Opportunities to practice one’s faith abound in Prairie du Chien – a diverse community that is home to a number of major denominations and other faith communities. Traditional services are regularly attended by parishioners, who also take advantage of prayer and study groups, faith-based education and volunteer and outreach services. Prairie du Chien is home to St. Gabriel’s Church, the oldest Catholic Church in the state of Wisconsin.
Prairie du Chien is also home to a multitude of community and civic organizations, including locally established groups and nationally known clubs. Faith in Action is an inter-faith volunteer caregiving initiative that brings together volunteers to provide a number of non-medical assisted services to local homebound residents. A joint venture between Couleecap, Inc., the Salvation Army and other agencies has funded a community food pantry in conjunction with the Bargain Boutique.
Further organizations and clubs that call Prairie du Chien home are the Eagles Club, American Legion, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Women’s Civic Club, Booster Club, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, United Way, and Masons, among others. The contributions of these groups continues to raise the quality of life discovered in Prairie du Chien today and into the future.