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July 5, 2020

  • Adding 5 pm Sunday Mass for the rest of July
    Saturday 5 pm & Sunday 7:30, 9, 11 am, and 5 pm for July
  • Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines between households.
  • Temperatures are taken when arriving. 
  • Allow ushers to help seat households according to the color-coded seating plan. Pew colors announced on loop before Mass.
  • Holy Hour of Adoration returns Tuesday, July 7, in the church from 4:15–6:15 pm.

June 7, 2020

  • Weekend Masses will resume on June 13-14 at 25% capacity:
    Saturday 5 pm & Sunday 7:30, 9, 11 am
    Catholics who are NOT frail or at risk due to illness or age are encouraged to return to Mass.
  • The dispensation from the Sunday Obligation of the Mass remains. The faithful should use their best judgement as to whether to attend. 
  • Those who are showing symptoms of illness such as a cough or fever, even if it is not COVID related, in the spirit of Christian charity, should remain at home. The 9 am Mass will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook (also available at raphael.org/media/live) and broadcast on WOSH 1490 AM for those unable to attend.
  • Masks are encouraged for all those attending. The temperature of those coming will be taken upon arrival, and all will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon arrival. 
  • There is no need to register for Mass. We anticipate being able to seat everyone. If numbers reach 25% capacity, an overflow section will be in the chapel.
  • All are asked to enter the building through the main doors as we need to count all who enter. 
  • Ushers will help people find a pew. Pews are color coded by Mass to ensure social distancing. Please follow the guidance of ushers.
  • The priest, deacon and extraordinary minister of the Eucharist will maintain proper hand sanitizing. People are asked to wait 6 feet behind the person ahead of them in the communion line.
  • There will not be a collection taken with baskets. Rather, offerings will be placed in the offering box near the baptismal font on the way in or out of church.
  • Weekday Masses are in St. Raphael Church. There is no need to register. This week, Masses will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 am, and Thursday and Friday at 7:15 am. Masses will remain in church until it is safe for the Sisters for the public to return to Franciscan Courts.
  • First Communion Masses are scheduled for 8 days in late June and early July. Due to capacity limitations, these Masses will be by invitation only from the families of the First Communicants.
  • Summer High School RE – We anticipate having our summer high school religious education program for freshman and sophomores.
  • Communion to the Homebound - Please consult Fr. Tom Long, our pastor, regarding this.


June 5, 2020

  • Read Fr. Tom's May 31 letter here.
  • Weekend Masses begin June 13/14 with a 200-person capacity. No registration necessary.
  • Livestream of Sunday 9 am Mass will continue until we are back to normal.
  • Weekday Masses no longer require registration.
  • Beginning the week of June 8, Thursday and Friday Masses will return to 7:15 am.
  • All Mass attendees are asked to wear a face mask, enter via the sidewalks to the main entrance, observe social distancing guidelines, and follow seating and other instructions. Temperature may be taken.
  • Mon, Tues, Wed Masses will remain at St. Raphael until further notice. They will return to Franciscan Courts when it is safe to do so.
  • The Distribution of Holy Communion Outside of Mass will be held June 7. No registration necessary. Please wear a face mask, enter via the sidewalks to the main entrance, observe social distancing guidelines, and follow waiting and other instructions.
  • Parish Office Hours are Mon–Thurs 9 am–4 pm and Fri 9 am–12 pm


June 1, 2020



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