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

  • 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.

  • The Gift of Fortitude -Staying Strong in Times of Trial

    I don’t often feel like someone who has a lot of courage. Once in a while, I’ll be inspired to stand up for the truth of the Faith when it’s challenged. But most of the time, I am more likely to keep my peace rather than confront others. I worry about the job I’m doing […] The post The Gift of Fortitude -Staying Strong in Times of Trial appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • 100 Years of Service

    In the summer of 1919, the little community of Marathon City in Marathon County was part of the dedicatory service to open St. Anthony Friary, the new school of theology for the Capuchin Order of Franciscans. It took a lot of planning and preparation to make this happen, but Marathon City, especially St. Mary Parish […] The post 100 Years of Service appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • St. John Bosco – A Role Model of Accompaniment

    In Turin, Italy, during the 1800s, children were the chief victims of the Industrial Revolution. There were hundreds of boys living on the street without care or supervision. To them, God sent a man with unfaltering Faith, a knack for storytelling, a heart full of laughter and an extraordinary love for children. God sent them […] The post St. John Bosco – A Role Model of Accompaniment appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • St. John Bosco – A Role Model of Accompaniment

    Don Bosco Hears Confession Circa 1880 Photo Courtesy Salesian Province Archives In Turin, Italy, during the 1800s, children were the chief victims of the Industrial Revolution. There were hundreds of boys living on the street without care or supervision. To them, God sent a man with unfaltering Faith, a knack for storytelling, a heart full […] The post St. John Bosco – A Role Model of Accompaniment appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.