News from MMOC

Chicken Que set for Thursday, Sept 12

Tickets will soon be on sale for "the mother of all chicken ques." $12 gets 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 T-F 8-3. This Chicken Que usually sells out by noon, so to avoid disappointment, please secure your tickets early. To reserve tickets, call 608-518-6145 or email chickenque@mmoclacrosse.org.  Tickets and drive-up service will be in the west parking lot; enter at 20th & Weston➚ Streets and exit onto Horton Street. To volunteer to work at this Chicken Que, please sign up in the gathering space.

ALPHA Program starts September 10

Jesus’ first words in his public ministry were “Come and See”. We invite you to bring your friends, family, co-workers or anyone else who wants to explore the meaning of life and the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. ALPHA is a series of interactive sessions that will take place on Tuesdays from September 10 - November 19 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Dinner is provided each night! There are 11 sessions in the Parish Hall and a weekend away October 25-26. There is no cost. To sign up please email alpha@mmoclacrosse.org.

Summer Opportunities for Youth

Exciting opportunities are opening up for youth who participate in the Youth Faith Formation program in our area. Check out nearby events for middle- and high-school youth, and a special conference coming up for high-school youth. Thanks to Samuel Obert for assembling these plans. Contact Samuel for more information.

Vacation Bible School at MMOC August 5-9

Get ready to discover the greatest mystery on earth learning about the incredible treasure of the Mass. We will spend the week developing a new appreciation for the Catholic Mass and deepen our love for Jesus in the Eucharist through faith teaching, music, games, crafts and more!

Vacation Bible School is for children from the La Crosse city parishes entering grades K-5 in the Fall of 2024. We meet at MMOC Monday-Friday, August 5-9, 9:00a to 12 noon. Cost to attend is $30 per child. Register here➚. Contact Kristin Johnson if you have questions. Adults, middle, and high school youth, we ask for your help; please contact Kristin to learn more.

"The Pedey" on August 23

"The Pedey" Memorial Golf Scramble, hosted by Men's Club at Forest Hills. 9:30a registrations opens, 11:00a shotgun start. Details are in a letter..➚ Register your foursome online.➚

Parish Directory coming up in August

We are launching our next pictorial directory. Details to know:

Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage set for Fall 2025

We are assembling a pilgimage to key shrines in Italy for Fall 2025. We thank Linda Schwartz for leadership in pulling all the details together. You'll find the specifics in a flyer (PDF) that includes the itinerary and booking details. Spiritual Director for this trip will be Fr. Konopa.

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 privacy 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. 1. Thank you.

Keep in Touch with the myParish App

There's a very convenient 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 our bulletin, calendar, televised Masses, and a library of prayers and readings.

Using the Parish Hall

Would you like to host an event at MMOC? Please check our rental policy (PDF) for details about using our 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 insurance form (PDF) and send them to the parish office.

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 Ms. Teresa Brown, Complaint Intake Agent, at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI 54602-4004. Alternatively, you can contact Ms. Brown 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.

Updated 16 May 2024