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Our office coordinates the intellectual, pastoral and spiritual formation of deacon  candidates and lay persons.

Permanent Deacon Ordination 2016

The Diaconate Ordination of Mark A. Grunwald, Michael E. Horgan, Richard A. Letto, Michael J. Maher, Gregory J. Power and Donald C. Tully took place Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse, WI.

 

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. […]

  • Prayer – A profound work of mercy

    As director of the diocesan Lay Formation Institute, I’ve found a new way to begin our monthly formation weekends at St. Anthony’s Spirituality Center in Marathon. This new way has turned out to be an eye-opening path of mercy. It started simply. I routinely reserved the first 15 minutes prior to Friday evening class for […] The post Prayer – A profound work of mercy appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Disciples of Christ on campus

    Steven Drapalik empowers UW-Stout students to become evangelizers Steven Drapalik, director of the Campus Ministry at StoutCatholic, grew up in a Catholic family in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He served at the altar and regularly attended CCD classes at his local parish church. He started having questions about his faith while dating a young […] The post Disciples of Christ on campus appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Beyond giving

    Paul Bunczak discovers Beyond Shelter and is inspired to give of himself For most of Paul and Julie Bunczak’s marriage, Julie has been the driving force in their charitable activities. Little did she know her suggestion that Paul attend a Catholic Charities’ La Crosse Lenten Luncheon in April would ignite a connection for him, which […] The post Beyond giving appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]