• Faith, values and hard work

    Gary and Dianne Lecheler with their pastor, Father Joseph Okine-Quartey Many beautiful landscapes are located throughout the Diocese of La Crosse. God’s stunning creation surrounds us and extends far beyond our front door. The Plum City area is one of those beautiful and serene places. This is where hills and valleys are dotted with family […] The post Faith, values and hard work appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Family Legacy in Colby

    Born in Japan in the 1940s and ending a distinguished Air Force career as a colonel, Jim Sterzinger’s life has taken him to many places. No place, however, is like the place where Jim ended up — moving to where his family roots have grown deep for more than a century. Jim made his home […] The post Family Legacy in Colby appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • A beacon of hope during the Great Depression

    Florence Weigel stands at the altar of her home parish of nearly 60 years, Sacred Heart of Marshfield, where she currently serves as the sacristan. The building of Marshfield’s Sacred Heart Parish and the living faith of sacristan Florence Weigel During a time when daily life was about deprivation and sacrifice, a baby girl named […] The post A beacon of hope during the Great Depression appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Finding God in the United States

    “The youth shouldn’t just believe in God but believe that God believes in them, too,” says Monica. Monica Tzitzun ministers to the Hispanic community in Abbotsford As a child in Mexico, Monica Tzitzun attended daily Mass with her family. Religious holidays were huge celebrations, and life revolved around the church. When Monica and her husband […] The post Finding God in the United States appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Barefoot All Summer – Memoirs to live by and learn from

    Most every Catholic parish has at least one. Some parishes have several. What is it they are so blessed to have? Elders of the parish—generations who have been members their entire life and from whom we can learn so much. Their struggles and living life with gusto give them wisdom beyond what any top-rated university […] The post Barefoot All Summer – Memoirs to live by and learn from appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • 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. […]