St. Mary in the Time of COVID-19

Notification on the Public Celebration of Masses and Sacraments at
St. Mary Catholic Faith Community

On March 16, 2020, Archbishop Jerome Listecki directed
that the public celebration of Masses, both Sunday and weekday,
are canceled for an indefinite period of time.

In light of this directive...

The following measures are in effect at St. Mary:

  • No public Masses or Communion Services will be celebrated at St. Mary. This includes both Saturday evening/Sunday morning Masses and weekday Masses.
  • The Archbishop also directed parish priests to celebrate Mass privately at their parish in place of the public Masses. Fr. Brian will do this and any Mass intentions that have been requested will be remembered at these Masses.
  • No confessions will be heard on Thursday evenings.
  • St. Mary is scheduled to host 12 Hours of Reconciliation on Wednesday, April 1st. As of this time, that event and the opportunity for confession on that day is still on.)
  • 3/23 Update: The 12 Hours of Reconciliation event originally scheduled for April 1st has been canceled.
  • Lenten Evening Prayer on Sunday afternoons and Stations of the Cross on Wednesday evenings are canceled.
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays is canceled.

How you can participate in the celebration of Mass during this time:

St. Mary will live stream Masses via our Facebook Page on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., as well as Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8:15 a.m.

Two Sunday Masses at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist will still be celebrated but without an assembly.

  • The 9 a.m. Mass is available on Radio 920 AM, WOLF.
  • The 11 a.m. Mass is live-streamed on the Cathedral website (

Other TV Masses are available on WVTV, My24 at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and on WITI Fox 6, at 5:30 a.m.

When unable to receive Holy Communion, an Act of Spiritual Communion may be prayed:

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Additional Information:

  • No parish meetings, events, or other gatherings will take place until further notice.
  • Effective 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18th, the St. Mary Campus will be closed. Therefore, all nonessential business that would ordinarily take place at St. Mary should be postponed until a later date. (This includes parish registration and arranging for Masses to be said.)


Ongoing Services

Contact the Parish Office
(414) 425-2174

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is still available. Please note: Some nursing care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and senior living complexes are limiting visits from clergy to only persons who are gravely ill.


Funerals will continue to be celebrated during this time. Visit Upcoming Funerals for specific details regarding restrictions, limitations, and options as we observe social distancing.
Families wanting to arrange a funeral for a loved one should contact the Parish Office.

St. Mary Staff

Effective 3/18/20 at 5:00 p.m.
The Parish Office is closed for an undetermined period of time.

If you need to reach a member of the parish staff for matters of urgency, please call the parish office and leave a voice message for them or please send an email directly to them.


Archdiocese of Milwaukee

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates