Monday, March 16, 2020
Peace of Christ. Your pastors and parish staff always have your physical and spiritual well-being as our highest priority. Out of a sincere charity, we are responding to the spread of COVID-19 with the utmost of caution. Thus, we want to communicate the following decisions which were made in consultation with our pastoral staff.
Suspension of All Daily/Sunday Masses until April 3rd. Today, Archbishop Listecki suspended the celebration of all weekday and Sunday Masses throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. You may read his letter here. Hence, the celebration of Daily Mass/Confession at all locations will be suspended until further notice, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
- On Sundays, Fr. Tim and Fr. John will celebrate Mass privately at each of our four parishes to fulfill the obligatory Mass intention for all living and deceased members of our parishes.
Confession & Other Sacramental Needs. All normally scheduled celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation have been suspended until further notice. Please contact Fr. Tim (Cell: 414-762-7986) or Fr. John (Cell: 414-305-3824) regarding sacramental needs (especially Anointing of the Sick/Last Rites) or if you need assistance in any way.
- Funerals – please work with the funeral home and contact Fr. Tim/Fr. John on an individual basis.
- Weddings – please contact Fr. Tim/Fr. John with questions. All previously scheduled weddings may continue, but guests would be significantly limited per the CDC’s most recent directive.
Parish Offices Closed Indefinitely. As of 12 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020, parish offices will be closed until further notice.
- You are still most welcome to call the parish offices and leave messages, and our staff will reply as soon as possible. Please see the parish websites for contact information for all of our staff members.
- Mail can still be dropped off and we will process all correspondence as quickly as possible.
Parish Programming and Events. All parish programming and events have been suspended until further notice.
- Please check the parish website as the most up-to-date place of current information.
Assistance to the vulnerable and those most in need. In times of crisis, we are committed more than ever to live out the Church’s preferential option for the poor. The social and economic ramifications will significantly affect our elderly, homebound, and so many others. Our pastoral staff have begun discussions as to how to address these needs and we will need your help! Please see the ‘Coronavirus: Care within the Crisis’ section of the homepage of our website.
As your Pastors, please know that we are here for anything you might need! Be assured of our daily prayers and our commitment to still providing the best pastoral care possible.
Sincerely, with love,
Fr. Tim Kitzke and Fr. John Baumgardner