Edge Program for Grades 6-8

Mary, Mother of the Church partners with four other parishes—Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral, Holy Trinity, and Roncalli Newman Center—to provide the Edge program for students in grades 6-8.

For the 2020-2021 school year, Edge classes take place online, with weekly online meetings with the teacher. Edge curriculum packets are provided by our coordinator and disseminated by parish DREs. Please see our school year calendar (PDF).

Our aim is for students from all parishes to form groups who connect with the same teacher each time, so that a mentoring relationship is formed. The teachers are adult, active volunteers from all five parishes.

The coordinator of the Edge program is Kristin Johnson (email or 784-4994). To enroll your child in the Edge program, please contact Therese van Oss (registration form).

When parents attend Sunday Mass, this is the primary distinguishing mark of being a Catholic and is the cornerstone of all religious education.  The Christian formation of families, homes that are rooted in the Catholic faith doesn't just happen, but rather takes a comprehensive, intentional effort that includes frequent Mass attendance and participation in the life of our faith community as well as personal prayer and service.  The Catholic Church also recognizes that the primary responsibility for religious education of children and adults resides within the family. MMOC works in partnership with families to strengthen and provide well-rounded Catholic faith formation for our members of all ages.

Diocese of La Crosse Guidelines for Reporting Instances of Child Abuse

The Diocese of La Crosse, through its policies and procedures, seeks to provide a prompt, appropriate and compassionate response to reporters of sexual abuse of a child by any diocesan agent (bishop, priest, deacon, employee, religious, vendor or volunteer). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to Mrs. Karen Becker, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Becker at 608.791.0179 or intakeagent@diolc.org. The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of Safe Environment or on the diocesan website at: diolc.org/safeenvironment/reporting. Individuals are also encouraged to take their reports directly to civil authorities. Copies of the diocesan policy are available through your local parish and on the diocesan website. If you have any questions about the Diocese of La Crosse and the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, please contact Teresa Brown, Diocese of La Crosse, at 608.791.2679; or tbrown@diolc.org.

Updated 10 October 2020