Mary, Mother of the Church is an active, prayerful, celebrating, Catholic community in La Crosse, Wisconsin. We invite you to visit our parish family. You are welcome here! Our Masses are at 4:00 Saturday, 8:00 and 10:00 Sunday. Come share in our parish prayer.

Lent at MMOC

As we move through the season of Lent, we undertake to pray, fast, give alms, and repent our sins.

  • Catholics age 14 and older are to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent and on Good Friday. Those age 18 to 58 are to fast on Good Friday.
  • Please help yourself to a "little black book" containing Lenten meditations.
  • Lenten devotions on Fridays include Eucharisitic adoration 3:00p and Stations of the Cross 4:00p.
  • Watch our video of the Stations of the Cross.
  • Our favorite Lenten hymns, recorded at MMOC:   Come and Journey  Deep Within  Hosea  Make Us Turn to You  Return to God

The Story of Building Our Future Together

We are grateful to God for both the journey and the accomplishments of Building Our Future Together. Read about this significant grace in the life of our parish. We thank Linda Schwartz for crafting this story of our parish family!   Booklet   Appendix

New Offerings for Young Families

To support faith formation in families with very young children, MMOC has three new programs to offer.

Catholic Charities Warming Center

The Warming Center is again serving homeless adults at 413 South 3rd St., downtown La Crosse from November 1 through April 30. Thanks to everyone who signed up to offer food and hospitality to our homeless brothers and sisters.
Mary Olson, MMOC Coordinator for Warming Center, molson@mmoclacrosse.org

Keep in Touch with the myParish App

There's a convenient very way to keep in touch with your faith and your parish family. Please take a moment to install MMOC's app on your phone or tablet. (Visit mmoc.mobi and touch iPhone or Android. The app is free.) You'll enjoy quick access to all these resources:

  • Televised Masses at MMOC
  • Parish bulletin and online calendar
  • Daily readings and access a library of traditional prayers
  • Winter weather alerts

Take Control of Your Giving

MMOC offers Online Giving for your regular parish support and other giving. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and takes less than five minutes. You will be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps:

1. Click on the Online Giving link.
2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
3. Enter your payment information.

That is it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records.

Please Let Us Know When Someone is in Hospital

When you or someone you love is in hospital, we would visit you, pray with you, and bring you the sacraments. However, due to regulations, hospitals will not inform us when one of our parish family is in care. Please ask someone to call us at 788-5483, ext. 2. Thank you.

Using the Parish Hall

Would you like to host an event at MMOC? Please check our rental policy (PDF) for details about using our hall and education center for parish and other events. If you would like to hold an event at MMOC, please complete our request form and insurance form (PDF) and send them to the parish office.

Give "Formed" a Try

Formed is an online Catholic library that allows you to watch, listen, and read. Anywhere, anytime.
--Pulling together the best in Catholic movies, children's programming, audio dramas and books, Formed provides a trusted and engaging entertainment alternative in support of a Catholic lifestyle.
--Formed has Bible studies, sacramental prep materials, documentaries, books and audio talks from leading Catholic experts.
--Material is accessed through our parish subscription—without any additional fee—via your computer, mobile device (iOS or Android), tablet, or connected TV device (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, OBOX, Chromecast, etc.).
--Enabling content on the go with offline playback on your mobile phone or tablet.
A few easy steps from your laptop or desktop to register:
1. Visit formed.org
2. "How would you like to sign up?" Select: "I belong to a Parish or Organization."
3. It will ask you to "Create a new Account." As you type our parish name, you will see a pop up: "Mary Mother of the Church." Please click the option with our address: "2006 Weston St. La Crosse WI."
4. Enter your name and your personal email address.
That's it! No password is needed. An extra option is to add Formed as an app on your mobile device.

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 Ms. Teresa Brown, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Ms. Brown 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.



Sun Mar 26:  Please return food bags for Place of Grace this weekend.

Thu Mar 30:  Training for Ministers of Holy Communion 4:00p in church. Contact the parish office to pre-register at secretary@mmoclacrosse.org or 788-5483 ext. 2.

Fri Mar 31:  Lenten devotions include Eucharisitic adoration and confession 3:00p and Stations of the Cross 4:00p.

Sat Apr 1:  Training for Ministers of Holy Communion 8:30a in church. Contact the parish office to pre-register at secretary@mmoclacrosse.org or 788-5483 ext. 2.

Sat-Sun Apr 1-2:  Palm Sunday. Please gather in the parish hall. We will process into the church.

Mon Apr 3:  Individual confessions at the Cathedral 9:00a to 6:00p.

Tue Apr 4:  New Life Choir rehearsal 9:00a in the music room.
● Chrism Mass 10:30a at the Cathedral.

Thu Apr 6:  Holy Thursday. No 7:30a Mass. Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00p with Eucharistic adoration in the parish hall until 9:00p. Mass will be live-streamed.

Fri Apr 7:  Good Friday. No 7:30a Mass. Prayer and Communion service 1:00p will be live-streamed. The parish office is closed.

Sat Apr 8:  Holy Saturday. No 4:00p Mass. Vigil Mass at 8:30p will be live-streamed.

Sun Apr 9:  Easter Sunday. Mass at 8:00a and 10:00a will not be streamed. Children singing in the Children's Choir, please arrive by 9:40a.

Wed Apr 12:  Confirmation Mass 6:30p at the Cathedral.

Sun Apr 16:  Divine Mercy Sunday. A program of devotions and sacraments will take place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. See their flyer (PDF) for times.

Fri Apr 21:  Coffee and Kids 8:30 to 10:30a in the Kindergarten room. Questions? Please call BrieAnn McKenna 319-230-0895.

Fri-Sat Apr 21-22:  Spring Rummage Sale. Friday 11:00a to 3:00p $6 per bag; Saturday 8:00 to 11:00a $3 per bag.

Mon-Sun May 15-21:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. To volunteer, please contact Sue Moyle.

Tue May 16:  Samuel Obert begins his role as Director of Youth Faith Formation, working with middle- and high-school students.

Mon Jul 10:  Blood Drive at MMOC 12 noon to 6:00p. Make your appointment online or call the parish office.

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Mary, Mother of the Church


Mary, Mother of the Church is a Catholic parish family located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.