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.

PCCW Spring Rummage Sale April 25-27

Our PCCW Spring Rummage Sale is Friday, April 26 from 11:00a - 3:00p and Saturday, April 27 from 8:00a - 11:00. Drop off your donations from 8:00a - 3:00p on Thursday, April 25 in the parish hall. Due to difficulty and expense of disposal, we are not able to accept: curtain rods, window blinds, file cabinets, furniture, magazines, 3 ring binders, hanging file folders, computers or televisions. Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be available in the back of the church beginning April 6. We will be happy to offer students service hours for their help during set-up, sale, and cleanup!

Chicken Que set for Thursday, May 9

Tickets go on sale April 20-21 for "the mother of all chicken ques." $12 gets a dinner home-made fresh and tasty by MMOC volunteers, nothing canned or catered:

●half chicken charcoal-grilled to perfection and swathed in a savory sauce
●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 on the weekend, or in the parish office T-F 8-3. To reserve tickets, call 608-518-6145 or email chickenque@mmoclacrosse.org.  Tickets and drive-up service will be in the west parking lot; enter on Weston Street and exit onto Horton Street. To volunteer to work at this Chicken Que, please sign up in the gathering space.

Summer Opportunities for Youth

Exciting opportunities are opening up for youth who participate in the Youth Faith Formation program in our area. Check out nearby events for middle- and high-school youth, and a special conference coming up for high-school youth. Thanks to Samuel Obert for assembling these plans. Contact Samuel for more information.

Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage set for Fall 2025

We are assembling a pilgimage to key shrines in Italy for Fall 2025. We thank Linda Schwartz for leadership in pulling all the details together. You'll find the specifics in a flyer (PDF) that includes the itinerary and booking details. Spiritual Director for this trip will be Fr. Konopa.

Please Let Us Know When Someone is in Hospital

When you or someone you love is in hospital, we would visit you, pray with you, and bring you the sacraments. However, due to privacy regulations, hospitals will not inform us when one of our parish family is in care. Please ask someone to call us at 788-5483, ext. 1. Thank you.

Keep in Touch with the myParish App

There's a very convenient 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 a library of traditional prayers
  • Winter weather alerts

Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Rally set for June 7, 2024

“The Answer” Eucharistic Rally will be held on June 7, 2024 at the La Crosse Center. This event kicks off the first day that the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will be in the Diocese of La Crosse. We begin with a procession across the Cameron Street bridge, arriving at the La Crosse Center where the rest of the rally will take place (schedule). The day will include Mass, adoration, confession, powerful speakers such as Chris Stefanick, Immaculee Ilibagize, and Josh Rosa, with music from Luke Spehar. The cost for this event is $15 per person. This rally is for middle and high school youth, young adults, adults, families, etc. Tickets will go on sale December 15.

Take Control of Your Giving

MMOC offers Online Giving for your regular parish support and other giving. 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.

Using the Parish Hall

Would you like to host an event at MMOC? Please check our rental policy (PDF) for details 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 and insurance form (PDF) and send them to the parish office.

Give "Formed" a Try

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 computer, mobile device (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.

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 Ms. Teresa Brown, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Ms. Brown 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.



Wed Apr 17:  Family Faith Formation meets this week 5:30 to 6:45p. Families should have completed lessons 7-1 and 7-2.

Fri Apr 19:  Coffee and Kids 8:30a to 10:30a in Room E. Join us for conversation while the children play.

Sat-Sun Apr 20-21:  Tickets go on sale at all weekend Masses for our Spring Chicken Que on Thursday, May 9. Tickets are $12.

Thu-Sat Apr 25-27:  PCCW Spring Rummage Sale is Friday from 11:00a to 3:00p and Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00a. Donations may be dropped off in the parish hall 8:00a to 3:00p on Thursday.

Sat-Sun Apr 27-28:  Knights of Columbus Council 839 distribute Tootsie Rolls and accept freewill donations after Masses. Proceeds from this fundraiser assist people with special needs in our community.

Thu May 9:  Chicken Que! Serving 11:00a to 6:00p.

Mon-Sun May 13-19:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals . To volunteer for any day(s), please contact Stefana Pretasky at mealsonwheels@mmoclacrosse.org.

Mon May 20:  Our new bishop will be installed at the Cathedral. Check this page for background and details.

Fri Jun 7:  "The Answer" Eucharistic Rally.

Mon-Sun Jul 15-22:  MMOC hosts a training course for people interested in becoming leaders in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. A flyer gives details. Register here.

Mon-Fri Aug 5-9:  Vacation Bible School! VBS is open to all children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Fall of 2024. Adult leaders and middle and high school volunteers are also needed! More details and registration information to come!

Sat Dec 14:  PCCW Cookie Walk 2024.

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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