Catechesis

Welcome

The Office for Catechesis and Evangelization assists the Bishop, the chief teacher of the Diocese, in planning, implementing and evaluating evangelization and catechetical programs for families, children, adolescents and adults.  These initiatives of formation are to foster and guide the work of handing on the rich treasure of the Catholic Faith, which leads to knowing and loving Jesus Christ and serving Him by serving our neighbor.

In conjunction with this mission, the Office for Catechesis and Evangelization conducts training programs and offers support for parish and deanery directors or coordinators of religious education.  It also assists in training school teachers and catechists in the use of the Diocesan Religion Curriculum and Virtue Program.  The Office maintains the curriculum library containing reference and audiovisual resources as well as coordinates the Diocesan Religion Certification Program.

Finally, the Office for Catechesis and Evangelization oversees the work of Hmong Ministry and Ministry to Persons with Special Needs.


Catholic Life Articles

  • 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. […]

  • A busy retirement helping others

    Sue Tienor isn’t your typical retired registered nurse.  As a member of Newman Catholic Parish in Eau Claire, Tienor leads a very active life. Born in Gillette, Wisc., she, along with four brothers, grew up in a faith-filled family. Living across the street from the Catholic church made it convenient for parish involvement to begin […] The post A busy retirement helping others appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • How are sacraments personal encounters with the living God?

    Well into my adult life, I would say my prayers, but didn’t understand that I could have an actual experiential relationship with God. I never considered that Christ knew me and that I could come to know Him as a living, breathing person. Eventually, through the help of God’s grace, and with ongoing formation and […] The post How are sacraments personal encounters with the living God? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Advent – Jesus is coming!

    This year, the season of Advent begins on Sunday, Dec. 3. Advent covers the four weeks that we set aside for preparing our hearts before the annual celebrations of Christ’s birth on Christmas. The Incarnation — God becoming man — is the turning point of history. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He […] The post Advent – Jesus is coming! appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Basic Catholic Principles for Healing the Culture

    In a world where our young people don’t always know right from wrong, good from bad, or true and false, it can be hard to convey the importance of God and humanity. But Camille Pauley, with a winning approach to “Healing the Culture” that engages head and heart, visited La Crosse as the keynote speaker […] The post Basic Catholic Principles for Healing the Culture appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]