Welcome to MMOC!

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.

Please Support Our PCCW: Coupon Booklet Sale

Herberger's coupon booklets contain over $500 in coupons that you can use during their Community Days Sale (Nov. 8-11). You get those coupons when you donate $5, and your full $5 goes to our PCCW. To purchase your coupon booklet, catch a PCCW member after Mass (starting Sept. 16) or at the Chicken Que. Convenient: You can buy your coupon book online with free shipping.

We are Building Our Future Together!

Construction of our new parish hall is making wonderful progress! Watch for news and photos on the parish Blog or our Facebook page.

Diocesan Annual Appeal 2017 begins Sept. 24

The Diocese of La Crosse begins its 2017 Annual Appeal on the weekend of Sept. 24. This year's message is "Stewards of Hope." You can pledge or donate online.

RCIA starts Oct. 8

Do you or someone you know want a deeper relationship with Christ and His church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for persons seeking Baptism, persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic, persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation. If you know anyone that is interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Tom Thibodeau (tathibodeau@viterbo.edu). Therese van Oss (788-5483, ext. 4, tvanoss@mmoclacrosse.org) will also be able to assist you. Classes begin Sunday, October 8 at 11:00a (following the 10:00 Mass) in the Mother's Room in church.

Recently Moved? New Email Address? New Cell Phone Number?

If you have recently moved, changed your phone number or email address, please let the parish office know. We try to keep the parish database as up to date as possible, but it is usually through returned mail and extra postage fees that we find out you have moved. On occasion we do like to send out a reminder email if we have a change of venue for Mass or for the Ministry Scheduling Program, and it is good to have an email address that you check often. More and more people are switching to cell phones in place of their land lines. If you no longer have a home number, please let us know so that we can take it off your listing. Thank you.

Keeping in Touch with the myParish App

There's a convenient new 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:

  • Never miss your parish bulletin!
  • Pray the daily readings and access a library of traditional prayers
  • Watch video homilies by Fr. Konopa and Dn. Sage (CC)
  • Watch the Diocese of La Crosse's TV Mass or find a Catholic parish nearby
  • Give by phone (explained below) so your giving stays on your schedule
  • Enjoy weekly reflections by Dr. Scott Hahn and other meditations

MMOC on Facebook

To improve communication, we are transitioning to a new Facebook page. Please give the page a "like" and "follow" so you will be notified when there is news.

Online Giving

We now offer an option for people who prefer to make donations online, called Online Giving. Through this system you can give to support the parish (called Offertory) and/or to our Building Fund. If you have used online bill-paying, you'll find online giving very familiar. The system is operated by Our Sunday Visitor, a trusted name in Catholic publishing for over a century. Do you prefer to manage your money through your phone? For quick access to Online Giving, visit mmoc.mobi and download our myParish app. For any questions about Online Giving, please contact our financial assistant, Holly Gerling.

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.

Homily Videos are Captioned

Video recordings of homilies at MMOC are now available; click "Homilies" near the top of this page. You can also get the videos on your phone via our app. The videos are closed-captioned (CC) for our sisters and brothers in Christ who have a hearing impairment.

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 (employee, volunteers, vendors, religious or clergy). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to the Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, bishop of La Crosse, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Karen Becker, Victim Assistance Ministry, at 608-519- 8002. The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of the Vicar for Clergy or on the diocesan website at  diolc.org. 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 Monsignor David Kunz, Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of La Crosse, at 608-791-2679 or dkunz@diolc.org.

    

Events

Sat-Sun Sept 23-24:  The 2017-2018 Diocesan Annual Appeal begins. If you prefer, you can make your pledge or donation online.
● 15-Minute Scripture, "The Power of Parables" with Tom Thibodeau after all Masses.
● Voting for 2 new members of the Pastoral Council takes place before each Mass.

Sun-Sat Sept 24-30:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. Contact Sue Moyle to volunteer (wsmoyle@gmail.com or 787-0076).

Sun Oct 1:  La Crosse Life Chain 2:00 to 3:00p. Meet at the corner of Losey Boulevard and Madison Street.

Sun-Mon Oct 1-2:  Baptismal Prep class 9:00a Sunday and 6:00p Monday.

Thu Oct 5:  Training for Altar Servers 6:00 to 7:00p.

Sat Oct 7:  Training for Altar Servers 9:00 to 10:00a.

Sun Oct 8:  RCIA classes begin 11:00a in the Mother's Room.
● Training for Ministers of Holy Communion 11:00a.

Tue Oct 10:  Training for Ministers of Holy Communion 6:30p.

Sun Oct 15:  PCCW Officer meeting in the Rectory between Masses.

Wed Nov 1:  Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. Mass at 7:30a, 12 noon, and 7:00p.
● Religious Education classes are cancelled.
● Men's Club meeting is postponed to Nov. 8.

Mon Nov 13PCCW meeting 6:00p in the gathering space. All women are welcome!

Sat Dec 2:  PCCW Advent Luncheon 11:00a to 1:00p at the Diocesan Center.

Sat Dec 9:  PCCW Cookie Walk 7:30a to 1:00p at the Moose Lodge, 1932 Ward Ave.

Sun-Mon Jan 7-8, 2018:  Baptismal Prep class 9:00a Sunday and 6:00p Monday.

Sat Mar 3, 2018:  The Diocese of La Crosse observes is sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of its founding by Pope Pius IX, who appointed Fr. Michael Heiss as the first bishop of La Crosse.


    
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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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