Event Photos

Pilgrimage to the
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
in LaCrosse, WI 

September 18, 2009

The Pilgrims of Saint Paul's, Plainfield, WI

Memorial to the Unborn

Memorial to the Unborn, looking out

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5250 Justin Road
P.O. Box 1237
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602-1237
Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

of the Shrine Grounds.

Other Event Photos

Father Paul Lippert

Celebrated 50 Years of Priesthood


On Sunday, June 5, 2011, we were especially grateful for Fr. Paul Lippert who not only celebrated 50 years of priesthood on June 4th, but celebrated this anniversay here with us. With great joy, we praised him for his dedicated, priestly commitment to God and to God's people, and congratulated him on this signifacant milestone in his life. May God bless you, Fr. Paul, with many more years of health to enjoy your continued service to us and others, and to enjoy your retirement!


Fr. Paul gave thanks to all who helped make his day such a blessing.


Saint Paul's Parishioners in Action Within Our Communities
The Pionke Family
Pionke Farms Hosted the 24th Annual
Waushara County June Dairy Breakfast
June 26, 2011


Fr. Brian Lederer presiding at Saint Paul's Catholic Church

On Friday, June 22nd, Diocese of Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba ordained

Brian Lederer to the priesthood for the Diocese of Duluth.


On June 30th & July 1st, Fr. Brian presided at our Masses, and after Mass that Sunday,

we hosted a Fellowship Reception to celebrate

Fr. Brian’s ordination and his first Masses with us as priest.

Here Fr. Brian is shown with his parents, Roger and Sue Lederer.


We bless Fr. Brian in love and appreciation for his priesthood witness to us,

and, finally, we bless him in hope and joy as he prepares to begin his first ministry

assignment to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish,

Hibbing, Minn.

Our parish held a celebration after our 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Aug. 12th for our long-time parish friend, Arkansas-based Fr. Milton Lange as he continues to celebrate his 60th anniversary of his ordination (May 31st) and his 93rdbirthday (July 1st).Fr. Lange has vacationed at his sister’s Long Lake cottage for nearly 55 years and occasionally presides at weekday and weekend Masses with us.

Fr. Milton Lange Presided at Saint Paul's Catholic Church

Fr. Milton Lange and Deacon Jim Trzinski

Here Fr. Lange is shown with several of his family members.

After one of our morning Masses with Fr. Lange, our worshippers

treated Father to a birthday donut fellowship. Gotta love that hat!


We offer Fr. Lange a special thank you for presiding at our 8:00 a.m. weekday Masses and for concelebrating at our Sunday Masses these past few weeks. We are most grateful for his presence and God willing, we look forward to his visit next summer.

Click here for a message from Fr. Lange.

Times and Seasons Quilt

Created by Bonnie Hedglin and Diane Wolski

For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people...Isaiah 65:22

Times and Seasons Quilt History


   It all began when parishioner Bonnie Hedglin saw the large open space in the Narthex as a blank canvas and a chance to fill a void with beauty. She came upon a pattern that she just couldn't let go of. Knowing that when the new chruch was built, the art of quilting was suggested to be utilized in the decor along with trees as the general theme, she realized this pattern was perfect for Saint Paul's's. So she ran with the idea and presented it to the decorating committee.


   On December 2001, after approval from the committee, the quilt maker Bonnie Hedglin and assistant Diane Wolski, embarked on a new adventure that would take them almost four years to complete. After the fabric selection was made, Bonnie did the fabric piecework, beading, machine quilting and finishing. Diane worked at ribbon and thread embroidery. At the end of the journey, both quilters were gratified with the opportunity to assemble this quilt and they burned their patterns as a symbol of finality and breaking of the mold.


   The title of the wall hanging is Times & Seasons designed by Piecemakers. It depicts the annual life cycle of a tree with a large, central tree surrounded by twelve smaller tress, each one representing a specific month of the calendar year, beginning with January whose representation appears in the quilt's upper left-hand corner. The remaining eleven months continue in clockwise order. The branches of the large central tree carry the range of all four seasons beginning with icy, snowy Winter on the far left side moving clockwise into Spring with the new growth of leaves, then into Summer and finally Fall with the autumn colors. Each triangle surrounding the large tree represents a particular season.


   Part of the adventure was providing their family treasures to accent the quilt. These included bits of tatting (handmade thread lace) made by Tom Wolski's grandmother, and old buttons from Bonnie's grandmother.