The Catholic Comeback - Frequently Asked Questions

In light of the CDC’s recent announcement regarding easing face covering guidance for fully vaccinated adults, Archbishop Listecki wrote to all pastors last week Friday with the following update: "With trust in the Holy Spirit, beginning with Masses for Pentecost Sunday (May 22nd & 23rd), I am eliminating the restrictions for attendance, face coverings and social distancing." 

We anticipate an updated matrix of guidelines from the Archdiocese soon.  In the absence of those more specific directions from the Archdiocese, the listing below represents our parish’s new protocols as they currently stand.  We may revise these protocols quickly if we receive more specific directives for the Archdiocesan leadership.
 




What gathered ministry is currently taking place? 

Our standard weekend Mass schedule is in place, with in-person Eucharistic celebrations.  5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays.


What protocols are changing on Pentecost Weekend (May 22nd & 23rd)?

  • All seating restrictions in our church have been lifted. You will find that the cords on every other pew have been removed and you are welcome to sit where you are comfortable.

  • As the CDC has announced, face coverings are no longer necessary for vaccinated adults. Wearing a face covering is certainly welcome.  However, we are not requesting or requiring the use of face coverings.

  • For your convenience during this transition, a live video feed of every weekend Mass will continue to be available on the lower level in Fellowship Hall;

  • During this transitional period, we will continue to send out a Live Stream of 5:00 Mass for live viewing. The recording is archived and can be viewed at a later time as well;

  • Beginning the weekend of June 5th & 6th, you will notice that the line for reception of the Eucharist will be returning to our pre-pandemic process. We will continue to receive the Eucharist under one species (the precious bread) until we receive further direction from the Archdiocese.


What safety protocols are in place for Mass?

  • The worship aid for this weekend’s liturgies is available in our bulletin. Bulletins with the worship aid are available at the entrance to the church.

  • Offertory baskets will not be passed during the liturgy but will be present in the walkways as you enter.  We deeply appreciate the many households who continue to support the mission and ministries of our parish family through electronic giving.

  • Please note that we have been asked by the Archbishop to continue sanitizing the worship space and this does take some extra time between Masses. Thank you for your patience and flexibility!

  • We continue to exit the church directly into the parking lot through the dark brown doors at the front Northeast wall of church. This allows for sanitizing to begin and for the orderly entrance of attendees for the next Mass. 


How do I watch the Sunday live stream Mass?
 

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 on Saturday evenings and is available for later viewing. 


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.

 

Can I attend Daily Mass? 

  • Daily Mass is taking place five days a week.

  • Fr. Tony Zimmer has the Monday, Wednesday and Friday Masses.  Please see our latest bulletin to see who will have the Tuesday and Thursday Masses.

  • We are observing the same safety protocols for Daily Mass that have been in place for the weekend liturgies.

  • We have posted links to Daily Mass video options for those praying from home on our Online Mass page.

 

What is the status of our facilities? How can I interact with the Parish Office if I have questions? 

Our building is cleaner than ever and the Parish Office is open from 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday. 

 

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

  •  Individual Reconciliation has returned to its normal schedule of 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays in the Reconciliation Room. 

  • We are observing the same safety protocols as have been in place for our weekend liturgies. 

 

Can I come to pray in Church? 

Yes!

 

Is Eucharistic Adoration Available? 

Yes! The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Memorial Chapel immediately following Daily Mass and will remain exposed on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8:00pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays until 2:00pm.

 

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 with social distancing protocols. Please see our Funeral page for more information.

 

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?

For more information, please contact Debbie Klimko to make arrangements. 


I heard that Archbishop Listecki's Sunday Obligation dispensation expired. What should I do?

On August 26th, Archbishop Listecki announced that his dispensation of the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass would expire on September 14th.  His announcement, along with guidance from Fr. Tony are available here

 

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