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We, as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church of Ripon, ever grateful for our rich heritage, empowered by our common Baptism and increasingly enriched through lifelong formation and spiritual growth, proclaim the love and teachings of Christ through the sacraments, prayer, worship and service.
We will be limited to 25% of the church capacity and will be taking people in and seating them from the main doors. We will be checking for parish membership before we allow any guests in. If there is room, guests will be let in right before the start of Mass. Please be patient as this will all take time. Everything has changed and ushers/volunteers will guide everyone with movement within the church, to keep everyone safe.
Guidelines for Attending Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Parish
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed through Sunday, July 5th
A Note from the Leadership and Fr. Davies:
If you are in the age group of 60+ years, those with compromised immune systems, those with underlying health conditions, those who are especially anxious about being in a large group, you are encouraged to stay at home. That is the reason for the obligation suspension. The Archbishop and St. Catherine want you to stay safe and healthy, so it is your choice.
With the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, nothing has changed in the church. The Archbishop has a plan of reopening and we will be following that and not the government rulings. The complete plan is at the archmil.org website. https://www.archmil.org/ArchMil/attachments/CatholicComebackMatrix_Parish.pdf
With the limited capacity, we are hoping all of our parishioners will be able to get in the church. But again if you don’t get in church, the obligation to attend Mass has been suspended.
We will go through all of the procedures at St. Catherine on WEDNESDAY, May 27th at 6:30 in the church so that we can walk through these and do any changes as needed. All are invited to come if you plan on helping, whether it is reading , serving, ushering/volunteers, cleaning, getting people in and out the church, etc.
Further directives/revisions from first draft (at the bottom) for our parish
No communion pyx will be filled to take communion out of the church or to anyone who cannot walk forward to receive directly from the priest. At the end of the communion process we will have Fr. Davies come to you.
Volunteers at Mass - we will need volunteers at all the Masses. If you can help please let me know what Mass you will be available. We are asking all volunteers helping before Mass to be there at a minimum of 30 minutes before the start of Mass. The doors of the church will not open until we have the volunteers in place, so it is important that you are there 30 minutes before.
Location of Hand sanitizer: (These will be maintained and refilled as needed)
Servers: We will have one server at Mass, it will be the same person each week. We are using adults at this time that have their own albs so that they can bring theirs and take it home with them. Procession in and out will be the cross/server followed by Fr. Davies (6 ft. behind). Mask is used in and out of the church. A mask at the altar is not needed to be used, with hand sanitizer available. The Roman Missal will stay on the altar and the server will not hold the book at this time. The server also will kneel at the steps during consecration. If they cannot kneel, they may stand by the vigil lights.
Lectors: Will not process in or out of Mass, they will go directly to their pew. Masks are strongly encouraged in and out of church but are not necessary to read from the ambo. Hand Sanitizer will be at the base of the steps going up to the ambo. Everyone will read out of the lectionary. The Book of Gospels will not be used at this time.
Music Area – organ and piano keys will be wiped down with a non-bleach disinfectant and organist and cantor are encouraged to use the hand sanitizer in the area. Cantor will sing the psalm from the music area at this time.
Communion – you will be directed to go to communion by an Usher/volunteer: in the center sections, it will be one person from the left, then one person from the right to maintain social distancing, after you have received the Precious Body. Masks should be used while processing in the communion line. Once you have received the host by hand, you are asked to step to the right or left to the “square” which is 6 ft. from Fr. Davies and consume the Precious Body of Jesus and then go back to your pew maintaining 6 ft. social distancing as much as possible.
When exiting the church, make sure mask is worn. Do Not Leave your Pew until you can maintain social distancing. Please go directly out the doors and to your car, maintaining social distancing of 6 ft. from the time you leave your pew until you are safely at your car. Ushers/Volunteers will be watching and guiding as needed to maintain the 6 ft.
--- 1st Draft of St. Catherine Procedures ---
Please be patient, as we try to navigate the directives and keep everyone safe!
Local churches and resources including live streaming of the Mass and other prayer services
Holy Family Parish Fond du Lac - http://www.hffdl.org/
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist—Milwaukee - https://www.stjohncathedral.org/
Archdiocese of Milwaukee - www.archmil.org
TV/Radio resources on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Website -
The Vatican - http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
Formed - https://formed.org/
The Magnificat - https://us.magnificat.net/
The above links are free at this time, until we are through the pandemic.
You can also check out our website for links to additional catholic resources at www.stcatofsiena.org
Follow St. Catherine of Siena on Facebook and I will share any links I find for live streaming Masses, Prayers, Reflections, etc.
If you need anything from me, please give me a call at 920-748-5456 or email at [email protected] and I will see what we can do.
There is no rush to turn in the Rice Bowls at this time. They can wait until we are open as a church. If you do wish to turn them in, please write a check to the parish. At this time we cannot take coin to the bank to exchange and we have to forward a check to for 75% to the Archdiocese when we close down the 2020 Rice Bowl. We get to keep 25% locally to support our communities.
If you need anything sacramentally, even if it is just to talk give Fr. Davies a call at 414-255-4060 or email at [email protected]
Follow St. Catherine of Siena on Facebook to links to Masses, Stations of the Cross, Devotions.
As I am aware of things I will share them to our Facebook page for all.
CLOSED AT THIS TIME
Contact for curbside pick up available under staff area
located in the school building,
Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:20 pm,
Call parish office for additional times
228 E Blossom St (BLM)
St Anne Chapel 218 E Blossom St