Updated as of Tuesday, March 31
Public Masses Canceled Through Easter
Archbishop Listecki has announced that the suspension of public Masses will continue through Easter Sunday. This includes all celebrations for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Archbishop Listecki will celebrate these Masses at the Cathedral, and the Archdiocese will live-stream or broadcast these over network television.
Open for Private Prayer
Our Church will be open for private prayer daily between 8 am – 8:00 pm. Please enter through the West doors and use the two sections on the West side of the Church for prayer. This area will be disinfected each night. Pleaes note, our Adoration Chapel is now closed.
The Holy Apostles Parish Office will be closed until further notice. Should you require pastoral or spiritual support, or if you have a pastoral emergency, please call (262) 754-0163.
Holy Apostles Virtual Prayer Experiences
We invite the Holy Apostles community to stay connected to one another through our online prayer experience, offered twice per week on Wednesdays and Sundays. These prayer experiences will be delivered to our parishioners via email, and will also be posted on Facebook and on our website. Please use these experiences to stay grounded in your faith, and share them with others who may be looking for this message in their lives.
We invite you to prayerfully consider supporting Holy Apostles through online giving (also accessible by logging into your myhanb.org account) when the time is right for you. Your planful and sacrificial act of generosity is one way to demonstrate your love for God and your brothers and sisters in faith.
Participating in Mass Remotely
Holy Apostles will not be offering online Masses, but there are several options for you if you wish to participate in Mass remotely:
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 8:30 am on www.mystelizabeth.com
Live-streamed at 11:00 am on www.stjohncathedral.org.
Recorded Mass available for viewing at anytime at www.heartofthenation.org.
WITI (Fox 6) at 5:30 am
WVTV (My 24) at 7:00 am and 9:00 am
EWTN: 7:00 am and 11:00 am
Radio 920 AM (WOLF) at 9:00 am
EWTN: 7:00 am, 11:00 am and 6:00 pm (Monday through Saturday)
Living Your Faith
We understand that as Catholics this is very difficult, as the Eucharist is the source and summit of our lives. It is at this exact moment that our faith is most needed, We encourage you to continue to live your faith in ways that are most meaningful to you.
Practice our One% Challenge and reserve 15 minutes of your day for prayer.
Check out Pray As You Go (https://pray-as-you-go.or) or Loyola Press 3 Minute Retreat (https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer) to help structure your prayer time.
Serving Others During This Time
Please remember that WE are the Church—we, together, help make our church what it is.
As disciples, each of us can make Christ known to those right here within our own Holy Apostles community who are particularly lost or lonely during this time. Please consider the following:
Helping a senior citizen in our community or in your neighborhood get groceries
Assisting with childcare for those with less flexible, essential jobs (e.g., nurses, doctors, police officers, etc.)
Sharing job opportunities for those who are looking for work
Supporting small businesses, in whatever was possible (e.g., buying gift cards, making future appointments)
Reaching out to family members and friends regularly to check in and connect
Being alert and responding to community requests regarding need (food pantry, etc.)
Prayer for Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Additional Resources for Spiritual Growth
Integrated Catholic Life is a website and blog for people of all ages. The articles and blogs contained here range from scriptural reflections to Catholic apologetics.
LIFE TEEN blog is an excellent blog for teens and college students as they navigate what it means to be Catholic in today’s society.
CatholicMom.com is a collection of articles, reflections, and activity ideas for today’s busy mom. There is also a podcast and a “hangout” for online discussion.
Busted Halo is a media resource that helps people of all ages understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others.
Echoes from the Bell Tower Blog & Podcast is a ministry of the Monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Saint Meinrad, Indiana. It is devoted to observations on Christian faith, spirituality, and everyday events by contributors who have a deep connection to the Benedictine values lived out at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.