Mass & Reconciliation Schedule

In response to the COVID-19 emergency,
ALL PUBLIC MASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Church is OPEN 7 am - 8 pm daily for prayer, closed 5-6 pm Saturday & 9:30-10:30 am Sunday.

Distribution of Holy Communion Outside of Mass:
Sunday Communion Services will begin May 31, 2020.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Holy Communion will be available but is not required. High risk individuals should stay home.
It is important to remember that no Catholic is required to receive Holy Communion during the pandemic. This service is for those who desire to receive Holy Communion and can safely do so. Those age 65 or above and those with compromised immunity are encouraged to stay home.

Do not come to receive Communion if anyone in your household is sick.
In Christian Charity, anyone with a fever, cough or flu like symptoms should remain at home to prevent further spread of the illness. Temperature checks will be performed at church entrances.

Participate in a Remote Mass before receiving Communion if possible.
Before the Communion Services, everyone is encouraged to participate in Good Shepherd’s livestream Mass from their cars in the parking lot, or online from home. You may also participate in some other broadcast Mass by means of television, online or radio before coming to the Communion Service.

Protect yourself and others when you come to church.
Everyone is expected to wear a mask. If you don’t have one, one will be provided before entering church. Body temperatures will be checked before entering. Follow social distancing guidelines. All are expected to use hand sanitizer prior to entering church and when leaving.

No one may linger in church before or after receiving Communion.
Keeping with state guidance, no more than nine people are allowed in church at one time, including church personnel and ministers. Please pray at home or return to church at a different time for prayer.

HOW TO RECEIVE COMMUNION

1. Participate in a remote Mass before receiving Holy Communion.
Good Shepherd Mass will be live-streamed on the Parish YouTube channel at 9:30 am Sunday Morning. An FM radio station will also be broadcasting the Mass, or you can choose another remote Mass. You can participate from home or in your car in the church parking lot.

2. Holy Communion will be distributed after the 9:30 Mass is concluded, from approximately 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

3. Ushers will be at the church parking lot entrance to direct you and provide instructions.
At communion time, please remain in your car until directed by an usher.

4. Ushers will invite groups of 8 people at a time into church to receive Communion.
There will be two communion lines, one in front of the sanctuary and the other near the elevator. For those who wish to receive on the tongue, enter the church from the east side door and exit through the west door. The minister in the elevator foyer will give communion exclusively in the hand. Temperature checks will be performed at church entrances, and everyone is expected to wear a mask.

5. After receiving communion, please leave church immediately through the designated exit.

6. For those whose who are physically unable to come into church, a family member may bring Communion out to them in a pyx.

7. Baskets will be available at each entrance for dropping off stewardship envelopes.

Good Shepherd Mass Videos

No public attendance is available for Masses until the COVID-19 Safer At Home order is lifted. Everyone is invited to watch live or recorded Good Shepherd Masses on YouTube. Recorded Sunday Masses will be available by 8 am.

Church will be closed 5-6 pm on Saturdays and 9:30-10:30 am Sundays for Mass recording. If you are interested in participating during these liturgies as a lector, cantor or server, please contact Michelle Blatz at the Parish Office, 920-849-9363. You do not need to have previous experience in these ministries, we will train you as needed.

Remote Mass Opportunities

Act of Spiritual Communion (PDF)

Sunday 10:30 am: Mass with Bishop Ricken, broadcast on CBS Channel 5 WFRV.
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 https://relevantradio.com/faith/dailymass-video/.

 

Good Shepherd Parish Mass Times

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19.

Tuesday

8:00 am Mass

Wednesday

8:00 am Mass

Thursday

8:00 am Mass
9:30 am Mass*

Friday**

8:00 am Mass

Saturday***

4:00 pm Mass

Sunday

8:00 am Mass
10:00 am Mass

*The 9:30 am Thursday Mass is held at Century Ridge Assisted Living in Chilton.
**The first Friday of each month, there is a litany following the 8 am Mass at Good Shepherd.
***The first Saturday of each month, there is an additional Mass at 8 am at Good Shepherd.

Holy Days of Obligation

Please watch for updates about specific Mass times!

JAN 1 - The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
December 31st - 6:30 pm, January 1st - 10 am

AUG 15 - The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 14th - 6:30 pm, August 15th - 8 am

NOV 1 - The Solemnity of All Saints
October 31st - 6:30 pm, November 1st - 8 am

DEC 8 - The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
December 9th - 8 am (not a holy day of obligation in 2019)

DEC 25 - The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas)
December 24th - 4 pm & 6:30 pm, December 25th - 12 am (Midnight) & 9 am

Reconciliation (Confession) Times

During the COVID-19 emergency, the sacrament of Reconciliation is available on a modified schedule:
Thursdays 7-8 pm, and Saturdays 3-4 pm.

Confessions will be drive-through only, rain or shine, at the trailer in the church parking lot.

Saturday 3:00-3:45 pm
Sunday 7:00-7:45 am & 9:15-9:45 am

Confession is also available by appointment. To schedule a time, please email Father Jon or call him at 920-849-9363.