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Priests teach often in this Catholic school Print E-mail
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Written by Kay Ringelstetter, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
At St. Aloysius School in Sauk City, priests have a constant presence at the school. Here, Fr. Pedro Escribano teaches fourth graders. (Contributed photo)

SAUK CITY -- One of the most important decisions parents must make is where to send their children to school.

St. Aloysius School in Sauk City not only offers a complete education that includes curriculum and programs that provide for a well-rounded graduate, it also offers an additional advantage seldom found these days: the continual presence of priest instruction in the classrooms.

Priests part of school

“I love to see our priests come happily into school many times every week,” commented Pam Sternberg, school secretary at St. Aloysius School.

“Our children are very comfortable and warmed with their presence and our priests are very much a part of our school.”

Five priests from the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest already have many responsibilities at their individual parishes. In addition, they take advantage of all opportunities available to instruct the children by also spending time teaching at St. Aloysius School.

According to Daniela Saldana, principal of St. Aloysius School, “Just having the priests walking down the hallway of our school, the place gets filled with peace and a sense of the sacredness.”

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Holy Mother of Consolation Parish students contribute to donkey project Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

First in a two-part series on the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga and Diocese of Madison Donkey Project.

OREGON -- The first grade children at Holy Mother of Consolation (HMC) Parish in Oregon have learned to care for those in need.

Over the last nine years, these children have earned funds by performing tasks at home. Through the inspiration of Jenny Hansen, coordinator of the first grade faith formation, working together they have raised nearly $18,000.

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The Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation grows, serves Print E-mail
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Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- People throughout the Diocese of Madison have been hearing much in recent months about the Priests for Our Future Campaign, which seeks to raise $30 million for the education and formation of seminarians.

The funds raised in the Priests for Our Future Campaign are being housed in The Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation (CDMF), which was incorporated in 2006 to serve parishes, schools, and parish members in the Diocese of Madison.

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul urges ‘Recycle the Warmth’ for people in need Print E-mail
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- On a cold night, not much beats a warm blanket.

Each year, thousands of generous donors search their linen closets, wallets, and hearts to supply the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with new and gently used blankets for Dane County people facing hard times.

The society's "Recycle the Warmth" Blanket Drive, held on the last full weekend in January, will offer the community its 23rd annual opportunity to offer such comfort for local households in need.

The society's blanket drive annually collects donations of several thousand new and gently used blankets, as well as other bedding, that St. Vincent de Paul then gives away all year long to low-income households lacking these items.

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