K-5 Religious Education Program
Educating Your Child During the Coronavirus Outbreak
It is so unfortunate that we must cancel Religious Education classes as we near Holy Week and Easter!
As we prepare the children for Confession and First Communion, parents are essential as primary teachers.
We're using this page so that our catechists can provide lessons by video and other materials. Parents,
please set aside a special time each week with your child to "home school" them using the materials
provided by our catechists.
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.
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 ,
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 .
The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of the
Vicar for Clergy or on the diocesan website at: . Individual
Updated 5 April 2019