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Our office coordinates the intellectual, pastoral and spiritual formation of deacon  candidates and lay persons.

Permanent Deacon Ordination 2016

The Diaconate Ordination of Mark A. Grunwald, Michael E. Horgan, Richard A. Letto, Michael J. Maher, Gregory J. Power and Donald C. Tully took place Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse, WI.

Catholic Life Articles

  • Father Joe’s Legacy

    Father Joseph Walijewski’s heroic and priestly zeal impacted all those he encountered. As a missionary within the Diocese of La Crosse, Bolivia and Peru, he established parish churches, soup kitchens and the Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II Orphanage. Countless stories recall Padre Jose entering the most difficult of situations as a beacon of hope. Through […] The post Father Joe’s Legacy appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Encouraging a devotion to Divine Mercy Sunday

    There are many faces behind the Divine Mercy Sunday devotions in the Diocese of La Crosse, and two of this year’s organizers feel a personal connection to the devotion and the saint behind it. Sue Groetsch, a member of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in La Crosse, prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet with her […] The post Encouraging a devotion to Divine Mercy Sunday appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • The Gift of Counsel – An exchange of love

    The other night, my wife and I were praying for our children. There were a couple instances of family conflict weighing heavily on my heart. I prayed that the Holy Spirit would teach my children how to love as Jesus loved. Then I had sudden inspiration. I prayed that my children would receive a greater […] The post The Gift of Counsel – An exchange of love appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Responding to Grace Responding in Love

    “A life of hospitality begins in worship, with a recognition of God’s grace and generosity. Hospitality is not first a duty and responsibility; it is first a response of love and gratitude for God’s love and welcome to us.” –Christine Pohl Hospitality is the call being answered by Dawn and Jim Weaver of Biron, members […] The post Responding to Grace Responding in Love appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Making Your Home a Safe Haven

    Pornography is not a topic most adults are comfortable discussing. This is especially the case when it comes to parents addressing it with their children. Regrettably though, it’s the topic that’s becoming more and more necessary to address in our digital age. Too many parents, grandparents and guardians think their children have not been exposed […] The post Making Your Home a Safe Haven appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]