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.

Making Plans for Worship at the Holidays

Please refer to the Events calendar for Mass and Confession times from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. If you plan to be away, join us for Mass at MMOC on our YouTube channel.

Children's Sing on Christmas Eve

We are asking all children, 5K and older, to join our Sunday Choir in leading the music on Sunday, December 24 for the 4 PM Christmas Eve Mass. Prelude music will start at 3:30 PM with the Sunday Choir. All music will be done from the choir loft.

Mrs. Marilynn Jensen-Henry, Cathedral's music teacher, and Mrs. Mary Jo Lium will be leading the music. We will NOT have a large group rehearsal. The music will be simple Christmas carols known to the kids. We are asking everyone to be in the choir loft, ready to go at 3:40 PM. To make sure we have enough music, please contact Mary Jo Lium if your child(ren) will be singing in the choir this year. Thank you!

An Evening with Saint Nicholas, Dec. 5

Join us for an evening with St. Nicholas. This family event will be held on the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas, Tuesday, December 5, from 6:00 to 7:00p at MMOC parish hall. The event will include singing, crafts, games and treats along with a visit from St. Nicholas himself! All children ages 3 to 7 are welcome to attend with their families. Older siblings are welcome too!

Offerings for Young Families

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

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 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.



Sat Dec 2:  Advent Luncheon with the ladies of Good Shepherd and Our Redeemer Lutheran Churches. 11:00a at Good Shepherd. Sign-up sheets are in the gathering space.

Tue Dec 5:  An Evening with St. Nicholas, 6:00 to 7:00 in the parish hall. See the bulletin for details.

Wed Dec 6:  Family Faith Formation meets from 5:30 to 6:45p at MMOC. We will be exploring our next monthly topic: The Domestic Church. Families will also receive new packets with At Home lessons.

Thu Dec 7:  Social in the parish hall after the 7:30a Mass.
● Holy hour with Eucharistic Adoration 4:45p.

Fri Dec 8:  Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass at 12:00 noon and 5:30p. The noon Mass will be live-streamed.

Sat Dec 9:  PCCW Cookie Walk 7:30a to 1:00p in the parish hall.

Tue Dec 12:  New Life Choir rehearsal 9:00a in the music room.

Wed Dec 13:  Penance Service with individual confessions 6:00p.

Mon Dec 18:  Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) available 9:00a to 6:00p at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman.

Sat-Sun Dec 23-24:  4th Sunday of Advent. Mass at 4:00p on the 23rd will be live-streamed. Mass at 9:00a on the 24th. Confession available 3:15 to 3:45 as usual.

Sun-Mon Dec 24-25:  Christmas! Masses at 4:00p and 6:30p on Christmas Eve, 9:00a on Christmas Day. The 4:00 Mass will be live-streamed. The parish office is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Fri Dec 29:  The parish office is closed.

Sat-Sun Dec 30-31:  Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass at 4:00p and 9:00a.

Mon Jan 1, 2024:  Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in 2024. Mass at 9:00a.

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