MILWAUKEE — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Saturday that south side parishes will delay public masses due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the area.
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“After consultation with the Vicar General for the area and with some of the pastors of the near south side Milwaukee parishes, I have concerns about our ability to control both attendance and proper social distancing protocols. The health and safety of our people is our priority. I do not want to put anyone at undue risk. Given my understanding of the current health realities, the risk of returning to Mass for Pentecost is a risk in good conscience that I cannot take," said Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki.
The reopening of the masses will now be decided on a week by week basis depending on the number of COVID-19 cases in surrounding communities.
The parishes involved in this decision are as follows:
- Saint Anthony Parish
- Saint Hyacinth Parish
- Saint Adalbert Parish
- Prince of Peace Parish
- Saint Rafael the Archangel Parish
- Saint Vincent de Paul Parish
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
- Saint Patrick Parish
- Saint Roman Parish
- Congregation of the Holy Spirit Parish
- Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
- Basilica of Saint Josaphat Parish
- Saint Mary Magdalene Parish
- Saint John Paul II Parish
- Saint Stanislaus Parish
- St. Maximilian Kolbe/SS. Cyril & Methodius