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

  • Prayer More Than Saying Words…

    Lent is an important time to deepen our relationship with Jesus. One way is to pray the words of a prayer from our heart, being aware that we are speaking with the Person of Jesus, rather than just quickly rattling memorized words. As Catholics, we always begin and end our prayer with the Sign of […] The post Prayer More Than Saying Words… appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • It’s all about relationship

    This month’s Catholic Life offers a new column, Discipleship 101, based on Sherry Weddell’s books, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (2012) and Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World (2017). Sherry is a leading voice in the Catholic world in the field of forming […] The post It’s all about relationship appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • The Gift of Wisdom – Seeing Things from God’s Perspective

    Looking back at my high school years, I witnessed my father manifesting the Gift of Wisdom on one particular occasion as he showed me the depth of his love. I had made a very bad mistake and my parents found out, but my dad waited a few days before speaking to me about it. I […] The post The Gift of Wisdom – Seeing Things from God’s Perspective appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Baseball and the Blessed Mother

    One couple’s adventures of a lifetime At 95 and 93 years young, respectively, Steve and Marian Pavela of La Crosse say, “We’ve been here a long time. We’re just so blessed that the Lord has been so good to us and our family and that we’re still here together at [this] age … He must […] The post Baseball and the Blessed Mother appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Junipero Serra – A true hero of the Old West

    He didn’t wear a Stetson hat, carry a six-shooter, or ride a black stallion. But Saint Junipero Serra was a true hero of the old West. This Franciscan monk, whose feast day is July 1, was responsible for the spread of Christianity throughout California back when the West Coast was still mission territory. Miguel Jose […] The post Junipero Serra – A true hero of the Old West appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]