Welcome!

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

Stations of the Cross

Devotions will be held at 4:00 PM every Friday during Lent through March 22. Eucharistic Exposition and individual confessions will take place from 3:00 - 3:50 PM prior to Stations of the Cross.

2024 Spiritual Renewal Days

On March 4 - 6 at 6:00 - 8:00p, MMOC will host “Encountering Jesus in the Love Story of Salvation”. Presenters include Chris Ruff and Ann Lankford with the the Diocese of La Crosse.

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 all these resources:

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

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 will go on sale December 15.

Chicken Que set for Thursday, May 9

Tickets are available for "the mother of all chicken ques." $12 gets a dinner home-made fresh and tasty by MMOC volunteers, nothing canned or catered:

●half chicken charcoal-grilled to perfection and swathed in a savory sauce
●baked potato served with butter and sour cream
●tender beans slow-roasted in a home-made sauce of tomato, onion, and bacon
●coleslaw in a clear, sweet, tangy dressing
●dinner roll and amenities

We will be serving from 11:00a to 6:00p. Buy your tickets at Mass on the weekend, or in the parish office T-F 8-3. To reserve tickets, call 608-518-6145 or email chickenque@mmoclacrosse.org.  Tickets and drive-up service will be in the west parking lot; enter on Weston Street and exit onto Horton Street. To volunteer to work at this Chicken Que, please sign up in the gathering space.

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.

    

Events

Fri Feb 23:  Eucharistic adoration and individual Confessions 3:00p followed by Stations of the Cross 4:00p.

Tue Feb 27:  No 7:30a Mass. At 10:30a, Mass is celebrated with Anointing of the Sick. Please sit in the reserved pews at the front of the church.

Wed Feb 28:  Family Faith Formation meets 5:30p.

Mon Mar 4:  Tammy Byington hosts a faith-sharing group for women at 6:00p. To join her group, please contact her at TammyByBy@gmail.com or 608-498-0175.

Mon-Wed Mar 4-6:  Spiritual Renewal Days 6:00p in church.

Sat Mar 9:  We are looking for 25 volunteers to clean the church at 8:00a. This is a good way for students to earn service hours! And, this is a great way for parish members to work together to help keep our church clean while getting to know one another! The parish will supply the rags and cleaning solution (an all-natural product). Volunteers are encouraged to bring a 1-gallon bucket. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the main entrance of the church.

Wed Mar 13:  Penance Service with individual Confessions 6:00p.

Fri Mar 15:  Fish Fry! Serving 4:00 to 7:00p, dine in or carry out.

Thu Mar 28:  Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00p.

Fri Mar 29:  Good Friday service 1:00p.

Sat Mar 30:  Easter Vigil Mass 8:30p.

Thu May 9:  Chicken Que! Serving 11:00a to 6:00p.

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-Fri Aug 5-9:  Vacation Bible School! VBS is open to all children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Fall of 2024. Adult leaders and middle and high school volunteers are also needed! More details and registration information to come!

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.

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