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St. Raphael's Celebrates Easter Without a Church

The parishioners of Madison's St. Raphael's Cathedral find their faith in each other Easter Sunday.

Holy Redeemer was the site of Easter Mass for the members of St. Raphael's Cathedral.

An alleged arsonist burned St. Raphael's to the ground two weeks ago.
Since the fire, parishioners have been attending Holy Week services are various churches throughout Madison.

Monsignor Paul Swain is the rector at St. Raphael's. He says he enjoyed seeing members of Saint Raphael's at Holy Redeemer. "It's kind of the family coming together because St. Raphael was the first parish in the city of Madison and Holy Redeemer was the second. So many of the families that were at St. Raphael's established Holy Redeemer so we're really one family."

The Bishop still has not decided whether to rebuild St. Raphael's Cathedral.


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