As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, we are pleased to communicate revised in-person Mass attendance guidelines that are far less restrictive than those that have been in place for the past year. Indeed, effective this weekend, May 22-23:
- There is no longer a need to make a reservation to attend Mass.
- Seating at Mass will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the majority of seating free from social distancing, and mask-wearing optional. Some seating, however, is being set aside for those who prefer to remain socially distanced and masked as follows:
- Peter’s – east side section of pews (adjacent to the choir seating area)
- IC and St. Mary’s – shorter pews on both sides of the church
These restricted areas will remain every other pew only, whereas the balance of seating will be entirely accessible.
- For those seated in the socially distanced/masked sections, a minster will continue coming to you to distribute Communion. All others intent on receiving Communion should make their way to the center aisle and proceed to the altar. NOTE: For those who prefer Communion in low gluten form or to receive Communion on the tongue, please remain after Mass.
- Baskets will remain at the worship space entryways for offertory or other contributions you may care to make.
We are hopeful these changes will well accommodate all who have an interest in attending our Masses in person, but stand ready to adjust as needed based on experience over the next couple of weekends. In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns about these procedural changes, please call the Parish Office at 262-284-4266, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:15 PM.
May you be blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, leading you to be further Christ inspired and joyfully live your call as a disciple of Jesus!
Prayerfully yours, St. John XXIII Catholic Parish Staff
P.S. Thanks to all for your patience and understanding in working through the past restrictions we’ve imposed. It’s been a trying year in so many ways, but now the prospect for getting back to “normal” is much brighter. Praise the Lord for that!