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St. Dennis facility renewal is ‘Centered on Christ’ Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
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St. Dennis Parish in Madison recently finished its “Centered on Christ” project, which included a new tabernacle, altar, crucifix, and stained glass window (above). It was recently consecrated by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photos/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- “It’s bigger and more important than ourselves”.

That has been the motto parishioners and supporters of St. Dennis Parish in Madison have been seeing over the past year as the parish kicked off and is completing its “Centered on Christ” facility renewal project.

The project’s mission had three parts:

1. Relocate the tabernacle from the chapel to the main worship space -- “The Dwelling Place of the Lord.”

2. Align the baptismal font, altar, tabernacle, and crucifix -- “The Path to Salvation.”

3. Add a permanent crucifix --“Centered on Christ.”

The project also sought to meet three objectives:

1. The worship space will be more visibly centered on Christ.

2. Our faith community will be more welcoming.

3. Our parish’s future will be solid and forward-thinking.

Starting the project

The ideas for the project began with Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison’s recent request that all churches in the Diocese of Madison place the tabernacle in the center of the church’s sanctuary by October of this year.

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Bishop consecrates new St. Dennis altar Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- In a six-month transformation, St. Dennis Parish is now more “Centered on Christ” -- which was the name of its campaign to not only move the tabernacle to the middle of the sanctuary, but also to install a new altar, crucifix, and stained glass window, all centered together, on Christ.

“As pastor, I’m just so uplifted and elated and encouraged,” said St. Dennis Pastor Fr. Randy Timmerman, following the consecration Mass at the church on October 14.

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Box of Joy drop-off dates and times Print E-mail
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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

ASHTON -- St. Peter Parish has announced specific dates and times for people to drop off donations for the Box of Joy program.

This is an annual Christmas gift ministry facilitated by Cross Catholic Outreach.

Gift boxes can be dropped off at St. Peter Catholic Church, 7121 CR K in Ashton outside of Middleton at the following dates and times:

• Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.

For directions on how to fill a box and a suggested gift list, go to www.CrossCatholic.org/boxofjoy

For more local information, contact Michelle LeVeque at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 608-572-3844.

 
Diocese of Madison delegates attend National V Encuentro for Hispanic Ministry Print E-mail
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Written by Edgar Martinez, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
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The three delegates from the Diocese of Madison pictured on registration day at the National V Encuentro are, from left: John Rojas, Fr. Jorge Miramontes, and Edgar Martinez. They are standing in front of the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. (Contributed photo)

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Delegates from the Diocese of Madison joined over 2,700 National Delegates who came from all regions of the United States in order to represent their respective dioceses at the National V Encuentro (Fifth National Gathering of Hispanic/Latino Ministry) sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was held in Grapevine, Texas, from September 20 to September 23.

With the full support of Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, Fr. Jorge Miramontes, Mr. Edgar Martinez, and Mr. John Rojas were able to be present during these four days of intense activity to represent the Diocese of Madison.

Four-year process

This event is the result of four years of intense planning and preparation focused on the theme “Discípulos Misionerios: Testigos del Amor de Dios” (“Missionary Disciples: Witnesses of God’s Love”). Indeed, the goal of this process is to discover ways that the Catholic Church can be more responsive to the needs of Hispanic Catholics and to empower and encourage the Hispanic Catholics to be more involved in the Church’s work of evangelization.

The Encuentro event unfolded beautifully. Firstly, after the Welcome and the Opening Prayer, His Holiness Pope Francis surprised the attendees with an unexpected seven-minute recorded greeting with the following introduction

Pope Francis said, “Dear brother bishops and delegates to the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry, I am overjoyed to speak to you on this occasion. It is a historic moment for the Church in the United States. Through this Fifth Encuentro, you seek to create a culture of encounter that rekindles hope. By gathering with people from different cultures, different ways of living, of thinking, of feeling — you encounter one another and walk together in hope.”

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