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Catholic Life

 


MACS serves as a place for all to learn about and be welcomed to the love of God, no matter where they are on their journey with Christ. We are very excited to welcome those who are new or returning to the Catholic faith and help them navigate all there is to learn. It is important that we clearly communicate our commitment to the message of Christian salvation, as well as Catholic practices and beliefs that are part of student life at MACS. 
This webpage is made to serve as a guide to Catholic practices. Here you will find explanations and definitions to many questions people have about Catholicism.  

What is "The Good News?"
Our hope at MACS is to offer our students, staff, and community the regular opportunity to encounter the Good News of Jesus:

  • God the Father created us out of love but we broke that relationship through sin.
  • God the Son came to die so we could be forgiven of our sins and experience eternal life. 
  • God the Holy Spirit comes to dwell inside us and transform our lives. 

With any act of love, a response is needed, and this great act of love seeks a personal response. Right now, you have the opportunity to make Jesus the Lord of your life or renew your commitment to Him.

What is the Holy Mass?
The Mass is the highest form of prayer and is made up of two main parts: the Liturgy of the Word (reading and teaching from the Bible) and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Catholics believe that the Eucharist, Jesus' Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, is the source and summit of our faith. Mass is an opportunity to grow closer to Jesus for both Catholic and non-Catholics. Mass is held at Catholic churches throughout the week. Attendance to Mass is encouraged at least every Sunday. 

Recources:
Parish Mass Times and Faith Formation:
Our Lady of the Falls
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Peter the Apostle

Prayer:
Hallow
Magnificat

Catholic Faith Information & Inspiration:
Word on Fire
Franciscan at Home 
Register for Franciscan at Home learning system:   FREE
1)      visit franciscanathome.com/diocese-la-crosse and scroll to the bottom of the page. 
2)      On the right, click on the middle blue button: “My parish or school is already registered, and I would like to set up my individual free account under that institution.”  This will allow you to create a free account under your parish or school.  
3)      Then click “Create an Account.” Complete the information and click Save. Select the Diocese of La Crosse from a drop-down menu, and then your Institution = your parish / school from a second drop-down menu, listed by city and name. Once you have finished by clicking on the "Sign Up" button, you will have a dashboard. This will enable you to select from the variety of tracks.

 

Parish Mass Times and Faith Formation:
Our Lady of the Falls

St. Charles Borromeo
St. Peter the Apostle

Prayer:
Hallow
Magnificat

Catholic Faith Information & Inspiration:
Word on Fire
Franciscan at Home 


Father Ethan Hokamp
Chaplain
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Ms. Erica Boehm
Ministry and Mission Director
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Mrs. Paula Hanson
Faith Formation Coordinator
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