Your Community – April 2019

This article was posted on: April 10, 2019

Fr. Steve Brice, Fr. Al Burkhart and parishioners from Mary, Mother of Good Help Parish in Wausau accepts the “In My Name” award at the Lenten Luncheon in Wausau, on March 11, 2019. 

Joe and Michelle Skemp received the “In My Name” award in La Crosse on March 20, 2019.


The “In My Name” award recognizes an individual or an organization exemplifying these words from the Gospel of Mark, “John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw a man using your name to force demons out of people. But he wasn’t one of us, and we told him to stop.’ Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Don’t stop him! No one who works miracles in my name will soon turn and say something bad about me. Anyone who isn’t against us is for us. And anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name, just because you belong to me, will surely be rewarded.” (Mark 9:38-41).


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La Crosse | Msgr. Delbert Malin was presented with the Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award by the Bethany St. Joseph Corporation on Jan. 23, 2019. The award is presented yearly to acknowledge and recognize the dedication of people to ecumenical activities and community building. When reflecting on what volunteerism means, Msgr. Malin stated, “Churches and communities run on volunteerism. We couldn’t do it without everyone taking an interest in their passions. When in a group setting and an idea to meet a need is sparked and talked about, then stop talking and do something about it.”

Sunday Mass and Healing Service — Wausau
• April 14 | 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• St. Matthew Church, 229 S. 28th Ave.
• The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Chrism Mass — La Crosse
• April 16 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, 530 Main St.
• A livestream will be available at diolc.org/live.

Spring Rummage Sale — La Crosse
• April 26 – 27 | 11 a.m.
• Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 2006 Weston St.
• Items will be sold for $6 a bag on Friday, and $3 a bag on Saturday. Some items will be priced individually.

Leadership in Christ Conference — La Crosse
• April 26 – 27 | 4:30 p.m.
• Holy Cross Diocesan Center, 3710 East Ave. S.
• Keynote presenter Bill Keimig, from Franciscan University of Steubenville, will describe keys to true transformation in Christ for persons, families and parishes. Visit diolc.org/leadership-in-christ for details.

Married Love: Two Becoming One — La Crosse
• April 26 – 27 | 6 p.m.
• Contact: Maggie Leon
• Email: mnerickson95@gmail.com
• Phone: 608.782.2953
• Cost: $75 per couple

Holy Happy Hour — Mauston
• April 30 | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• St. Patrick Parish is hosting Holy Happy Hour at State Street Tap. Our hope is to bring together Catholics to socialize and engage in meaningful conversations in a relaxed atmosphere.

Hispanic Lay Formation Institute — Alma Center
• May 4 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Contact: Father Tim Oudenhoven
• Email: timoudenhoven@gmail.com
• Phone: 715.223.4026

Ordination to the Diaconate — La Crosse
• May 4 | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, 530 Main St.
• A livestream will be available at diolc.org/live.

Spring Planting Day — La Crosse
• May 5 – 6 | 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5250 Justin Rd.
• Contact: Kris or Laura
• Email: gardenclub@guadalupeshrine.org
• Phone: 608.782.5440

Chicken-Que — La Crosse
• May 9 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 2006 Weston St.
• For pre-sale tickets (guaranteed) and deliveries, call 608.518.6145. No minimum order and no delivery charge. Enter at Weston Street driveway. Cost is $9.

Married Love: Two Becoming One — Wausau
• May 11 | 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
• Contact: Father Allen Slowiak
• Email: fraljs@smproths.org
• Phone: 715.359.5206
• Cost: $100 per couple

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


Farmer Hotline for Help & Hope

There is a current crisis in farming: historic low margins and high rates of suicide. There is help and hope. The Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection’s Wisconsin Farm Center offers a hotline for farmers looking for advice – everything from financial to succession planning for the future. The hotline is available weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1.800.942.2474



Marshfield  |  St. John the Baptist Parish in Marshfield dedicated the Mother Streitel Center and Pope St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel earlier this year. Dedicated in honor of Venerable Mother Streitel, it features an altar donated by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and a refurbished Communion rail donated by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The Adoration Chapel is graced with a first-class relic of its namesake, Pope St. John Paul II.


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