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.
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
- How to Pray during these Challenging Times
All of us have faced an abrupt change of lifestyle due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This unprecedented situation has caused a tremendous amount of anxiety. Of course, we must take care of ourselves, our families and others we are called to serve with proper food, hydration and sleep. In addition, even more importantly, we The post How to Pray during these Challenging Times appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Christifideles Laici: The Ministries, Roles and Participation of the Lay Faithful
To grasp the importance of the lay faithful in the Church’s ongoing ministry, consider the image of the vine and the branches. Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” (Jn 15:6) Often, the people of God are likened to the laborers in the vineyard. For this example, however, the lay faithful are The post Christifideles Laici: The Ministries, Roles and Participation of the Lay Faithful appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Becoming Catholic
So, Alex began attending Mass with the Schaub family. “Lindsey never had a boyfriend who wanted to attend church with her,” Alex says. “For her, it was a little scary, that someone actually wanted to do this with her. But I told her if it’s important to you, then it’s important to me. “Growing up, The post Becoming Catholic appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Facing Our Greatest Obstacle in Life
Have you ever struggled with discouragement? Do you ever tell yourself: “I feel like I’ll never measure up” or “My prayer life is not what it should be.” Do you ask: “Why am I not truly happy more often?” or “God, why are you not with me in this struggle?” Everyone has faced such things, The post Facing Our Greatest Obstacle in Life appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Faith, Family and Fun – The Pouillie Family’s Story
Pictured above: Nature and adventure are important to the Pouillies, shown here on a family trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., in 2018. Adam and Jaime Pouillie of St. Patrick Parish in Mauston spent much of their childhood only 25 miles apart, yet it wasn’t until they were away at college halfway across the state that The post Faith, Family and Fun – The Pouillie Family’s Story 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)