Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Parish

Religious Education Program

The Easter Season began with the Easter Vigil and ends with Pentecost Sunday (May 20 this year). Here are a couple of great ways to reflect on this 50-day celebration:

Bishop Robert Barron’s Easter Message and a free downloadable e-book Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

Take this Bible Quiz (from the website Offbeat) with your kids!

Reminder: Bishop Callahan’s Easter Message and supporting graphics

Bishop Callahan’s Easter video greeting is available at Please share his message on your Facebook page and/or link to your website.

Get more out of your faith!

Enroll in FORMED and listen to Fr. Mike Schmitz’s podcast on the meaning of the cross and Dr. Steven Smith’s podcast on the Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fiction. These and many other topics are available. FORMED is free to members of St. Patrick’s. Use the parish code 6299TC to register. There is no cost to you!

First Communion March 11, 2018

First Communion March 18, 2018

Religious Education Registration Form

Link to the calendar: 2017-18 Calendar!

For Parents:

The Diocesan Office of Family Life is sharing a monthly newsletter with parents entitled:
Teaching the Way of Love (TWL) Newsletter
This year’s TWL series will focus on the Ten Commandments and practical ways to live them within the family.   Click on the link below to download

2017-2018 TWL Newsletter On God’s Plan

Welcome to St. Patrick’s Religious Education Program!

Our Mission

We, the religious education team of St. Patrick’s Parish, unite in partnership with the parents as they continue to fulfill the promise made at the baptism of their children and as they guide their children in the process of becoming faith-filled, loving Catholic Christians.

Assisted by the Spirit of Jesus, we

  • information about the Catholic way of life,
  • formation in the way of life taught in the Gospel, and
  • prayer experiences that invite spiritual growth.

We believe that the presence of Jesus works through the ministry of religious education, making it effective, so that young people can respond to the message of God’s love through growth in faith, worship and service.

Office Hours are: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Monday through Thursday during the school year.

Call Cathy Olson  783-1099

Religious Education Office
127  11th Ave. North Street
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone 783-1099

Other educational information

Click here for information: How to Go To Confession


What is RCIA?

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)  is for those who are un-baptized, or those who are of another faith but would like to become Catholic. We have sessions to help you learn more about the Catholic faith, starting in September and ending after Easter.

There is no cost, only a commitment to attending the sessions and Rites. Interested people need to have a Catholic sponsor, who will accompany them on the journey by attending the sessions and a few Special Rites planned on Sundays.

Call Margie 783-2717 for information.