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.

Cookie Walk set for Dec. 12

One of our favorite holiday traditions is the Cookie Walk hosted by our Parish Council of Catholic Women! Delicious breads, candies, cookies, pies and other delights are all made with love by our parish members. This year's event will be 7:30a to 1:00p on Saturday, December 12. For safety's sake, the format this year will be drive-up service at our west entrance. We're asking everyone to order in advance and turn in their order form (PDF) by Wednesday, November 25.

An Advent Meditation

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.

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.

Pope Francis' letter "All Brothers"

Pope Francis has issued his third encyclical letter, "Fratelli Tutti" or "All Brothers". For your convenience and study, we are offering the Vatican's English translation for download (PDF).

La Crosse Diocese holding off on return to Sunday Obligation

In a letter dated Friday, Sept. 18, Bishop William Callahan announced his decision to leave in place the dispensation from Sunday Obligation that has been in effect since March. This decision applies to the La Crosse Diocese only.

History of St. Pius X Parish

We thank Donna Omernik for preparing a history of St. Pius X Parish (PDF).

MMOC is delivering Mobile Meals

Our Mobile Meals coordinator, Sue Moyle, reports that a small team of devoted volunteers have fully signed on to cover MMOC for our remaining weeks of 2020: October 19-25 and November 23-29. We thank these drivers for their willing service. They truly are the face of Christ revealed to people in our community who need healthy, nutritious meals at their door.

Keeping 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

Please Let Us Know When Someone is in the Hospital

When you or someone you love is in the hospital, we'd like to visit you, pray with you, and bring you the sacraments. However, due to ever tighter regulations at our area hospitals, they will no longer inform us when one of our parish family is in the hospital. Please have someone call us at 788-5483, ext. 2. Thank you.

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 Mrs. Karen Becker, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Becker 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.



Sat-Sun Nov 28-29:  First Sunday of Advent, the start of a new liturgical year B. Masses at our usual times. Everyone is welcome to attend. Masks are required.
● Mass on KQEG-TV at 4:00 Saturday and 10:00 Sunday.
Bulletin (PDF)

Fri Dec 4:  Drive-up Scrip Day! Stop by the west entrance (parish hall) 8:00a to 3:00p to buy scrip and/or donate food or paper goods to Catholic Charities.

Tue Dec 8:  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Mass at 12:00 noon and 5:30p. No 7:30a Mass. Bishop Callahan has suspended the obligation to attend Mass on holy days.

Tue-Wed Dec 8-9:  Drop off items for the Cookie Walk 8:00a to 5:00p at the west entrance. Please label containers with your name if you need them back and label items containing nuts.

Sat Dec 12:  Cookie Walk sponsored by our PCCW 7:30a to 1:00p. Drive-up service at our west entrance, 20th & Weston.

Thu-Fri Dec 24-25:  Christmas Eve Masses at 2:00p, 4:00p and 6:00p; extra seating in the parish hall. Christmas Day Mass at 9:00a. The parish office is closed both days. No 7:30a Mass.

Thu-Fri Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2021:  Masses at 4:00p and 9:00a. The parish office is closed both days. No 7:30a Mass.

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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