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.
2019-2020 Religious Education Calendar
It's time for back-to-school prep! Check out the 2019-2020 calendar for our Religious Education programs.
Also, please help with Catholic Charities back-to-school.
2019 Parish Directory now Scheduling Sept. 24-28
We are making a new MMOC parish directory! We're
inviting all households in the parish to sit for a new family photo and be
included in the directory. Please take a moment to look over the
2019 Directory FAQ or just go ahead and
book your appointment.
We are now booking photo
sessions for August 20-24 and September 24-28. Thank you for taking part in this!
Chicken Que set for Thursday, September 12
Tickets will soon be on sale for
"the mother of all chicken ques." $10 buys a dinner home-made fresh and tasty by MMOC volunteers, nothing canned or catered:
●half chicken charcoal-grilled to perfection and swathed in a savory sauce
●baked potato served with butter and sour cream
●tender beans slow-roasted in a home-made sauce of tomato, onion, and bacon
●coleslaw in a clear, sweet, tangy dressing
●dinner roll and amenities
We will be serving from 11:00a to 6:00p. Buy your tickets at Mass on the weekend, or in the parish office M-F 8-3.
To reserve tickets, call 608-518-6145 or email
Tickets and drive-up service will be in the west parking lot; enter on
Weston Street and exit onto Horton Street.
Take Control of Your Giving
We are switching our Online Giving platform to the
We Share program operated by our bulletin publisher, Liturgical Publications, Inc. Here is some information provided by LPI:
Mary, Mother of the Church Parish has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and takes less than five minutes.
Youíll 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.
Thatís it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Which payment methods are accepted?
A: Contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) are all accepted.
Q: Do parishioners receive receipts for their donations?
A: Yes, all contributors enrolled for online giving will receive receipts via e-mail.
Q: What if parishioners feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
A: We provide printable donation slips that can be placed into the collection basket.
Q: Is WeShare safe?
A: Yes. We implement the safest security standards for online transactions and your privacy is protected at all times. We are certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider.
Q: How can I enroll and start donating?
A: Click on this Online Giving link or call the parish office for more information.
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:
Never miss your parish bulletin!
Winter weather alerts
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)
Using the Parish Hall
In response to many requests, MMOC has adopted a policy
(PDF) about using our new 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 send it to the parish office.
MMOC on Facebook
Please visit our Facebook page for photos and news of MMOC events.
Please give the page a "like" and "follow" so you will be notified when there is news.
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 loss.
Diocese of La Crosse Guidelines for Reporting Instances of Child Abuse
The Diocese of La Crosse, through its policies
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, 608-519-8002 or email@example.com.
The reporting form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office of the
Vicar for Clergy or on the diocesan website at: www.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue-Sat Aug 20-24: Photos taken for our parish directory. Park at the west entrance. We'll be in Classrooms A, B, and C.
Book your appointment.
Thu Aug 22: Silver Circle 11:00a in the parish hall. Speaker is Kurt Papenfuss, who retired after 34 years with the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department.
Fri-Sun Aug 23-25: Men's Club hosts "The Pedey", the Mike Pederson Memorial Softball Tournament at the Shelby Youth Ball Fields. Setup and 3 games on Friday starting 5:30p. Play begins 9:00a on Saturday and 10:00a Sunday.
Sat-Sun Aug 24-25: BOFT Phase 4 presentations after Masses in the parish hall.
Wed Sept 4: Men's Club meeting 6:00p in Classroom C followed by a brat fry in the parish hall.
Sat Sept 7: Our PCCW staffs the Brat Barn at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center 10:00a to 6:00p.
Wed Sept 11: Edge program begins for grades 6-8, meeting 6:45 to 8:15p in the parish hall.
● Life Teen program begins for grades 9-10, meeting 7:00 to 8:30p in the hall at Blessed Sacrament parish.
Thu Sept 12: Fall Chicken Que!
Tue Sept 17: Tuesday evening practices of our Sunday Choir begin 6:00p in the Music Room.
Wed Sept 18: Classes begin for our after-school, K-5 Religious Education classes. Watch your mailbox for a packet of information, or contact
Therese van Oss who is ready to welcome new students!
Sun Sept 22: Liturgy of the Word for Children from 4yo to 1st grade begins at the 10:00 Mass.