jude Parish, 737 Hackett St.

Fort Atkinson:

Saturdays 7 p.m. -- St. Joseph Parish, 1660 Endl Blvd.


Sundays 5 p.m. -- St. Patrick Parish, 315 Cherry St. (except 3rd Sunday of the month, which is at 12:30 p.m.)


Sundays 12:30 p.m. -- St. John the Baptist Parish, 214 N. Sanborn Ave.


Saturdays 6:30 p.m. -- Cathedral Parish of St. Raphael, (Holy Redeemer Church), 120 W. Johnson St.

Sundays 11 a.m. -- Cathedral Parish of St. Raphael, (Holy Redeemer Church), 120 W. Johnson St.

Sundays 1 p.m. -- St. Peter Parish Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave.

Sundays 6:45 p.m. -- Cathedral Parish of St. Raphael, (Holy Redeemer Church), 120 W. Johnson St.

Sundays 7 p.m. -- Good Shepherd Parish, (St. Joseph Church on the Beltline), 1905 W. Beltline Hwy.

2nd Sunday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. -- St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 602 Everglade Dr.

Camp Gray's Leaders in Training are never too old for camp Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 -- 12:00 AM
Camp Gray’s Leaders in Training (LIT) go bushwhacking in the camp’s woods with LIT coordinator Clara Rose (front) and assistant director Chris “Topher” Aderhold (far back). To view or purchase photos, visit (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

REEDSBURG -- Earlier this year, Camp Gray posted a video on its Facebook page showing last year’s staffers singing the “Camp Gray Song,” also known as “Where I Wanna Be” (also found on Bless Us for The Journey, a CD of Camp Gray music available at

It contains the lyrics “Camp Gray is the place where I wanna be . . . Oh Camp Gray, how I love ya!”

Every year, kids and kids-at-heart decide Camp Gray is where they want to be, and they keep coming back. A part of them grows up each time they’re at camp.

Some of them stay on the journey for several years -- starting as the smallest campers to growing up and becoming leaders of new campers and starting the cycle all over again.

A look at camp this summer

Camp Gray is the Catholic summer camp and year-round retreat center of the Diocese of Madison.

According to its website, ( for more than 60 years, in everything it does, Camp Gray incorporates the Catholic faith, encourages love of neighbor, and provides tons of fun.

With nine one-week sessions of summer camp for campers in second to 12th grade, countless retreats throughout the school year for middle school and high school students, and a festive Family Camp weekend each Labor Day weekend, there are many opportunities to enjoy its 225 acres of God’s beauty.

During this summer’s second session, June 15 to 20, another guest joined the fun -- rain, and lots of it.

Black Madonna icon visits Madison Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Lins, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (also known as the Black Madonna), a replica of the original icon found in the Jasna Gora monastery in Poland, was in Madison recently as part of an historic pilgrimage in the movement to build a culture of life.

On June 19, the Black Madonna was on display on the sidewalk outside of the Planned Parenthood Clinic on Orin Rd. for an afternoon prayer vigil and at an evening Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona.

Plan 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- It's time to start planning for the 40 Days for Life 2014 Fall Campaign.

"Vigil for Life is pleased to report that since last year’s 40 Days for Life prayer vigil campaign, God has blessed us with many graces by changing hearts and minds and by saving lives," said Gwen Finnegan, director of Vigil for Life-Madison.

"Through our daily peaceful and prayerful presence and with God’s grace, we have been able to send many women over to the Women's Care Center, where they are given the support needed to choose life for their baby. We are seeing the fruits of our labor due to sacrifice and God’s guiding hand.

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