South side parishes delay public masses due to COVID-19

Posted at 1:35 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 13:52:06-04

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.

“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:

  1. Saint Anthony Parish
  2. Saint Hyacinth Parish
  3. Saint Adalbert Parish
  4. Prince of Peace Parish
  5. Saint Rafael the Archangel Parish
  6. Saint Vincent de Paul Parish
  7. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
  8. Saint Patrick Parish
  9. Saint Roman Parish
  10. Congregation of the Holy Spirit Parish
  11. Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
  12. Basilica of Saint Josaphat Parish
  13. Saint Mary Magdalene Parish
  14. Saint John Paul II Parish
  15. Saint Stanislaus Parish
  16. St. Maximilian Kolbe/SS. Cyril & Methodius

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