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.

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 storm on July 19 set our construction back a few days. The story and photos are on the parish blog.

2017 Pastoral Council Elections

Are you interested in serving your parish in a more active way? The Parish Pastoral Council meets about four times a year (usually 3rd Thursdays at 6:00 pm) to advise the pastor on a variety of topics concerning pastoral planning. Terms last for three years. If you are interested or if you want to learn more about this opportunity to serve your parish please call a member on the Election Committee:
Chuck Berendes 608-433-3042
LuAnn Miller 608-788-7383
Linda Gillette 608-788-8663
Father Konopa 608-788-5483 ext. 7
You may nominate yourself or recommend someone else: anyone who is a practicing Catholic, registered at Mary Mother of the Church, has received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and is at least 18 years old. Simply call the Parish Office (788-5483 ext. 2) with your nominations or self-nomination by July 18 at noon. Someone from the Election Committee will contact the nominees to check on their level of interest and invite them to an informational meeting on August 8 at 6:00p. Elections will be in September. Please give this some prayerful consideration!

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 a priest or deacon. Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to Bishop William P. Callahan at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. The form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse, Office 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

Wed July 26:  Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary, grandparents of Jesus. Pray for and/or call your grandparents.

Wed Aug 2:  Planning meeting for the Mike Pederson Memorial Softball Tournament, "The Pedey", 5:00p at Bluffside Tavern. All members of the Men's Club are welcome.

Sun-Mon Aug 6-7:  Baptismal Prep class 9:00a Sunday and 6:00p Monday.

Sun Aug 13:  PCCW officers meet between Masses.

Mon-Fri Aug 14-18:  Vacation Bible School at Holy Trinity 9:00 to 11:30a. Contact Rebecca at htparish@outlook.com or 782-2028.

Mon Aug 14:  Mass at 5:30p anticipating the Assumption.

Tue Aug 15:  The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a holy day of obligation. Mass at 5:30p.

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.

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.

Sat Sept 9:  PCCW staffs the Brat Barn 10:00a to 6:00p at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center.

Mon Sept 11:  PCCW 6:00p in the gathering space.

Thu Sept 14:  Chicken Que

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

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.

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.

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