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.

Holy Week and Easter at MMOC

Please see the Events calendar at right for Mass times and other details.

Pancake Breakfast Returns!

We had a grand morning together. It's on the parish blog.

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!
  • Quick access to the official parish calendar
  • 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

MMOC on Facebook

To improve communication, we are transitioning to our Facebook page. Please give the page a "like" and "follow" so you will be notified when there is news.

Online Giving

We 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 any diocesan agent (employee, volunteers, vendors, religious or clergy). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to the Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, bishop of La Crosse, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Karen Becker, Victim Assistance Ministry, at 608-519- 8002. The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of the Vicar 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.



Thu Mar 22:  Early deadline for the April 1 (Easter) bulletin 12:00 noon.
● Chicken Que meeting 4:30p.

Sat Mar 24:  Cleaning the church and rectory 9:00a. We need your help! If you can, bring a gallon plastic pail and waterproof gloves.

Sun Mar 25:  Palm Sunday. All Masses begin in the hall then process into church. Please arrive a few minutes early.
●Baptism Class, session 2, 9:00a.

Mon Mar 26:  Confession 9:00a to 6:00p at the Cathedral.

Tue Mar 27:  New Life Choir practice 9:00a.
●Chrism Mass at the cathedral 10:30a.

Wed Mar 28:  Religious Education classes are canceled. In lieu of class, please attend Holy Week services.

Thu Mar 29:  Holy Thursday. No 7:30a Mass. Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00p followed by adoration until 10:00p.

Fri Mar 30:  Good Friday. No 7:30a Mass. Prayer and Communion Service 1:00p.

Sat Mar 31:  No 4:00p Mass. Easter Vigil Mass 8:30p.

Sun April 1:  Easter Day Mass 8:00a and 10:00a.

Sun Apr 8:  Our PCCW takes up a second collection to support leadership training and other aims of our Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
●Divine Mercy Devotions 12:00 noon to 3:15p.
- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
- Confessions
- Chaplet of Divine Mercy, hourly
- Veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy
- Divine Mercy 101 video (12:30 & 1:30 pm in the hall)
- Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Benediction at 3:00 pm

Mon Apr 9:  Parish Hall dedication and dinner with Bishop Callahan 5:30p.

Mon-Sun Apr 9-15:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. Contact Sue Moyle to volunteer (wsmoyle@gmail.com or 787-0076).

Mon Apr 23:  PCCW: Spring Assembly at 6:30p at St. Mary’s Parish in Coon Valley.

Sat May 5:  The ladies of our PCCW staff the Brat Barn at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center 10:00a to 6:00p. Please stop by!

Thu May 10:  Spring Chicken Que. First time in our new parish hall! Say a prayer for good weather.

Fri May 18:  PCCW rummage sale 11:00a to 5:00p. $6 per bag, some items priced individually.

Sat May 19:  PCCW rummage sale 8:00a to 11:00a. $3 per bag, some items priced individually.

Mon May 21:  Blood drive in our parish hall 2:00 to 6:00p.

Sat Sept 8:  The ladies of our PCCW staff the Brat Barn at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center 10:00a to 6:00p. Please stop by!

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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