Welcome to St. Mary’s Parish

The Oldest Existing 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.


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


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✝ Mike Drake
By: Jim & Carol Cauley

† Anna McGowan
By: McGowan Family
✝ Christine Carter
By: Ken & Mary Jo Engevold

✝ Bob Walsh
By: Family

✝ Franciszek Klejka
By: Family

✝ Marion Walsh
By: Wayne & Nancy Greenwood

✝ Parishioner Mass

Upcoming Events

Knights of Columbus Roundtable Meeting
July 25th
6:30 p.m.

General Cleaning of St. Mary’s Church
June 29th
9 a.m.

Finance Council Meeting
August 8th
6:30 p.m.

Pastoral Council Meeting
August 8th
7:30 p.m.

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary – Holy day of Obligation
August 15th
7:00 p.m.

Sacred Worship Committee Meeting
August 20th
6:30 p.m.

Parish Festival
September 1st

Jubilee Celebration
September 22nd

Red Cross Blood Drive
Lyndon Station Fire Station
October 15th 12-4 p.m.



St. Mary’s Prayer List

Vinnie Bellock, Braun Family, Joan Burch, Rick Bornemeier, Chris DeLange, Fran Dethloff, Fr. Clayton Elmhorst, Jim & Adela Hagen, Chuck Huber, Roseanne Kenneth, Noah, Lizzie Mitchell, Pat Mitchell, Tony Oldigs, Karen Patton, Charlotte Rybicki, Marie Senzig, Preston Shields, Aiden Topper, MV, Katie Walsh, those who are sick, unemployed, in need, & all families who are suffering in any way; from illness, cancer, uncertainty, & anxieties; Families & Friends, please… PRAY THE ROSARY!

July Month of Ministries

There are “Ministry Sign-up” sheets available in the pews starting this weekend. If you are not currently volunteering in ministries at St. Mary’s but would like to, feel free to fill out this form and drop it in the collection basket or box in the vestibule, or return it to the parish office. There is also a spot to mark if you would like to become a parishioner of St. Mary’s so you can use this form to request more information for that purpose too.

Church Cleaning

We’re planning to do a general cleaning of the church on July 29th starting at 9:00 am. PLEASE put it on your calendar to come help out! Your help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Lyndon Station Parkfest Parade!

St. Mary’s will have an entry in the Parkfest Parade this year, next Saturday, July 27th. We’re looking for volunteers of ALL ages to walk in the parade with our entry.

Coming Soon!–(pronounced Retro-vī)

A program of proven help for couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. It is confidential and affordable, led by couples who have been there. For more info or to register for the upcoming program in the Wausau area beginning on August 16-18, call now,1-877-922-HOPE(4673) or visit the website atHelpOurMarriage.org*Registrations needed by August 3 for accommodations.

Lyndon Station Parkfest Parade!

St. Mary’s will have an entry in the Parkfest Parade this year on Saturday, July 27th. We’re looking for volunteers of ALL ages to walk in the parade with our entry.

Basket Raffle Tickets

Tickets are available in the vestibule before and after weekend Masses until the drawings at our Parish Festival. Be sure to check them out, there are some wonderful “baskets”! THANK YOU to everyone who donated! Also, please remember to turn in the blue envelopes to help with festival expenses. THANK YOU!

Courage and EnCourage Ministry

Courage is a ministry dedicated to the spiritual needs of people with same-sex attraction. A Courage chapter meets monthly with a chaplain, and confidentiality is deeply respected. EnCourage is a ministry dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children and other relatives and friends of persons who deal with same-sex attractions. An EnCourage Chapter meets monthly with a chaplain. Confidentiality is also deeply respected. If you are interested in a local Courage Chapter or an EnCourage Chapter, please contact Ann Lankford at 608-791-2658 or email alankford@diolc.org.

Red Cross Blood

Mark your calendars- the next Red Cross blood drives will be held on Tuesdays – October 15th of 2024 and January 14, 2025 all from 12-4pm at the Lyndon Station Firehouse.

Weekly Bulletin

Do you sometimes forget to grab a bulletin after Mass or don’t want the paper copy sitting around after reading it? Email the parish office at bulletin@stmlys.diolcparish.org to receive the weekly bulletin in your inbox! It can also be found right here on the website.

Summer Office Hours

For the months of June and July, the secretary office hours will be Mondays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Fr. Cryton’s office hours will remain the same: Tuesday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.


Tuesday 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


12:35 p.m.
Saturday 6:35 p.m.
Sunday 8:35 a.m.

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