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.
Face Masks at Mass
Masks continue to be required at all events at MMOC. We invite you to review Bishop Callahan's letter of March 31 regarding wearing face masks. We've been delighted to see our brothers and sisters returning to Mass the last couple of weeks. It is important to us to provide a safe environment for worship. We thank everyone for cooperating.
Chicken Que set for Thursday, May 13
Tickets are available 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
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,
reports that we have received our dates for 2021. Please contact Sue to volunteer for any of the remaining dates:
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:
Give "Formed" a Try
Formed is an online Catholic library that allows you to watch, listen, and read. Anywhere, anytime.
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
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:
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat-Sun Apr 24-25: 4th Sunday of the Easter season. Masses at our usual times. Everyone is welcome to attend. Masks are required.
Mary, Mother of the Church is a Catholic parish family located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.