Welcome!

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.

Coming Together as Parish Family During Lent

As we enter the season of Lent, we undertake to pray, fast, give alms, and repent our sins. Please take note of various Lenten events on the parish calendar at right.

  • Catholics age 14 and older are to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent and on Good Friday.
  • Catholics age 18 to 58 are to fast on Good Friday.
  • Join us for Stations of the Cross on Wednesdays, March 4 to 25.
  • Please help yourself to a "little black book" containing Lenten meditations.
  • Join us March 9-11 for Spiritual Renewal Days.
  • Confession will be available April 1 and 6.

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.

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.

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)

Formed is a New Offering at MMOC

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 mobile (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.

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 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, 608-519-8002 or kbecker@cclse.org. 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 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

    

Events

Fri Feb 28:  Fish Fry 4:00 to 7:30p in the parish hall.

Sat-Sun Feb 29-Mar 1:  Sacrament of Anointing at all Masses. Please be seated near the front of the church. Please note signs indicating which pews to use and which to leave clear.

Sun Mar 1:  Confirmation students, sponsors, and parents meet 6:00p.

Mon Mar 2:  PCCW meeting 6:00p in the parish hall.

Wed Mar 4:  Stations of the Cross 4:00p.

Thu Mar 5:  Monthly morning Mass social in the hall after the 7:30a Mass.

Fri Mar 6:  Coffee & Kids 9:00a to 11:00 in the Kindergarten room.

Sun Mar 8:  First Communion student and parent meeting 11:00a in the hall.

Mon-Wed Mar 9-11:  Spiritual Renewal Days 6:30p with guests Fr. David Lynch and Sandy Setterlund. Our theme is "20/20 Vision: God is Light and in Him There is No Darkness."

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

Wed Mar 11:  Stations of the Cross 4:00p.

Mon Mar 16:  Praise and Graze! Mass at 5:00p, then a potluck supper in the parish hall.

Wed Mar 18:  Stations of the Cross 7:00p.

Wed Mar 25:  Stations of the Cross 12:00 noon. Then join us for a blessing of our new Marian window followed by a free soup lunch.

Wed Apr 1:  Penance services 4:00p and 7:00p.

Sun Apr 5:  Palm Sunday, the 40th day, brings Lent to a close, and we begin Holy Week.

Mon Apr 6:  Individual confessions 9:00a to 6:00p at the Cathedral.

Thu Apr 9:  Holy Thursday. Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00p with adoration in the hall until 10:00p.

Fri Apr 10:  Good Friday. Prayer and Communion service 1:00p. The parish office is closed.

Sat-Sun Apr 11-12:  Easter Sunday. No Confession on Saturday. Vigil Mass at 8:30p Saturday, 8:00a and 10:00a Sunday.

Mon Apr 13:  Easter Monday. The parish office is closed.

Mon Apr 13:  Divine Mercy Sunday. Divine Mercy Devotions 12:00 noon to 3:15p.

Thu May 14:  Chicken Que! Tickets on sale late April. To reserve tickets, call 608-518-6145 or email chickenque@mmoclacrosse.org.


    
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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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