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Masses for Holy Week - TV

To the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 

You are invited to join us for Holy Week and Easter Mass by viewing the Masses online or on TV. Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki will preside at Masses from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Holy Week Masses will be broadcasted on Channels 18 and 24 (CW18/MY24) and Easter Mass will be broadcasted on Channel 12 (WISN-TV). An additional Easter Sunday Mass in Spanish will be broadcasted on Channels 18 and 24.

The schedule is as follows.

CW18/MY24

  • Sunday, April 5: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion LIVE at 11 a.m. 
  • Thursday, April 9: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper LIVE at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10: Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion LIVE at Noon
  • Sunday, April 12: Easter Sunday LIVE in Spanish at 1 p.m. (Archbishop Listecki and Bishop James Schuerman presiding)

WISN-TV

  • Sunday, April 12: Easter Sunday LIVE at 11 am.

All of the Masses will also be available online. Streaming will be live and links to the Masses can be found on www.archmil.org/Find-a-Mass

God bless,

Communications Office

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Update from the Archbishop

The following are notes shared on the Archdiocesan website from a meeting (by phone) that the Archbishop had with all the priests on Wednesday 4-1-2020  We share this so everyone can stay informed.

  • The suspension of Mass with a congregation present extends now through May 3rd. The dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass is now extended through May 31st. Priests will continue to celebrate the Eucharist without a congregation. 
  • The distribution of Holy Communion remains reserved for Viaticum. Pastors are still teachers of their people. Teach them to reclaim the age-old tradition of Spiritual Communion. Help them grasp the idea that the desire to receive the Eucharist is a grace in itself, and, if one offers up that desire in prayer to God, it can become an occasion for even greater grace and spiritual growth.

 

  • As for Anointing of the Sick, Father Jerry Herda and Father Javier Bustos are going to work with hospitals and health care facilities on a way to allow a very limited number of priests to have access to patients and residents in serious need of the Sacrament of the Sick and/or Viaticum. Priests have been asked to contact Father Jerry Herda if they are willing and able to offer these services. Only healthy priests with no underlying medical conditions will be selected for this special ministry. We will provide training for them in how to provide the sacrament in a manner that is safe for both you and the person being visited.

 

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is not suspended but the regulations for public gatherings and social distancing must be observed. There are to be no “drive-by” confessions. If a person is in serious need of the sacrament they should call and schedule a time. 
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  • Palm Sunday:  The celebration of the Eucharist without a congregation present remains in place for Palm Sunday. Kim Mandelkow of our Worship Office has supplied parishes with excellent guides containing the adaptations for Palm Sunday and the Triduum. These guides will also be available in Spanish. These changes were issued by the Vatican and are not “suggestions” but regulations. We know pastors are trying to continue bringing pastoral care to their people and some think distributing palms in some manner will do that. There is no way to ensure the needed level of sanitation required to avoid the spread of this virus. People can be asymptomatic and still be carriers. Therefore, palms will not be distributed in any fashion at this time. It is not only out of a health concern but also from our theological tradition that we will not be distributing palms. Palms are sacramentals, in this case flowing from the sacred liturgy.  They are in some way derived from it and lead the people to it, since in fact the liturgy by its very nature is far superior to any sacramental. If people cannot respond right now to being drawn to the liturgy there is a danger the palms become more of sort of “charm” than a sacramental. Bottom line – no distribution of palms this Sunday.

 

  • Triduum: Again, these rites are celebrated without a congregation present. If parishes have the capacity to live-stream they may do so. The Vatican was quite clear that it is live not prerecorded services that can be shared with the people. If the parish does not have the ability to live- stream, people can watch the live-stream feed from the Cathedral. Instructions on how to do so as well as the times will be on the website. The celebration without a congregation present must also use the adapted rites. Note especially for the Easter Vigil it still cannot start before 8:00 pm and there is no lighting of the Easter fire. The Easter candle is simply lit and put in place without procession.

 

  • RCIA: Once we come out of this time of crisis, the Archbishop will announce the date we will celebrate as an archdiocese. Please remain connected with the elect and candidates as they deal with this spiritual hardship.

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]

 

 

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Local Churches and Resources

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 - 

                        https://www.archmil.org/Our-Faith/CatholicMedia/Catholic-TVRadio.htm

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.

 

Stay Safe!

Diane

Rice Bowls 2020

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.

Fr Davies

 

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]

Facebook

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.

https://www.facebook.com/stcatherineripon/

 

Mary's Mantle

CLOSED AT THIS TIME

Contact  for curbside pick up available under staff area

 

Mary's Mantle

located in the school building,

Open

Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:20 pm,

Call parish office for additional times

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Mass Times

Masses as suspended at this time
Saturday 4 pm (BLM)
Saturday - Confessions at 3 pm prior to Mass
Sunday 8 am (BLM)
Sunday 10 am (BLM)
Weekday Mass (St Anne Chapel)
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday 4:30 pm
Wed - Fri 8 am

Worship Sites

228 E Blossom St  (BLM)

St Anne Chapel  218 E Blossom St

Office Hours

Please call - office is closed at this time
Located at 218 E Blossom St
Mon 8 - noon
Tues 8 - noon & 1:00 - 4:30
Wed 8 - noon & 1:00-3:00
Thurs 8 - noon
Fri 8 - noon

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