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.

Online Survey Ends May 29

Pope Francis has directed that all parishes worldwide collect information that will be used by our diocese and the Vatican in preparation for a world-wide synod on the future of the Catholic Church, to be held next year. St Patrick Parish (Onalaska) prepared a 15-minute survey. This survey will be available through May 29.

Pardon Our Construction

This summer, the east end of our church is a construction zone. Our Greeters will see you safely to good seating. Scrip will be available in the gathering space. Both restrooms and the mother's room are inaccessible; please use the restrooms in the parish hall.

We're Hiring

Our finance person, Holly Gorman, has resigned. We are grateful to share that our longtime friend and musician Mike Juran is in training as her successor.

We are also in search of person who will be responsible for guiding our young people in their faith. The title is Coordinator of Youth Faith Formation, a new role at MMOC. Please pass along this job description to anyone you think might be a good fit.

While we're on the subject of staff, our newly ordained permanent deacon, Rev. Mr. Terry Bell, now joins us. He assisted for the first time, read the Gospel, and gave his first homily at the 10:00 Mass on 8 May 2022.

His Life. His Mission. Our Focus.

We've been talking about the question, "What comes after 'Building Our Future Together' is accomplished?" On the weekend of Feb. 26-27, Fr. Konopa spoke after Masses about the themes and ideas that have emerged. You can watch a video on our channel. The third presentation, March 19-20, is also on video.

Econolodge Dinner

Every Thursday volunteers get together in the parish kitchen to prepare a meal for residents at the Econolodge. MMOC will continue to provide a meal until the end of April. If you would have a little extra time, a roomy vehicle to transport the food, or would like to give a monetary donation, please contact Barbara Stetzer at Matthew25@mmoclacrosse.org. 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.

Using the Parish Hall

In response to many requests, MMOC has adopted a rental policy (PDF) 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 (PDF) and send it to the parish office.

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.

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 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

Sat-Sun May 21-22:  6th Sunday of Easter.
Bulletin (PDF)

Mon May 23:  Blood drive 1:00 to 6:00p. Make your appointment online or call the parish office.

Mon June 6:  Patronal Feast with Mass at 5:30p. Man and Woman of the Year will be recognized.


    

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

  JRank