"Days for the Handicapped"
Twice a year, handicapped and elderly people are brought together with caregivers, family and volunteers for a day of inclusiveness, renewal and Christian celebration. There is no charge to attend these events.
In January 1968, the first “day for the handicapped” was held at Holy Name Seminary which was titled “Little Christmas with the Bishop”. Sixty handicapped persons attended, which at the time was considered overwhelming because of the large number of handicapped gathered in one place. In 2014 almost 700 guests attended Mass and were served a holiday dinner. This annual event is held at Monroe High School on the first Saturday in December.
Day in the Dells
In August 1975, the first “Day at the Dells” was held. Currently Tom Deihl and the staff of the Tommy Bartlett Show host this annual event for more than 800 guests. The day begins with Mass, then all are served a sack lunch. Following lunch the crowd is entertained by the Tommy Bartlett Show, all at no cost to the guests.