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Christmas Blessings Print E-mail
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Dear friends,
The kindness and generous love of God our Savior appeared,not because of any
righteous deeds we had done but because of His Mercy.
May God bless you and your family with increased faith, hope, and love
this Christmas season and throughout the new year!

Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino,
Bishop of Madison



A group of families from the Diocese of Madison have erected a Nativity scene at the state Capitol in Madison this year. (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)
 
Rorate Mass: an Advent tradition Print E-mail
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Written by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

PINE BLUFF -- "I should get up when and drive where for what? For Mass?!? But it’s a Saturday!"

There is a centuries long tradition during Advent called the "Rorate Mass." These Masses are generally offered during Advent on Saturdays, the customary day to honor the Blessed Virgin.

Mass begins in the darkness before dawn. Remember, Advent is a penitential season after all.

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Lessons and Carols in Beloit Print E-mail
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

BELOIT -- Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA) Parish will celebrate Lessons and Carols on Saturday, Jan. 3, beginning at 7 p.m. in the church, 2222 Shopiere Rd.

The 30-voice OLA Parish Choir, under the direction of Randy Gracyalny, will be joined by instrumentalists from the parish and area to provide an uplifting prayer and musical experience.

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Apostolate to the Handicapped holds annual Christmas party Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MONROE -- One of the most commonly-used words during the Advent season, as everyone looks ahead to Christmas, is “tradition.”

Some of the images associated with that word are of Nativity scenes, Christmas carols, and Christmas trees.

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