Returning to Mass: Phase 1
We look forward to welcoming you back to Mass at St. Mary's Visitation. The Archdiocese has allowed the celebration of public Masses at 25% capacity beginning Pentecost Weekend, May 30-31. We will continue to provide a link to our 4pm Mass recording via email. As Phase 1 of these guidelines, effective May 30th, the following Mass times will be offered at St. Mary's Visitation:
Sunday Masses (Phase 1)
Offered privately by the priests
Confession Schedule (Phase 1)
Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 9am and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon.
Annointing of the Sick (Phase 1)
In immediate danger of death only.
Sunday Mass Recording
Fr. Peter Berger and Fr. John Gibson will continue to record the 4pm Saturday Mass. The link to view the Mass will be included in our E-Bulletin which is sent to parishioners Saturday evening. If you do not currently receive our E-Bulletin, please sign up here.
Church Hours for Private Prayer
Our church is open for private prayer every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-noon and during the time of confessions. We ask that no more than ten people be in church at the same time and that people not come if they have a fever, cough or any symptoms of illness and to maintain space from one another in the church itself.
Perpetual Adoration is currently in the Atrium Library. Please access the Atrium through the usual Adoration Chapel door. In keeping with the recommendations of the CDC regarding keeping a personal distance from others, no more than 6 people can be in the Chapel at one time. Please leave chairs where they are, as they are set at a distance in keeping with the CDC guidelines. If you would like to have a scheduled hour, please call Mary at 414-771-8738.
Pray the Rosary at Noon on Fridays
On Fridays at noon, all parishioners are encouraged to be united in prayer even if we are separated by distance, by praying the Rosary together from home.
St. Mary's Visitation Parish Office Hours
The parish offices at St. Mary’s remain closed. The parish staff will check voicemail messages from home and will also be available via e-mail.
St. Mary's Visitation Parish School
In alignment with the order issued by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, our school will be closed until further notice. Virtual learning capabilities have been developed, and our school will communicate directly with school families regarding the process for completing the required learning.
Catholic Formation Classes
All Catholic Formation classes have been cancelled.
St. Mary's Thrift Shop
St. Mary's Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. Donation drop offs are currently only being accepted on weekends. Thank you for your continued support of our Thrift Shop, we look forward to welcoming all of our customers back on June 1.
Parish and School Activities
All other parish and school activities have been cancelled.
Returning to Mass Guidelines
Please read the following questions and answer document for an idea of what to expect and what changes will be in place at our parish:
Sign up for our e-bulletin:
All of the communication going out to our parishioners is primarily being done via email, including our e-bulletin which is sent out every Saturday along with the link to the recorded weekend Mass. If you have not received it or know someone who would like to, please sign up here.
Other Mass Opportunities
Reflections from Fr. Peter
Postings from Fr. Peter
View Fr. Peter's Video Reflections:
Support Our Parish
SMV depends on your donations to serve the faithful. With Masses suspended, we are unable to make our weekly collections through the basket at Masses. While we have taken many steps to conserve funds, we have certain ongoing expenses to continue the work of the parish and maintain our wonderful facilities.
If you usually contribute in the basket through the weekly envelopes, we’d ask that you mail your envelope to the office. Alternatively, we suggest that you take advantage of one of our easy electronic methods by contributing through electronic bank transfer using this form, by PayPal or credit card or by the Venmo app @SMV_EG. We appreciate that these are challenging and uncertain times and your continued support of our parish is so very appreciated.
Know that we are praying for all of our parishioners daily, and please pray for our parish, that we are able to come through this crisis ready to continue to provide for all of our spiritual needs.