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.

BEET Grant Application

Resources to Minister from HomeSafe Environment

Youth Opportunities

Catholic Life Articles

Here are a few Catholic Life articles. To read the full article, click on the blue colored title.

  • Congratulations to Elyse Hartman, Winner of the 2020 Senior Essay ContestCongratulations to Elyse Hartman, Winner of the 2020 Senior Essay Contest
    Each spring, seniors attending the seven Catholic high schools in the Diocese of La Crosse write an essay of roughly 500 words analyzing a significant piece of literature. The students are given one class period, approximately 45 minutes, to complete their essay. ESSAY PROMPT: In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck… Read more »
  • Overcoming Conflict with CharityOvercoming Conflict with Charity
    Sixteenth-century Peru was not a good time or place to be a multiracial child, but that’s the world St. Martin de Porres (Nov. 3) was born into. The son of a Spanish nobleman and a free Black woman, Martin was rejected by his father because he was too dark-skinned and… Read more »
  • Making your Intercessory Prayer FruitfulMaking your Intercessory Prayer Fruitful
    Oct. 7 – is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, marking a 16th-century European naval victory attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May she intercede for us today and bring us closer to her Son, Jesus Christ. There’s something comforting about the faithful grandmother earnestly… Read more »
  • Finding Hope in Today’s WorldFinding Hope in Today’s World
    They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength. Is 40:31 Hope is what Jack Lawlis from Holy Spirit Parish in Stevens Point instills in Catholic youth on a daily basis as a missionary for SPIRITUS. SPIRITUS, operating out of Menasha, Wis., is a team of young adults in… Read more »
  • Forming Missionary Disciples – NowForming Missionary Disciples – Now
    You know those weird times when you get a brilliant idea—or at least you think it’s brilliant! You’re having a great time, enjoying yourself and then, out of the blue, BOOM, you’re struck by a deep and serious thought. This crazy phenomenon happened to me when I was playing ping… Read more »

Contact Information

Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Phone: 608.791.2673
Fax: 608.791.2687

Chris Rogers, Director