K-5 Religious Education Program

About Our Program

At MMOC we believe that attendance and participation in Sunday Mass 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.

Religious Education classes are held on Wednesdays in our new Religious Education Center. Grade K-5 classes are 3:45 to 5:00 pm. Please see our school year calendar (PDF).

The Director of our K-5 Religious Education program is Therese van Oss. Please contact Therese with any questions about registering your child, Safe Environment, sacramental preparation or other other matters.

Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist usually occurs during a child's second grade year.  Participation in grade one classes is expected to set a foundation for learning about these sacraments.  Participation in parent meetings is also required.  Typically, First Reconciliation is observed during the Advent Season and First Eucharist is celebrated during the Easter Season.


Special Needs

If there is anything you would like to discuss about your child, please contact Therese van Oss.

About our Catechists


Our Religious Education faculty are dedicated, faithful men and women, many of whom have teaching in their professional backgrounds.

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 (employee, volunteers, vendors, religious or clergy). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to the Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Karen Becker, Victim Assistance Ministry, 608-519-8002 or kbecker@cclse.org. The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of the Vicar for Clergy or on the diocesan website at: www.diolc.org . 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 5 April 2019