We are 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, and 7:30a Tuesday through Friday.

Mary, Mother of the Church

Summer Opportunities for Youth start May 22

Exciting opportunities are opening up for youth who participate in the Youth Faith Formation program in our area. Check out nearby events for middle- and high-school youth, and a special conference coming up for high-school youth. Thanks to Samuel Obert for assembling these plans. Contact Samuel for more information.

Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Rally set for June 7, 2024

“The Answer” Eucharistic Rally➚ will be held on June 7, 2024 at the La Crosse Center. This event kicks off the first day that the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will be in the Diocese of La Crosse. We begin with a procession across the Cameron Street bridge, arriving at the La Crosse Center where the rest of the rally will take place (schedule➚). The day will include Mass, adoration, confession, powerful speakers such as Chris Stefanick➚, Immaculee Ilibagize➚, and Josh Rosa➚, with music from Luke Spehar➚. The cost for this event is $15 per person. This rally is for middle and high school youth, young adults, adults, families, etc. Tickets are available online; click here➚ and then the "Select tickets" button.

Vacation Bible School at MMOC August 5-9

Get ready to discover the greatest mystery on earth learning about the incredible treasure of the Mass. We will spend the week developing a new appreciation for the Catholic Mass and deepen our love for Jesus in the Eucharist through faith teaching, music, games, crafts and more!

Vacation Bible School is for children from the La Crosse city parishes entering grades K-5 in the Fall of 2024. We meet at MMOC Monday-Friday, August 5-9, 9:00a to 12 noon. Cost to attend is $30 per child. Register here➚. Contact Kristin Johnson if you have questions. Adults, middle, and high school youth, we ask for your help; please contact Kristin to learn more.

Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage set for Fall 2025

We are assembling a pilgimage to key shrines in Italy for Fall 2025. We thank Linda Schwartz for leadership in pulling all the details together. You'll find the specifics in a flyer (PDF) that includes the itinerary and booking details. Spiritual Director for this trip will be Fr. Konopa.

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 privacy 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. 1. Thank you.

Keep in Touch with the myParish App

There's a very convenient 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 our bulletin, calendar, televised Masses, and a library of prayers and readings.

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.

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.



Fri May 17:  Coffee and Kids 8:30a to 10:30a in Room E. Join us for conversation while the children play.

Sun May 19:  Special blessing at the 10:00 Mass for all the High School graduates. Please RSVP to sobert@mmoclacrosse.org or 608-788-5483 ext. 4.
● Our diocese welcomes Bishop Battersby with Evening Prayers at 5:00p at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman.

Mon May 20:  Our new bishop will be installed at the Cathedral. Check this page➚ for background and details.
● We celebrate our patronal feast with Mass at 5:30p followed by a dinner in the parish hall. The Man and Woman of the Year will be recognized.

Tue May 21:  "Called and Gifted" workshop 6:00-8:00p in Classroom C.

Wed May 22:  "Journey Night" for middle- and high school youth 7:00 to 9:00p at MMOC. Bonfire, yard games, grilling, short spiritual discussions, and prayer. Join us to have fun, spend time with friends, and continue growing in your faith!

Sat May 25Blessed is She brunch 9:00a to 11:00a in the parish hall. This is for all women, regardless of age or life stage! The only thing that’s asked of you is to bring a heart open to other women and a little potluck dish to share! Sign up online. "Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord." -Luke 1:45

Fri Jun 7:  "The Answer" Eucharistic Rally➚.

Mon-Sun Jul 15-22:  MMOC hosts a training course for people interested in becoming leaders in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. A flyer gives details. Register here➚.

Mon-Sun Jul 22-28:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals➚. To volunteer, contact our coordinator, Stefana Pretasky, at mealsonwheels@mmoclacrosse.org.

Mon-Fri Aug 5-9:  Vacation Bible School! VBS is open to all children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Fall of 2024. VBS meets at MMOC 9:00a - 12 noon M-F. Register here.

Sat Dec 14:  PCCW Cookie Walk 2024.

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