CoVID-19/Coronavirus Updates

Sunday Mass attendance is limited to 25 percent of occupancy, following the Archbishop’s Mass Directives.  Sign up for mass here: https://stsmaryandrewtheresa.weconnect.com/weekend-mass-sign-up.

  • A minimum of using every other pew should be followed.  Families can sit together, otherwise there must be a 6 ft. distance between those in the same pew.
  • Hymnals will be removed from the pews.  Parishioners may bring worship aids to mass but they must be taken with you when you leave.
  • There will be no physical contact during the sign of peace.
  • Holy Water fonts will emptied.
  • No hardcopy bulletins will be distributed.
  • Frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and sanitized after each mass.
  • The wearing of face masks is strongly recommended.

For parishes who have successfully celebrated a Sunday Mass, Daily Mass is allowed at the pastor/parish director’s discretion, with attendance limited to 25 percent of occupancy, following the Archbishop’s Mass Directives, and only if cleaning and sanitizing protocols can be followed.

  • The dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass is now extended through September 6, 2020.

For the latest updates, please visit:  https://www.archmil.org/Our-Faith/CoVID-19-Updates.htm

 


Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, composed a prayer asking Mary, Health of the Sick, to intercede for us during this pandemic.  Please join us in prayer.

Prayer to Mary, Health of the Sick

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.  You, Mother of the Divine Physician, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy after this time of trial.  Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection.  Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.  Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

 

St. Mary School Covi19 / Coronavirus Update

October 12, 2020

When needing to plan to re-open a school in the midst of a pandemic, no matter how many times you go over that plan and how sure you are that everything is covered, an oversight appears. 

This is in regards to family travel outside of the state of WI. The question regarding the need to quarantine upon the families return was asked. The reopening plan was reviewed and travel was not listed. This was discussed with the staff and Fr. Tom. As a result a plan that would focus on how to keep everyone safe was developed. The Mayville School District plan was reviewed and it states "While it is recommended that you stay home as much as possible after traveling, MSD will not impose any exclusion restrictions on travel within the United States unless the location is designated as a hotspot by the CDC and/or DHS. However, you are strongly encouraged to continuously monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19 or illness upon return from the trip and follow MSD Illness Guidelines should symptoms occur."  

There have been numerous changes to the requirements and mandates regarding travel from travel bands to travel restrictions to quarantine requirements, etc.  Seeing that the majority of the US is considered a "hotspot", red zone or experiencing a surge in cases safety become a point of discussion. When taking into consideration the children, staff and families safety, the need to keep face to face learning a reality for us, and the need to limit possible exposure, from this point forward St. Mary's is requiring a 7 day quarantine period upon return from your families travel. The same will apply to all school staff.  

I am and will be the first to advocate the life experiences a child receives when spending time with family traveling and exploring the extraordinary world God gave us. These experiences cannot be taught at school.  I hope and pray that someday soon this is something we no longer need to worry about.    

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Mary Yauck, Principal
St. Mary Catholic School
28 Naber Street
Mayville, WI 53050
920-387-2920 ext 329