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

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. When you arrive, please be seated as directed by the Greeters. We've been delighted to see our brothers and sisters returning to Mass the last few weeks. It is important to us to provide a safe environment for worship. We thank everyone for cooperating.

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.



Sat-Sun May 15-16:  Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Masses at our usual times. Everyone is welcome to attend. Masks are required.
● Mass on KQEG-TV at 4:00 Saturday, 10:00 Sunday.
Bulletin (PDF)

Sat May 22:  The ladies of our PCCW staff the Brat Barn 10:00a to 6:00p at Festival Foods in the Village Shopping Center.

Mon May 24:  Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, our patronal feast. Mass at 5:30p.

Mon-Sun May 24-30:  MMOC delivers Mobile Meals. To volunteer, please contact Sue Moyle.

Thu May 27:  Chicken que at Holy Trinity parish.

Fri June 4:  Drive-up Scrip Day! Stop by the west entrance (parish hall) 8:00a to 3:00p to buy scrip and/or donate food or paper goods to Catholic Charities.

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

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Mary, Mother of the Church


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