Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie, students create mosaics in memory of former art teacher

Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie, students create mosaics in memory of former art teacher

Students and teachers at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in Sun Prairie are remembering a former teacher by displaying new work of art and learning more about art in the process.

 

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.

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Youth Contests

FALL CONTEST 2015 -- The Year of Mercy: "Merciful Like the Father"

For the past 12 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 the current school 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 will highlight the Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis has designated from December 8, 2015, through November 20, 2016, with the theme, "Merciful Like the Father." More information on the contest is available at the links below.

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. The Carroll Publishing Company in Washington, D.C., syndicates Junior Saints. 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.

Feel free to contact the Catholic Herald office by phone or email if you have any questions.

God bless all of you!

Contest Cover Letter

Contest Entry (Grades K through four)

Contest Entry (Grades five through 12)

Hands and Heart Form

Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

 
Students in Ashton learn about mercy and prayer Print E-mail
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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Youth Service Council raises money for the poor in Lebanon Print E-mail
Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

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

While attending a national St. Vincent de Paul meeting in Providence, R.I., last fall, YSC members Claire Finucane and DC Morris heard Julien Spiewak, the society's international secretary general, outline the struggles the country of Lebanon currently faces and how the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is trying to help.

Challenges in Lebanon

The SVdP has been active in Lebanon since 1860 but has recently faced greater challenges than usual.

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Student ‘buddies’ participate in traditional Seder service at St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson Print E-mail
Written by Margie Schels, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016 -- 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 March 18, a week before Holy Thursday.

That day commemorates the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion the next day. And since Jesus and his followers were Jewish, this last meal they shared was the Passover Seder.

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A farewell loaded with lessons

I've been writing for the "Coming of Age" column since I graduated college in 2002. That's a lot of words. The problem with time is that it passes in the blink of an eye: One moment you're crossing the stage at graduation with your cap and gown and the next you're wondering why the past 14 years went by in what feels like five seconds.

Sometimes, it feels unreal to say that it has been 20 years since I sat in homeroom or sat up entirely too late editing The Warrior, our high school newspaper. It all feels as if it happened 10 minutes ago.

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