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May 21, 2020

  • Beginning June1, a maximum of 26 people will be able to attend 8 am weekday Masses – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. We are asking that people register for the current or upcoming week only, and that people only register for one Mass per week. Visit the About > Mass page for more info and to register. 

May 15, 2020

  • Message from Bp. Ricken: Beginning May 31, parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay will offer Holy Communion Services following livestreamed Mass. Parishioners are encourages to participate in the livestreamed Mass before attending the services. We are under instruction to have no more than 9 people at the service at a time, and to keep following social distancing guidelines. More information on how this will be accomplished will be forthcoming. Links and video below.
    Press Release from the DioceseDiocesan Guidelines for Holy Communion Services

Mass Announcements April 26

  • AFTERSHOCK moves to Monday nights at 7 pm this coming Monday, April 27. Join us on Zoom as we continue to grow in faith and friendship! Register for the meeting here. Follow @aftershock_ym_straph on Instagram to keep up to date with all things Youth Ministry. Email tommy.nelson@raphael.org or message the Instagram account with questions. 
  • PODCAST: You are invited to participate in a book study via our St. Raphael–Oshkosh podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and the AV page. Join Karen Moehn on the Book Mass Matters. Each week Karen will be adding a podcast on the next chapter of the book. Add your thoughts and discuss with others in the Podcast Discussion group on Facebook, or use the comments section on the YouTube videos.   
  • BAKING PANS from the fish fry are in the gathering space to be reclaimed by their owners. Thanks to all who baked delicious desserts!  

April 20, 2020

  • The modified church operating procedures will continue for the duration of the Stay at Home orders, now extended to May 26. We will hear from the diocese later this week.
  • Religious education classes will finish the year with remote learning as the Stay at Home orders have been extended through May 26. Click here to read the letter from the coordinator of religious education.
  • Religious education safe environment training is available online here for grades 1-10.

March 24, 2020

  • Here is the latest letter from Fr. Tom. It covers many of the points below.
  • Parish Office hours are M–F 9 am–12 pm. One person will be in the office, mainly to take phone calls.
  • Parish staff will be mostly working from home. Use email to contact staff. No in-person meetings.
  • The church is open for individual prayer M–F 7 am–7 pm; Sat 8 am–6 pm; Sun 10 am–6 pm. No more than 10 people in any area (gathering space, sanctuary, St. Martin Chapel). Keep a minimum distance of 6 feet away from each other.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place Tuesdays 4:30–5:30 pm and Saturdays/Sundays 3:30–4:30 pm. During Lent, also Saturdays 8–9 am. Confessions have moved to a larger space: Fr. Anil will be in St. Martin Chapel and Fr. Tom will be in the Parent Room. Continue to enter through the main doors.
  • If you are not comfortable coming into the church for Reconciliation, contact the parish office between 9 am and 12 pm to set up Confession outside at your vehicle.
  • Public attendance at Masses is prohibited. We will not hold any public Masses. You can watch our Facebook livestream of a Mass at 9 am on Sundays. We will also broadcast live on the radio at 1490 AM WOSH. A video will be available later on Sunday on our YouTube page and website. Listen to the Mass audio later on Sunday on our St. Raphael–Oshkosh Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
  • Please stay home and take care of yourself if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.