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.

Safely Celebrating the Mass

On Tuesday, 1 June 2021, Bishop Callahan announced further easing in our celebration of Masses. Details are in the June 6 bulletin (PDF).

Sr. Kathy Resumes Communion Calls

Now that we have hit some kind of normalcy in the pandemic, Sr. Kathy will be starting monthly communion visits. If you are housebound for any reason and would like a visit please call 788- 5483 ext. 5 and Sr. Kathy will get back to you. She usually does these visits the first week of the month. Anyone needing help to acquire the Covid vaccine is also welcome to call Sr. Kathy.

"The Pedey" set for August 27

The Pedey, an annual softball tournament hosted by our Men's Club, is reinvented for 2021 as a Golf Scramble (PDF). Join us at Forest Hills on Friday, August 27. May perpetual light shine on our beloved Mike Pederson.

Man and Woman of the Year Named

At our patronal feast Mass on Monday, May 24, Fr. Konopa announced Rick Wilson as Man of the Year and Lisa Doering as Woman of the Year (photo). Our coverage is on the parish blog. Video of the Mass and presentation is on our YouTube channel. Congratulations to Rick and Lisa and their families!

Summer Series for CCO Alumni

Are you a CCO graduate, or did you begin with a group but were unable to finish? Have you been wondering, "What's next? How can I keep growing in relationship with God and others?" We encourage you to sign up for The Temperament God Gave You: Gaining Self Knowledge to Grow Spiritually. This summer series will meet on four evenings, in the parish hall, 6:30 to 8:00p on June 16 and 23 and July 7 and 14. The book, The Temperament God Gave You by Art and Laraine Bennett will be our reference throughout the series. Further information is in the May 23 bulletin (PDF).

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.

Christ Our Cornerstone

Please support the Christ Our Cornerstone campaign for the restoration of our mother church, St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral. "As Christ is the cornerstone of our faith, our Cathedral is the cornerstone of our Diocese."

MMOC is delivering Mobile Meals

Our Mobile Meals coordinator, Sue Moyle, reports that we have received our dates for 2021. Please contact Sue to volunteer for any of the remaining dates:
● May 24th-30th
● July 19th-25th
● August 23rd-29th
● October 25th-31st
We thank our volunteer drivers for their willing service. They truly are the face of Christ revealed to people in our community who need healthy, nutritious meals at their door.

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.

Pope Francis' letter "All are Brothers"

Pope Francis has issued his third encyclical letter, "Fratelli Tutti" or "All are Brothers". For your convenience and study, we are offering the Vatican's English translation for download (PDF).

La Crosse Diocese holding off on return to Sunday Obligation

In a letter dated Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, Bishop William Callahan announced his decision to leave in place the dispensation from Sunday Obligation that has been in effect since March. This decision applies to the La Crosse Diocese only.

History of St. Pius X Parish

We thank Donna Omernik for preparing a history of St. Pius X Parish (PDF).

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 Mrs. Karen Becker, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Becker 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.



Mon June 14:  Blood Drive 1:00 to 6:00p in the parish hall. Make your own appointment or call the parish office.

Wed June 16:  Our summer series The Temperament God Gave You begins 6:30p in the parish hall.

Sat-Sun June 19-20:  12th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
● We return to our normal procedure for Holy Communion.
● Father's Day. We pray a special blessing for all fathers.

Mon-Tue June 21-22:  Movie at MMOC! Pray tells the story of Fr. Patrick Peyton. Monday at 1:30p and 6:30p, Tuesday at 8:30a, 1:30p and 6:30p.

Thu June 24:  Chrism Mass 10:00a at the cathedral.

Sat June 26:  Ordination of three new priests 10:00a at the cathedral.

Sat-Sun June 26-27:  Dispensation from the Sunday Obligation ends.
● Scrip sales at weekend Masses resumes in the Mother's Room.

Fri July 9:  MMOC records two TV Masses at 2:15p at the cathedral. See the June 6 bulletin for details.

Mon-Sun July 19-25:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. To volunteer, please contact Sue Moyle.

Sat Aug 7:  Witnesses to Christ Conference for all catechists 9:30a to 3:00p.

Fri Aug 27:  The Pedey Golf Scramble at Forest Hills, hosted by our Men's Club. Details are in the invitation.

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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