From Bishop Callahan:
"In light of the continued concern surrounding spreading the coronavirus COVID-19, and the advice of medical experts across the country and especially in our State, all public Masses in the Diocese of La Crosse will be canceled beginning 20 March 2020 until further notice. All fish fries, parish gatherings, etc. are also canceled.
For further details, read Bishop Callahan's full decree HERE.
Weddings and funerals may be held with fewer than fifty in attendance, and as before, televised Masses are also still available. Live and prerecorded Sunday Mass is available via diolc.org, the diocesan YouTube channel, Facebook, and televised on the following channels:
Eau Claire, Channel 18, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
La Crosse, Channel 19, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Marshfield (Public Access), Channel 989, at 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Stevens Point (Public Access), Channel 984 at Noon and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wausau, (Cable and Satellite), Channel 12 at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Wausau (Public Access), Channel 980, at 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday.
Wisconsin Rapids (Public Access), Channel 985 and Channel 3 at 6:00 a.m.
and 1:00 pm. Sunday.
Prayer of Spiritual Communion for when you cannot physically receive the Eucharist: HERE.
The Knights of Columbus has shared a Prayer for Protection in a Time of Pandemic, included in our previous post.
Please contact Father Emmanuel with questions and concerns.
All Tri-Parish and Diocesan updates concerning COVID-19 will be posted as information becomes available.
Three Ways to Participate in Mass at Home:
1) Fr. Emmanuel - Live streamed Mon-Fri at 10:00AM and 4:00PM Saturdays (weekend Mass) on Parish Facebook pages - DO NOT NEED FACEBOOK to participate! (Video available after live stream ends.)
2) Watch live or prerecorded Sunday Mass via https://diolc.org/tvmass, the diocesan YouTube channel, Facebook, or televised on Ch 18 Eau Claire at 9:30am Sundays.
3) Watch EWTN televised Mass, live-streamed at 7:00AM, 11AM, and 11PM, or at the same time on your EWTN cable channel.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.