Obligation to Attend Sunday Mass (or Vigil Mass) Returned Weekend of August 14/15
Bishop David Ricken lifted the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. We are reminded of the importance of attending Sunday Mass. It “fulfills, in part, the basic moral obligation which God has given us in the third commandment — to Keep Holy the Sabbath,” Bishop wrote. Bishop Ricken has repeatedly stated that the dispensation for Sunday Mass is always in place for those facing serious health issues. “If individuals are frail due to illness or age and in their well-formed consciences believe that going into public places — including Sunday worship at Mass — would place their health in ‘serious jeopardy,’ they, too, are not bound by this obligation. Anyone in those types of situations should adhere to the third commandment ‘To Keep Holy the Lord’s Day’ by spending time in prayer, reading the Scriptures and taking part in acts of charity from home.” Those unable to attend Sunday Mass for health reasons can still tune into the televised Mass on WFRV Local 5, celebrated by Bishop Ricken every Sunday at 10:30am. To watch Bishop’s video message, click the following link. Bishop David Ricken’s Video Message
Your voice is needed to help save millions of innocent lives! Billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion. The Hyde Amendment and similar pro-life policies have long protected American taxpayers from funding elective abortion coverage and participating in, or providing for, abortion procedures that violate their conscience. The House recently passed a budget without these protections. This legislation must also pass an eventual vote in the Senate, meaning there are still opportunities for advocacy on this critical issue.
Sign the petition in support of the Hyde Amendment at NoTaxpayerAbortion.com.
For more information, visit the following resources.
- Link to Action Alert from the USCCB: Action Center (votervoice.net)
- Click HERE to watch the WEBINAR led by the USCCB.
- Click HERE to learn more about the No Taxpayer Abortion Initiative.
- Additional Information from the USCCB on the Hyde Amendment.
(as of August 16, 2021)
- We’ve re-introduced the gifts of bread and wine being brought up to the altar at weekend Masses during the offertory. If you requested the Mass intention and would like to bring up the gifts, prior to Mass, let the ushers know that the Mass is for your intention and that you’d like to do this.
- Masks are highly encouraged.
- The two far south sections (closest to the confessional in church) are for people with masks only.
- Hand sanitizer is available and is recommended.
- Holy water fonts are back.
- Missalettes and song books are available.
- Congregational singing has resumed at all Masses.
- Choirs are allowed.
- The precious blood will still not be distributed.
- We have returned to using four Communion Ministers. Those distributing must use hand sanitizer before and after distribution and must wear a mask while distributing. Please contact the parish office if you would like to begin serving in this ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.499.1546. Thank you.
- Weekday Masses will remain in the main worship area for the time being. The gifts of bread and wine are not being brought up during the offertory at weekday Mass.
Holy Family Catholic School – Green Bay plans to sell scrip here on Saturdays from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. as long as they have the volunteers to do so.
Bishop David L. Ricken offers spiritual and pastoral guidance regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
Livestreaming Mass On Our YouTube Channel
Sundays at 8:30am
Click Here to go to Our YouTube Channel
“Jesus is as a fire in the very center of our souls ever burning.
Yet, we are cold because we do not stay by it. “
Words of wisdom from our patron saint submitted by parishioner Mary B.
Thank you for visiting our web site. Our parish community strives to help you feel welcomed, valued, and enriched in Christ. No matter what stage of growth – or challenge – you are experiencing, you have much to offer our community of faith. Together we can grow as Christian Catholics! After reading more about us, come and join us in person this weekend.
A welcome message from Sr. Marla Clercx
Sister Marla Clercx, ANG, is our Pastoral Leader. She served as Pastoral Leader at St. John, Gillett; St. Michael, Suring; and the Chapel at Chute Pond. As a highly respected leader in our diocese, she brings a new dimension of pastoral care and vision to our faith community.
Fr. Bob Karuhn is our Priest Celebrant. He presides at two of our weekend Masses and two weekday Masses. Father was ordained a priest in 1965. He started out at UW-Oshkosh with the intent of obtaining a secondary education degree, but he heeded God’s persistent call to the priesthood during one of his summer breaks. He talked to his pastor and changed course attending Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Oneida and then St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee. Father retired from full-time, active ministry in 2010 with his last appointment being Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Appleton for 11 years. Since retirement, he’s been helping out in parishes. Fr. Bob enjoys horses, horseback riding, and getting together with friends to play cards.
Sign up below to receive email and/or text notifications from us via Flocknote.
This is free* for you to use; you don’t have to download anything or create a password in order to participate. Just take a couple of minutes to sign up. Your information is kept private, and you can update your communication preferences or unsubscribe at any time!
Types of Messages We’ll Text and/or Email You
▪ Holy Day Mass Times
▪ Parish Updates and Events
▪ Unexpected Cancellations