Youth & Young Adult Ministry

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries provides training, resources and diocesan-wide youth events to assist Directors of Youth Ministry as they strive to fully incorporate young people into the life of their parish.

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Youth Opportunities

  • Mary Uttecht Helps Youth Grow in Knowing Who Jesus Is

    “My sister, Linda, was teaching religious education at St. Joseph Parish, Galloway and she said to me, ‘You should teach CCD … you would be so good at it … you should try it.’” Mary said. “So, I thought, ‘Yes, I could try it.’” This invitation by Mary’s sister and Mary’s acceptance and openness to The post Mary Uttecht Helps Youth Grow in Knowing Who Jesus Is appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Franciscan CORE

    Youth leaders serving in the footsteps of St. Francis Embracing its Franciscan heritage, Viterbo University in La Crosse felt a call to extend its outreach by engaging high school youth in its unique founding mission of Catholic social teaching and the values of St. Francis, offering them an experience to become leaders for the Church The post Franciscan CORE appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Becoming Catholic

    So, Alex began attending Mass with the Schaub family. “Lindsey never had a boyfriend who wanted to attend church with her,” Alex says. “For her, it was a little scary, that someone actually wanted to do this with her. But I told her if it’s important to you, then it’s important to me. “Growing up, The post Becoming Catholic appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • “Michelle, this changed my life!”

    So said Jordan Sorenson, a University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point (UWSP) student, to Michelle Shulfer, her instructor in the School of Health Care Professions, last February. Together with more than 500 volunteers from the university and the surrounding community, they had just finished packing nearly 117,000 meals for starving children around the world. The seeds had The post “Michelle, this changed my life!” appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • A Child of God

    “I’m fine,” “Oh, I’m making it, I guess” and “I’m here,” are just a few of the most common responses I hear when I ask the question, “How are you doing?” Honestly, anyone of these responses are many times, my response as well. Recently, I was in the grocery store and bumped into an acquaintance. The post A Child of God appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Dear Abby Johnson

    What follows is the winning letter in the diocesan pro-life contest, “Letters to Abby.” High school students were asked to watch Unplanned, and then imagine writing to Abby Johnson, describing the movie’s impact on them. To see the winning video in the diocesan pro-life contest, “Letters to Abby” visit diolc.org/respect-life. Dear Abby, Thank you for The post Dear Abby Johnson appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

Contact Information

Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Phone: 608.791.0161
Fax: 608.791.2675

Chris Rogers, Director

Jen Mickschl, Secretary

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