Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

  • St. John Bosco – A Role Model of Accompaniment

    In Turin, Italy, during the 1800s, children were the chief victims of the Industrial Revolution. There were hundreds of boys living on the street without care or supervision. To them, God sent a man with unfaltering Faith, a knack for storytelling, a heart full of laughter and an extraordinary love for children. God sent them […] The post St. John Bosco – A Role Model of Accompaniment appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • ‘Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.’

    Casey Blume, age 25, passed away in the early hours of June 4, 2006, a Sunday morning. He’d stood tall at 6’3”, an athletic 230-pounder, the go-to guy, popular and well connected. He’d spent the previous day in a whirlwind, participating first in a golf tournament, then a softball tournament, followed by drinking later with […] The post ‘Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.’ appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Now that I’m Confirmed

    Sophia Yde is Confirmed by Bishop William Patrick Callahan on Oct. 13, 2018, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church in Rothschild. Her sponsor is her sister, Lauren Yde. On the day I was Confirmed, I was an excited and nervous teenager who knew that my life would be changed. My emotions went between […] The post Now that I’m Confirmed appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • ‘Be Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit’

    When I was Confirmed, I was anointed with sacred chrism and heard the words, “Be sealed with the Gift of Holy Spirit.” I responded, “Amen!” This is the same mark of the Father’s seal that Jesus received. This mark is not put on or taken off like a cape. This seal is God’s statement saying, […] The post ‘Be Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit’ appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Faith through service – A calling to music ministry—and beyond

    Brothers Daniel (left) and Thomas Reither follow in their father’s footsteps as active members of their parish music ministry. Sacred music adds a unique spirituality to the celebration of Mass. Whether a member of the choir, cantor, pianist or organist, each musician finds joy in sharing their talents with fellow Catholics, helping us unite with […] The post Faith through service – A calling to music ministry—and beyond appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.