Welcome to MMOC!

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.

Chicken Que set for Thursday, Sept. 14

Tickets are on sale for "the mother of all chicken ques." $9 buys a dinner home-made fresh and tasty by MMOC volunteers, nothing canned or catered:

●a half chicken charcoal-grilled to perfection
●a baked potato served with butter and sour cream
●tender beans slow-roasted in a home-made sauce of tomato, onion, and bacon
●coleslaw in a clear, sweet, tangy dressing
●dinner roll and amenities

We will be serving from 11:00a to 6:00p.

Buy your tickets at Mass this weekend, or in the parish office M-F 8-3. Parish volunteers, please sign up on the sheets in the gathering space.

We are Building Our Future Together!

Construction of our new parish hall is underway! Watch for updates on the parish Blog or our Facebook page.

UPDATE: The week of August 7-11 saw dramatic progress! Our story and photos are on the parish blog.

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!
  • 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
  • Enjoy weekly reflections by Dr. Scott Hahn and other meditations

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.



Sun Aug 20:  At all Masses, we welcome Fr. John Arumai Nathan and Fr. Maria Dass Irudayam, who will be here for our Mission Cooperative Weekend.

Sun-Sat Aug 20-26:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. Contact Sue Moyle to volunteer (wsmoyle@gmail.com or 787-0076).

Thu Aug 24:  Silver Circle 11:00a to 1:30p at South Side Neighborhood Center. Sr. Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA will speak on human trafficking.

Fri Aug 25:  3:30p all Men's Club members are asked to help set up for The Pedey.

Sat-Sun Aug 26-27:  "The Pedey", the Mike Pederson Memorial Softball Tournament, at Shelby Youth Ball Fields.

Wed Aug 30:  Catechists retreat 5:30p in Holy Trinity's Plecity Hall. Includes dinner and Safe Environment training.

Wed Sept 6:  Orientation meeting for Religious Education families 6:30p. Includes Safe Environment training.
Men's Club meeting 6:00p in the rectory followed by brat fry.

Sat Sept 9PCCW staffs the Brat Barn 10:00a to 6:00p at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center. Stop by and support them!

Sun Sept 10:  Catechetical Sunday; blessing of teachers at both Masses.

Mon Sept 11PCCW kick-off meeting 6:00p in the gathering space. All women are welcome!

Wed Sept 13:  Religious Education classes begin. Includes Safe Environment training.

Thu Sept 14:  Chicken Que!

Sat Sept 16:  PCCW members begin offering Herberger's Community Days coupon booklets for $5. Sales end Nov. 9.

Sat-Sun Sept 16-17:  Legacy weekend. Msgr. Bernard McGarty is guest homilist.

Tue Sept 19:  Sunday Choir season begins with rehearsal 6:00 to 7:30p.

Sun Oct 1:  La Crosse Life Chain 2:00 to 3:00p. Meet at the corner of Losey Boulevard and Madison Street.

Sun-Mon Oct 1-2:  Baptismal Prep class 9:00a Sunday and 6:00p Monday.

Wed Nov 1:  Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. Mass at 7:30a, 12 noon, and 7:00p.
● Religious Education classes are cancelled.
● Men's Club meeting is postponed to Nov. 8.

Sat Dec 2:  PCCW Advent Luncheon 11:00a to 1:00p at the Diocesan Center.

Sat Dec 9:  PCCW Cookie Walk 7:30a to 1:00p at the Moose Lodge, 1932 Ward Ave.

Sun-Mon Jan 7-8, 2018:  Baptismal Prep class 9:00a Sunday and 6:00p Monday.

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

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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