Effective, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki has decided to continue the suspension of public Masses until the health crisis is over.
That means Holy Week services: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday will not be celebrated in parishes. Easter Sunday masses will also not happen. Confirmations and First Communions are also suspended until the health crisis is over.
Since we have ordered some palms, I will be blessing those and have them available to be picked up (drive thru style) at our St. Peter of Alcantara Church site on Palm Sunday April 5. Watch for emails for more details.
We are working on a plan to post some recorded Masses or live stream some Masses. Watch for more details.
The Milwaukee Archdiocese will also live-stream some of the masses the Bishops will do at the Cathedral (with no congregations). Details to follow. Two Sunday Masses at the Cathedral will still be celebrated but without an assembly. The 9:00 a.m. Mass is available on Radio 920 AM, WOLF, and the 11:00 a.m. Mass is live-streamed on the Cathedral website. Other TV Masses are available on WVTV, My24 at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and on WITI Fox 6, at 5:30 a.m.
Fr. Pat will continue to offer the Masses we have scheduled privately and will pray for all of us as well as the scheduled intentions for those Masses.
These are not easy decisions for the Archbishop, these are not easy decisions to follow for us who need to be connected with one another in time of stress, fear so we can be strengthened in our faith.
I know we are all affected by the current health crisis and we are in uncharted territory, but we do believe God is with us and will give us strength and fortitude to continue.
We will be keeping in contact via email, and producing a bulletin that will be posted on our website.
Keep our staff in your prayers as this is a new experience for us all.