Welcome to the Office for Catechesis and Evangelization, which 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.
2020-2021 BEET Grant Available! Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers, and School Administrators
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
- Married, Divorced and Remarried
How Retrouvaille saved our marriage and brought us closer to each other and to Christ “What have I done here? How could I allow this to slip away? Why didn’t I do the things necessary to change?” These were the unanswered questions dominating John Sullivan’s thoughts years ago when his wife, Mary, decided to divorce The post Married, Divorced and Remarried appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Get a Life!
How Baptism Gives Life in Abundance Why did God make you? If you are a cradle Catholic of a certain generation, your answer may echo that found in the Baltimore Catechism: “To know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in heaven.” But the The post Get a Life! appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- The Amazing Gift: Fear of the Lord
The seventh Gift of the Holy Spirit is Fear of the Lord, which is a holy fear (not fright) and loving reverence towards God. When we think of this Gift of reverence and awe, perhaps our first experience of it is being held spellbound by the wonder of creation: observing the billions of stars in The post The Amazing Gift: Fear of the Lord appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Finding fellowship in Christ Jacob Schulfer lives his Faith
God reaches out to touch us with His love, and those whose faithful hearts are open can feel that loving touch. Jacob Schulfer, 20, of Custer first felt God’s touch at the end of high school. “What really got me into the Faith was the summer before my senior year; I went to a conference The post Finding fellowship in Christ Jacob Schulfer lives his Faith appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Do you want to be a saint?
In 1979, then Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly thereafter, my mother in law printed off part of her acceptance speech, framed it and gave it to my family. Here is what it says: Each person’s mission is a mission of love…Begin in the place where you are with the people closest to The post Do you want to be a saint? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
Office of Catechesis
Ann Lankford, M.A, Director
Susan Skemp, Administrative Assistant
and Audio Visual Librarian
Diane Hietpas, Diocesan Consultant –
Ministry for Persons with Special Needs (MPSN)