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.

Using the Parish Hall

It still amazes that we have a completed hall and education center just one year after groundbreaking. We have been blessed! We look forward to many opportunities to use these beautiful new spaces to do the Lord's work.

In response to many requests, MMOC has adopted a policy (PDF) about using our new hall and education center for parish and other events. The July 1 bulletin includes an article explaining this policy.

Women's Leadership Training set for Saturday, Aug. 4

The National Council of Catholic Women's Leadership Training and Development Team is coming to La Crosse for a day of learning, prayer and formation. Leadership does not come with a title or position; it is our actions. We are all called to be leaders in our families, in our parishes, and in our communities. This session brings together Catholic women to listen, discuss, learn and share how leadership is working together.

The date is Saturday, August 4, 9:00a to 3:00p in our parish hall. Registration is $30 and the deadline is July 23. Forms are on the Bulletin Boards at all church entrances, or download the form (PDF).

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 our Facebook page. Please give the page a "like" and "follow" so you will be notified when there is news.

Online Giving

We 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.



Thu July 12:  Leithold's delivers our new grand piano!

Tue July 17:  Deadline for nominations for the Pariah Pastoral Council 12:00 noon.

Sat Aug 4:  The National Council of Catholic Women hold a leadership training session in our hall, 9:00a - 3:00p.

Mon-Fri Aug 20-24:  Vacation Bible School at Holy Trinity 9:00a to 11:30a for children entering K-5. Contact Rebecca at Holy Trinity (holytrinityreled@charter.net or 782-2028).

Sun Aug 26:  New PCCW officers are installed at the 8:00 Mass.

Mon Aug 27:  Blood Drive 2:00 to 6:00p in the parish hall. To donate, call the parish office or log in to BCW.

Sat Sept 8:  The ladies of our PCCW staff the Brat Barn at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center 10:00a to 6:00p. Please stop by!

Mon Sept 10:  First PCCW meeting 6:00p in the parish hall.

Thu Sept 13:  Chicken Que! Serving 11:00a to 6:00p. Tickets $9 at 608-518-6145 or chickenque@mmoclacrosse.org.

Sun Sept 16:  After all Masses, an Open House in the Religious Education Center to celebrate Catechetical Sunday.

Sat-Sun Sept 22-23:  Voting for two new members of the Pastoral Council will take place at all Masses.

Wed-Thu Oct 17-18:  Drop off items for the fall rummage sale 8:00a to 5:00p in the parish hall.

Fri Oct 19:  PCCW hosts fall rummage sale 11:00a to 5:00p in the parish hall. $6/bag, selected items individually priced.

Sat Oct 20:  PCCW hosts fall rummage sale 8:00a to 11:00a in the parish hall. $3/bag, selected items individually priced.

Mon Nov 19:  PCCW social meeting 6:00p in the parish hall.

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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