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Latest Information on Masses from Fr. Britto

In-Person Masses Resumed on August 15/16!

 

The Celebrations of Liturgies at St. John and St. Kilian - What You Need To Know


Masses resumed the weekend of August 15th/16th.  We are excited to welcome back our families of St. John and St. Kilian Congregations!  Here are some guidelines and restrictions in accordance with the Archbishop's Catholic Comeback Mass Directives:

  • Mass times will remain the same at both parishes.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation will continue to be offered at 3:45 PM on Saturdays at St. Kilian in the Reconciliation Room, and at 6:00 PM on Saturdays at St. John in the sacristy beginning August 15th.
  • Mass attendance is limited by our ability to effectively maintain social distancing. Please, if you aren't feeling well or feel uncomfortable being in a public setting, we encourage you to join us from home as the 9:00 AM Mass at St. Kilian will be live-streamed on our Facebook page, and also available to watch at a later time if need be. 
  • Dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation has expired on September 14th.
  • Wearing of facemasks is mandatory.  We ask that you bring a facemask with you.  If you do not have one, we can provide you with one.  Please do not remove your mask until you exit the church.
  • Please wash your hands before you leave home and use the hand sanitizer that will be provided at each parish.
  • Only one entrance/exit will be open.  At St. Kilian, it will be the gathering space/canopy entrance/exit off the parking lot.  The breezeway will be closed/locked.  At St. John, it will be the main entrance.
  • Please do not congregate in the church gather spaces before or after Mass.
  • We will not be using songbooks.  Paper copies of Mass materials will be available, and we ask that you take them with you when you leave.
  • The weekend collection will be presented at Communion time when you come forward.
  • There is to be no contact between anyone during The Lord's Prayer or the Sign of Peace.  A simple gesture like a bow, nod, or wave is acceptable and appreciated.
  • Communion reception areas will be the same in both parishes.  How we get there will be different.  Hand sanitizer will be used again before receiving Communion.  Directives will be given.  Please follow all instructions given by parish staff and ushers.
  • Daily Masses on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:20 AM resumed publicly on Tuesday, August 18th.

We are looking for volunteers to help clean after the 4:30 PM and 9:00 AM Masses at St. Kilian, and after the 6:30 PM and 7:30 AM Masses at St. John.  Sign-up sheets will be available in the gathering spaces of both parishes.

Please note that the parish office is now OPEN.  If you have business that can be handled by phone, please call the parish office at 262-673-4831 or email parishoffice@stkiliancong.org rather than in person.  If you need to come to the office, please wear a facemask.  We will have hand sanitizer available upon entering.

We understand that this might not be what we all hoped for once Masses resumed, but please know that these restrictions and directives are put in place for your safety and well-being.  We look forward to seeing you!  WELCOME BACK!!  WELCOME HOME!!!