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Deacon Joseph Baker to be ordained to the priesthood Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
Joe Baker
Deacon Joseph Baker

MADISON -- Deacon Joseph Baker will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison on Friday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison.

Everyone is invited to attend.

St. Maria Goretti is wheelchair accessible. There will be assistive-listening devices for the hard-of-hearing and a sign language interpreter for the deaf. Large-print leaflets will be available.

Rev. Mr. Joseph Baker

Parents: Kay and Mark Baker, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Home parish: St. Paul University Catholic Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Grade school: McDonell Area Catholic Schools, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

High school: McDonell Central Catholic High School, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

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Marking a milestone: St. Peter in Ashton's 150th graduation Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

ASHTON -- It was a day to celebrate the past, present, and future.

The 2016 graduating class of St. Peter School in Ashton was the 150th in the school's history.

The eight fifth-graders finished the journey at one school with eyes on what lies ahead.

Mass and commencement

The graduation Mass and commencement exercises took place on June 2 at St. Peter Church in Ashton.

The class theme was, "There is always light in your heart." The class colors were blue and red. The class flower was a rose.

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Catholic Herald wins national awards Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Catholic Herald-Diocese of Madison won four awards in the annual Catholic Press Association Press Awards competition announced at the annual Catholic Media Conference held recently in St. Louis.

The awards included:

• General Excellence -- Judges commented, "Solid paper with well-written stories. News in this paper comes from a far-flung array of parishes, parochial schools, and communities distant from the chancery. Smoothly written and edited articles provide an interesting perspective on Catholic life and activities across a broad geographical area."

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Madison Catholic Woman’s Club holds 102nd annual Spring Celebration Print E-mail
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Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Madison Catholic Woman's Club celebrated women of the past and present at the club's 102nd annual Spring Celebration held recently at the Blackhawk County Club.

Christian Achievement Award

First for the present. Each year the club recognizes an individual or group of individuals who perform charitable works in the community with its Christian Achievement Award.

This year the award went to Rita Hohlstein, a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Waunakee. Married to Ernie for 50 years, Hohlstein has two children and four grandchildren, noted Kathy Stroshane, the club's Spiritual Committee chairperson.

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