Staying Safe At Mass
- Attendance at ALL Masses is limited to no more than 50% of the church occupancy permit. To maximize safety, entry to the church will be denied once that limit has been reached.
- All those defined by the health department as more vulnerable (60+ years of age, those with compromised immune systems, underlying health conditions, those who are especially anxious about being in a large group, etc.) are encouraged to stay home.
- Anyone with fever or flu-like symptoms is asked to stay at home.
- To increase safety, we have a State mandated Mask Order in place. If you do not have a mask, the parish will provide one for you.
- Only two entrances to the church are open. Church doors will be unlocked approximately 45-minutes before each scheduled Mass unless Reconciliation is scheduled.
- Hand sanitizer stations are set up in the aisles to be used before the distribution of Communion. The Precious Blood will not be distributed.
- Social-distancing of a minimum of six feet between people not living in the same household must be followed. Please be respectful of the space of others.
- The Order of Worship is printed in the parish bulletin and distributed as you come into the church. Please take the bulletin with you when you leave.
- Please remain in your places except to use the restroom.
See You At Mass!
South Shore Parishes Mass Schedule
Weekend of Remembrance
St. Veronca and Nativity of the Lord will celebrate a Weekend of Remembrance on November 7 and 8 at all Masses. We will remember all those who have been buried from either church over the past year. The candle of the deceased will be located at the site that hosted the funeral Mass or service. If youhave a loved one who was buried at a different church, but would like their name to be included, please call your respective parish office and give their name. Names will be accepted for includsion in this special prayer until October 29.
El Día de los Muertos
Did you know that Halloween is part of a three day holy holiday? Halloween is a more modern way of saying, "All Hollow's Eve." "Hallow" is another way of saying, "holy." Halloween is the vigil of the Catholic feast day that celebrated holy people, All Saints Day on November 1. We celebrate all those who have died and are in heaven for all eternity, those who have been declared, or canonized, saints by the Catholic Church and those who lived good lives and trusted in the mercy and goodness of God.
On November 2, we celebrate All Souls Day and pray for all those who have died and may still be on thier journey towards heaven. We pray that they attain the happiness and peace for which we were created. El Día de los Muertos, a tradition from Hispanic/Latino culture, conicides with All Saints and All Souls Day.
Southeast Catholic Youth Ministry will be highlighting various cultural religious practices throughout the year. We will be displaying altares de muertos at St Veronica and Nativity of the Lord November 2-9. Candles with names of parishioners who have died this year will be displayed on the altars. If there is a loved one you would like added, please contact [email protected] or 414-481-0777 by October 30.
Camillian Disaster Services USA
We have been requested by the Society for the Propagation of Faith in the Archdioces of Milwaukee, to help support Camillian Disaster Services USA (CADIS). The Order of St. Camillus Charism is to take care of the sick and the needy. Their missionary work has spread across the globe. In the US, they are in Milwaukee. They cannot accomplish this misison without you as their missionary collaborators and they ask for your support through prayer, acts of charity and financial support.
They have an international missionary activity called Camillian Disaster Services (CADIS). This is their global disaster releif network in the field responding to disaster. Both natural and manmade disasters have annually affected millions of people across the globe.
Your donation is going to help them provide immediate Releif by delivering food and nonfood items, basic medical services, psycho-emotional and spiritual needs. Your donation also assist the affected families in the Recovery of what is lost like shelter and other related infrastructurs. It will also helpin building Resilience of communities through participatory process, builing local leadership and solutions for future disaster. Finally, they advocate for the dignity and of disaster affected people to receive help.
South Shore Parishes' "Stay Home Reading" Fund Raiser
During the quiet times of COVID-19, why not strengthen your knowledge and faith by reading!! The South Shore parishes' Respect Life Committee were given these book for this purpose, to share with you and the encourage you to stay connected. You can help your parish meet their expenses during the challenges of COVID-19 by taking part in this fundraiser. For every $5 you donated you can choose a book you want. Click here for a link and to the instructions and order form.
Candles Are Back
When the Archdiocese moved into Phase 2, we were allowed to again offer votive candles for lighting in church with restrictions. If anyone desires to light a vigil candle, they can do so by only using their own lighters. The spirit of the COVID directives discourages different people handling the same candle lighters (wood sticks or matches) to illuminate candles. We will not provide lighting material until the Archbishop takes us into Phase 3. You may also contact the parish office to have one of the staff members to light a candle for you. Thank you.
In an effort to assist Catholics everywhere, we are opening our doors to make the FORMED platform free to everyone for 40 days.
Sign up today for “Faith at Home” at www.archmil.org/Courageous-Communion
Then click on “Resources & Inspiration”. As a “Parish”, type in “Milwaukee” and choose “Faith at Home” for access to the best Catholic movies, faith formation videos, audio talks, and great children’s videos.
Support Catholic Needs
Please Support Our Local Catholic Needs
During the Coronavirus Crisis
We need your help! Our neighbors, families, archdiocesan ministries and parishes need your support. If you are able, please consider supporting these three very important local efforts:
Support Your Parish
We ask that you continue to support your parish through online giving or by mailing your contributions to the parish office. Every contribution, no matter the size, is needed and appreciated. Go to your parish website to make a gift or you can send a check directly to the parish office.
Coronavirus Emergency Fund
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has created a Coronavirus Emergency Fund to help alleviate the financial hardship caused by the pandemic. Requests for support are being received from foodbanks, inner city ministries and religious orders. Please help us fund these requests!
Catholic Stewardship Appeal
Help keep our vital ministries strong and continue to help us serve more than 500,000 Catholics living in southeastern Wisconsin.
If you have any questions, please contact Andy Gaertner at (414)769-3322
or email at [email protected].
Thank You for your generosity!
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What's Tillie Doing?
Fr. Carmelo Giuffre, Shared Pastor of Nativity of the Lord Parish, St. Paul and St. Veronica Congregation
Fr. Phillip Schumaker, Shared Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Augustine of Hippo
Patrick LaPointe, Shared Deacon and Pastoral Coordinator
Readings for the week of October 25, 2020
- Sunday: Ex 22:20-26 / Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51  / 1 Thes 1:5c-10 / Mt 22:34-40
- Monday: Eph 4:32—5:8 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [cf. Eph 5:1] / Lk 13:10-17
- Tuesday: Eph 5:21-33 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 [1a] / Lk 13:18-21
- Wednesday: Eph 2:19-22 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 [5a] / Lk 6:12-16
- Thursday: Eph 6:10-20 / Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10 [1b] / Lk 13:31-35
- Friday: Phil 1:1-11 / Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6  / Lk 14:1-6
- Saturday: Phil 1:18b-26 / Ps 42:2, 3 5cdef / Lk 14:1, 7-11
- Next Sunday: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 / Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 [cf. 6] / 1 Jn 3:1-3 / Mt 5:1-12a
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