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.

Lent is an Opportunity to Grow

Lent starts with ashes, and it's easy to think of Lent as a down time, a time about what's negative in our lives.

Another way to look at Lent is about taking time, reflecting, reaching out, reconnecting. Yes, part of Lent is about reflecting on what we need to do to be right with the Lord and those around us. We are called to get outside of our daily agendas and connect in a wider way.

Another way to connect with Lent is Matthew 25: "...whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." Let us do for each other and for our wider community.

Mobile Meals 2018

"For I was hungry and you gave me food.." Thank you to all the volunteers we had in 2017. Our new 2018 schedule is set and we start again March 12-18. Please note the change to a Monday-through-Sunday schedule. Please think about doing this worthwhile service. You can watch the training video to understand what it involves. Any questions, please contact Sue Moyle (wsmoyle@gmail.com or 787-0076). Our thanks to Sue for her long service as coordinator of this ministry.

We are Building Our Future Together

Construction of our new parish hall is ahead of schedule. On the weekend of Feb. 24-25 we look forward to open-house events after Masses. Latest news and photos are on the parish Blog and our Facebook page.

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!
  • Quick access to the official parish calendar
  • 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

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.



Sun Feb 18:  PCCW officers meet in the Rectory after the 8:00 Mass.

Thu Feb 22:  Patty and Jim Kirchner receive the "In My Name" Award at the 12th Annual Lenten Luncheon sponsored by Catholic Charities at the Dioscesan Center.

Sat-Sun Feb 24-25:  Open House in the new parish hall after all Masses.

Sat Mar 3:  Women's retreat, Embacing Your Call to Holiness, at St. Mary’s Community Center in Altoona.

Mon-Wed Mar 5-7:  Spiritual Renewal Week; a parish mini-retreat in 3 evenings. Join us for prayer, learning, connection, music, and fellowship.

Thu Mar 8:  First Silver Circle gathering in the new parish hall! Doors open 11:00a, meal at 12 noon.

Sat Mar 10:  Diocesan Council of Catholic Women hosts a Morning of Reflection, 8:00a to 10:30a at Blessed Sacrament.

Sun Mar 11:  Daylight Savings Time begins.

Mon-Sun Mar 12-18:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. Contact Sue Moyle to volunteer (wsmoyle@gmail.com or 787-0076).

Sat Mar 24:  PCCW and friends clean the church and rectory.

Tue Mar 27:  Chrism Mass at the cathedral 10:30a.

Wed Mar 28:  Religious Education classes are canceled. In lieu of class, please attend Holy Week services.

Thu Mar 29:  Holy Thursday; Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00p followed by adoration until 10:00p.

Fri Mar 30:  Good Friday; Prayer and Communion Service 1:00p.

Sat Mar 31:  Easter Vigil Mass 8:30p.

Sat-Sun Apr 7-8:  Our PCCW takes up a second collection to support leadership training and other aims of our Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.

Mon Apr 9:  Parish Hall dedication and dinner with Bishop Callahan 5:30p.

Mon Apr 23:  PCCW: Spring Assembly at 6:30p at St. Mary’s Parish in Coon Valley.

Sat May 5:  The ladies of our PCCW staff the Brat Barn at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center. Please stop by!

Thu May 10:  Spring Chicken Que. First time in our new parish hall!

Mon May 21:  Blood drive in our parish hall 2:00 to 6:00p.

Sat Sept 8:  The ladies of our PCCW staff the Brat Barn at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center. Please stop by!

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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