Year of St. Joseph

Virtual Formation for Theology of the Body

Witnesses for Christ Conference

 August 7, 2021

Year of St. Joseph Image used with permission of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M


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.



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.

  • Dreams and DiscernmentDreams and Discernment
    MICHAEL’S JOURNEY TOWARD HIS ARTISTIC VOCATION “Those who perceive in themselves this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocation … feel at the same time the obligation not to waste this talent.” – POPE ST. JOHN PAUL THE GREAT IN HIS LETTER TO ARTISTS “Growing up, I was always artistic, and my dream was […] Read more »
  • Finding Christ in the ScripturesFinding Christ in the Scriptures
    Jesus conquered Satan, sin and death through His Passion, Death and Resurrection. The Easter season lasts through the end of May as we continue celebrating this divine victory that has eternal ramifications for us. It can be relatively easy to move on with a busy life, somehow glossing over the most important event in all […] Read more »
  • Fortified by the Fire of the SpiritFortified by the Fire of the Spirit
    Wayne and Marlys Honeyman’s 43-year marriage has been a faith-filled journey of twists and turns, taking them from their origins in Hettinger, N.D., to their current home in rural Prescott—a beautiful area they weren’t even aware of until a few years ago. “There have been times that our path has changed in such a way […] Read more »
  • A Strong Family Foundation Built Upon Faith, Hope, and LoveA Strong Family Foundation  Built Upon Faith, Hope, and Love
    David and Deanna with their daughter, Gabriella, and sons Zachary (L) and Michael (R) David and Deanna Muñoz say they and their three children, Michael, Zachary and Gabriella, have a family theme by which they try to live: “Faith, Hope and Love—What Our Family is Built On.”   “Our family is all about service and loving […] Read more »
  • Missionary DiscipleshipMissionary Discipleship
    A Missionary Disciple Bears Witness to the Glory of the Resurrection We are blessed in the Diocese of La Crosse to have as part of our history two of the highest possible examples of missionary discipleship. And here I am talking about missionaries in the classic sense of the word–messengers of the Gospel to distant […] Read more »

Contact Information

Office of Catechesis
Phone: 608.791.2658

Ann Lankford, M.A, Director

Diane Hietpas, Diocesan Consultant
Ministry for Persons with Special Needs (MPSN)