Wisconsin Rapids Deanery

of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Rapids Deanery consists of 12 parishes in south Wood County and Adams County in central Wisconsin.

The 19-county Diocese of La Crosse is organized into 13 deaneries.

Minutes from the Deanery Pastoral Council, April 24, 2014

Sept. 28

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10th anniversary of chapel in Wisconsin Rapids

Oct. 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the Mother of America Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at the Marian Center for Peace of Wisconsin Rapids. This great blessing to our community could have only been accomplished through prayer, grace and the commitment of many in spending time with our Eucharistic Lord. In thanksgiving to God and the intercession of Mary, we ask that everyone pray (on your own) a Novena to Our Lady of Fatima beginning Saturday, Oct. 4, and concluding Sunday, Oct. 12.

Novena to Our Lady of Fatima

(Pray for 9 consecutive days.)

Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it, we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, and this favor that I so earnestly seek (mention your request), which I ask of you in this novena, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of all people.  Amen.

(Pray 3 sets of: 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be)  

On Monday, Oct. 13, the celebration continues at SS. Peter and Paul Church 1110 1st St. N., Wisconsin Rapids. This event will begin at 5:15 p.m. with Mass, Exposition, Rosary, Litany of Our Lady of Fatima, enrollment in the Brown Scapular Confraternity, Benediction and conclude with refreshments. For more information, 715-424-6279. www.mariancenterforpeace.org. Facebook/pages/Marian-Center-for-Peace.

  Read Bishop Callahan's blog here.

Bishop Callahan's radio program

"Connecting the Diocese" is Bishop William Callahan's new radio program, which airs on the Relevant Radio stations in the Diocese of La Crosse. The program airs at 9 a.m. Fridays, with rebroadcasts at 10 a.m. Saturdays and noon on Sundays.

Relevant Radio stations in the Diocese of La Crosse:
  Wisconsin Rapids 93.9 FM WMMA
  Wausau 92.9 FM WYNW
  La Crosse 1570 AM WKBH
  Eau Claire 1050 AM WDVM    

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Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild

Bishop William Callahan has officially opened the cause for beatification and canonization for Fr. Joseph Walijewski, who died in 2006. Fr. Joe, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, spent most of his ministry serving the missions in Bolivia and Peru.

Learn more about the life of Fr. Joe, and see how you can help further his cause for sainthood. Click here for the Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild website.

Bishop Callahan's prayer for Fr. Joe's beatification and canonization

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

At the Marian Center for Peace on the grounds of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 241 Apricot St., Wisconsin Rapids.
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Fr. John SteinerVery Rev. John Steiner, Dean

St. Vincent de Paul Church
820 13th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-423-2111   Email: stvin@wctc.net

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