Year of St. Joseph


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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.

  • Bringing Christ into the WorldBringing Christ into the World
    On Aug. 15, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Gospel I proclaimed at Mass was that of the Visitation. In this Gospel, we hear how Mary, after saying yes and conceiving Christ in her womb, goes to her cousin Elizabeth. Mary brings the presence of Christ to her […] Read more »
  • The Passion of St. JosephThe Passion of St. Joseph
    When asked to write about St. Joseph, there is an image that has stayed with me this whole year. Have you ever thought about the “Passion” of St. Joseph? We speak about Jesus’ Passion. We even speak about Mary’s suffering (the Seven Sorrows of Mary), but we tend to ignore the passion of St. Joseph. […] Read more »
  • Perseverance & TransformationPerseverance & Transformation
    Bev’s prayers turn from petition to thanksgiving Union Center, a village of about 200, is located deep in the heart of the driftless region in Juneau County. The descent into town opens into a valley where the St. Theresa Adoration Chapel, nestled unassumingly in the valley’s back corner, resides. Passersby might not realize the decades […] Read more »
  • God Loves YouGod Loves You
    The Catholic Faith is at the center of my family. I grew up on my family’s farm in San Jose de la Pila, Poncitlán, Jalisco, Mexico. I come from a large family, the 16th of 18 children. I have seven brothers and 10 sisters. We are devout Catholics who understand the importance of the sacraments. […] Read more »
  • Making your Intercessory Prayer FruitfulMaking your Intercessory Prayer Fruitful
    Oct. 7 – is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, marking a 16th-century European naval victory attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May she intercede for us today and bring us closer to her Son, Jesus Christ. There’s something comforting about the faithful grandmother earnestly praying the rosary for her […] Read more »

Contact Information

Office of Catechesis and Evangelization
Phone: 608.791.2658

Ann Lankford, M.A, Director

Beth Johnson, Administrative Assistant