October 5, 2006: For a city boy, Bishop Listecki hits off pretty well with the farmers. Here he is a our annual Rural Life Day Conference, last year held near Athens.
November 11, 2006: Pastoral Planning... Last November, Bishop Listecki presented for the first time to the diocese's deacons and pastoral ministers the proposed pastoral plan of a committee he established. The plan calls for the virtual merging of many of our rural parishes, while closing only one church building. That plan then spent the year being commented on by people from various deaneries, and now sits before the bishop for his approval.
February 11, 2007: A bishop's blessing. Bishop Listecki offers his blessing as he exits Sacred Heart Church in Polonia. He was there for the annual Brother James Miller Day.
April 5, 2007: Holy Oils. Bishop Listecki blesses the Sacred Chrism at our Holy Thursday morning Chrism Mass at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse.
June 9, 2007: Newly ordained transitional Deacon Keith Kitzhaber promises respect and obedience to Bishop Listecki and his successors at St. Mary's in Greenwood.
June 11, 2007: Two days later, Bishop Listecki speaks to Deacon James Weighner immediately before ordaining him to the priesthood at the cathedral.
July 14, 2007: Bishop Jerome Listecki congratulates a graduate of the Diocesan School of Biblical Studies.
July 21, 2007: And only last week, at the 150th anniversary of St. Mary's in Fountain City, Bishop Listecki does the most important thing he can for his flock -- celebrate the Eucharist.