(Right) Bishop William Patrick Callahan celebrates Mass in honor of the closing of the investigation of the life and cause for sainthood of Father Joseph Walijewski.Concelebrating with him are, from the left, Very Rev. William Dhein, Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia, V.G.; Rev. Msgr. Joseph Hirsch, Promoter of Justice; Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse; Fr. Mark Inglot, nephew of Fr. Joseph Walijewski; Rev. Msgr. Michael Gorman, Episcopal Delegate, V.G.; Rev. Msgr. Charles Stoetzel, Cathedral Rector. Not pictured are Very Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk, Second Director of Casa Hogar; Rev. Msgr. Matthew Malnar, Historical Commission Member; Rev. Kurt Apfelbeck, President of the Historical Commission and Diocesan Archivist; Deacon Thomas Skemp.
SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS – DIOLC.ORG/150 #DIOLC150
JULY 13 – MARSHFIELD
• Parish Pull at the Fairgrounds
• Begins at 6:45 p.m.
JULY 14 – HEWITT
• Mass at St. Michael Church followed by a social
• 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
JULY 15 – LOYAL
• Mass at St. Anthony Church including parishioners of St. Mary Parish, Neillsville and St. Mary Parish, Greenwood
• 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
JULY 15 – ABBOTSFORD
• Hispanic Community Mass and Fiesta at St. Bernard Church
• 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
AUGUST 26 – CHIPPEWA FALLS
• Mass at Irvine Park followed by a picnic dinner
• 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 9 – Arcadia
• 10 a.m. Mass and Fall Festival at Holy Family Church
OCT. 7 – LA CROSSE
• Sesquicentennial Celebration Mass
• 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral
• A reception will follow at the La Crosse Center
Dare to Follow Retreat — La Crosse
For boys grades 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10. You will learn about your Catholic faith, talk about the priestly vocation, and have some fun! For more information, contact Renee Orth at 608.791.2667 or email@example.com.
50th Jubilee Celebration Mass — La Crosse
July 8 | 2 p.m.
For couples celebrating 50 years of sacramental marriage. Mass at the Holy Cross Diocesan Center at 2:00 p.m., with dinner following. Contact 608.791.2673 for more information.
Sunday Mass with Healing Service — Wausau
July 8 | 3:30 p.m.
St. Matthew Parish, 229 S 28th Ave., Wausau. Sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 2-3:15 p.m. Individual prayer will be available after Mass.
Married Love: Two Becoming One — Eau Claire
Beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. Mass is celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Engaged couples will receive a special blessing and certificate of completion. Pre-registration is required; cost of the program is $100. Contact the Immaculate Conception Church office at 715.835.9935 for more information.
Threshold Retreat 2018 — La Crosse
For young men considering the priesthood entering their junior or senior year of high school, or any year of college. Join us at the Holy Cross Diocesan Center, 3710 East Ave. S., La Crosse, for three days of prayer, conversation, recreation and reflections on the priesthood. Contact Renee Orth at 608.791.2667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
50th Jubilee Celebration Mass — Altoona
July 22 | 3 p.m.
For couples celebrating 50 years of sacramental marriage. Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1812 Lynn Ave., Altoona, at 3:00 p.m. with dinner following. Contact 608.791.2673.
Priests for Tomorrow Dinner — La Crosse
July 29 | 4:45 – 8:45
Enjoy a meal and support our seminarians. Contact Renee Orth at 608.791.2667 or email@example.com.
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe 10th Anniversary — La Crosse
July 31 | 10:30 a.m.
The procession will begin in the pilgrim center at 10:30 a.m., with Mass at 11 a.m. For more information, call 608-782-5440.
National Council of Catholic Women Leadership Training — La Crosse
Aug. 4 | 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Open to all women, at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 2006 Weston St., La Crosse. Come together to earn how to be better leaders and attract more people to Christ. Trainers are Mary Matheus and Jody Watermann, from the National Council.
50th Jubilee Celebration Mass — Plover
August 5 | 2 p.m.
For couples celebrating 50 years of sacramental marriage. Mass at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, 3200 Plover Rd., Plover, at 2:00 p.m. with dinner following. Contact 608.791.2673 for more information.
Witnesses for Christ Conference — La Crosse
Beyond Sit, Stand, Kneel: Encountering God. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday and ending at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Keynote Speaker is Dr. James Pauley, a Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. Contact 608.791.2658.
Picnic on the Peninsula — Knowlton/Mosinee
Aug. 11 | 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
An outdoor Mass with Polka music will be celebrated at 4:40 p.m.
St. Therese August Fest — Schofield
St. Therese Parish, 112 W. Kort St. Bucket Raffles – Cherry Tree – Beer Tent – Food Stand – Pierogi Stand – Flea Market – Children’s Games – Bakery Spin
Saturday, Polka Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by music from 6-11:30 p.m.
Sunday, music starting at 10 a.m. Chicken and BBQ meatballs with sausage and kraut served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bingo runs from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Cash Raffle – over $4,000 in prizes!
KC Kornfest Fun Run and Walk — Holmen
Aug. 18 | 7 a.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 515 N. Main St., Holmen. Contact 608.526.4424 for more information.
Married Love: Two Becoming One Retreat — Marshfield (One Day)
August 18 | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Held at St. Joseph Hospital, 611 St. Joseph Ave., Marshfield. Cost for the program is $80.
Contact Alanna Hart at 715.650.7310 for more information.
KC Kornfest All You Can Eat Breakfast — Holmen
Aug. 19 | Serving 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 515 N. Main St., Holmen.
Read the Catechism in 38 weeks — Online
Program to systematically read the Catechism. For more information, contact Ann Lankford at firstname.lastname@example.org.