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Witnesses for Christ Conference

August 24, 2022

Featuring Chris Stefanick


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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Recordings of Fr. Gallagher Available!

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.

  • Joy Can Be Found in the Everyday Moments of LifeJoy Can Be Found in the Everyday Moments of Life
    We just experienced the most important time of the Church year—the celebration of Holy Week. The suffering and death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection on Easter give us reason for great joy. The challenge, however, may be to live this Easter joy throughout the entire year. We look to Scripture and ask, “What is […] Read more »
  • A Little Push to Big AdventuresA Little Push to Big Adventures
    Austin and Jenna start their lives together, grounded in the Catholic Faith. Austin and Jenna Carlson of St. Joachim Parish in Pittsville have known one another since kindergarten. “I remember the first day I met her,” says Austin. “We have all these snippets of memories growing up, like third grade when she told me: ‘Quit […] Read more »
  • Where does the word Pentecost come from?Where does the word Pentecost come from?
    Theology 101 is taking a peek behind the scenes of some of the prominent figures, groups and events referenced in the New Testament. The goal is to provide a deeper context for the drama of salvation that sacred Scripture communicates to us. When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place […] Read more »
  • The Holy Spirit — God’s Divine Life and Power within UsThe Holy Spirit — God’s Divine Life and Power within Us
    At the Last Supper, Jesus took the time to prepare the Apostles for days that laid ahead: the trauma of His Passion and Death, the joy of the Resurrection and His Ascension into heaven. On this night, Our Lord promised the Apostles that He would send the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “I tell you the […] Read more »
  • National Eucharistic RevivalNational Eucharistic Revival
    “My flesh for the life of the world” Jn 6:51 “Let the revival begin!” With these words, Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minn., welcomed the affirmative vote of his brother bishops at their 2021 meeting in Baltimore. The topic at hand was a three-year plan to revive the place of the Eucharist in the minds, […] Read more »

Contact Information

Office of Catechesis and Evangelization
Phone: 608.791.2658

Ann Lankford, M.A, Director

Beth Johnson, Administrative Assistant