Catechesis

 

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The Office for Catechesis and Evangelization 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

  • Finding fellowship in Christ Jacob Schulfer lives his Faith

    God reaches out to touch us with His love, and those whose faithful hearts are open can feel that loving touch. Jacob Schulfer, 20, of Custer first felt God’s touch at the end of high school. “What really got me into the Faith was the summer before my senior year; I went to a conference […] The post Finding fellowship in Christ Jacob Schulfer lives his Faith appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Do you want to be a saint?

    In 1979, then Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly thereafter, my mother in law printed off part of her acceptance speech, framed it and gave it to my family. Here is what it says: Each person’s mission is a mission of love…Begin in the place where you are with the people closest to […] The post Do you want to be a saint? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Responding to God’s call

    Retiring to Africa as a missionary? That is not something I had planned on, at least not consciously, but looking back, I see how the jigsaw pieces of my life fell into place for that to happen. Growing up in a Catholic family in Stevens Point, I was raised to know, love and serve God. […] The post Responding to God’s call appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Living a Masterpiece – Marjorie’s Journey of Faith

    “All men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” – Pope St. John Paul the Great in his 1999 Letter to Artists Marjorie Halverson of Guardian Angels Parish in Black River Falls has embraced […] The post Living a Masterpiece – Marjorie’s Journey of Faith appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Gifts from God – Joys of Receiving – Sacrifices of Letting Go

    God blesses us with many gifts throughout our lives. A loving marriage, wonderful children and good health are just a few of the gifts most of us pray for. These gifts bring joy, enrichment and fulfillment to our lives. We give thanks to God for granting us blessings such as these. With these gifts come […] The post Gifts from God – Joys of Receiving – Sacrifices of Letting Go appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.