Sacred Hearts School holds personal care items drive

Sacred Hearts School holds personal care items drive

For the seventh year, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in Sun Prairie held a personal care drive to help fill a local food pantry's need for those items.

Monona students performing 10,000 acts of kindness

Monona students performing 10,000 acts of kindness

Immaculate Heart of Mary School is teaching more than reading, writing, and arithmetic -- it is teaching love.

Celebrating time, talent, and treasure

Celebrating time, talent, and treasure

Catholic Schools Week is a time to celebrate Catholic education, including all those who support it and those who are learning from it. St. Joseph School in Fort Atkinson recently took some time out of a busy school day to do just that.

‘Catholic Kids for a Cause: Fight Like Zayden’

‘Catholic Kids for a Cause: Fight Like Zayden’

The Catholic community of St. John the Baptist School and St. Francis of Assisi Parish recently gathered to participate in a fundraising event for the family of Zayden Gess, parishioners and members of the school community.

 

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Youth Contest

NEW CONTEST -- "40 Days of Merciful Love”

For the past 15 years, we have been inviting and encouraging use of the Catholic Herald in the classroom in Catholic schools and religious education programs in the Diocese of Madison through our Newspapers in the Classroom project. Copies of the Catholic Herald are provided free of charge to Catholic schools and religious education programs requesting them.

During Lent this year, the Catholic Herald is sponsoring a contest involving students in grades kindergarten through high school with the best entries being published in the Catholic Herald. The contest is called “40 Days of Merciful Love”. More information on the contest is attached.

Once a month during the school year, the Catholic Herald is continuing to publish Junior Saints, a special section introducing students to Catholics living their faith in ordinary and extraordinary ways. Students meet a new saint each month. They also learn more about Catholic rituals, events, and holy days of the liturgical year. One page of this section is devoted to what is happening with youth in the Diocese of Madison.

Thanks to all the principals, teachers, directors and coordinators of religious education, parents, and students for your cooperation and participation in the Catholic Herald contests.

We especially want to thank Margie Schels, a teacher at St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson, who has helped develop the ideas for these contests since 2003.

Feel free to contact the Catholic Herald office by phone or email if you have any questions. God bless all of you!

Contest Flyer

Contest Entry (Grades K through five)

Contest Entry (Grades six through 12)

 
Students take second place in national coding competition Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

SAUK CITY -- Not all that long ago, one may have heard the words “computer programming” and had an idea what it meant.

One would picture someone typing letters, numbers, and symbols onto a computer and creating a program or application.

These days, “coding” is the more popular word for it, and it’s being taught in many schools.

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McFarland Girl Scout receives Gold Award Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MCFARLAND -- On April 7, at the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Award Ceremony in Prairie Du Sac, Tori Budnar-Chapman was one of 11 Girl Scouts receiving her Gold Award.

The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, according to the chapter's website, "It shows colleges, employers, and your community that you're out there changing the world."

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‘Catholic Kids for a Cause: Fight Like Zayden’ Print E-mail
Written by Margie Schels, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Apr. 05, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

JEFFERSON — The Catholic community of St. John the Baptist (SJB) School and St. Francis of Assisi Parish recently gathered to participate in a fundraising event for the family of Zayden Gess, parishioners and members of the school community.

Zayden, son of Jenny and Kevin Gess, was born prematurely six months ago with multiple medical challenges along with Down Syndrome. He continues to be cared for at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.

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Many people have assumed that once millennials started to grow older and have kids, a large number would return to the church or become more actively engaged. This has not materialized -- the numbers are troubling. And there are certainly many reasons why, from changing social norms to mistakes the church has made.

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How do kids your age live out their Catholic faith?

Check out this new Catholic Herald Youth Online Web page to find out!

This Web page is a place for youth in the Diocese of Madison and beyond to learn about their faith, see how others are living out their faith, and voice their own thoughts on Catholic issues.

You, too, can be a part of this Web page. Just submit articles and photos to: Catholic Herald Youth Online, 702 S. High Point Rd., Suite 121, Madison, WI 53719. If you send articles or photos via e-mail, put "Online Youth" in the subject line and send it to: info@madison catholicherald.org   Digital photos must be in TIFF or JPEG format and at least 150 dpi.

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