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
Sr. Kathy Resumes Communion Calls
Now that we have hit some kind of normalcy in the pandemic, Sr. Kathy will be starting monthly communion visits. If you are housebound for any reason and would like a visit please call 788- 5483 ext. 5 and Sr. Kathy will get back to you. She usually does these visits the first week of the month. Anyone needing help to acquire the Covid vaccine is also welcome to call Sr. Kathy.
"The Pedey" set for August 27
The Pedey, an annual softball tournament hosted by our Men's Club, is reinvented for 2021 as a Golf Scramble (PDF). Join us at Forest Hills on Friday, August 27. May perpetual light shine on our beloved Mike Pederson.
Man and Woman of the Year Named
At our patronal feast Mass on Monday, May 24, Fr. Konopa announced Rick Wilson as Man of the Year and Lisa Doering as Woman of the Year (photo). Our coverage is on the parish blog. Video of the Mass and presentation is on our YouTube channel. Congratulations to Rick and Lisa and their families!
Summer Series for CCO Alumni
Are you a CCO graduate, or did you begin with a group but were unable to finish? Have you been wondering, "What's next? How can I keep growing in relationship with God and others?" We encourage you to sign up for The Temperament God Gave You: Gaining Self Knowledge to Grow Spiritually. This summer series will meet on four evenings, in the parish hall, 6:30 to 8:00p on June 16 and 23 and July 7 and 14. The book, The Temperament God Gave You by Art and Laraine Bennett will be our reference throughout the series. Further information is in the May 23 bulletin (PDF).
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Mon June 14: Blood Drive 1:00 to 6:00p in the parish hall. Make your own appointment or call the parish office.
Mary, Mother of the Church is a Catholic parish family located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.