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Community Response to COVID-19

March 13, 2020
By Fr. Heppe

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Greetings, 

 
Our Priests and Ministry Directors met to discuss the status of events through the end of March. We do not take these changes lightly and we appreciate the impact of these decisions for our community. 
 
As of right now, parish offices will remain open, and staff will be present to assist in anything you may need. I am impressed by the unity of our staff as they navigate these uncharted waters in order to continue to serve you, the Catholic community and the vulnerable. Thank you for your support and flexibility. As a church, we rely heavily on your support. Now more than ever, your support is critical as we are realizing significant losses due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. For those who typically give on the weekend, please give online: www.catholic4waukesha.org/giving/
 
If you do not attend Mass this weekend, then unite with us in prayer during Mass time. Read the Sunday readings (3rd Sunday of Lent), discuss and reflect on the Gospel, and pray the Rosary.
 
Yours in Christ, 
 
Fr. Pat Heppe
 
Pastor
 

While events are still fluid, the following will be instituted at all parishes:

 

Mass - continue as scheduled - after Mass, please stay to help us wipe down and sanitize the pews. A maintenance staff member will be present to provide direction.
 
Vespers - continue as scheduled.
 
Stations of the Cross - continue as scheduled.
 
Waukesha Catholic School - school is closed for the next two weeks. Visit waukeshacatholic.org/  for more details.
 
Latino Ministry - classes/sessions this weekend canceled.
 
Youth and Child Ministry - classes this week canceled - sacramental prep postponed.
 
Committees and Small Groups - Planned, however, please use your own judgment and communicate any schedule changes/cancellations with your group and Monica Cardenas, Director of Communication. mcardenas@ccwauk.org

Other Events: 

March 13th - Arise Worship Night - Canceled
March 14th - Men of Christ - Canceled
March 15th - St. Joseph after Mass hospitality and Auction Sign up - Continue as Planned
March 16th - QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper - Continue as Planned
March 17th - Laudato Si' Study - Continue as Planned
March 19th - St. Joseph Feast Day Mass - Continue as Planned
                          St. Joseph Feast Day Reception - Canceled
March 20th - St. John Neumann Fish Fry - Canceled
March 24th - Laudato Si' Study - Continue as Planned
March 28th - Wisconsin Right to Life Rummage Sale - Postponed