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.

The Story of Building Our Future Together

We are grateful to God for both the journey and the accomplishments of Building Our Future Together. Read about this significant grace in the life of our parish. We thank Linda Schwartz for crafting this story of our parish family!
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We're Hiring

Our parish secretary, Rose Wegner, has tendered her resignation. We are grateful to Rose for dedication and professionalism. We now begin the search for her successor. To apply, please submit a resume with references from previous employers to Father Konopa at the parish office frkonopa@mmoclacrosse.org or 2006 Weston St.

We are also in search of a person who will be responsible for guiding our young people in their faith. The title is Director of Youth Faith Formation, a new role at MMOC. Please pass along this job description to anyone you think might be a good fit.

Catholic Charities Warming Center

The Warming Center will again be serving homeless adults at 413 South 3rd St., downtown La Crosse from November 1 through April 30. As in years prior to Covid, the Warming Center depends on volunteers to fill a variety of functions. Some provide supper, others register the guests as they check in, check their belongings and get them settled for the night while others come on duty in the early morning as the guests have breakfast and prepare for their day.

MMOC will provide staff for the first, third and fifth Tuesday evenings of the month. The following are the 13 nights of service: Nov. 15 & 29; Dec. 6 & 20; Jan. 3, 17 & 31; Feb. 7 & 21; March 7 & 21; and April 4 & 18.

Each night we need volunteers for the following service and times: Food for 40-50 people plus milk to be delivered by 6:30 PM. Seven intake people from 6:30-9:00 PM. Two people for late evening from 9:00-11:00 PM. Two early morning people from 6:00-8:00 AM. One person from 8:00-9:00 AM to assist with clean-up. We will NOT be staffing the overnight hours.

Sign-up sheets are in the back of church until Nov. 6. Thank you for considering this opportunity to offer food and hospitality to our homeless brothers and sisters.

Mary Olson, MMOC Coordinator for Warming Center, molson@mmoclacrosse.org

New Offerings for Young Families

To support faith formation in families with very young children, MMOC has three initiatives getting started in Fall 2022.

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 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. 2. Thank you.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

    

Events

Sun Feb 12:  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
● Men's Club hosts a breakfast in the parish hall 8:00a to 12 noon. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail, juice and coffee.

Thu Feb 16:  Silver Circle potluck lunch 12:00 noon. The program will be a Valentines sing-along lead by Therese van Oss. If you need a ride, please contact Sr. Kathy at 608-788-5483 ext. 5.

Wed Feb 22:  Ash Wednesday; Lent begins. No Mass at 7:30a; Mass at 12:00 noon and 5:30p.

Fri Feb 24:  Lenten devotions include Eucharisitic adoration 3:00p and Stations of the Cross 4:00p.

Mon-Sun Mar 20-26:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. To volunteer, please contact Sue Moyle.

Mon Jul 10:  Blood Drive at MMOC 12 noon to 6:00p. Make your appointment online or call the parish office.


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

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