Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.

Jail Ministry

"Jail Ministry offers inmates opportunities they may never have had. Very few things in the lives of these men and women offer as much hope." - Sheriff Steve Helgeson, La Crosse, Wisconsin

According to Rev. Paul Haugen, "Jail Ministry provides people in jail the opportunity to draw strength and guidance through their relationship with God. God works in the life of a person, communities ... why not jail ministry?" FSPA agree.

La Crosse County Jail Ministry

FSPA and affiliates are very active in La Crosse County Jail Ministry. Affiliate Tom Skemp serves as chaplain and coordinator of the ministry's programs, including: Bible Studies, Worship Services, Religious Programming, Spiritual Formation, Group & Individual Counseling, Recovery Group Coordination, Thinking for a Change, Family Outreach, Death Notification, Grief Counseling, Volunteer Coordination, Storybook Program (females only), and Mom's Prayer Group.

Get Involved

Join the many FSPA and affiliates who provide presence in our jails.

La Crosse, Wisconsin, Jail Ministry - contact Chaplain and affiliate Tom Skemp at 608-785-9772 or

Prayer Request