Solemn High Mass on Thursday, September 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 6 pm, St. James the Less parish


Please join us to celebrate the Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at St. James the Less parish in La Crosse on Thursday, September 14 at 6 pm. Our celebrant will be Msgr. Joseph Diermeier, a vicar general of the La Crosse diocese and pastor of Nativity of the BVM in Marathon. Msgr. Diermeier will be assisted by Fr. James Altman pastor of St James the Less and Fr. Michael Klos, pastor of Tri-Parish Catholic Community of Cashton and Norwalk.

We also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum, the papal decree which provided for much wider celebration of the Extraordinary Form in the Church. Handouts will be available for those unfamiliar with the Extraordinary Form. For more details, please contact Una Voce La Crosse,

Wednesday, September 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 7 pm, La Crosse Diocesan Center

crucifix-closeup-450x221[1]Please join us for a sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Christ the King chapel, La Crosse Diocesan Center on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 pm. Our celebrant will be Father Justin Kizewski, a priest of the La Crosse diocese, who recently received his doctorate in Sacred Theology and is now pastor of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls, WI.

There will be refreshments and fellowship following the Mass.

Event: Holy Mass March 19 Feast of St. Joseph


In my past invitations to our Mass on the Feast of St. Joseph, this coming Saturday, 10 am at Holy Cross Diocesan Center in La Crosse, I had forgotten to urge all of those coming to bring canned goods and other non-perishable foodstuffs to be donated to a local food pantry.  This is a long and venerable custom on St. Joseph’s Day, so let’s be generous in helping the poor.

I also wanted to communicate that, unfortunately, Bishop Callahan will not be able to attend this Mass with us after all — an important matter came up that requires his presence and he extends his apologies.  But our celebrant, Father Redfern, will be extremely pleased to preach a rousing sermon on his own name day!

This is a great feast for a great saint and even though it falls during Lent, since it is a Solemnity the faithful are free to dispense with their Lenten austerities to celebrate this day. We request that those planning to stay for the gathering after Mass please bring some special Italian antipasti/appetizers to share, along with a dessert.

We’re looking forward to seeing you, your family, and your friends on March 19!

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——————– Previous Announcement ———————

Una Voce La Crosse will be sponsoring a sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturday, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, at 10:00 AM in the Christ the King Chapel of the Holy Cross Diocesan Center in La Crosse. Our celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Redfern.

We are most pleased to announce that His Excellency Bishop William Callahan will be joining us for the celebration of the Mass and will preach the sermon on this wonderful feast day!

Refreshments to follow Mass in the refectory.

Una Voce La Crosse, March 19, 2016, Feast of St Joseph Flier

Pictures of 2015 Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday in the La Crosse Area

The Sacred Triduum was celebrated in the Extraordinary Form at St. Mary’s Ridge and Easter morning was crowned by a beautiful traditional Latin Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Ecce Lignum Crucis!
[St. Mary’s Ridge]



Venerating the Holy Cross. 
[St. Mary’s Ridge]


Choir girls receive our Lord.
[St. Mary’s Ridge]


Blessing the New Fire.
[St. Mary’s Ridge]


Lumen Christi!
[St. Mary’s Ridge]


Descendat in hanc plenitudinem fontis, virtus Spiritus Sancti
[May the power of the Holy Spirit descend into the fullness of this font.]
[St. Mary’s Ridge]


Ecce Agnus Dei.
[St. Mary’s Ridge]

Shrine, Easter 2015, Elevation

Dominus Meus et Deus Meus.
[Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe]

Shrine, Easter 2015, Ecce Agnus Dei

Behold, the Lamb of God!
[Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe]