Southwest Wisconsin Catholic Parishes: St. Mary's, Bloomington; St. Charles, Cassville; St. Mary's Help of Christians, Glen Haven & St. John's, Patch Grove
Welcome to our joint parish website!
I joyfully am planning to offer public Mass at all four parishes starting the weekend of May 30 & 31. I will be following the regular weekend schedule and Mass times. However, the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass will be in BLOOMINGTON EVERY SATURDAY until the redecorating of St. Charles Church is completed (in several months). We will have Mass on Sunday morning in St. Charles school gym, but its capacity honoring social distancing is one half the number that can worship at Bloomington. I believe that it is prudent to provide the additional capacity for Saturday afternoon Mass at St. Mary’s, Bloomington until St. Charles Church is open again. Please observe all recommendations on social distancing. If you have a fever, cough, or are not feeling well, please stay home.
Guidelines for the Resumption of Public Masses
So many of you have expressed your longing to come to Mass again and receive the Holy Eucharist. With the guidance of the Diocese of Madison and adapting to our church buildings and community these are some of the procedures and policies we will follow during this trying time.
1. Since there is a restriction on the number who can attend each Mass because of social distancing and since some are much more vulnerable to the virus, Bishop Hying is dispensing the Sunday Mass obligation through at least the end of June.
2. We will try to maintain social distancing of six feet between persons who are not living in the same household. To accomplish this, we ask you to follow these procedures:
*We ask you to use every other pew as designated. A larger family can use a whole pew and smaller families and individuals should locate themselves toward the end of the designated pew.
*For the distribution of communion, I will direct one side to come up for communion and then the other side, always keeping social distance. During this phase of returning to public Mass, I will be one only one distributing Holy Communion.
*Ushers will be available to provide guidance in each church.
*Since I will be having the five Masses each weekend, I encourage some of you to attend Mass at Glen Haven on Saturday evening since it normally has significant extra space on an average weekend.
*Please respect the need that other people have for social distance since they may be more vulnerable to the effects of the virus, but desire to receive the sacrament.
Confession: I am available to hear individual confessions on Mondays at St. Mary’s, Bloomington from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and at St. Charles School Church from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Anointing of the Sick: I will be available as always for the Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites. Please call 994-2526 to receive these sacraments.
Baptism: Please contact me to schedule the baptism of your child at your church and to attend a baptismal preparation session.
Marriage: Please call me at least six months in advance of the wedding. One of the parties must be a practicing
St. Charles Choir
St. Charles Choir has shared songs that were recorded before the pandemic for everyone to enjoy.
Easter Angel Song
St. Charles Parish Electronic Giving
Please click /files/docs/St._Charles_Borromeo_Parish_ACH_Form%281%29.pdf to print off the pdf and return to St Charles Parish, PO Box 166, Cassville WI 53806) or at one of our donation drop off locations.
Thank you for your parish support. We now offer electronic giving performed in similar way as you would pay online bills. You may request on the form to give a one time donation, monthly, or yearly. God Bless.