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.

Mobile Meals 2018

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.

"For I was hungry and you gave me food.." Please think about doing this worthwhile service. 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.

    

Events

Wed Jan 24:  Funeral Luncheon Planning Meeting #2. We plan to begin providing families with funeral luncheons in the new Parish Hall after March 1.

Sun Jan 28:  Parents and 2nd grade students who will be making their First Holy Communion this Spring have a meeting after the 10:00a Mass in the church.

Tue Jan 30:  BOFT Commission 6:00p in the Rectory.

Wed Jan 31:  We hope to have Phase III pledges returned by today so we will know if we will be able to have sufficient funds to proceed with the build-out of the lower level Religious Education Center and Music Rehearsal Room.

Sat Feb 3 Coulee Region Mardi Gras kicks off with the Costume Ball. The Lord and Lady representing MMOC are Polly and Chuck Berendes.

Sat-Sun Feb 3-4:  BOFT presentations after all 3 Masses.

Thu Feb 8:  Joint meeting of Pastoral and Finance Councils in the Rectory.

Wed Feb 14:  Ash Wednesday; Masses at 7:30a, 12 noon, and 7:00p.
● Religious Education classes are canceled. In lieu of class, students are to attend Mass with their families.
● Lent begins; fasting and other Lenten observances will be announced.

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

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

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

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

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.

Mon Apr 9:  Parish Hall dedication event with Bishop Callahan 5:30p. Details TBA.

Thu May 10:  Spring Chicken Que!


    
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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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