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.

'SOUP-er' Bowl Sunday is Feb. 7

Our Men's Club are offering a "SOUP-er" Bowl event on Sunday morning, Feb. 7, with drive-through service at the west (parish hall) entrance from 9:00a to 1:00p. Treat your family to delicious chicken-noodle soup, traditional chili, or the favorite last year, white-chicken chili. See the order form for details. Please place your order by Tuesday, Feb. 2. Thank you!

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.

Christ Our Cornerstone

Please support the Christ Our Cornerstone campaign for the restoration of our mother church, St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral. "As Christ is the cornerstone of our faith, our Cathedral is the cornerstone of our Diocese."

MMOC is delivering Mobile Meals

Our Mobile Meals coordinator, Sue Moyle, reports that we have received our dates for 2021:
● January 18th-24th
● March 22nd-28th
● May 24th-30th
● July 19th-25th
● August 23rd-29th
● October 25th-31st
We thank our volunteer 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.

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).

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

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.

    

Events

Fri Jan 22:  Following the 7:30a Mass there will be Eucharistic Adoration for the protection and celebration of life, including the unborn.

Sat-Sun Jan 23-24:  3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Masses at our usual times. Everyone is welcome to attend. Masks are required.
● Mass on KQEG-TV at 4:00 Saturday, 10:00 Sunday.
● Sunday of the Word of God.
● Confirmation students meet 6:00p in the church. This event will be live-streamed. If the Packers have a playoff game, the session will be moved to 1:00p.

Sun Jan 31:  Catholic Schools Week begins. Watch Bishop Callahan's video message.

Tue Feb 2:  Last day to place your order for the Men's Club "Soup-er" Bowl Sunday event on Feb. 7.

Fri Feb 5:  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.

Sat-Sun Feb 6-7:  World Day for Consecrated Life. Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day.
● La Crosse Deanery hosts marriage prep retreat at MMOC on Saturday. Other dates are April 24 and July 10.
● Men's Club sponsors "Soup-er" Bowl Sunday event with drive-up service 9:00a to 1:00p at the west (parish hall) entrance.

Wed Feb 17:  Ash Wednesday. Masses at 7:30a, 12:00 noon, and 7:00p. Liturgical Ministers are needed to fill many positions at these Masses. Please sign up online or call Laura in the Parish office.
● Lenten regulations begin.

Sat Feb 20:  Virtual Lenten retreat for men about looking to St. Joseph as a model for being a great husband and father. Featured speakers Fr. Sam Martin and Mr. Pat Brueggen.

Sun Mar 14:  First Communion parents and students meet 1:00p in the church. This event will be live-streamed.

Fri Mar 19:  Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mon Mar 22:  Blood drive. Schedule an appointment online or call the parish office.

Mon-Sun Mar 22-28:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. To volunteer, please contact Sue Moyle.

Sat Aug 7:  Witnesses to Christ Conference for all catechists 9:30a to 3:00p.


    
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Mary, Mother of the Church

    

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

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