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 set for Sunday, Oct. 2

The La Crosse Life Chain will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2:00-3:00 PM along Losey Boulevard. 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. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end and at every point in between. MMOCs corner captains are Kerry and Sue Groetsch. Please join them and fellow parishioners at the corner of Losey Blvd and Madison St 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!

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.



Sat-Sun Oct 1-2:  27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Sun Oct 2:  Life Chain 2:00p - 3:00. Meet Sue and Kerry Groetsch at the corner of Losey and Madison.
● Sunday

Wed Oct 5:  Families who registered to attend Families Forming Disciples on Wednesdays will not meet this week. We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 12 for our Week 1 Lesson 2 Session.
● High School Faith Formation will NOT MEET this Wednesday, October 5. Enjoy your evening off and we look forward to seeing you October 12!
● Men's Club 7:00p in Classroom C.

Thu Oct 6:  Our Handbell Choir begins its season with rehearsal in the music room 3:45 to 4:30p. Students in grades 4-6 are welcome! No experience required.

Fri-Sat Oct 7-8:  PCCW Rummage Sale in parish hall Friday 11-3, Saturday 8-11. Donations can be dropped off 8:00a to 5:00p on Thursday, October 6 in the Parish Hall.

Tue Oct 11:  Sunday Choir weekly rehearsals resume 6:00 to 7:30p in the choir room. We are looking for new members to join, vocal or instrumental! Contact Mary Jo Lium at mjlium@mmoclacrosse.org.

Thu Oct 13:  Morning Mass social in the parish hall.

Fri Oct 21:  Coffee and Kids 8:30a to 10:30 in classroom K. Questions? BrieAnn McKenna 319-230-0895.

Mon Oct 24:  Praise and Graze: Annointing Mass 5:30p followed by dinner in the parish hall.

Sat-Sun Oct 29-30:  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
● The Sunday Choir returns at the 10:00 Mass to their home in the renovated loft.

Tue Nov 1:  All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation. No Mass at 7:30a. Mass at 12 noon and 5:30p.

Wed Nov 9:  Service of Remembrance 6:30p.

Thu-Fri Nov 24-25:  Thanksgiving. No 7:30a Mass and parish office is closed. Mass on Thanksgiving morning 9:00a.

Mon-Sun Nov 28-Dec 4:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. To volunteer, please contact Sue Moyle.

Sat Dec 10:  PCCW Cookie Walk 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.