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Bishop Robert Morlino

His Excellency, Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison

Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1974. He taught at Loyola College in Maryland, St. Joseph's University, Boston College, Notre Dame University, and St. Mary's College. In 1990, he earned a doctorate in moral theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and became a theology professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

In 1999, Morlino was appointed the ninth Bishop of Helena, Montana, by Pope John Paul II. On May 23, 2003, Morlino was named the fourth Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin and was formally installed on August 1 of that year.

Bishop Morlino currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and as chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

On Gaudete Sunday, 2007, Bishop Morlino formally initiated the return of Tridentine Masses in the Diocese of Madison by celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with the assistance provided by priests from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

Msgr. Schmelzer

Monsignor Delbert Schmelzer

Monsignor Delbert Schmelzer served as parochial vicar of St. Bernard Parish, Madison; St. Luke Parish, Plain; and St. James Parish, Madison. He was pastor at Our Lady of Hope Parish, Shullsburg; St. John Parish, Montello; St. John Vianney Parish, Janesville; and St. Andrew Parish, Verona, from 1981 to 2001, where he retired as pastor emeritus.

Monsignor Schmelzer has worked with the diocesan office of the Society of the Propagation of the Faith and the Holy Childhood Association since 1968 and continues in that role. He is also a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and has been involved in many other Church organizations.

In 2009 Msgr. Delbert L. Schmelzer has been named a Protonotary Apostolic (Supernumerary)

Msgr. Jim Bartylla

Msgr. James Bartylla

Msgr. James Bartylla is the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Madison and Master of Ceremonies to Bishop Robert Molino. Msgr. Bartylla was ordained in 2001 and served as a parochial vicar in various parish assignments before becoming administrator at St. Mary's, Bloomington and St. John's, Patch Grove. From June 2003 to June 2004, Msgr. Bartylla was pastor of St. Ignatius, Mount Horeb and St. Mary's, Pine Bluff. Msgr. Bartylla attended seminary at Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois and at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Msgr. Bartylla had a business career with an academic background including B.B.A. in Accounting, an M.S. in Finance, and a J.D. in law.

Fr. Eric Sternberg

Fr. Eric Sternberg

Fr. Eric Sternberg grew up near to Madison in Prairie du Sac, WI. In 2000 he graduated UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Biology and shortly after entered the seminary. He recieved his Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology in 2005 and on May 27th of 2005 he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Madison. He has served as the parochial vicar of St. John the Baptist Parish in Waunakee and as the pastor of St. Bridget Parish in Ridgeway and Immaculate Conception Parish in Barnevald.

On Oct. 1 of 2008 he became the co-pastor of St. Paul University Center. He is also an advocate in the Tribunal of the Diocese of Madison

Fr. Victor Mosele

Fr. Victor Mosele

Fr. Victor Mosele is a Catholic Xaverian Missionary priest. He spent 30 years in Sierra Leone building schools, clinics, and spreading the Gospel. Fr. Mosele was captured twice by the rebel army. In 2000 Pope John Paul II made an appeal at his general audience to the rebel army for peace and for the release of Frs. Victor Mosele.

Fr. Mosele was at the campus ministry center in Madison, WI, and briefly stationed at Illinois State University's St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Center during the 2005-06 school year.



The society is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible. Members of the faithful wishing to donate to support the Madison Tridentine Mass Society, whose mission is the support of celebrations of the Extraordinary Form around the Dicoese of Madison, can make their donations below.

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