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Chuck Berendes
Chair, Parish Council
Member, Finance Council



Laura Boden
788-5483  Ext. 2
Parish Secretary

bulletin@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for all bulletin announcements and submissions.
prayer@mmoclacrosse.org   Whenever you need your parish family to pray with you, please let us know. Our Prayer Chain treats all requests as confidential.
schedule@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for matters related to lay liturgical ministries and scheduling. Thank you.
secretary@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for all other contact with the parish. Thank you.
lboden@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for messages intended personally to Laura. Thank you.


Andy Foley
788-5483 x6
Director of Buildings and Grounds



Holly Gorman
788-5483  Ext. 3
Financial Assistant

Holly and her husband Tom have two children in Aquinas Catholic Schools and they are members of Blessed Sacrament Parish. They moved to La Crosse in 1993. Holly worked for Trane Company and reached the position of Financial Services Manager Level II before choosing to stay home with their children. She has held part-time positons and is ready to add more. Holly enjoys walking, cooking, trying new things, and all kinds of music. We are blessed to welcome her!

finance@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for all business-related contact with the parish. Thank you.
hgorman@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for messages intended personally to Holly. Thank you.


Fr. Brian D. Konopa
788-5483 x7

BA Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville 1994
M.Div. Pontifical College of Josephinum 1998
MA Theology, Pontifical College of Josephinum 2003

Learn more about Fr. Konopa on our Pastor's Page.



Mary Jo Lium
Director of Sacred Music
Director, Sunday Choir
Director, New Life Choir

BA Music, Church Music Major, Emphasis on Pipe Organ, Viterbo University

Mary Jo has three decades of experience in the roles of parish director of liturgical music, director of religious education, teacher of the diocesan program in music for children with special needs, director of the La Crosse Girlchoir, and the La Crescent Community Choir.


Dn. Richard Sage
788-5483 (o), 317-5584 (c)
Permanent Deacon

BS Business Administration, Viterbo University
MA Servant Leadership, Viterbo University

Visit Deacon Richard's page.  In 2014 Richard retired as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse. He is chair of the Building Our Future Together Commission.



Mary Schaub
President, PCCW
Member, Parish Pastoral Council




Francis Schelfhout
President, Men's Club
Member, Parish Pastoral Council



Sr. Kathy Stuttgen, FSPA
788-5483  Ext. 5
Minister and advocate for the Elderly and the sick
Visitor to those in hospital or homebound
Minister to people in grief and loss
Silver Circle

Visit Sr. Kathy's page. In 2008, Sr. Kathy was named the MMOC Woman of the Year.  In 2012 she was named a recipient of the Iverson Freking Award by Bethany St. Joseph Corp.

Please pray for this woman who does so much for our parish members who tend to be out of sight: the elderly, sick, lonely, grieving, frail, and marginal. Kathy is our reminder that those we don't see are still sisters and brothers in our parish family. Let our prayer include them, too.


Joseph van Oss
webmaster, blogger and photographer

BS Technical Communication, University of Minnesota
MS Technical Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

We are called to use every gift, every tool to continue Christ's work. Today, the web and social media have to be part of how we reach out. We use the parish app, websites, blog, and Facebook to reach out to the next generations.

At MMOC, Joseph coordinates the Lector ministry, is active in the Men's Club, administers the parish email system, and helps with technology. In November 2009 he was named MMOC Man of the Year for his work on the parish photo directory. In June 2020 he was again named MOTY for work on another parish directory and for televising our Masses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his day job Joseph teaches a communication course at UW-L.


van Oss

Therese van Oss
office 788-5483  Ext. 4
cell 738-9168
Director of Religious Education
Pastoral Minister

BS Musical Education K-12 (Instrumental), University of Minnesota
MA Pastoral and Liturgical Studies, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Thomas University

In addition to her part-time service to MMOC Parish, Therese also serves part-time as Chaplain at the Bethany St. Joseph Care Center and Onalaska Care Center. In all three settings she is treasured for her gentle, inspiring presence. In November 2012, Therese was named MMOC Woman of the Year. Therese is also active as a musician with the La Crosse Concert Band.



Dave Wagner
home 608-452-4516
cell 608-780-3484

Chair, Finance Council
Member, Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Trustee

In November 2013, Dave was named MMOC Man of the Year. Our pastor praised and thanked Dave for guiding the parish through the challenges of debt, budgetary shortfalls and an aging set of buildings. Dave is also treasury manager with Kwik Trip. He and Laura, parents of two, have been members of our parish since they were married here in 1990.

Updated 7 July 2020