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Hispanics join in national effort Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
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Carlos Hernandez, Hispanic ministry director for the Diocese of Green Bay, stands with Francisco Sanchez from St. John the Baptist Parish in Waunakee and Juan Estrada from Cathedral Parish in Madison during the recent diocesan training session for “V Encuentro” at Holy Name Heights in Madison. (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- “We are in a very crucial day today,” said Edgar Martinez, positively looking ahead to the start of a training session on July 7 at Holy Name Heights in Madison.

Martinez, member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison, is helping to lead the efforts of the Diocese of Madison’s role in “V Encuentro” -- a series of meetings that will take place over the next few years aimed at getting to know Hispanics and producing more involvement in the Catholic Church of its second largest and fastest growing community.

Encuentro is a national effort on behalf of the Catholic Church in the United States to respond to the needs of Hispanic Catholics and to strengthen the ways in which Hispanics respond to the call to the New Evangelization as missionary disciples serving the entire Church.

Encuentro means “encounter” and this encuentro is the fifth such series of meetings held in the United States since the first in 1972.

According to the V Encuentro website (https://ven cuentro.org), there are more than 38,000 Hispanic Catholics in the Diocese of Madison. That is about 15 percent of the total number of Catholics in the diocese.

The training session’s goal was to bring together the Hispanic ministry leaders from the 16 parishes in the Diocese of Madison that have them. The leaders included priests and laity.

Martinez said the first step in the process is “to organize everyone from the base, from the parish to the diocese and so on.”

‘Ready’ to encounter

The main speaker for the session was Carlos Hernandez, Hispanic ministry director for the Diocese of Green Bay.

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God is good . . . all the time . . . at Totus Tuus Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

JANESVILLE -- It’s never a dull moment when Totus Tuus comes to your parish.

For the fourth summer in a row, the Diocese of Madison is presenting the summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.

Two teams of four college-aged leaders each are travelling to a different parish, over a six-week period, to lead programs for grade school-aged and junior high-aged children.

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Sisters explore healthcare transfer to SSM Health Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) and SSM Health have signed a letter of intent to transfer sponsorship of Agnesian HealthCare based in Fond du Lac and Monroe Clinic based in Monroe.

The parties will begin a due diligence process with the goal of integrating the hospitals and affiliate organizations within the SSM Health system.

As mission-driven organizations, SSM Health and CSA share a commitment to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Catholic healthcare and providing exceptional healthcare services to meet the needs of the patients and communities they serve across Wisconsin.

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Free presentations on Gut and Physiology/Psychology Syndrome Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

REEDSBURG -- Does your child display strange behaviors, speech delays, fussy eating habits, tummy aches, and other anomalies? Have you been diagnosed with gut related conditions such as IBS, SIBO, diarrhea, and eating disorders?

Are you concerned that you may have an autoimmune disorder? Suffering from allergies, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder? Have you been diagnosed with PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, and other fertility related concerns?

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