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

  • Seeing through the eyes of ‘Outsiders’

    Last month Sherry outlined the five stages of growth and transformation in seeking to know Jesus better, transitions empowered by grace from the Holy Spirit. Here she gives a perspective of what it is like to come to know the Catholic Church from the perspective of a person outside the Church. As you encounter someone […] The post Seeing through the eyes of ‘Outsiders’ appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Easter Vigil reflections

    One of my earliest and most beloved memories of our parish is the annual tradition of attending the Easter Vigil Mass and singing with the choir. My mother sang in the choir and served as the director for many years. I was always in the choir loft with her. From the days I served as […] The post Easter Vigil reflections appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • 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. […]