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.
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.
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: September 21-27, 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 September 20 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:
Take Control of Your Giving
We have switched our Online Giving platform to the
We Share program operated by our bulletin publisher, Liturgical Publications, Inc. Here is some information provided by LPI:
Using the Parish Hall
In response to many requests, MMOC has adopted a rental policy (PDF) about using our hall and education center for parish and other events. If you would like to hold an event at MMOC, please complete our request form (PDF) and send it to the parish office.
Formed is a New Offering at MMOC
Formed is an online Catholic library that allows you to watch, listen, and read. Anywhere, anytime.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed Sept 23: K-5 Religious Ed. parents 6:00p in parish hall for training about the online "Faith and Life" program. Sept. 30 is also an option.
Mary, Mother of the Church is a Catholic parish family located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.