The Catholic Comeback - Frequently Asked Questions

When will we be allowed to gather for Mass or activities again? 

Archbishop Listecki has issued guidelines for a Catholic Comeback in southeastern Wisconsin.  We continue to follow those directives in our planning and operations.  A complete matrix of these guidelines can be found HERE.
As of Pentecost Weekend, May 30th & 31st, our weekend Mass schedule has been reinstated, with in-person Eucharistic celebrations.  Significant adaptations have been made to assure the safest possible experience for all.  For more on that, see our return to Mass video below

Many of our ministries continue to meet and engage online and we will continue to make in-person opportunities available as we are able to safely do so.  

How do I watch the Sunday live stream Mass? 

Archbishop Listecki's dispensation of the Sunday obligation is in place through August 2nd. All you need to watch our live stream is a device that has access to the internet!  We use Vimeo to post our various video offerings and you can subscribe to us at www.vimeo.com/stanthonyonthelake to be able to access our videos easily.  Our Sunday Liturgy is streamed live to Facebook and our website at 5:00pm Saturday evening. 

Can I attend Daily Mass? 

  • Daily Mass will resume in person on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning on Tuesday, June 16th.
  • Fr. John Yockey will have the Tuesdays and Fr. Tony Zimmer will have the Friday Masses.
  • We will observe the same safety protocols for Daily Mass that have been in place for the weekend liturgies.
  • Daily Mass is also available in person locally on Wednesdays:
    • At St. Joan of Arc in Nashotah at 8:00am
    • At St. Dominic in Brookfield on Wednesdays at 8:30am
  • We have posted links on our Online Mass page and our  Facebook page to Daily Mass video options for those praying from home. 

What is the status of our facilities?

Our building is cleaner than ever!  However, it is currently closed with the exception of Mass and certain specifically scheduled exceptions.  As this closure is lifted we will communicate those changes. 

I am seeking the sacrament of reconciliation. How can I arrange confession with a priest? 

  • Beginning the weekend on Saturday, June 20th, Individual Reconciliation will return to its normal schedule of 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays in the Reconciliation Room. 
  • We will observe the same safety protocols as have been in place for our weekend liturgies. 

How can I interact with the Parish Office if I have questions? 

Though our offices are closed, staff are responding to calls as best as possible during normal office hours (Mon-Thurs 8am – 4:30, Friday 8am-12:00pm)  If you need to make a pick up or drop off, or have questions about a specific appointment, please prearrange this with staff.  At this time, email is the best way to connect with staff.

Can I still come to pray in Church? 

The Church is open on Tuesdays and Fridays, for Daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration.  You are welcome to come and pray during this time.  While we believe God can hear our prayers from anywhere, we understand the importance of having a safe sanctuary or refuge available for quiet meditation and we will work to make more opportunities available when we are able to safely do so. 

Is Eucharistic Adoration Available? 

  • Beginning Tuesday, June 16th, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the church immediately following Daily Mass on Tuesdays and Friday and will remain exposed until noon.  The church will be open for prayer during this time.   
  • To accommodate necessary social distancing protocols, the Adoration Chapel will remain closed until further notice. 

Can I have my baby baptized while virus restrictions are in place?  

Yes! Please contact Kathy Paro to make arrangements.  As per current Archdiocesan guidelines, all Baptisms will take place outside of Mass.

Whom should I call if a loved one dies? Are we allowed to have a Funeral Mass? 

All funeral arrangements continue to be made through our parish office: 262-691-1173.  Funeral Masses are allowed but are currently restricted to a maximum of 10 people at the service including the priest, any other ministers and funeral home personnel.

Will First Communion and Confirmation be rescheduled? 

They have been scheduled!  First Communion will be held September 19th and 20th  and Confirmation will be held July 23rd.  Please contact Debbie Kusch for First Communion questions or Cindi Petrie for Confirmation questions.

I would like to donate food or material goods for Pewaukee Food Pantry or the St. Hyacinth Food Pantry. How can I do this?  

You are welcome to leave donations for these organizations, but please be aware that safety guidelines require us to leave those donations untouched for three days before distributing them.  Donations dropped off during weekend liturgies will be distributed later in the week.

How can I make arrangements for a wedding?

Restrictions are in place for weddings.  For more information, please contact Debbie Klimko to make arrangements. 

How can I make my weekly offering? 

A number of options are available to you and we are grateful to the many parishioners who continue to make use of these options. 
If you are not ready or able to attend Mass in person:
  • You can mail your envelope to the parish office with a check;
  • You can make a secure online credit card donation via WeShare HERE;
  • You can set up an automatic withdrawal via electronic funds transfer (EFT) by contacting Shannon Dakovich in our parish office at 262-691-1173.

Click here for an archive of our Parish-wide messages and updates during the Coronavirus Outbreak.