Student ‘buddies’ participate in traditional Seder service at St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson

Student ‘buddies’ participate in traditional Seder service at St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson

Classes at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jefferson often participate in "buddy" activities with one another. One such example happened on March 18, a week before Holy Thursday.

 

 

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.

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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

 
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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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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

ASHTON -- "I want to talk to you today about something very special that we can pray about," said Grace Mazza Urbanski, director of children's ministry for the Apostleship of Prayer, to students at St. Peter School in Ashton.

That "very special thing" was mercy.

"We're going to pretend we are mercy walking through the world," Urbanski said.

The Apostleship of Prayer, based in Milwaukee, encourages Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Lord for the coming of God's Kingdom and for the Holy Father's monthly intentions.

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Seeking the eternal in a busy world/ Buscando lo eterno en un mundo atareado

I recently got a reality check from a lemur in a kid's movie. Or, rather, from Danny Jacobs, an actor who is the voice of King Julien, a lemur in the popular "Madagascar" series of movies. Jacobs was a speaker at an event sponsored by DeSales Media Group -- for whom I work -- on what the church designates as World Communications Day.

Jacobs, a Catholic and former seminarian, told the audience that "if you can love yourself the way God loves you, that is going to allow you to relax" even when you have a lot of things going on in life. Jacobs, the sixth of seven children, has worked on movies, commercials, video games and earned Emmys for his work, but he keeps what's important in focus. He spoke of the entertainment world's role in "training society to value and pursue extrinsic things which are passing."

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