May 20, 2020
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The priests of the diocese recently met with Bishop Donald J. Hying to discuss the parameters for the resumption of offering public Masses in parish churches throughout the Diocese of Madison. With thanksgiving to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and great joy and an Alleluia!, I announce that Bishop Hying will allow all priests throughout the Diocese to resume offering Holy Mass publicly on the Solemnity of Pentecost, beginning here at Saint Clement Parish at 5pm Saturday, May 30, and at 7:30am and 9:30am Sunday, May 31. Alleluia! After two months of our governor’s shutdown and after two months of private Masses, please know that I joyfully look forward to being with all of you in church! With the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision over a week ago, let’s keep praying for hospitals and clinics to fully re-open, our farmers to recover from the shutdown, businesses to re-open and all people to return to work, and for everyone to use common sense, be prudent, and act safely as we open the doors of our homes, businesses and churches.
With peace and prayers in Christ,