All Scouts wishing to earn their Religious Emblems for the 2016-2017 year should be working on them at this time. Allapplications are due by Tue, May 1. If you are a catholic scout in a non catholic chartered unit and need information please contactthe Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-782-4911.
Feb 16Fridays during Lent, 6:30pm at St. Boniface, Feb 16 - Mar 23
Mar 3 10:00am
Bishop Callahan will celebrate the opening of our diocesan sesquicentennial with Mass at St. Gabriel Church in Prairie du Chien beginning at 10:00am. Reception to follow at St. John Church in Prairie du Chien. All are welcome. If you are unable to attend the Mass you can view it via live stream at diolc.org/live.
Mar 17 9:00am - 3:00pm
at Mater Redemptoris House of Formation; 3730 East Avenue South; La Crosse, WI 54601
For girls ages 9-13, who are interested spending some time with the Sisters and others who enjoy spiritual things, while finding out more about religious life. Donations accepted. Register online at www.materredemptoris.org. Questions? Please contact Sister M. Consolata at email@example.com or 608-788-4530.
Mar 18 10:30am
There will be a Mass honoring the Servant of God, Father Joseph Walijewski, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the opening of his Cause for Canonization. The Mass will be celebrated at Saint Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse at 10:30am. All are welcome. Learn more at frjoesguild.org.
Apr 7Are you a man at least 35 years of age who feels a yearning to give yourself more radically to the service of God and the Church – preaching the Gospel, serving those in need, assisting at the altar? If you think God may be calling you to be a deacon, talk to your pastor about attending the Diaconate Discernment Retreat at St. Anthony’s Retreat Center on Sat, Apr 7. Then call the Office for Ministries and Social Concerns at 608-791-0161. A new deacon formation class will begin in the fall of 2019 and attendance at the Discernment Retreat (this spring or next) is a prerequisite.
For more information, visit www.diolc.org/diaconate.
Jun 10 - Jun 15
Viterbo University’s second annual Franciscan CORE is scheduled for Jun 10-15. This five-day summerservice camp for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders offers education, experience, and reflection on Catholic Social Teachingthemes and principles using a Franciscan lens. Franciscan CORE seeks to develop empathetic and grounded leaders forthe world and the Church through: Compassion for those on the margins, Outreach to those in need, Reflection onGod’s call, and Experience of community and service. For more information or to apply, visitwww.viterbo.edu/franciscan-core. Registration opened Jan 1.
at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in LaCrosse
This day will be presented by two national trainers from the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Leadership Training Development Team. This is right in our back yard. Please save this date on your busy calendars and try to attend this.
Join us for a 10-day pilgrimage to Rome (Sep 19-29, 2018) to witness the Deacon Ordination of Brandon Guenther (SS Peter and Paul Parish, Independence) and Ethan Hokamp (Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Wisconsin Rapids). The Mass of Ordination will take place Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at St. Peter's Basilica.