We invite everyone to participate in the Baby Bottles for Birthright, an organization which does so much to help mothers decide to bring their child to term and to support them once the child is born. A number of women from our parish are Birthright volunteers. To learn more, to volunteer or to offer help call 782-0373. You may also visit the web site of Birthright International at www.birthright.org.
Pro-Life Wisconsin is committed to "Defending God's Plan" for human life. God lovingly creates each human being. Beginning at fertilization, we are unique persons, and God has a plan for each one of us! Unfortunately, abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide undermine that plan by destroying human beings created in His image.
Project Rachel is the name of the Catholic Church's healing ministry to those who have been involved in abortion. Founded in 1984 by Victoria Thorn in Milwaukee, today Project Rachel programs can be found in 140 Catholic dioceses in the United States, as well as in dioceses in other countries.
Project Rachel operates as a network of professional counselors and priests, all trained to provide one-on-one spiritual and psychological care for those who are suffering because of an abortion. In addition to individualized counseling, some programs include support groups and retreats.
If you have been hurt by an abortion in your life, you are not alone; dial 1-866-RACHEL-4 or 1-866-344-2500.
Front Door Ministry
The Front Door Ministry is an outreach of the Cathedral parish to provide emergency assistance for food, gasoline and bus tokens. Limited funds are available for housing and utility bills for those who qualify. The Front Door Ministry is open from 9 AM to 11AM Monday through Friday. You may reach the Ministry at 608.782.0322 Ext. 223 for assistance and/or information.
WAFER Food Pantry
WAFER food pantry(located on the Causeway) is dedicated to providing food relief to those in need. Last year, we provided nearly 10,000 food packages to over 2400 La Crosse area families. Nearly 40% of those receiving food from us are children. Without the help of a dedicated and supportive community, this would not be possible.
For more information on WAFER, visit their website:
Habitat for Humanity
You can help provide a decent, safe, and affordable place to live for people living in substandard housing in the La Crosse Area. Please consider making a contribution.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity in LaCrosse, visit:
Place of Grace
Place of Grace — named for Grace Beznouz, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who died in February 1996 — is part of the Catholic Worker House movement. Services offered include free dinners on Thursdays and Sundays, with lunch and hospitality hours Tuesdays through Thursdays. There are no employees, only regular volunteers and guests.
For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, call Chris McClead at 796-3805
A Place of Grace Catholic Worker House
919 Hood Street