Message from Archbishop on Mass Dispensation

Welcome

Welcome to St. Catherine of Siena's Parish Website.  We would love to have you join our faith community, just click on the link to complete preliminary registration information under the new member tab above.   Our MIssion Statement...

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.

Religious Education Classes 2020-2021

Religious Education Registrations have been sent out!

If you didn't get a packet or you are new to the parish, please contact the parish office to get registered for the classes.   Classes meet on Wednesdays either after school (Grades 1 - 5) and Wednesday Evening (Grades 6 -11).  Classes will start in September and we are looking at in person as of this time as we can social distance in the rooms and classes are small.

 

Oktoberfest 2020

St Catherine of Siena Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 18th   11:00—3:00  (tentatively)

Parish Hall & Activity Center

Menu: Grill Pork Chop Dinner, Cheesy Ranch Potatoes, Squash, Red Cabbage, Applesauce Dessert and Beverage 

Cost $9.00 in advance  $10.00 at the door

 Entertainment

Tuba Dan from 12:00-2:30

Basket Raffle (for a form go to the events tab above), “Rent A Table” to sell your crafts, products, etc Cost $25.00 per table Space is limited so call 920-748-2325 to reserve your table(s), Big Raffle (tickets available  $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00), Silent Auction, Martyr’s Mansion (in school complex), Mary’s Mantle, Parish Bake Sale

Drive Up Carry out on Blossom Street in front of Parish Office, 11:00 –12:30, Adult Meals only

 Any questions, contact the Parish Office at 920-748-2325

We will determine if this will be curbside the first of September.  Watch the website and facebook for updates

 

 

Mass Time Change

Reminder of the Mass Time Change starting this weekend August 15/16.

Masses will be

Saturday at 4 pm

Sunday at   9 am 

Welcome Back!

ASK FR. JERRY: PRO-LIFE STANCE INFORMED CHURCH’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Catholic Herald | July 7, 2020  By Fr. Jerry Herda, Vicar for Clergy, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

I recently had coffee with a friend who expressed deep, almost bitter, feelings regarding the Church’s response to COVID-19. He feels like our leadership has “caved” to society’s pressures and have made the priority to keep people safe more important than the need for people to be engaged in the sacraments, and has done some damage to the Church that will be challenging to overcome. Is he right?

Allow me to respond with a few thoughts. First, I am very saddened by how the coronavirus has divided our Church and divided our country. In my role as Vicar for Clergy, almost every day I deal with phone calls and emails from people, some complaining that we should allow communion on the tongue, and some complaining that we should not allow communion on the tongue. Some complaining that we should make masks at Mass mandatory, while others are complaining they don’t want to wear a mask. Some complaining that we should not have re-opened the churches, and others complaining that we are letting the government dictate the Church and we should never have closed the churches. The one thing I know for certain is the devil is working overtime to divide our Church.

Second, this virus is very different from most anything we have ever experienced. It is often referred to as the invisible enemy, and there is so much that we do not know about COVID-19. Some people without symptoms test positive for the virus and are hardly sick from it, while others get severely sick from the virus, some end up in the hospital and, unfortunately, some die from COVID-19.

So, let me tell you a little about the early conversations that the leadership of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee had about this pandemic. The discussion from the very beginning was that we, as a Catholic Church, are a pro-life church. We believe and teach that we should do everything in our power to preserve life. This seems obvious when we talk about abortion, but being a pro-life church also applies with this virus. The reality is that if you get the virus, there is a high likelihood that you are going to infect other people. If you infect the elderly and vulnerable, there is a possibility they are going to die. With this knowledge, we needed to do everything we could, as a pro-life Church, to keep people safe and to prevent the spread of this virus.

Unfortunately, too many people are taking a selfish approach to this virus. Their comments are “don’t tell me what to do,” or “I have the right to do what I want.” With this virus, the decisions we each make can have a profound effect not only on our life but on the lives of others as well.

There is little doubt in my mind that the Catholic Church will have challenging days ahead. So much of what we are doing as a Church is contradictory to what we have been taught. We are telling people to stay away from Mass. For those who come, we have been telling them not to sing, stay away from other people, no handshakes and no hugs. It all seems wrong, but we do so because we are a pro-life Church. We, as both individuals and as a Church, need to do everything we can to keep people safe and bring this virus to an end.

 

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

Guidelines for Masses at St Catherine of Siena

The Archbishop is relaxing or fine tuning some of the items in the

Catholic Comeback Matrix.

Weekend Masses

There is still plenty of room at the Masses and social distancing and sanitizing is working well.  Hope to see you soon at Mass.

Funerals

Funerals – at this time we can have funerals in church with a limit of 25% capacity with social distancing

No Funeral Dinners prepared by the Christian Women at this time.

Daily Mass

Daily Mass is back.  Fr. Davies has decided that there will be two weekday Masses.  We have chosen Tuesday, the 4:30 pm Mass and Friday the 8 am Mass.  Masses will be in the chapel because of the sanitation necessary after Masses.  We believe we can accommodate everyone but if attendance grows we may have to change how we handle the weekday Masses.   Doors to the chapel will have to remain open, social distancing (6 ft.) will have to be maintained and Fr. Davies will go to the people to provide communion by the hand.  Hand sanitizer will be available at the door and masks are encouraged, just the same as in church on the weekend.

Prayer in the Chapel

We can let you into the chapel to pray if you wish.  Please call the office to reserve a time so that we don’t have too many in the chapel and it will allow us to explain what needs to be done and sanitized after you leave.

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

Catholic Online Resources

2020 Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Staff

Mass Times

Saturday 4 pm (BLM)
Saturday - Confessions at 3 pm in the Chapel
Sunday 9 am (BLM)
Weekday Mass (St Anne Chapel)
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday 4:30 pm
Friday 8 am

Worship Sites

228 E Blossom St  (BLM)

St Anne Chapel  218 E Blossom St

Office Hours

Please call 920-748-2325
office doors are closed at this time
Located at 218 E Blossom St
Someone is usually in the office 8 - 4
with lunch from 12 to 1

Events

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