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.

Life Chain on Losey Oct. 7

The La Crosse Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 7, and starts at the corner of La Crosse Street and Losey Bouelvard from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Stand with thousands of pro-lifers throughout the USA in a peaceful and prayerful public witness for one hour praying for our nation and an end to abortion. MMOCís corner captains are Kerry & Sue Groetsch. Please join them and fellow parishioners at the corner of Losey Boulevard and Madison Street where they will have signs for you (a suggested donation of 50 cents per person or $1 per family). Even if you only have a few minutes, please come and join us in standing up for Life!

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!
  • 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

Online Giving

We 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, Brandee McKane.

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 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

Thu Sept 20:  Meeting after 7:30a Mass in the Mother's Room to plan the return of "praise and graze" on October 15.

Sat-Sun Sept 22-23:  Voting for two new members of the Pastoral Council will take place at all Masses.

Wed Sept 12:  K-5 Religious Education classes receive Safe Environment training.

Sat Oct 6:  Training for new Altar Servers 8:30 - 9:30a.

Sun Oct 7:  La Crosse Life Chain 2:00-3:00p at the corner of Losey Boulevard and Madison Street.

Mon Oct 15:  Mass (with Sacrament of Anointing) at 4:30p followed by a simple meal in the parish hall.

Wed-Thu Oct 17-18:  Drop off items for the fall rummage sale 8:00a to 5:00p in the parish hall.

Fri Oct 19:  PCCW hosts fall rummage sale 11:00a to 5:00p in the parish hall. $6/bag, selected items individually priced.

Sat Oct 20:  PCCW hosts fall rummage sale 8:00a to 11:00a in the parish hall. $3/bag, selected items individually priced.

Mon Nov 19:  PCCW social meeting 6:00p in the parish hall.


    
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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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