Youth Service Council raises money for the poor in Lebanon

Youth Service Council raises money for the poor in Lebanon

The Madison Society of St. Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council recently sent more than $1,000 to St. Vincent de Paul-Lebanon to assist the poor, unemployed, and refugees there.

Students in Ashton learn about mercy and prayer

Students in Ashton learn about mercy and prayer

Students at St. Peter School in Ashton recently had an opportunity to learn about the importance of prayer and mercy.

Edgewood band collaborates with composer

Edgewood band collaborates with composer

The Edgewood High School Band recently got to perform a piece of music very personal to them.

Evansville scout wins conservation award

Evansville scout wins conservation award

Eagle Scout Isaiah Janisch, a member of Boy Scout Troop 514 in Evansville, was awarded the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal for Distinguished Service to Natural Resource Conservation.

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Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Culminating years of conservation work, Eagle Scout Isaiah Janisch, a member of Boy Scout Troop 514 in Evansville, was awarded the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal for Distinguished Service to Natural Resource Conservation, Boy Scouting's highest award for conservation.

In a ceremony on May 14 at the UW Arboretum Visitor Center, Janisch was recognized and honored for his multi-year volunteer and conservation activities.

Projects and achievements

To earn the Hornaday Silver Medal, Janisch earned 14 conservation-related merit badges and organized and led five service projects, each in a different area of conservation, over a three-year period.

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Edgewood band collaborates with composer Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, May. 26, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Edgewood High School Band recently got to perform a piece of music very personal to them.

At the school's band concert on May 4, one of the performed selections was called "Snapshots" -- which was a commissioned work composed by Dr. Jack Stamp, with a large amount of input from the Edgewood band members.

Stamp is currently adjunct professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he teaches conducting.

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Young women invited to see a day in the life of a Sister Print E-mail
Thursday, May. 12, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MONONA -- Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, 4905 Schofield St., Monona, is hosting a "Day in the Life of the Sisters of Mary, Morning Star" for young women ages 12 to 18, on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be time for prayer, Bible study, crafts, and other fun activities. Lunch is included.

RSVP by Wednesday, May 25, by calling 608-224-0251 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Queen of Peace students run and walk to help others Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, May. 05, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Students at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Madison recently had a chance to better themselves and help others at the same time.

A rainy April 28 was the day of the school's second annual School Community Fun Run/Walk.

Students get pledges and raise money based on the number of laps they complete.

The money raised will go to the school, area charities, and wellness initiatives.

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Being a peacebuider/ Edificadores de paz

Those of us following the U.S. presidential election this year have seen constant attacks on the character of others with whom they disagree. To me, this has highlighted how disregard for others' human dignity occurs during the discussion of issues. Often, any disagreement invites harassment and violence instead of dialogue.

Though not a new problem, this lack of respect for others mirrors the environment of greater violence and apathy in today's world. Although it is natural to want to tune out negativity, these divisions challenge us to work for peace and reconciliation.

We can ask ourselves this question: How can we be instruments of peace amid corrosive divisiveness?

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