Mission Office


The Propagation of the Faith – a Pontifical Mission Society

The Mission Office assists the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse in carrying out Jesus’ directive to his apostles before his ascension into heaven … to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Faith must be kept and guarded in our souls, but it must also be generously passed on to every person in the world. The Church must be missionary if she is to be the faithful spouse of Christ.

Pontifical Mission Societies

The Pontifical Mission Societies consist of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Holy Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. The Pontifical Mission Societies have, as their primary purpose, the promotion of a universal missionary spirit – a spirit of prayer and sacrifice – among all baptized Catholics.

Parish Report

Mission Receipts from PARISHES of the Diocese of La Crosse 2017-2018


Parish Report

Contributions of YOUTH
from Parishes and Schools 2017-2018

What does the Mission Office do?

  • Coordinates the Mission Cooperation Program for visiting missionaries
    in  Diocesan parishes.
  • Distributes Mass stipends to retired and missionary priests.
  • Supports priests, sisters and lay persons in the  Diocesan parish in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and the Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II Orphanage in Lurin, Peru.
  • Coordinates La Crosse Diocesan student Lenten Mite Box collections.
  • Promotes the annual fundraising benefit dinner for Casa Hogar Orphanage.
  • Coordinates and promotes the annual Monsignor Anthony P. Wagener Mission Awards.

Appeals made through the National Office

  • World Mission Sunday – for the propagation of the Gospel in mission territories.
  • Christmas and Lenten Appeals – for those in most need in the developing world.
  • St. Peter Apostle – education and formation of men and women who have been called to serve the Lord as a priest or member of a religious order in a developing country.

For more information go to: www.onefamilyinmission.org

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. […]

  • We March for Life

    “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” ~ It’s a Wonderful Life “Clarence” I grew up in Newport News, Virginia, and, as a teenager, I was not a very good driver. In 1991, after one minor traffic violation too many, […] The post We March for Life appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • See how they love one another

    So said the pagans as they observed the early Christians. Today, the same is said of innumerable faithful throughout the Diocese of La Crosse. These members of the Body of Christ are His heart and hands in our present world, reaching out to their neighbors in need. Our Diocesan Sesquicentennial has given us the opportunity […] The post See how they love one another appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Moving furniture for God

    Toni Buck helps those beginning a new life Toni Buck of Eau Claire has always had an affinity for people in need, but two years ago God made her vision a little clearer. “I used to be on the board of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of La Crosse,” says Toni. “They hold a fundraiser […] The post Moving furniture for God appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Following God’s lead

    One of the early mission teams from Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School on their trip to Peru. Reaching out to our Casa Hogar family As both a high school and intermediate school Spanish teacher, I try very hard to inspire all of my students to use their Spanish and to open their hearts and eyes […] The post Following God’s lead appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

“There will always be poor people in the land – Therefore, I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy …”
Deuteronomy 15:11