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August COVID-19 Updates

August 04, 2020
By Catholic Community of Waukesha

  •  Dispensation of obligation extended to September 6th
  • Public Masses remain at 25% occupancy
  • Masks are required on premises
  • Phone & Online reservations will continue through September 6th
  • Reception of Eucharist in hand only
  • Wedding at 25% capacity
  • Funerals at 25% capacity - no wakes/visitations in Church
  • Reconciliation continues on Saturday
  • Daily Mass 25% capacity continues in current schedule
  • Adoration 50 people limit continues in current schedule
  • Individual Anointing of Non-Covid-19 Parishioners not in a Hospital or Nursing Home permitted
  • Visiting Parishioners/Taking Communion into hospitals/Nursing Homes by Priest only
  • No distribution of Holy Water
  • Parish offices remain closed to public
  • Staff continue to work and be available by email or phone

OUR PARISH OFFICES AND FACILITIES
We continue to operate under Phase 1 of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Catholic Comeback Matrix. Therefore, all parish and school facilities are closed to the public until further notice. This means parish ministries that usually meet on campus are unable to schedule future meetings at this time. If you are a parish ministry and would like to conduct your meetings via Zoom (video conferencing tool), please contact our Communication Team via email, communication@ccwauk.org, for assistance.

 

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July 2020 COVID-19 Updates

July 08, 2020
By Catholic Community of Waukesha

July COVID19 update

In our ongoing efforts at transparency, we were notified of a staff persons immediate family member that has posted positive for COVID 19. This staff person has not come into contact with any other staff or the community so we will continue with our current protocols.

As of today, July 8th, we continue to work under the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Phase I matrix and some slight adjustments have been made.

How does this affect you?

*Dispensation of obligation extended to Aug 2nd
*Public Masses remain at 25% occupancy
*Masks are required on premises
*Phone & Online reservations will continue through Aug 2nd
*Reception of Eucharist in hand only
*First Communions have been scheduled
*Confirmation has been scheduled
*Wedding at 25% capacity
*Funerals at 25% capacity - no wakes/visitations in Church
*Reconciliation continues on Saturday
*Daily Mass 25% capacity continues in current schedule
*Adoration 25% capacity continues in current schedule
*Individual Anointing of Non-Covid-19 Parishioners not in a Hospital or Nursing Home permitted
*Visiting Parishioners/Taking Communion into hospitals/Nursing Homes by Priest only
*No distribution of Holy Water
*Parish offices remain closed to public
*Staff continue to work and be available by email or phone.

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We appreciate your support and continue to work in our ministries. While our offices may be closed, we continue to minister, develop and form disciples of Christ. Thank you for continuing your financial support of your church, We will need your help soon and ask you to make a sacrificial gift to maintain your parish. At this time, we continue to research and develop new methods to reach our community. May the peace of our Lord remain with you.

 

Community Updates

June 21, 2020
By Catholic Community of Waukesha

Return to Mass- Times & Directives

June 07, 2020
By Catholic Community of Waukesha

 

It is with full hearts that we announce a new Mass schedule. As we have stated previously, our goal continues: to offer the Eucharist to the faithful, as safely as possible, with our current resources.

Delaying our opening for two weeks provided our community with time. It gave our volunteer team of medical professionals time to gather more information and data on the pandemic. It gave our parishioners time to be safe while observing the impact of the order that lifted the Safer at Home stay. Even now, while we have more information on a virus that is only six months old, we continue to move forward with caution. It also provided us the time to build the infrastructure necessary to offer Mass including: pooling volunteers and purchasing much needed resources such as masks, sanitizer and cleaning supplies that were not on hand and not readily available.

On May 13th, the Safer at Home order was lifted and there was a need to determine the impact of this event. We gathered our professional and lay leadership to assess the available information and the risk to our parishioners if we opened Masses on May 30/31. It was deemed prudent to take a conservative approach grounded in solid moral teaching and a deep respect for gift of life. This decision provided the necessary time to watch if there would be a mild, moderate, high or extreme response to that impetus. Two weeks later, we witnessed:1) a decrease of the percentage of positive cases in Wisconsin, 2)a mild increase of the percentage of positive cases in Waukesha County, and 3)a moderate increase in the number of positive cases in Waukesha County and Wisconsin. Since we did not see an extreme increase in cases or percentages, we have decided to offer Mass.

Beginning June 13th, we will offer one English Mass at each church and one Spanish Mass at St. William. Mass will be offered providing there are sufficient volunteers to offer a safe and prayerful experience for Mass goers. Seating will be limited and parishioners are asked to make a reservation. Since we know contracting the virus is most virulent in enclosed quarters and with a long exposure, masks will be required.

We continue follow the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's directives and monitor the progress of Covid19 . With this in mind, the Mass schedule below is set through the 4th of July weekend. Please remember that Archbishop Listecki has granted the faithful a dispensation from Mass through July 5th.

An instructional video is currently being edited to reflect the change in plans and new procedures. Upon completion, it will be emailed and available on our website, social media and YouTube channel. We have also created a "quick guide" for those desiring to attend Mass next weekend. The guide can be found under Mass resources on this page.

Thank you. In the words of Archbishop Listecki: "We miss you and we are happy to begin this careful return to Sunday Mass. With your cooperation and observation of these guidelines and directives, we can ensure that soon all of us will be able to gather together again. God bless you stay safe, healthy, holy and welcome back."

 

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