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, Jan. 23, 2014


Divine Mercy Sunday
April 27

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Bishop William Callahan's Easter message for the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse

Looking ahead

April 27 -- Confirmation, noon at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Wisconsin Rapids; including St. Lawrence, Wisconsin Rapids; St. Vincent de Paul, Wisconsin Rapids; St. Philip, Rudolph; Sacred Heart, Nekoosa; St. Alexander, Port Edwards; Holy Rosary, Sigel; St. Joachim, Pittsville; and St. James, Vesper. (NOTE: OLQH Mass times for April 27 are changed because of Confirmation. Masses will be at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.)

April 27 -- Divine Mercy Sunday. Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in St. Peter's Square. Catholic News Service story


Join Fr. John Steiner on a 'Back to our Roots' tour of Germany, Czech Republic and Austria
Tour dates: September 8-22, 2014    Register by April 11 (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 2)

Click here for the itinerary and details on pricing.

Hosted by: Wade Olsen, genealogist, historian and tour guide. (wade@wadesconnections.com)

Questions: contact Fr. John Steiner at St. Vincent Parish, stvin@wctc.net, 715-423-2111.


  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    

To listen to archived programs, click here.

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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