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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.  


    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


    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.


    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. 


    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.   

    Current liturgy schedule at Saint James

    All Masses at Saint James will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaN9po_9xi_Y46_aCSqsQjA/

    Sunday:  9:30 AM Mass, 11:00 AM Latin Mass

    Monday-Saturday: 8:00 AM Mass

    Each Mass is a private Mass offered by Father Altman.  At the conclusion of Mass after the church has been cleared, Holy Communion will be offered.  A line may form outside of the side entrance, with each family spacing appropriately according to state guidelines (six feet apart).  Six people at a time will enter the church and receive, the communion area is disinfected, and after their exit, the next six may enter.  Inside the church, persons should still observe distancing.  

    Note: The Diocese of La Crosse has cancelled all public Masses beginning 17 March until at least May 1st, as well as lifted the ordinary obligation to attend.  Anyone with any moderate health risk should remain at home and avail themselves to the parish livestream events or to Bishop Callahan's own live liturgical events broadcast by the diocese (the bishop's upcoming events can be found there: https://diolc.org/live).  Any of those whom visit the parish during this time are under strict order to comply with all state and diocesan regulations.  

    Saint James Livesteaming Mass

    Saint James parish will livestream the private Mass of Fr. Altman on Sundays at 9:30 AM on our YouTube channel.  If you have any questions feel free to email webmaster@saintjameslax.com.  

    The livestream for this weekend can be found here: https://youtu.be/PGha96WJsKY

    The Saint James YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaN9po_9xi_Y46_aCSqsQjA/featured

    Feel free to use YouTube to set a reminder notification when Mass is beginning.  

    What time is...

    Holy Mass


    Saturday: 4:30 pm (Vigil)

    Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:30 am

    11:00 am (Extraordinary Form)

    Daily (Mon-Sat): 8:00 am


    Confessions available Saturday from 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm


    First Fridays & Saturdays 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.