• Trading Security for service

    Sister Yvonne Hiess ponders her day as she sits at her teacher’s desk at St. Elizabeth School in Milwaukee. One woman’s call to the ministry of a lifetime Meet Yvonne Rosemary Hiess, An admittedly shy little girl growing up in Eau Claire County in the 1940s. Surrounded by her brothers and sisters, she attended a […] The post Trading Security for service appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • The Mission Church of Spring Brook

    The first church and founding parish community members circa 1888. The church was built by early families shown here. The men donated material and labor.  Remembering the faith and dedication of the early founders of St. Joseph Parish in Elk Mound The town of Spring Brook sits in a broad valley, which can be in […] The post The Mission Church of Spring Brook appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Working Together to Make a Difference

    Three years ago, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics worldwide to dedicate Twenty-four Hours for the Lord. His urging, issued during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, was meant to provide a more precise focus upon the sacraments, devotions and teachings of the Church, especially those pertaining to mercy. Pastoral leaders in the Stevens Point Deanery saw in […] The post Working Together to Make a Difference appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Notre Dame Parish – is the mother church of the upper valley in Chippewa Falls

    Susan DeLong and her fellow parishioners at Notre Dame Parish in Chippewa Falls have been family since before they were born. Many have parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great great-grandparents who worshipped together from when the parish was established in 1856. “The church means so much to so many of us,” Susan says. “Notre Dame is […] The post Notre Dame Parish – is the mother church of the upper valley in Chippewa Falls appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Serving the People of God

    Yvonne and James Gies share their talents with the St. Peter Parish community Yvonne and James (Jim) Gies (pronounced, like the bird, “geese”) actively participate in the life of St. Peter Parish in Stevens Point. Open up a recent bulletin of St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish and Jim’s name appears multiple times under the […] The post Serving the People of God appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • My Parish Life

    Gladys Simonis Giacalone Shares More Than Seven Decades of Memories St. Paul Church was already 67 years old when Gladys Simonis Giacalone of nearby Marathon City arrived in Mosinee in 1945 as a newlywed bride. Soon afterward, she and her husband, C. Dean Simonis, joined St. Paul Parish and began raising their family of three […] The post My Parish Life appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • An unclaimed treasure

    In the heart of Wisconsin resides a treasure. Nestled in the hills of Marathon County are Marathon City and the home of Kathleen (Sis) Hack.  Known as Sis for as long as she can remember, Hack has been a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish her entire life. Born above her parents’ […] The post An unclaimed treasure appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Built of Quilts and Bricks

    The history of St. Agnes Parish and the Majerle Family’s Chapter Though they came 70 years after St. Agnes’ founding, the Majerles have worn many hats and served various needs of the parish through the years as they made it their parish home. One of their biggest endeavors was their work on the committee to […] The post Built of Quilts and Bricks appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • St. Mary’s Ridge has a joyful commitment to Christ and the Catholic faith

    Geralyn Klinkner (Left) and Marlene Flock standing in front of the main altar.   The first parishioners of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Mary’s Ridge, brought a strong faith to this community up on the ridge between Norwalk and Cashton when they arrived from Stommeln, Germany in October 1856. For parishioners […] The post St. Mary’s Ridge has a joyful commitment to Christ and the Catholic faith appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Firewood lessons

    The story of a man, a parish and the faith and history they share William “Bill” Hahn grew up a hardworking farm boy just outside the small town of Pittsville. He grew up at a time when a firm handshake was synonymous with a solemn promise and that, at all times, “right is right.” He […] The post Firewood lessons appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]