Program Training

Clergy & Clergy Formation

Diocesan Priests, Permanent Deacons, Seminarians, Diaconate Candidates, and Aspirants

1) Seminarians and men in Diaconate Formation: please fill out the forms below and return them to the address below

2) Priests and Permanent Deacons:  Every fall you will be given your annual Safe Environment paperwork to complete.

3) Safe Environment Training

Print out the in-person training materials:



Religious women and men living and/or serving in the Diocese of La Crosse have a letter of compliance from their Religious Superior on file in the Office of the Vicar for Clergy for the Diocese of La Crosse.

Very Reverend Woodrow Pace
Vicar for Clergy
Diocese of La Crosse
PO Box 4004
La Crosse, WI 54602-4004
Telephone: (608) 791-2679

Paid Staff and Volunteers in Parishes/Schools

Please complete the following steps:

1) Fill out the appropriate forms listed below according to your position and return them to the parish Safe Environment Coordinator.

2)  Safe Environment Training

Letters of Suitability

All priests and deacons from outside the Diocese of La Crosse requesting to participate in any ministerial activity are to have a Letter of Suitability provided to the Office for the Vicar of Clergy prior to the date of the activity. The Letter of Suitabilty can be emailed to Teresa Brown at or sent via fax to 608-791-0165 or sent via US Mail to Diocese of La Crosse, Office of Safe Environment, PO Box 4004, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602-4004.

Contact Information

Teresa Brown
Director of Safe Environment

Diocese of La Crosse
PO Box 4004
La Crosse, WI 54602-4004

Telephone: 608-791-2679  |  Fax: 608-791-0165