Catholic Life – The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse

03/12/2018 03:36 PM
A pioneering spirit
Parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Necedah know what it takes to build a church from the ground up The people of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Necedah have a long and rich history as a pioneering group. Since its beginnings in the latter part of the 19th century, the parish’s men […]

03/09/2018 03:50 PM
Bishop William Patrick Callahan leads the opening Mass for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Diocese of La Crosse
St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien was filled with excitement and reverence as Bishop William Patrick Callahan opened the diocesan sesquicentennial on March 3rd, 2018. There was a presentation enumerating the elements of the diocesan crest with family members present to recount their heritage. Lead, Kindly Lord, the hymn produced for the year […]

03/08/2018 08:00 AM
Family Prayer: Messy But Invaluable!
Our three youngest daughters are gathered with us in the Living Room. One is lounging on the sofa, one on the floor and the other is sitting next to Dad on the love seat. Dad asks, “How has God blessed you today?” and so our night time prayer begins. A tad bit unconventional in pose […]

03/06/2018 08:00 AM
The 6th and 9th Commandments – Teaching Respect
Teaching the Way of Love for Catholic Parents As parents we want desperately for our children to understand and embrace God’s loving plan for their lives, including God’s plan for their bodies, as they grow into adulthood. In other words, we want our children and ourselves to learn how to honor the Sixth and the […]

03/05/2018 06:34 PM
The church’s foundation
An early portrait of Jane’s family: seated (l-r) are Alyce Walsh Hornby, aunt; Maime Keegan Walsh, grandmother; Patrick Walsh, grandfather; and Mary Walsh, aunt; and standing (l-r) are James Walsh, uncle; Francis Walsh, uncle; Billy Walsh, father; and Patrick Walsh, uncle. (contributed by Jane Powers) Jane Powers recalls a multigenerational connection with St. Patrick Parish […]

03/02/2018 09:12 PM
Reverend Daniel Bartholomew DuChez
Father Daniel DuChez, at the age of 77 and a priest for 31 years, died Thursday March 1, 2018 at Benedictine Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in La Crosse. Daniel Bartholomew DuChez was born on August 24, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio to Louis John and Margaret Mary (O’Malley) DuChez. He attended public schools in Lakewood and […]

03/02/2018 06:00 PM
Knights of Columbus 2017 Tootsie Rolle Drive Raises $2,500
On March 1, 2018, Greg Sutton and Father Timothy Wells, of the Wisconsin State Knights of Columbus, presented Bishop William Patrick Callahan with a check from the proceeds of the 2017 $2,500 Tootsie Roll Drive. This drive raises funds to benefit those with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). Bishop Callahan will use those funds in programs assisting persons with […]

02/27/2018 06:34 PM
February 27, 2018 – Officials
The Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, D.D., Bishop of La Crosse, makes the following announcement: The Reverend Savarimuthu Selvaraj, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Marshfield and Corpus Christi Parish in Bakerville, will be returning to his home diocese at the request of his Bishop, effective July 5, 2018.

02/26/2018 05:15 PM
Spreading the good news
Bob and Barb Zupancich bake evangelization into their parish life Evangelization takes on many forms. There are no hard-set rules as to how Catholics should spread the good news. Following church teachings and being an example and inspiration to others, in whatever method works best for us, is what’s important. Inspiration for Bob and Barb […]

02/22/2018 08:36 PM
No fear in forgiveness
I love the story “First Confession” by Frank O’Connor. As you might imagine, it is about a boy going to confession for the first time. He is terrified. His depressing CCD teacher, bratty sister and mean aunt don’t help him to feel any better about his upcoming judgment day either! But Jack has a wonderful […]