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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.



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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

Here are a few Catholic Life articles. To read the full article, click on the blue colored title.

  • Witness and Solidarity with those in needWitness and Solidarity with those in need
    “One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.”—Mother St. Teresa The theme “Witness and Solidarity with those in need” should be received as a spiritual ballistic, piercing our souls and awakening the presence of God, thereby diminishing His absence. This eternal outcry from the Divine Master to His creation, of which God […] Read more »
  • Staying Close to St JosephStaying Close to St Joseph
    As we bring this year, dedicated to St. Joseph, to a close on Dec. 8, it is significant to summarize why this saint is so vital to our lives as Christians. One noteworthy title of St. Joseph that seems to capture his importance, particularly at this time, is “Pillar of Families.” The family is the […] Read more »
  • Growing in the Faith togetherGrowing in the Faith together
    Bobbi and Nick strive to share the Good News with everyone Growing up in Menomonie, it was a desire of Bobbi’s heart to marry and raise a family who went to church together each Sunday. An only child, raised by her mother, her faith experience consisted of a lot of searching within different denominations and […] Read more »
  • The Masterworks of GodThe Masterworks of God
    Are you in some kind of slump where life has lost its glimmer? How can life become an adventure, living with joy, peace and all that is good in your daily routine, even amidst life’s difficulties? The only way is through the power of God’s grace. There are seven particular means by which we receive […] Read more »
  • Novena to conclude the Year of St. JosephNovena to conclude the Year of St. Joseph
    A novena is nine days of prayer focused on a particular theme. This novena to St. Joseph is a fitting conclusion to the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis for the Universal Church and celebrated by the Diocese of La Crosse. Each day, you will reflect on a particular title given to St. […] Read more »

Contact Information

Office of Catechesis and Evangelization
Phone: 608.791.2658

Ann Lankford, M.A, Director

Beth Johnson, Administrative Assistant