Your Catholic Church in Shiocton, WI

Catholic Comeback

Updated September 25, 2020

Sunday Mass at St. Denis is 10 AM. Currently, the St Patrick Mass is also being held inside the St Denis Church at 8 AM and is available to attend.

Starting Sunday, October 4, 8:00 AM Sunday Mass returns to St. Patrick.

Ushers will seat each family with proper spacing. Face coverings are expected. There will be live video available in the parish hall to accommodate overflow.

Sunday Mass Obligation

Following much careful consideration, the dispensation for Sunday Mass obligation has been lifted and beginning Sunday September 20, all Catholics are invited to gather as a community of faith on Sundays. The lifting of the dispensation was announced in a decree issued by Bishop David Ricken on Monday, September 7. www.gbdioc.org/sundayobligationdecree The obligation to attend Mass for Catholics reflects our faith in Jesus Christ, the blessing of the Holy Eucharist and an acknowledgment of His great love for us. (See the quote from Cardinal Robert Sarah as the bottom of this note.)

With this news, please note there are still occasions when the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply: Bishop Ricken specifically stated, “If individuals are frail due to illness or age or, in their well-formed consciences believe that going into public places - including Sunday worship at Mass - would place their health or the health of their loved ones in serious jeopardy, they too are not bound by this obligation.” I look at it like this: If you are back in the habit of regularly going to work, school, restaurants, stores, and events, it is good to be the habit of going to Sunday Mass as well. For those unable to attend, local TV channel 5 WFRV has reusable a Sunday morning broadcast of Mass with Bishop Ricken at 10 AM.

The guidelines for all Catholic Churches in the Green Bay Diocese makes it clear that face masks are still expected, and that the standards of social distancing will still be upheld. A section of seats is reserved for those who are not able to wear a face covering.  

- Fr Michael 

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation of Divine faith recently wrote on the: Subject of returning to Mass “As soon as is possible, we must return to the Eucharist with an increased desire to meet the Lord, to be with Him, to receive Him and to bring Him to our brothers and sisters with the witness of a life full of faith, love and hope. As much as digital and live streamed masses perform a valued service to the sick and those who are unable to go to church, and have performed a great service at a time when there was no possibility of community celebrations, no broadcast is comparable to personal participation or can replace it. On the contrary, liturgies in which the faithful participate only virtually risk distancing us from a personal and intimate encounter with the incarnate God, whose presence among His people was not virtual but Real, as He said: ”He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me and I in him” (John 6:56).  This physical contact with the Lord is vital, indispensable, irreplaceable. So once the concrete measures that can be taken to reduce the spread of the virus to a minimum have been identified and adopted, it is necessary that all resume their place in the assembly of brothers and sisters and to invite and encourage again those brothers and sisters who have been discouraged, frightened, absent or uninvolved for too long.”

 

Sunday Mass TimesĀ 

Currently:
8:00 AM
and 10:00 AM at St. Denis, Shiocton

Starting October 4: 
8:00 AM Mass will be back at St. Patrick, Stephensville

Weekday Mass Times

*Monday 6:00 PM at St. Denis
Tuesday 6:00 PM at St. Denis
Wednesday 6:00 PM at St. Denis
Thursday 6:30 AM at St. Patrick
**Saturday 9:00 AM at St. Patrick 
*Ad Orientem - 1st Monday     **Ad Orientem - 3rd Saturday

Confession

Monday 5:30 PM at St. Denis
Tuesday 5:30 PM at St. Denis
Wednesday 5:30 PM at St. Denis
Thursday 7:00 AM at St. Patrick
Saturday 9:30 AM at St. Patrick

Father Michael is regularly available
after Masses or by appointment.

Adoration

Monday 7:00-8:00 AM at St. Denis
Tuesday 7:00-8:00 AM at St. Denis
Wednesday 7:00-8:00 AM and 5:00-8:00 PM at St. Denis 
Thursday 7:00 AM-Noon at St. Patrick
Saturday 9:30-10:30 AM at St. Patrick

Office Information

Hours: 
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Weds. 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
920.757.5090 
[email protected]
After hours emergency line: 920.986.3369

Safe Environment

Each person has an inherent dignity as a beloved child of God.  The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to providing a safe environment in our parishes, in our schools, in our Faith Formation programs, and in all of our ministries, especially those that serve children, youth and individuals at risk.  If you want to learn more about the programs and resources available through the Diocese of Green Bay to live out this commitment, please click on the following link: http://www.gbdioc.org/ministry-formation-portal/safe-environment.html.