• 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 [… […]

  • 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 [… […]

  • 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’ [… […]

  • 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 [… […]

  • 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 [… […]

  • 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 [… […]

  • A pioneering spirit

    Parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Necedah know what it takes to build a church from the ground up The people of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Necedah have a long and rich history as a pioneering group. Since its beginnings in the latter part of the 19th century, the parish’s men [… […]

  • Bishop William Patrick Callahan leads the opening Mass for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Diocese of La Crosse

    St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien was filled with excitement and reverence as Bishop William Patrick Callahan opened the diocesan sesquicentennial on March 3rd, 2018. There was a presentation enumerating the elements of the diocesan crest with family members present to recount their heritage. Lead, Kindly Lord, the hymn produced for the year [… […]

  • The church’s foundation

    An early portrait of Jane’s family: seated (l-r) are Alyce Walsh Hornby, aunt; Maime Keegan Walsh, grandmother; Patrick Walsh, grandfather; and Mary Walsh, aunt; and standing (l-r) are James Walsh, uncle; Francis Walsh, uncle; Billy Walsh, father; and Patrick Walsh, uncle. (contributed by Jane Powers) Jane Powers recalls a multigenerational connection with St. Patrick Parish [… […]

  • A history of faith through the generations

    The McGowan family’s roots run deep at St. Mary Parish in Lyndon Station As one of the original farm families in Lyndon Station dating back to 1855, the McGowans have made it a family tradition to pass down their love of farming and their Catholic faith through eight generations. The McGowans are a tight-knit group [… […]