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.
Year of St. Joseph
Witnesses for Christ Conference 2020 - Virtual
Year of St. Joseph Image used with permission of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M
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
- Finding Strength in the Stories of the Saints
I see how the lives of the saints are not only stories but a witness to the beauty and power of our Faith. It’s not so much the “spiritual success” of the saints, but it’s knowing that they too struggled and looked to others for help when they faced difficulties. They remind me that having The post Finding Strength in the Stories of the Saints appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Walking on Water – Hana’s story of trust a world away from home
Global Outreach Mid-Year Gathering. Picture this: You are living in a country you never imagined visiting and separated from your family during a global pandemic. Then, in an attempt to return home halfway across the world, you get stranded in another unfamiliar country and without a backup plan are refused clearance onto your final flight The post Walking on Water – Hana’s story of trust a world away from home appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- From the Heart
Jake & Emily focus on service before profit in business Jake and Emily Bowe of Onalaska understand the importance of serving others, following Christ’s message in the New Testament. His command is something they carry out every day in the two restaurants they own. Jake has worked in Culver’s Restaurants since he was 14. “It’s The post From the Heart appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- Praying as a Family during the Holiest Time of the Year
During Holy Week and the Easter Season we celebrate the most important events that changed the world. In addition, we may still be “hunkered down” at home seeking to avoid, or battling the coronavirus. There are many ways that we can bring the family together to remember how Jesus our Savior died on the cross The post Praying as a Family during the Holiest Time of the Year appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
- The Holy Spirit Our Greatest Hidden Friend
When we call somebody a friend, we usually have someone in mind we know rather well, and with whom we enjoy spending time. We know this person would walk with us through a difficulty or assist us with solving a problem. Actually, our “greatest friend” is God the Holy Spirit. How do we know this? The post The Holy Spirit Our Greatest Hidden Friend 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)