Welcome to St. Mary’s Parish

The Oldest Parish in the Diocese

St. Mary’s Church is located in Lyndon Station, WI. It is known as the Upper Cathedral of the dells. It was built by hundreds of Irish immigrants in 1899, and dedicated on May 8th 1900. St. Mary’s parish began in 1853 as St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. St. Bridget’s was formed in 1853 and was located at the present day St. Mary’s Cemetery; west of Lyndon Station on Highway J. St. Mary’s is the oldest parish in the Diocese of LaCrosse.

We are located just north of the Wisconsin Dells on Interstate 90/94, exit 79.
In the Lyndon Station area, 153 families currently call St. Mary’s their home parish.
On March 1, 2017 our parish welcomed our Pastor Father Clayton Elmhorst to St. Mary’s.


Whether you’re visiting Lyndon Station, passing through or planning to move here, we welcome you!

Come Visit us This Weekend


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✝ Holy Souls in Purgatory
By: Angela Dziewior
† Special Intention
By: Ostrowski Family
✝ Fr. Ronald Zinkle
By: Rita Hall
✝ Benny Ryczek
By: Darwin & Karen Patton
✝ Mary Ann O’Donnell
By: Dan & Colleen Bradley
✝ The Parishioner Mass
✝ Edward Rhyner
By: Jay & Wendy Rhyner

Upcoming Events

R.C.I.A Classes Begin
September 20th
10:30 a.m.

Cemetery Council Meeting
October 6th
6:30 p.m.

Parish Finance Council
October 13th
6:30 p.m.

Fr. Clayton
on Vacation
October 19th-30th

All Saints Day
November 1st 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Parish Pastoral Council
November 10th
6:30 p.m.



St. Mary’s Religious Ed

Families, we’re planning on having R.E. here at St. Mary’s. We are still waiting on how some of the school districts will be implementing distant learning. Please email or contact St. Mary’s or our Religious Ed Coordinator Sandy Madland; to sign up and register your child. Classes start September 30th at 7pm, with orientation, safe environment and registration September 23rd at 7 pm. Classrooms will be stretched out and placed safely so we can maintain social distancing, along with providing masks and sanitation (just like upstairs in Church) Sandy’s contact is 608-393-2515, lynndelldairy@frontier.com

Time to Go to St. Joseph

St. Joseph protected the Holy Family & we can trust ourselves & nation to St. Joseph at a time when examples of fatherhood and husbandry are so needed. We can ask him to help strengthen our families – as well as the bonds of our “parish family” during a time of hardship. St. Joseph Pray for us!

Please keep these families in your prayers.

Mildred Blank, Vinnie Bellock, Jim & Adela Hagen, Elizabeth Hall, Roseanne Kenneth, Gloria Kramer, Helen Kwit & Family, Mary Claire Marshall, Courtney Miller, Lizzy Mitchell, Tony Oldigs, Lucille Ryczek, Charlotte Rybicki, Leo Schneider, George & Geri Smith, Rosalee Verette, William Zenk, those who are sick, unemployed, in need and all the families who are suffering from CoVid-19. And pray for Unity.

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Please pray for St. Mary’s Catechists!

Friends, it’s that time of year again. Religious Ed is starting up Thursday, Sept 23rd, please keep in mind our youth, parents and our CCD teachers at they continue their catechesis. Also Sunday, September 20th is Catechetical Sunday, where we pray, recognize and observe those who take time to teach the faith. Please pray for Deacon Tom and his wonderful wife Sandy, Christine Kobylski and Sandy Madland for their dedication and time devoted to teaching our children. May God be with them deeply and may the Holy Spirit be upon them throughout our new CCD year!

Congrats to Linda and Pete Lochner

…for their first grandbaby: Lucas Paul Lochner. May Lance and Meredith receive the grace and joy of parenting, may God bless them abundantly and may the Holy Family be with them always as they begin this whole chapter!

Congratulations to Chris & Ali Schuenke

…on their one year anniversary! Both have taken the time (with Fr. Clayton) to get their marriage blessed and recognized in the church. We are very proud of them both and happy to announce, that they’re expecting their first born baby this fall! May God bless them also in starting a family, and may St. Joseph and Mary, the Holy Family keep them close. *also Fr. Clayton can’t wait to get back on the Lake with you on the fabulous ’Pearl!

Diocese of La Crosse Guidelines for reporting instances of child abuse.

Greetings Family and Friends of St. Mary’s,

At this time with the ever evolving pandemic of Covid-19, I am posting these following recommendations and best practices for St. Mary’s Parish. I urge everyone to follow the guidelines provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm.

St. Mary’s Church will still be open during business hours. We will also post updates via our Facebook page and the church entrances. As of now the church building will be open Tuesday – Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Please practice social distancing at all times and be good stewards of everyone’s health. Practice good hand washing and sanitizing so we can all be safe.

We will get through this,

Fr. Clayton

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