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Chaplain is part of the faith and fun at Camp Gray Print
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 08, 2019 -- 12:00 AM
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Fr. Jared Holzhuter, chaplain of Camp Gray near Reedsburg, visits with summer campers during lunch. (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

REEDSBURG -- The morning scene inside St. Francis of Assisi Oratory is befitting of its rural setting -- a house of God amid the trees, quiet, and occasional sounds of wildlife.

Fr. Jared Holzhuter opens up the sacristy, walks to the altar carrying the necessary items, turns on the lights, and gets the building ready for morning Mass.

This timeless image is not taking place in a country parish, however. It’s at Camp Gray Catholic Camp, near Reedsburg.

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

Since 2017, following his ordination to the priesthood, Father Jared has been the chaplain at Camp Gray, along with serving as the parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in nearby Baraboo.

A present priest

“A big part of the role [of chaplain] is being around and being present to the campers,” said Father Jared. “Just being a priest here at Camp Gray.”

Prior to the start of his assignment, Father Jared had been to Camp Gray “all of one day”.

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Helping a sister parish in Haiti Print
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 08, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

SUN PRAIRIE -- If you look at the summer forecast for most of Haiti, you’ll see rain, including thunderstorms, in the outlook.

Thankfully, the Catholic community, members of Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Potino, Haiti, will be able to worship and partake in the sacraments with a well-built roof over their heads.

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Bishop Hying to lead 2019 Respect Life Retreat Print
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Written by Cathy Lins, Catholic Herald Correspondent   
Thursday, Aug. 08, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

BARABOO -- “I’ll be focusing on building a culture of life through the beauty of the human person. We often talk about human dignity, but it goes beyond human dignity. It’s the beauty of the human person that needs our focus,” Bishop Donald J. Hying said.

He is preparing to lead the Respect Life Retreat Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 to 7, at Durward’s Glen Retreat Center in rural Baraboo.

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Organ concert focuses on Marian music Print
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Thursday, Aug. 08, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The organ concert at Holy Name Heights on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. will have a special focus on Marian music on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. Organist will be Dr. Simone Gheller, music director and organist at St. Jerome Parish in Oconomowoc. He will play these pieces:

Magnificat Primi Toni by Dieterich Buxtehude.

Paraphraise sur Salve Regina by Jean Langlais.

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