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.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update
Our return to public celebration of Masses on the weekend of May 30-31, Pentecost Sunday, seems to have been a success. The mood was upbeat,
people cooperated with our precautions
(watch the video),
our new Greeters were amazing,
and the weather was gorgeous. A total of about 140 to 150 people attended the three Masses. We are hopeful that this successful experiment will enable more people to feel confident and safe
about coming to Mass on future weekends.
For now, the Sunday obligation is still suspended, at-risk people are asked to stay home, and daily Mass will continue to be limited to 9 people. So we will continue to provide televised
Mass on our YouTube channel
for the foreseeable future. Televised Mass on KQEG will also be aired at 10:00a on Sundays. Set your television to 23.1 (if you use an antenna), Charter channel 5, CenturyLink 4, or AcenTek 12.
Latest parish news is in our June 7 bulletin (PDF).
Please see the bulletin for days and hours when the church is open for private prayer in the presence of the Holy Eucharist. Fr. Konopa is hearing confessions in the Mother's Room (cry room)
because of social distancing; see the bulletin for days and hours.
Our musicians have recorded a lovely new song by Fr. Michael Joncas, Shelter Me: A Prayer-Song in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sr. Kathy has been coordinating outreach with phone calls and help with running errands. Please contact Sr. Kathy if you'd like to help or if we can assist you. We are your parish family.
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:
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.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Which payment methods are accepted?
A: Contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) are all accepted.
Q: Do parishioners receive receipts for their donations?
A: Yes, all contributors enrolled for online giving will receive receipts via e-mail.
Q: What if parishioners feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
A: We provide printable donation slips that can be placed into the collection basket.
Q: Is WeShare safe?
A: Yes. We implement the safest security standards for online transactions and your privacy is protected at all times. We are certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider.
Q: How can I enroll and start donating?
A: Click on this Online Giving link or call the parish office for more information.
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:
Never miss your parish bulletin!
Winter weather alerts
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)
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.
Using the Parish Hall
In response to many requests, MMOC has adopted a policy
(PDF) about using our new hall and education center for parish and other events.
If you would like to hold an event at MMOC, please complete our request form and send it to the parish office.
MMOC on Facebook
Please visit our Facebook page for photos and news of MMOC events.
Please give the page a "like" and "follow" so you will be notified when there is news.
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 loss.
Diocese of La Crosse Guidelines for Reporting Instances of Child Abuse
The Diocese of La Crosse, through its policies
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, 608-519-8002 or email@example.com.
The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of the
Vicar for Clergy or on the diocesan website at: www.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
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
Sat-Sun June 6-7: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Our return to public Masses continues at our usual times, 4:00, 8:00, and 10:00.
Tue June 11: Training session for our new Greeter ministry 6:30p. Please park in the west lot and join us in the parish hall. No registration necessary.
Thu June 16: Training session for our new Greeter ministry 6:30p. Please park in the west lot and join us in the parish hall. No registration necessary.
Fri June 19: Drive-up Scrip Day! 8:00 to 6:00 at the parish office entrance on Weston Street.
Sun June 21: May the Lord generously bless all fathers today and touch their hearts to be servant leaders.