Catechesis

Welcome

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

  • Intentional Accompaniment – – Being a support along the path of growing closer to Jesus Christ

    You probably have children, relatives and friends who have not yet developed a friendship with Jesus and some may not necessarily be interested in pursuing one. You may also feel afraid or unsure how to open up a discussion about your own relationship with Christ. A relationship with the Person of Jesus allows us to […] The post Intentional Accompaniment – – Being a support along the path of growing closer to Jesus Christ appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • The whisper of the Holy Spirit guides Eric and Kelly in living as confirmed Catholics

    When Eric and Kelly Johnson of Spring Valley look back at Confirmation, neither remembers the Holy Spirit descending. Still, the quiet whisper of the Holy Spirit has guided the couple, together and separately, in living a life focused on God within their family, their community and their parish, Sacred Heart of Jesus in Spring Valley. […] The post The whisper of the Holy Spirit guides Eric and Kelly in living as confirmed Catholics appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • One Man’s Faith Journey Greg Grovesteen’s path to joining the Catholic Church

    My calling into the Catholic Church was initially through marriage,” Greg Grovesteen said thoughtfully. “I was brought up in a Lutheran family, and my wife, Colleen, was raised a Catholic.” The newlywed couple started worshiping together at St. Mary Church in Tomah in 1995, a practice which they continue to this day. Greg grew up […] The post One Man’s Faith Journey Greg Grovesteen’s path to joining the Catholic Church appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Seeing through the eyes of ‘Outsiders’

    Last month Sherry outlined the five stages of growth and transformation in seeking to know Jesus better, transitions empowered by grace from the Holy Spirit. Here she gives a perspective of what it is like to come to know the Catholic Church from the perspective of a person outside the Church. As you encounter someone […] The post Seeing through the eyes of ‘Outsiders’ appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Easter Vigil reflections

    One of my earliest and most beloved memories of our parish is the annual tradition of attending the Easter Vigil Mass and singing with the choir. My mother sang in the choir and served as the director for many years. I was always in the choir loft with her. From the days I served as […] The post Easter Vigil reflections appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]