From The Pastor’s Desk
Dear Friends in Christ,
(Part 6: This is a continuation of last weekend’s bulletin.)
This is it. My final bulletin article as your pastor. My message is simple:
Saint Alphonsus is an amazing parish, filled with great people. I am grateful to God for the opportunity to serve here for eight years and grateful to you for your kindness, friendship and support. Please pray for me, as I move on to a new assignment. I will certainly pray for you.
I hate goodbyes so instead let us say…until we meet again…in this life or in the life to come…take care and God bless you!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Aaron J. Esch
Notes For Attending Sunday Mass
The temporary Mass schedule is as follows:
Saturday Masses will be held at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses will be held at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
All faithful in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass through July 5, 2020. Please carefully consider your own health situation before attending Mass.
We ask all parishioners to park in the main parking lot and enter through the main church doors. This is to help monitor the capacity limits, which must be in place.
When entering the church and finding a seat, please always observe the social distancing guidelines.
Consider bringing your own hand sanitizer and masks. As you enter the building, hand sanitizers will be in place at the doors for you to sanitize your hands.
Do not come to Mass if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms.
Please note that Mass will be simple and brief. The archbishop has stressed that this is a gradual return to Sunday Mass. Things will not be as you are accustomed to. The important thing is our opportunity to return to corporate worship of Almighty God and the opportunity to receive Holy Communion.
When coming forward for Communion, please maintain the 6-foot social distancing guideline. Communion to the homebound will not be offered until further notice.
Following the conclusion of Mass please exit the church in an orderly fashion, maintaining social distancing. Since the church must be sanitized after each Mass, we ask that you do not linger in the Church or the Gathering Space.
Until further notice, Confessions will be heard on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m., in the Chapel.
Please exit the church in an orderly fashion, maintaining social distance at all times.
We ask your continued prayers for an end to this Pandemic.