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This Sunday, we celebrate the great Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It is through the powerful gift of the Eucharist that Christ sustains us on our journey of faith.

The Eucharistic Celebration is “the source and summit” of our life-giving experience of the abundant love of God. Through this act Jesus Christ proclaims his love for us. “Here is my life given so that you might have life. I offer you everything I am, my very existence, so you might have the fullness of life.

This weekend we take another step in our efforts to reconnect with one another as we return to public Mass. Our efforts are done in bold faith yet we are prudent in safety. With our ability to gather at 25-percent of church occupancy we will be able to once again join together as a family around the table of the Lord and be fed that life-sustaining gift that we have so longed for during our Eucharistic fast.
There are many in our community, those who are the most vulnerable, that will be continuing their Eucharistic fast. We continue to seek to sustain and support all - in as many ways as spiritually possible - during these challenging times.

Now that we are entering into phase two we will be taking the following steps as we seek to connect to inspire:
We will be returning to our normal office hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. Given the size and space of our joint parish office we ask all to be charitable to their sisters and brothers. Please wear a face mask when entering the office. Temperatures will be checked for the safety of all. We will monitor the number of the people in the office at the same time (especially in the scrip area) in order to maintain social distancing.

Daily Mass Schedule
Tuesday to Friday 7 a.m. at Holy Cross.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. at SKD – St. Mary (This Mass will be live-streamed)
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. at SKD – St. Francis
Friday 8:30 a.m. SKD – St. Mary
Sunday Mass
Please remember to sign up on the parish website or call the parish office at 920-766-1445
Holy Cross
Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday at 8 & 10 a.m.
St. Katharine Drexel – St. Mary
Saturday at 4 p.m.
Sunday at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
(The 8:30 a.m. Mass will be live-streamed)
Holy Cross
Saturday 11 a.m. to Noon
St. Katharine Drexel – St. Mary
Saturday 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Holy Cross
Monday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Katharine Drexel – St. Mary
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Katharine Drexel – St. Mary
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Katharine Drexel – St. Francis

This schedule will be in place until we enter phase three and are able to gather in larger numbers for public Mass in our churches.
It is with great joy that I look forward to our celebration of the Eucharist. I have greatly missed gathering around the table as a family to celebrate this Eucharistic Feast. Even though we have not yet reached the point of having no limits at our celebration, it is another step as we seek to be bold in our faith and yet prudent in our safety.

Peace and Joy,
Fr. Don Everts
Holy Cross & St. Katharine Drexel Parishes


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