2022 Advent Series

Advent Series:  Prepare for the coming of the Savior

At Christmas we read from Scripture that Jesus is Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”  Jesus came on the first Christmas to save us.  Again and again, Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist.  Our faith comes alive as we understand better that Jesus gives us His Real Presence in the Eucharist. 

Join Msgr. Joseph Hirsch, Director:  Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II Orphanage, Lurin, Peru as he presents Jesus’ True Presence in the Eucharist

Week One Discussion Questions – PDF


Advent Series:  Preparing to Receive the Gift of Jesus on Christmas

Jesus gives us the Gift of Himself on Christmas.  Jesus continues to give us the greatest Gift – the Gift of Himself in the Eucharist again and again in a life-giving encounter.

This is really the whole meaning of Christmas.  Jesus came to give us Himself as food – He literally is the Bread of Life –  supernatural bread that saves us, that spiritually nourishes and strengthens us with His grace.

Join Fr. Justin Kizewski, Faculty:  St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee as he presents Receiving and Adoring Jesus –  Communion and Thanksgiving

Week Two Discussion Questions – PDF

Advent Series:  Prepare to Receive the Christ Child on Christmas

During this season of Advent, we need to take time to focus on spiritual realities, contemplating the

miraculous birth of Jesus, coming to us as an infant.  Through Jesus, grace, truth and life entered into the world.  At Mass, Jesus continues to come to us in the Eucharist.  In union with Jesus, we can offer all that we are and everything that we have been given in thanksgiving to the Father.

Join Msgr. Richard Gilles, Rector: Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse as he presents Offering Ourselves with Jesus to the Father

Advent Series:  Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

In the fullness of time, our Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus, to save us from our sins.   Jesus gave us the Eucharist, as a memorial of His Passion and Death.  When we receive the Eucharist, we literally receive Jesus Himself.  The Eucharist is our solid foundation and highest point of union with God on earth.

Join Fr. Steven Weller, Chaplain:  Assumption Middle and High School, Wisconsin Rapids as he presents The Eucharist as the ‘Source and Summit’ of the Church’s Life


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.

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Contact Information

Office of Catechesis and Evangelization
Phone: 608.791.2658

Ann Lankford, M.A, Director

Beth Johnson, Administrative Assistant