Ss. Anthony and Philip Parish
726 Main Street
We have had two weekends of being open for mass. We began by being cautious by welcoming only half the parish by family last name. Our numbers were well within the 25% of seating capacity as required by the Diocese. Thus it is no longer necessary to restrict parish members by name for weekend masses. We do encourage you to be cautious about your interaction with others. Please consider wisely if participation at mass, especially for those in increased risk categories because of health condition or age, is a good decision for you. Remember that dispensation from Sunday mass obligation continues.
We will continue to pray for each other for protection from COVID-19 virus.
Fr. Jim and the Ss. Anthony and Philip Parish Council
Guidelines for the resumption of Masses
The Diocese of Madison has announced guidelines for the resumption of public masses May 30-31. As with almost all changes in this period, it is an effort to balance safety with a return to public gathering.
We ask for your cooperation in the following for the safety of others.
1. Dispensation from Sunday mass continues
2. Mass on Facebook will continue
3.Weekday mass where there is a small gathering may be a better choice for some
According to Diocesan guidelines, the following are “encouraged to remain at home”:
1.Those at elevated risk due to health or age
2. All who have any symptoms of illness
3.All who have contact with a COVID-19 positive patient
Those attending will agree to the following Diocesan Guidelines:
1. Six foot physical distancing during, entering, leaving, seating and communion procession
2. Seating will be available only in every other pew
3. Mandated 25% capacity level (100 people).
4. Masks are “strongly encouraged” for use by everyone (Please bring your own mask.)
5. There will be no congregational singing
6. There will be no sign of peace
7. Envelopes and donations will be left in a basket in the gathering space
If you choose and feel it is not an unreasonable health risk, you may receive communion. Please follow the Ushers directions in only one line per aisle.
Live Streaming Masses
Saturday, 4:30 pm Mass will be live streamed from Ss Anthony and Philip on Facebook: @ Ss Anthony and Philip Parish.
Sunday, 10:30 am Mass will be live streamed from St. Thomas on Facebook: @ St Thomas Parish Montfort.
Like our Facebook pages or click on the Facebook icon at the bottom left of this page to have access to the Mass and other announcements. We will be altering our Mass venue every week between St. Thomas and Ss. Anthony and Philip.
Donations to Ss. Anthony and Philip
For the electronic giving form, go to the more tab at the the top right and then click on the donation tab.
A Moment with the Bishop
Bishop Hying has a message to the people of the Diocese of Madison and beyond, as far as God wills it. It is available on youtube. Please assist is spreading his message.
The following link will get you to our Bishops Weekday messages. https://youtu.be/UlN5JaRovok
And the following link will get the entire play list.