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.

Safe Environment

Youth Opportunities

  • “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.

  • Our Pilgrimage to NCYC

    On Thursday, Nov. 21, 106 pilgrims from seven parishes throughout the Diocese of La Crosse met, boarded two busses in the early morning hours and traveled eight hours to Indianapolis. The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) with 20,000+ youth from around our nation was our destination. After we arrived late Thursday, we had just enough The post Our Pilgrimage to NCYC appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Pro-Life in 2020

    We see a landscape of lights and shadows As Catholics who cherish God’s gift of life from conception to natural death, how do we assess the times in which we live, and what are we called to do? There are positive signs, and these are well summarized by David Bereit, who, in 2004, co-founded the The post Pro-Life in 2020 appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Special Olympics is for Special People

    “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This is the oath that is proudly recited at the beginning of each Special Olympics event by these special athletes and speaks volumes for their determination and character. Kaylee Hintz is the daughter of Jake and Angela Hintz, members of The post Special Olympics is for Special People 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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