Menomonee Falls, WI

Catholic Comeback - Covid-19 Response

Dear Parishioners, 

Good news! The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in which the faithful may attend will resume with limited participation on the weekend of May 30 and 31! The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has given detailed guidelines for a three-phased approach to returning to parish operations and ministry. 

In the phase which begins on Pentecost Sunday, Mass attendance is limited to 25% occupancy. To balance attendance, we ask that parishioners attend according to the following schedule, though parishioners may attend a different Mass if they are legitimately unable to follow this schedule.

  • Last names A-H: 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony and 5 p.m. Mass at St. Mary

  • Last names I-O: 8 a.m. Masses

  • Last names P-Z: 10:30 a.m. Masses

While we will try to accommodate everyone, we may need to turn people away if we reach the attendance limit. We apologize in advance and thank you for your patience as we work to keep our community safe. Based on the first few Masses we may make adjustments. Remember that this is an evolving process and directives may change. Please know we don’t want to turn anyone away, but we do need to follow Archdiocesan directives. For the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses at St. Mary Parish, if you are turned away, please consider trying to attend at St. Anthony Parish. 

Mass Directives [per Archdiocesan Catholic Comeback Guidelines] 

  • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed through Sunday, July 5.

  • The use of facemasks is strongly encouraged. PLEASE WEAR A FACEMASK.

  • Social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet between people not living in the same household must be followed.

  • The Sign of Peace remains suspended, no physical contact. 

  • Collection baskets will not be passed person-to-person. Ushers will be at ENTRANCES and EXITS to collect any stewardship donations.

  • All those defined by the health department as more vulnerable (i.e. 60+ years of age, those with compromised immune systems, those with underlying health conditions, etc.) are encouraged to stay at home.

  • Bulletins will not be distributed, but will be available via website and smartphone app.

  • Attendees are advised to wash their hands and clothes following the service.

  • All points of contact will be disinfected after each Mass.

  • One entrance at each Church: West Entrance at St. Mary, Handicap Entrance at St. Anthony. 

Click here for the full Catholic Comeback.  

Throughout this phased reopening, we will continue to live-stream our 8 a.m. daily Masses and 8 a.m. Sunday Mass for those who wish to pray along with us from the safety of their homes. 

We look forward to seeing your smiling faces once again! 

Msgr. Ross Shecterle and Fr. Andrew Linn 

** We need volunteers to help us with Mass.

We are looking for 1 person to read at each Mass, 3 ushers, 6 people to stay after each Mass to help disinfect the church and 2 senior servers. Click here to sign up, please sign up for the Mass coordinating with your last name. 

We ask that you refrain from signing up if you or someone you live with has health issues.

Those who sign up for our "Clean Team" will be provided with training and all necessary materials.