Returning to Mass: Phase 1
The Archbishop has extended the dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation through September 6. The Archdiocese has allowed the celebration of public Masses at 25% capacity. We will continue to provide a link to our 4pm Mass recording via email. As Phase 1 of these guidelines, the following Mass times are offered at St. Mary's Visitation:
Sunday Masses (Phase 1)
Resumption of Daily Masses (Phase 1)
The Archdiocese has given permission for parishes to celebrate daily Masses more fully and with more people in attendance (25% of the church’s capacity). Due to this, St. Mary’s has increased the number of daily Masses offered. Please note that no sign-up in advance is required.
Confession Schedule (Phase 1)
Due to the changes in the daily Mass schedule, Confessions will now be heard on:
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
The church is open for private prayer every Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm, on Friday from 9am-noon, and on Saturday from 9am through the 4pm evening Mass. 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 six 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 sign up to volunteer here.
St. Mary's Visitation Parish Office Hours
During Phase 1 of the Archdiocese Directives, 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.
Catholic Formation Classes
All Catholic Formation classes have been cancelled.
St. Mary's Thrift Shop
St. Mary's Thrift Shop has reopened! We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. We ask that all shoppers and volunteers wear a mask while in the store.
Parish and School Activities
All other parish and school activities have been cancelled.
Other Mass Opportunities
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.
Support Our Parish
Please note that we are currently using the donation slots in the back vestibule of church for donations instead of our usual collections by ushers. If you usually contribute at Mass, but are not able to attend Mass at this time, 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.