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Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

QOP Msgr. Ken's 70 birthday
Students from Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Madison line up in the parking lot as a "70" in honor of Pastor Msgr. Ken Fiedler's 70th birthday last month. A drone flying overhead captured the above image, along with a similar picture of the students spelling out "Q" and "P," which were later presented to Monsignor Fielder at a birthday celebration. (Contributed photo)

MADISON -- September 24, 2014, marked a special day at Our Lady Queen of Peace School. Msgr. Ken Fiedler, their pastor, celebrated his 70th birthday with a great deal of celebration.

The day began with an all school Mass with Steve Angrisano accompanying the student singers. The Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Ken and was concelebrated by Msgr. Jim Uppena and Fr. Bill Nolan.

Prior to this date, that entire student body and the faculty gathered on the playground in the formation of a "70" and then they moved to form a large "QP."

The day concluded with the student body assembled in church for a concert by Angrisano. It was a spirited occasion, and Monsignor Ken was presented with an enlarged print of on the playground picture and a scrapbook authored by each homeroom. He was very surprised and appreciative of everything.

A life in the Church

Monsignor Ken was born in Janesville and attended Catholic school throughout his youth. He was ordained to the priesthood in May of 1971 by Bishop Cletus O’Donnell at St. Mary Church in Janesville.

He served as an associate pastor at St. William Parish in Janesville and at St. Bernard Parish in Madison. He became the pastor at Sacred Hearts Parish in Sun Prairie before he became pastor at Queen of Peace Parish in 1993.

In June of 2009, Monsignor Ken re-opened the Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC) in Madison. At that time, there were four employees. Currently, there are 18 employees.

The CMC has more than 1,000 volunteers throughout the year. It is the only free meal program in Dane County that offers meals seven days a week. People who come to the CMC for assistance often say that they feel at home there because they are treated with dignity, love, and respect.

Congratulations Monsignor Ken, and thank you for all you do!

 
 

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