Jefferson students experience Passover Seder meal

Jefferson students experience Passover Seder meal

Classes at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jefferson often participate in "buddy" activities with one another. One such example happened on Thursday, March 26, one week before Holy Thursday.

 

 

Camp Gray’s Explorer Village: A mysterious place where faith grows

Camp Gray’s Explorer Village: A mysterious place where faith grows

Every summer, hundreds of kids get their fill of faith and fun in the Camp Gray experience at the Diocese of Madison camp near Reedsburg. Just off the main camp, down some visible but unmarked trails, there lies a "mysterious" place.

'All God's people say . . . Amen!' Totus Tuus program completes second year in diocese

'All God's people say . . . Amen!' Totus Tuus program completes second year in diocese

There are kids in the Diocese of Madison who like going to class in the middle of July.

 

Bloomington students visit China

Bloomington students visit China

This summer, students from St. Mary School in Bloomington and others traveled to China as part of a school exchange with Shijiazhuang Middle School Number 40.

 

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Written by Julie Zenz, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

BLOOMINGTON -- This summer, students from St. Mary School in Bloomington and others traveled to China as part of a school exchange with Shijiazhuang Middle School Number 40.

The goal of this program was to create unique friendships and positive connections with others and to bring a global experience to students in a positive setting.

First group to visit China

Laura Tolle and her daughters Anna and Carolyn, Margie Duwe, Katelyn Zenz, Mel Mergen, and Julie Zenz lived with families and traveled with students in China as the first group from St. Mary School to visit China.

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'All God's people say . . . Amen!' Totus Tuus program completes second year in diocese Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 06, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
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Fourth-grader Magdalen Simon (right) smiles wide with nearly 50 other kids during a recent activity in the Totus Tuus program at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison. The youth program took place at a dozen parishes in the Diocese of Madison this summer. To view or purchase photos, go to madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- There are kids in the Diocese of Madison who like going to class in the middle of July. Yes, you read that correctly.

There are also games, songs, skits, and snacks, but they still readily admit they like going to class.

It’s all part of Totus Tuus -- a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.

Totus Tuus was at six parishes in the diocese last summer and that number doubled this year to 12.

Teaching kids about the faith

Two teams of four teachers each split duties at the parishes this summer.

One team made up of teachers Lizzy Svigelj, Mark Miller, Ashley Pike, and seminarian Clint Olson recently completed a week at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison.

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Camp Gray’s Explorer Village: A mysterious place where faith grows Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Camp Gray Explorers July 2015

A recent Explorers group from Camp Gray pauses during a hike at Devil’s Lake State Park near Baraboo to pray and write in journals. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com
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Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

REEDSBURG -- Every summer, hundreds of kids get their fill of faith and fun in the Camp Gray experience at the Diocese of Madison camp near Reedsburg.

Just off the main camp, down some visible but unmarked trails, there lies a "mysterious" place.

The campers always hear about this place -- Explorer Village -- but few see it until they are old enough.

Many stories surround the village and its native Explorers.

Some legends say the campers have to hunt for their own food. That part isn't true, but they do have to cook their own food.

In the village

It’s not exactly "What happens in Explorer Village, stays in Explorer Village," but it's close.

From July 5 to 10, 13 teens and six leaders shared a week of inside jokes, secret traditions, deep faith experiences, and countless singings of a recent pop song in which the protagonist "can't feel my face when I'm with you" (I promised them I'd work it into this story).

"It's cool being able to see God in each person in a different way just shining through them," said Maggie Sampson, 15, from Oregon. "You can just see it in everything they do."

The fun starts with work -- setting up camp for the week.

The counselors showed the Explorers what they have to work with. Other than two cabins -- one for boys and one for girls (the counselors sleep in tents), the campers needed to "build" the village. Tables, tarps, and the cooking/dishes area await setting up.

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Jefferson students experience Passover Seder meal Print E-mail
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

JEFFERSON -- Classes at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jefferson often participate in "buddy" activities with one another.

One such example happened on Thursday, March 26, one week before Holy Thursday.

This day commemorates the Last Supper that Jesus shared with His disciples before His crucifixion the next day. Since Jesus and His followers were Jewish, this last meal they shared was the Passover Seder.

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