March 21, 2020
It is important for the Quad-Parishes to continue to connect, pray and support one another. We have created a plan for parish ministry for the next several weeks. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you!
March 18, 2020
Hi Friends of the Quad-Parishes! Yesterday and again today our parish staff has been working on details for the upcoming weeks for parish ministry. Our priorities at this time are as follows.
1. Create reliable avenues of communication to our parishioners and for our parishioners to continue to contact parish staff, this includes a digital presence and also connecting with those who are not able to access information online.
2. Offer resources for our parish communities as we focus in on growing our faith through this unique situation. As people of faith we put our hope in Jesus Christ.
3. Continue to provide a pastoral presence in the life of our parishes communities through prayer and support.
4. Support the efforts of the Hope Center as they provide necessities to our neighbors in need.
5. Follow the Holy Spirit! It has been exciting to hear our parishioners sharing ideas on how we can share our faith and our hope in Christ with others. We pray the Holy Spirit continues to connect and inspire us through this journey. Come Holy Spirit!
Details are coming together and we hope to have a detailed plan out in the next day or two.
Fr. Dave, Fr. Greg and the whole Quad-Parish Staff want you to know that we are praying for all of you. Prayer Requests can be made through our Prayer Vine. https://quad-parish.org/parish-life/care-support/
March 17, 2020
Please note, with further restrictions coming out today, there will not be 8:00am Mass on Wednesday morning. We are working out additional details regarding office hours and staff availability which will be posted tomorrow. Let us continue to hold one another in prayer.
– New guidelines from Bishop Ricken have been shared with us this afternoon
Diocese of Green Bay COVID-19 Communications
- pdfLetter to the Faithful from Bishop David L. Ricken (68 KB) (March 17, 2020)
- pdfDecree – Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass (95 KB) (March 17, 2020)
- Press Release | Bishop David L. Ricken suspends all public attendance at all Masses in the diocese (March 17, 2020)
“Bishop will celebrate a 30 minute Mass each Sunday during the suspension of public attendance and it will be broadcast over the local CBS affiliate, WFRV Local 5 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass is also available diocesan-wide via broadcast television on ABC affiliate WBAY at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and on CW14 at 8:00 am. Radio Mass is available on Relevant Radio, 1050 AM at 9 a.m. Parishes throughout the diocese are also livestreaming Mass. Check your parish website for details. As additional resources are made available, we will keep the public informed.
Daily Mass is livestreamed Monday through Friday from the campus of Relevant Radio here in Green Bay. You can access the Mass at the Relevant Radio app, or at this link https://relevantradio.com/faith/daily-mass-video/.
The diocese is also compiling resources to provide the faithful with spiritual support during the COVID-19 emergency. You can find resources online at www.gbdioc.org/covid19.
We need prayer now more than ever as we traverse the unknown and make the best decisions for ourselves and our families. “Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6. May God watch over us and bless us during this national emergency.”
March 13, 2020 7:30pm
After consideration of the recommendations that have been released regarding group gatherings in the next several weeks, please note:
– Winterfest 2020 will CONTINUE as planned on March 14th at Riverside Ballroom.
– Refresh, Relate, Recharge Lenten Series will be CANCELED on March 19 and March 26. PENDING on April 2.
– Jeff Cavins presentations scheduled on March 27th and 28th have been CANCELED. Further information will be coming shortly regarding refunding tickets that have been purchased.
– “Bishop David L. Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay announced today that while SUNDAY MASS will CONTINUE to be celebrated in parishes throughout the diocese, Catholics have been granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This dispensation will cover the next three weekends, including Masses for Sundays March 15, 22, and 29. Masses will still be celebrated across the 16 counties of the diocese, but the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will be lifted for these three Sundays, leaving attendance to people’s best judgement.”
Further information on other upcoming events will be posted as decisions are made.
Let us continue to pray and consider ways we can be Church for our communities and neighbors as we navigate this situation together in hope and support.
March 13, 2020
We will continue to update the Quad-Parish Communities in light of this recent announcement from Bishop Ricken.
“GREEN BAY, Wis. (March 13, 2020) – Bishop David L. Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay announced today that while Sunday Mass will continue to be celebrated in parishes throughout the diocese, Catholics have been granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This dispensation will cover the next three weekends, including Masses for Sundays March 15, 22, and 29. Masses will still be celebrated across the 16 counties of the diocese, but the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will be lifted for these three Sundays, leaving attendance to people’s best judgement.
“During this time of heightened precautions we want to keep people safe, healthy and free from fear,” said Bishop David L. Ricken. “These are measures to prevent an increase in the spread of the virus and serve as a precaution over the next three weekends. Following these three Sundays, we will reassess the situation.”
Sunday Mass is available diocesan-wide via broadcast television on WBAY at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, on Relevant Radio, 1050 AM at 9 a.m., and through livestream from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay at the following link: https://sfxcathedralgb.com.
Those Catholics who chose not to attend Mass because of this dispensation are urged to remain home and pray fervently for healing, hope, and peace for all those affected by this illness.
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.”
March 12, 2020
We are currently monitoring area and national reports regarding precautions in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
On March 5th, the Diocese issued information regarding the cold, flu and coronavirus which outlines the following information for parishes to follow.
We will be updating this information as advised by the Diocese of Green Bay. We have been following recent news coverage and cancellations of various events on the local and national level throughout the day and will pass on further information to you as it becomes available from the Diocese. We are expecting an update early Friday morning. Thank you for your patience.
“In line with recommendations from the U.S.C.C.B., and our own diocesan policies, we offer the following
preventative steps with regard to the celebration of the liturgy:
• Parishioners with symptoms of illness should be reminded that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does
not apply to those who are ill, especially if they are suffering from a contagious illness. This is an
obligation in charity for themselves and others that those with flu-like symptoms remain at home.
• Priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are encouraged to practice good
hygiene, including washing hands before Mass begins. The use of an alcohol based antibacterial hand
sanitizer before and after distributing Holy Communion is also advised.
• The Sign of Peace need not be announced or exchanged. If the invitation is announced, parishioners
should consider a simple gesture such as a head nod, a bow or simply the words “Peace be with you.”
Avoiding handshakes, embraces and other physical contact is advised.
• If your parish has the practice of distributing Holy Communion under both species, the distribution of the
Precious Blood of Christ from the chalice should be discontinued for the time being.”
Currently Masses and events have not been canceled. We will continue to update parishioners as information becomes available.
Daily and Weekend Masses are Live Streamed on RelevantRadio.com.
Recordings are availabe after the live stream is completed.
Weekdays from the Chapel of the Nativity at Relevant Radio
12:30am ET / 11:30am CT / 10:30am MT / 9:30am PT
Sundays from St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Diocese of Green Bay, WI
10:00am ET / 9:00am CT / 8:00am MT / 7:00am PT
Sundays from Christ Cathedral Parish in Diocese of Orange, CA
12:30pm ET / 11:30am CT / 10:30am MT / 9:30am PT
Listen to Masses on Relevant Radio Green Bay – 1050 AM
7:30pm Weekday and Saturday Daily Mass
9:00am Sunday Mass