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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

  • Wisconsin native and Guatemalan martyr: Br. James Miller to be beatified

    Brother James “Santiago” Miller, FSC, will be beatified on December 7, 2019, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Pope Francis approved the beatification of Brother Miller on November 8, 2018, and declared he was killed “in hatred of the faith” in 1982 in Guatemala. Brother Miller, who was born in Ellis, Wis. east of Stevens Point in 1944, […] The post Wisconsin native and Guatemalan martyr: Br. James Miller to be beatified 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.

  • A Small Step and a Great Commission

    One couple’s journey of Faith Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God’s people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church’s life.” —Communities of Salt and Light Kevin and Sue Breit of St. […] The post A Small Step and a Great Commission appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • 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.