Sep 22, 2020 – Bishop Callahan has declared that the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass will remain in effect until further notice. This dispensation should not be abused, however. If one were to avoid Sunday Mass but still participate in social events (barbecues, sporting events, etc.), that would be cause for examination of conscience. If you are able, are not high risk, and are simply not attending Mass because you don’t have to, please reconsider. We welcome anyone who comes to Mass, and we do not condemn anyone who, in good conscience, is unable. Rest assured that we have taken every reasonable safety precaution: our air conditioning system in equipped with an ionizer that removes harmful substances from the air; our pews are cleaned between each Mass; our clergy wear masks while distributing Holy Communion; and everyone is encouraged to wear masks also. Soon we will also be using an anti-viral fogger to clean the church. In addition, those who would like to attend Mass but are uncomfortable with coming inside have the option to remain in their car and tune to FM 90.5. We have a low-power transmitter which only covers our parking lots; the Mass broadcast cannot be listened to from home. Every Mass is broadcast live, and those who would like to receive Holy Communion can drive up under the canopy entrance to receive at the normal time during Mass. Finally, our 10:30 Mass is streamed live on our YouTube channel. The recordings are also retained for later viewing. Just click on the link above to be taken to our page.
Aug 16, 2020 – Mask wear has created a little bit of a challenge in receiving Holy Communion. The following should help. Before you approach the priest or deacon to receive Communion (when you’re second in line), remove your mask by pulling it down or releasing one of the straps around your ears. That way your hands are free to receive the Lord, your mouth is not covered, and you can consume Him immediately. Taking Holy Communion back to your pew with you and consuming it there should be avoided.
At the direction of Bishop Callahan, the provisions of Governor Evers’ latest Executive Order are adopted by the Diocese. For Sacred Heart, this means that:
All other guidelines below remain in effect.
A longer form of the Spiritual Communion prayer can be downloaded here. It is a beautiful prayer and can help you to meditate more deeply on the Lord’s loving gift of Himself.
Public weekday Masses have resumed. Check the bulletin for dates and times.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we begin to celebrate public Masses again!
You can now click the button above to be taken directly to our YouTube channel. Or, add www.youtube.com/c/SacredHeartofJesusNekoosa to your browser’s bookmarks or favorites.
God bless and thank each and every one who has mailed in their financial contribution. Your attentiveness and extra effort is very much appreciated!
A new option for financial giving is our online contribution form. Click the “Contribute” button above and fill in the confidential form. This is different and in-addition-to EFT (electronic fund transfer). By doing this you will receive full credit and our parish will receive the whole amount in a timely manner.
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