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.

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:

  • Televised Masses at MMOC
  • Parish bulletin and online calendar
  • Daily readings and access a library of traditional prayers
  • Winter weather alerts

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.

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.
--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.

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

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.

Sat-Sun Sept 26-27:  26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Masses at our usual times. Everyone is welcome to attend. Masks are required.
● Mass on KQEG-TV at 4:00 Saturday and 10:00 Sunday.
● Sunday 6:00p: Confirmation Session #1 all Grade 10 students 6:0op in church.

Wed Sept 30:  K-5 Religious Ed. parents 6:00p in parish hall for training about the online "Faith and Life" program.

Sat-Sun Oct 3-4:  27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Masses at our usual times. Masks are required.
● Mass on KQEG-TV at 4:00 Saturday and 10:00 Sunday.
● La Crosse Life Chain 2:00 to 3:00p Sunday. Meet Sue and Kerry Groetsch at the corner of Losey Blvd and Madison Street.

Wed Oct 7:  All Religious Education programs begin with Safe Environment training.

Sun Oct 11:  First Confession parents 1:00p in church.

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

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


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

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