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.

A Celebration of Our Greeters!

We are so thankful for our faithful stewards participating in the Ministry of Greeters! Would you like to hear from them first hand? Click GREETERS. If you are interested in the new Ministry of Greeters, please attend one of the training sessions held in the Parish Hall. If you are unable to attend but wish to be Greeter, please send an email to secretary@mmoclacrosse.org. Thank you!

  • Monday, October 26 at 6:00p
  • Thursday, October 29 at 3:00p
  • Thursday, October 29 at 6:00p

Take Control of Your Giving

Our Online Giving platform is the We Share program operated by our bulletin publisher, Liturgical Publications, Inc. Here is some information provided by LPI:

Mary, Mother of the Church Parish has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. 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.

Formed is a New Offering at MMOC

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 mobile (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.

Pope Francis' letter "All Brothers"

Just days ago, Pope Francis issued his third encyclical letter, "Fratelli Tutti" or "All Brothers". For your convenience and study, we are offering the Vatican's English translation for download (PDF).

La Crosse Diocese holding off on return to Sunday Obligation

In a letter dated Friday, Sept. 18, Bishop William Callahan announced his decision to leave in place the dispensation from Sunday Obligation that has been in effect since March. This decision applies to the La Crosse Diocese only.

History of St. Pius X Parish

We thank Donna Omernik for preparing a new history of St. Pius X Parish (PDF).

MMOC is delivering Mobile Meals

Our Mobile Meals coordinator, Sue Moyle, reports that a small team of devoted volunteers have fully signed on to cover MMOC for our remaining weeks of 2020: October 19-25 and November 23-29. We thank these drivers for their willing service. They truly are the face of Christ revealed to people in our community who need healthy, nutritious meals at their door.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Our return to public celebration of Masses seems to be a success. People are cooperating with our precautions (watch the video) and our Greeters are amazing. Everyone has to make their own decision about when they feel comfortable to return. We hope that our brothers and sisters in Christ will gradually feel more confidence in the safety measures that we are taking. Latest news is in our October 4 bulletin (PDF).

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

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.

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 Mrs. Karen Becker, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Becker 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 Oct 24-25:  30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Masses at our usual times. Masks are required.
● Mass on KQEG-TV at 4:00 Saturday and 10:00 Sunday.
● Confirmation meeting #2 6:00p Sunday in the church. Anyone unable to attend, please join the live stream on our YouTube channel.
Bulletin (PDF)

Mon Oct 26:  Training for new Greeters 6:00p in the parish hall.

Tue Oct 27:  Mass at 10:30a, not 7:30a. Anointing of the Sick will be offered.

Thu Oct 29:  Training for new Greeters 3:00p or 6:00p in the parish hall.

Fri Oct 30:  Drive-up Scrip Day! Stop by the west entrance (parish hall) 8:00a to 3:00p to buy scrip and/or donate food or paper goods to Catholic Charities.

Sat-Sun Oct 31-Nov 1:  Solemnity of All Saints. Masses at our usual times.

Sun Nov 1:  Daylight Savings Time ends; set clocks back 1 hour.
● The Catholic Charities Warming Center opens for the season. MMOC will provide meals on Sundays through April 25, 2021. See the bulletin for details.

Mon Nov 2:  Evening of Remembrance 6:30p.

Tue Nov 3:  Election Day. Please vote.

Wed Nov 4:  Men's Club 7:00p in the parish hall.

Sat Nov 7:  Church cleaning 8:00a. Please bring a gallon bucket and gloves.

Sun Nov 8:  First Confession parents and students meet 1:00p in church.

Mon Nov 9:  PCCW meeting 6:00p in the parish hall.

Thu Nov 26:  Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00a. The parish office is closed and no 7:30a Mass on Thursday and Friday.

Tue Dec 8:  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation. Mass at 12:00 noon and 5:30p. No 7:30a Mass.

Thu-Fri Dec 24-25:  Christmas Eve Masses at 4:00p and 6:30p; extra seating in the parish hall. Christmas Day Mass at 9:00a. The parish office is closed both days. No 7:30a Mass.

Thu-Fri Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2021:  Masses at 4:00p and 9:00a. The parish office is closed both days. No 7:30a Mass.


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

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