Your Community – July 2017

This article was posted on: July 11, 2017


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.

July 9 | 3:30 p.m.
St. Matthew Parish will celebrate a Sunday Mass and healing service. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Individual prayer will be available after Mass.

NFP National Awareness Week
July 23–29
It’s time! Say “Yes” to God’s plan for Marriage! The slogan focuses on God’s gift of the nature of marriage to husband and wife. Natural Family Planning supports married couples who honor God’s plan. Check out the USCCB resources, couples’ stories, church teachings and many other great ideas to help you promote “God’s plan for marriages” in your parish community.

Basic Principles for Healing the Culture Conference – La Crosse
Aug. 11–12 Blessed Sacrament Parish
During this year’s 2-Day Witness for Christ Conference, Camille Pauley, the President and CEO of Healing the Culture, will unfold the four levels of happiness and basic Catholic principles that help us to experience the deepest happiness. These principles and insights will provide a steady compass for navigating the mainstream culture when encountering bad ideas and values. Please visit diolc.org/catechesis for more information about the conference and how to sign up.

Retrouvaille Retreat
Aug. 11–13
Retrouvaille is a program designed to give a married couple the tools needed to keep their marriage together. The program consists of a weekend and seven follow-up sessions. It is all about communication between spouses and you are not asked to share information with anyone but each other. This is an opportunity to rediscover each other and to reopen communication with a positive new perspective. For confidential information or to register call 1-877-922-HOPE (4673), or visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

100th Anniversary of Fatima – La Crosse
Aug. 13 — 13th of the months June through October
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
12:30 p.m. – Praying of the Holy Rosary
1:00 p.m. – Holy Mass – followed by Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for those who assisted at the Mass.

Relics of St. Padre Pio – La Crosse
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral

Come and venerate the official relics of Saint Padre Pio. Veneration of the relics will be offered from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mass will be offered at 12:10 p.m. and at 7 p.m. The 7 p.m. Mass will be a Mass in honor of Saint Padre Pio celebrated by the Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan. For more information about the public veneration, please call 608-788-7700, or send an email to [email protected].


Go to diolc.org/calendar to see what’s happening in the Diocese of La Crosse or send a message to [email protected] and share what’s happening at your parish.

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