Catholic Life – The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse

07/21/2017 02:37 PM
Decisive moments – Following the call of the Holy Spirit
St. Joseph Parish in Stevens Point We are all faced with decisive moments in our lives and events that have affected our journey of faith. Patrick Wenzl, an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Stevens Point, leads the Men of St. Joseph Parish Prayer Breakfast, which he believes was a decisive moment presented to […]

07/21/2017 02:29 PM
What can I do?
Not too many years ago, when I was a parish priest, I remember listening to (young) people trying to describe the dilemmas they faced in their lives of faith. They wanted to determine what “to do” in the church (in their lives as an expression of their faith — if they did not feel called […]

07/11/2017 09:17 PM
Ed Pulvermacher was awarded the 2017 Wisconsin Knights of Columbus Medallion Award at the annual Wisconsin Knights of Columbus State Convention. The Medallion is the highest individual award the Knights of Columbus give, with only one Wisconsin Medallion Award given each year. Ed is a 31-year member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3492 in […]

07/11/2017 08:54 PM
Adventures in Faith
“Adventure Camp is a great opportunity for young people to get away from the busy world we live in. For me, it offered time to get away from distractions and focus on what matters. I grew closer to God through the opportunity of daily Mass, adoration, friendships and enjoying God’s creation in the outdoors.” – […]

07/11/2017 08:48 PM
Parish Festivals
Rudolph St. Philip’s 97th Church Picnic 
and Chicken Dinner Aug. 6 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. A Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. with polka music, featuring the Old Time Brass and the Choraleers, followed by a chicken dinner, children’s games and music. Waumandee St. Boniface Parish Fall Festival Aug. 20 | 10 […]

07/11/2017 08:44 PM
Your Community – July 2017
ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH CELEBRATES 100 YEARS  IN STEVENS POINT Holy Spirit Parish in Stevens Point gathered on Pentecost at St. Stanislaus Church for its cen-tennial. Bishop William Patrick Callahan celebrated Mass, which was followed by a reception. Wausau July 9 | 3:30 p.m. St. Matthew Parish will celebrate a Sunday Mass and healing service. The […]

07/11/2017 07:53 PM
Graduates of the Lay Formation Institute 2017
Twenty-one new graduates of the diocesan Lay Formation Institute (LFI) were commissioned on June 3, 2017. The two-year LFI energizes lay leadership in our parishes, drawing participants closer to Christ and his Church, deepening their knowledge of the faith, and forming them as joyful disciples. Front row (left to right): Veronica Steines-Machtan, Patricia Anderson, Jane […]

07/11/2017 07:17 PM
July 11, 2017 – Officials
The Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, D.D., Bishop of La Crosse, makes the following announcements: The Reverend Robert W. Nelson, Pastor of St. Joachim Parish in Pittsville, Holy Rosary Parish in Sigel and St. James Parish in Vesper, has submitted his resignation as Pastor and  requested to be granted the status of senior priest.  Both […]

07/10/2017 10:46 PM
Anti-Bullying Video Contest Winners
The Meemic Foundation’s Together Movement in bringing awareness to the problems of bullying, intolerance and disrespect in our schools and communities. This is the first year Saint Patrick School in Sparta has submitted videos for consideration and four students won and each received an Amazon Fire® HD Tablet. The videos were posted on social media […]

07/06/2017 02:17 PM
St. Joseph Parish and St. Kevin Parish Merge to form Guardian Angel Parish In Black River Falls
From the angels painted on the ceiling over the altar, to the sweet cherub-like faces of the children attending Mass at St. Joseph Church in Black River Falls on Saturday July 1, 2017, it was clear there were angels surrounding the day’s events. St. Joseph Parish in Black River Falls and St. Kevin Parish in […]