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Three to be ordained to the priesthood Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
Jared Holzhuter Luke Syse
Rev. Mr. Jared Holzhuter Rev. Mr. Andrew Showers Rev. Mr. Luke Syse

MADISON -- Deacons Jared Holzhuter, Andrew Showers, and Luke Syse will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison on Friday, June 30, 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. Jared Holzhuter

Parents: Tammie and John Holzhuter of Janesville, Wis.

Home parish: St. John Vianney Parish, Janesville

Grade school: Harrison Elementary School, Janesville; Marshall Middle School, Janesville

High school: Craig High School, Janesville

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Camp Gray to grow legacy of family and faith Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

REEDSBURG -- It's a time of newness at Camp Gray, the Catholic summer camp and year-round retreat center of the Diocese of Madison.

This year's staff members are hard at work serving the first of hundreds of summer campers seeking to grow in faith and fun.

There are also some new looks to the 225 acres located in Sauk County.

The most noticeable is the new dining hall facility serving as a strong and friendly greeting to all those who visit the grounds.

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St. Mary School in Platteville will open in fall Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

PLATTEVILLE -- St. Mary School in Platteville will open with grades 4K and kindergarten this fall. The current plan is to open one grade per year to grade eight.

St. Mary School will provide a faith-based education dedicated to helping children become the best versions of themselves. The school is open to both Catholic and non-Catholic students.

The principal will be Fr. John Blewett, who will become the new pastor of St. Mary Parish in July. Father Blewett is currently serving as pastor in Sauk City, where he has played an integral part in the success of St. Aloysius School there.

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Area veteran takes part in Badger Honor Flight Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Since its inception in 2010, the Badger Honor Flight has flown more than 2,000 veterans to Washington, D.C., on what is called the "trip of a lifetime."

Badger Honor Flight is a regional affiliate of the national Honor Flight Network.

The purpose of the network is to ensure that World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and terminally ill veterans from any war have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor in the nation's capital.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dorothy Bollant, 81, recently got her chance at said "trip of a lifetime."

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