Please call (262) 796-3951 for sacramental emergencies.
Statement in response to Governor Ever’s Safer-At-Home Order
Suspension of Public Masses
Dispensation from Sunday Mass Obligation
Amended Suspension of Public Masses and Dispensation (April 1, 2020)
Catholic Comeback – Archdiocesan Plan to Re-open Churches (May 26, 2020)
Welcome Back to Mass
Daily Mass is Back
Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations & Weddings
Baptisms – Yes, celebration of baptisms with 10 people or fewer in attendance. Baptisms will take place after the Sunday, 11:00 AM Mass at 12:15 PM. One Baptism per weekend.
First Communions – SJV is working out the details and dates. Per the Archdiocese, “Not to be considered until after June 15, 2020, and then, only in context of Sunday Mass, with attendance limited to 25 percent of capacity, following the Archbishop’s Mass Directives.” All directives are subject to change.
Confirmation Celebrations – SJV is working out the details and dates. Per the Archdiocese, “After June 28, yes, with attendance limited to 25 percent of occupancy, following the Archbishop’s Mass Directives, and with delegation from the Chancery Office.” All directives are subject to change.
Weddings – For parishes who have successfully celebrated a Sunday Mass using the Mass Directives, Yes, can celebrate weddings with fewer than 50 people including liturgical ministers.
Reconciliation During the Pandemic
Reconciliation during the pandemic is available on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and by appointment.
Confessions will be heard by Rev. Alex Nwosu in the East Crying/Parenting Room on Saturday mornings. Please enter the church from the EAST doors (closest to Calhoun Rd.)
The ‘on-deck’ confessor may wait just inside the East entrance foyer. It is easy to see from this foyer space when Rev. Nwosu will be available while still offering privacy in the confessional experience.
All others waiting are asked to wait outside the east door, along the sidewalk, maintaining appropriate social distancing. For your safety and that of others, please bring your own mask and sanitizer.
For appointments, please contact Very Rev. Edwin Kornath by email or phone at, (262) 796-3951.
Home bound Visits & Anointing of the Sick
Parish and senior priests are not allowed to participate in home bound visits or anointing of the sick. There are recently designated ‘professional chaplains’ – a group of less vulnerable archdiocesan priests available through the office of the archdiocese. Please call our parish pastor to be put in contact with the appropriate person. Contact Very Rev. Edwin Kornath by email or phone at, (262) 796-3951.
For parishes who have successfully celebrated a Sunday Mass using the Mass Directives, Yes, can celebrate funerals with fewer than 50 people including liturgical ministers.
Participating in Mass Remotely
Not being together as a church is hard, even painful. For some, it might even be impossible to remember a weekend that didn’t include Mass. But here we are. So as a Church, we are going to lean into God’s promise and make the best of this. We are going to claim the promise that He is with us, He will never fail us. And even in the midst of this, He desires to grow us and our capacity to know and love Jesus Christ.
Public Mass celebration is suspended through May 26, and dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass extends through July 5, 2020.
Please join us for our live streamed Masses available every day.