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Born to serve the Lord, we become a family in the service of others.  Worship, learning, generosity, and love are the  tenets shared by our parish, and our parish school family.

Join with us as, together,  we rejoice & proclaim the Word of the Lord.

LOVE GOD    LOVE OTHERS    MAKE DISCIPLES

Holy Family Parish is a Catholic Parish and School located in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

We welcome all to join our family and experience the love and mercy of the Lord.

“We, the loving and praying community of Holy Family Parish, believe the Church is a Christian people.  Our mission is to proclaim the word of God, worship the Lord together, and respond to all human needs.”

NEWS and UPDATES

Sunday Masses Resume 5/30-5/31

Instructions for our Return

Just as we did at the Archdiocesan Synod in 2014, “this can be for us a new Pentecost.”  So we will begin again, anew, this Pentecost Sunday, returning to the celebration of Sunday Mass beginning with Masses next Saturday/Sunday. Let us focus our energy now on preparing for a safe return and let us proceed filled with faith and hope.

  • Public Mass will be celebrated on Sundays only.  This includes Saturday evening Mass(es) of Anticipation and Sunday Masses. Our Masses at our parish will be the (Sat) 4:30, (Sun) 8 & 10:30am as usual. Attendance at each individual Mass is limited to no more than 25 percent of our Church’s capacity: For both parishes that is a little over 200 people which we will Enforce:  The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed through Sunday, July 5. We will continue to record Sunday Masses, however not live Stream because of complications. We are doing this for those who cannot attend for various reasons.

  • There are no Weekday Mass allowed until further Notice even when Sunday Masses are restored.

  • All ministries will be directed through June by the Priests: Fr. Ray for Holy Family and Fr. Enrique for St. Robert. However, saying Mass each weekend, the Priest will shift from Parish to Parish as usual. This means if you are doing a ministry the person directed by the Priest will send an e-mail to you directly.

  • Bringing communion to our home bound and shut-ins from Mass is forbidden until July including the sick unless near death, this includes from our Eucharistic Ministers

  • Teams for cleanup will be set up for each Mass with one director for each Mass

Specific Directives

Signs will be placed on entrance doors asking anyone with fever or flu-like symptoms not to enter the church. For our two churches the middle front doors will NOT be open. At both Churches only the two side front doors will be open. Side doors and doors off the back parking lots will NOT be open. But are Not locked, for those with disabilities. However, at Holy Family Concourse door will stayed locked. The Hallway creates problems.

Communion is to be distributed by the Priest and one Eucharistic Minister per Mass. We will come to the pews to distribute communion. Communion is to be received ONLY in the HAND. Communion will not be distributed by the Cup. Social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet between people not living in the same household must be followed. People will stand up and the priest will walk in front of the pew and go down the line We ask you stay standing until everyone in that pew has received then be seated.

Our pews will be marked with Tape that can be used. It is essential as we come in the back doors that the front pews will be seated first. WE MUST FILL FRONT TO BACK. Any who sit in back first will be asked to move. These are NOT usual times hence certain freedoms are removed. We apologize for this but it is for the safety of all. People must fill front pews first. If you are an individual, we ask that only three separate individuals be in a pew and divided. If you are two people then four in that pew, with the two next to each other at each end of the pew. If three in your group, then three in group with the addition of an individual on other end of a pew. Groups of four or more: one group alone in pew When you come in at Holy Family for middle pews you come down side aisle and move to middle, if going to side pews you come down wall aisle and move to middle. St. Robert only has the two side aisles to come down.

Frequently touched surfaces in the church will be cleaned and sanitized per CDC recommendations after every liturgy. Hand sanitizer will be available at all church entrances. No physical contact during the Sign of Peace is allowed.

Non-essential gatherings should be suspended, including Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Post-Mass social gatherings/refreshments (e.g. Coffee & Donuts). A cantor is allowed, but choirs should not be used.

All our Hospitality ministers and ushers will wear masks and should not make physical contact when greeting parishioners. Sorry to say:  No one 65 or older will be asked to serve in All ministries in June even if you feel able. We need to follow guidelines set by the CDC. Because of the Privacy Act and other medical issue we cannot require medical records nor put in that position hence no one 65 or older at this time.  Those 65 and older should use their own discretion of returning the weekend of Pentecost Sunday.

During June the Priest will be the Sacristan: No help Needed Please, Bulletins will be on line and also on a board at entrances of the Church. No distribution of Bulletins.
 
After much consultation we are not going to have an alphabetical, numerical or other form of who attends what Mass. Take into account that at the 4:30, and 8:00 these Masses usually at or less than 200, plus loss of those who cannot attend will make it lower. These four Masses in the two parishes would be opened to seat people. We ask those who go to the 10:30 to maybe move to another time.

Finally the use of face masks is encouraged. The two Entrance doors at each parish will be propped open to limit contact with door handles. We as the Presider of the Mass will give Directions for dismissal after Mass to provide an orderly exit with proper social distancing.  Attendees should be advised to wash their clothes following the service.

Sunday Mass

While public Masses have been suspended, Sunday Masses are being live streamed and recorded:

Join us on FaceBook live at 4:30pm Saturdays on the St. Robert Facebook page.

View the Mass recording Sunday morning on the St. Robert YouTube channel.

Daily Mass – Wednesdays

School masses will be live streamed every Wednesday at 9am on the Holy Family Congregation FaceBook page.  All are welcome!


Masses Begin Pentecost Weekend!

FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE Masses Begin Pentecost Weekend Just as we did at the Archdiocesan Synod in 2014, “this can be for us a new Pentecost.”  So we will begin again, anew, on Pentecost Sunday, returning [...]

Regular Mass Schedule
Tues, Wed*, Thurs, Fri
8:15 am in Kerstein Center Chapel

*School Mass 8:15 am in church
Everyone is welcome to attend!

Weekends
Saturday        4:30 pm
Sunday           8:00 am, 10:30 am
Reconciliation
Saturday        3:30 pm
Eucharistic Adoration
Mon 9:00am-3:00pm
in Kerstein Center Chapel

Rosary for the Middle East
Sundays at 6 pm
Kerstein Center Chapel

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