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

  • 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.

  • Marching for Life in Chicago

    “Abortion is the ultimate degradation of women.” These words rang out across Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago at the annual “March for Life,” sponsored by Pro-Life Wisconsin, on Saturday, Jan. 11. The theme of this year’s rally was “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” It was a journey with moral and spiritual significance, this protest to The post Marching for Life in Chicago appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • TANZANIA: A MISSION OF CHANGE

    A story of Relational Solidarity This international relationship began for St. John the Baptist with the Sisters of Our Lady Queen of Africa in 2014 and in less than 2 years more than $100,000 was raised to fund the building of a new convent in Mwanza, Tanzania. (Those involved are convinced of God’s provision.) In The post TANZANIA: A MISSION OF CHANGE appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Leading by Example

    It’s a well-known fact that volunteering can bring you many benefits, such as providing a greater sense of purpose or meeting new people who become lifelong friends. Some studies even assert that people age more gracefully when they volunteer. But the Mark and 
Ann Kedrowski family from Wausau find that when they volunteer in their The post Leading by Example appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Finishing the race and keeping the faith

    Fifteen-year-old Kyla Feit lives in small-town Wisconsin Rapids. A member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and sophomore at Lincoln High School, Kyla spends many evenings during the school year honing her skills in the dance studio. A dancer since age 3, she dances ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and modern. But if you ask Kyla The post Finishing the race and keeping the faith appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Finding fellowship in Christ Jacob Schulfer lives his Faith

    God reaches out to touch us with His love, and those whose faithful hearts are open can feel that loving touch. Jacob Schulfer, 20, of Custer first felt God’s touch at the end of high school. “What really got me into the Faith was the summer before my senior year; I went to a conference The post Finding fellowship in Christ Jacob Schulfer lives his Faith 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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