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    Regarding the mask mandate in the state of Wisconsin

    Please be advised of the latest update regarding the mask requirement order in the state of Wisconsin in effect at St. James parish.

    Liturgy Schedule and Precautions for Returning to Mass

    The weekend liturgy schedule returns beginning this weekend on May 30th.  

    Weekend

    Saturday: 4:30 pm (Vigil)

    Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:30 am

    11:30 am (Extraordinary Form) - Note: temporary change to time to account for cleaning before and after Mass.  

    Daily (Mon-Sat): 8:00 am

    Sacrament of Reconciliation:  First Friday and every Saturday after morning Mass

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    The requirement to attend Mass on Sunday is still suspended by Bishop Callahan.  Anyone at risk or having any symptoms of illness should not attend Mass in person.  

    Attendance at each individual Mass is limited to 25% of occupancy (125 people) with proper social distancing. 

    Pews will be taped off to ensure each family is appropriately spaced.  Members of the same household do not need to distance from each other.

    All Lumen Christi Missals and Hymnals and any other handouts will not be available for use during Mass.  

    If you are scheduled as an usher, wearing a mask is required.  If you are part of the team sanitizing the church, both a mask and gloves are required.

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    Please be advised of the Precautions Returning to Mass document.  

    The Diocese of La Crosse also has Guidelines for Beginning the Public Celebration of Masses.

    Bishop Callahan announces May 31 phased return to public liturgy

    Bishop Callahan released the following letter. 

    https://diolc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Letter-to-all-faithful-May-14-2020.pdf

    The issue remains complicated, but it is possible that Saint James could offer public Masses beginning Saturday May 31st at 4:30 pm.  However, Bishop Callahan has stated no more than 25% of the capacity of the church can be used with families spaced accordingly and that the diocese is able to obtain enough cleaning supplies to ensure adequate sanitation (which so far has been difficult due to the low supply available).  How many weekend Masses will be offered and how to rotate parishioners in designated slots has not yet been decided but will be communicated in the coming weeks.   

    Until then the current live stream Mass schedule remains in place as it was, under the same conditions.   

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    Holy Mass

    Weekend

    Saturday: 4:30 pm (Vigil)

    Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:30 am

    11:30 am (Extraordinary Form)

    Daily (Mon-Sat): 8:00 am (Sat. EF)

    Confession

    Confessions available

    First Fridays & Every Saturday after 8:00 am Holy Mass (when possible) 

    An Event or Meeting

    Check out our Events Calendar!

    Church Restoration

    There is a restoration project in process to update the interior of the church.