Coronavirus Response

Updated 10/25/20

Bishop Ricken has reinstated the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in the diocese until further notice. We will continue to celebrate the Mass every weekend for those who are able to attend and are willing to strictly follow the proper health protocols. During this time of increased infection, our Parish will to be even more vigilant about following the diocesan guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and allow as many people as is safe to come to Mass without fear of infection. The wearing of masks is mandatory at Masses.

Please visit our Mass Times page for details on COVID-19 safety precautions before attending Mass.

COVID-19 Resources:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Calumet County Health Department:

Remote Mass Opportunities:

Good Shepherd live streamed and recorded Masses are available to watch on the Parish YouTube Channel:

Act of Spiritual Communion (PDF)

Good Shepherd Parish recorded Masses:
Visit our YouTube page:

Live Masses (broadcast or streamed):
Sunday 5:30 am: Mass is broadcast on ABC Channel 2 WBAY.
Sunday 8 am: Mass is broadcast on Channel CW14.
Sunday 9 am: Mass broadcast on Relevant Radio Station 1050 AM.
Mon-Fri 12 pm: Daily Mass livestreamed on Relevant Radio's website. You can access the Mass using the Relevant Radio app, or at

Spiritual Opportunities:

Confessions - Saturday 3:00-3:45 pm and Sunday 7:00-7:45 am in the church confessional. Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm drive thru in the church parking lot.

Eucharistic Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament - 5-8 pm daily in church. Please observe social distancing.

Act of Spiritual Communion (PDF)

Prayer from Pope Francis during the Coronavirus outbreak (PDF)

Plenary Indulgence (PDF)

Novena to the Holy Spirit 5/22/20 (PDF)

Other Opportunities:

Volunteer Opportunity: Some in our community may already find it difficult to get out to get groceries or prepare a hot meal. Some may be experiencing financial difficulties. Would you be willing to help these people by picking up groceries curb side and delivering them to a person's door step? We have a system in place that will avoid contact so as to abide by social distancing protocols. Please call the parish office if you are interested in helping or have questions: 920-849-9363.

DO YOU NEED HELP? During this time of pandemic we know many are experiencing financial hardship or could be soon. Know that Good Shepherd Parish, in cooperation with St. Vincent de Paul, is here to help! Need help getting groceries? We can help! Please reach out to us if we can help you with picking up necessities or delivering a hot meal: 920-849-9363.

COVID-19 Dated Communications

Changes & Cancellations:

Chapel of Divine Mercy: Now OPEN 3-8 pm daily. Capacity is limited for social distancing - please contact the Parish office for available times.

Temporary Changes for Sacraments & Other Church Functions:

Funerals may be scheduled with limitations - please contact the Parish office for information. Friends and family members must wear masks and social distancing should be strictly adhered to for attendees not living in the same household. Keep in mind each funeral home will have its own COVID-19 response. You may elect, if the funeral home allows, to postpone the funeral until gathering restrictions are lifted. You may also choose a grave side Committal and then have a memorial Mass (Essentially a funeral Mass without the deceased’s remains) at a later date.

Baptisms: may be scheduled with limitations - please contact the Parish office for information.

Eucharist: Holy Communion may be administered outside of the Mass individually to the faithful who ask for it at an opportune time. Viaticum (Eucharist for those in danger of imminent death) is always to be administered wherever possible. This restriction is two-fold: 1. to prevent the transmission of disease through the physical distribution of the Eucharist. 2. to prevent the separation of the Eucharist from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Anointing of the Sick may be celebrated with the sick individually, with the immediate family, or with caregivers present. Every precaution should be undertaken to prevent the spread of disease.

Confirmations may be scheduled with limitations - please contact the Parish office for information.

Parish Office Hours: Good Shepherd will maintain standard operating hours (8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 12 pm Friday). Please feel free to call for questions or concerns: 920-849-9363. For the health and safety of everyone, please handle any business related to the Parish via phone or e-mail, if at all possible.

Mass intentions will continue to be offered. Please call the Parish office to request a Mass intention: 920-849-9363.

Church will be open for prayer 7:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for Eucharistic Adoration will be 5:00 - 8:00 pm daily.

Bulletins will continue to be printed and available at church entrances for pick up as well as online. The link for online bulletins in on our Homilies & Bulletins page.

Parish Finances: We realize this may be a difficult time financially for some. If your means allow, we would greatly appreciate your continued support of our Parish. You can mail Parish contribution envelopes or them off at the office drop box. If you would like to sign up for direct withdrawal via electronic funds transfer, please call the Parish office: 920-849-9363.