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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

  • 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. […]

  • Prayer More Than Saying Words…

    Lent is an important time to deepen our relationship with Jesus. One way is to pray the words of a prayer from our heart, being aware that we are speaking with the Person of Jesus, rather than just quickly rattling memorized words. As Catholics, we always begin and end our prayer with the Sign of […] The post Prayer More Than Saying Words… appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Seek Ponder & Pray

    Meditating with the Old Masters In the art world, old master refers to a skilled artist from Europe who created works of art before the 1800s. Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Raphael are well-known names that come to mind. Picturesque paintings from the Renaissance and earlier continue to inspire us today. Mary Ann Roesler […] The post Seek Ponder & Pray appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]