Sunday, May 24, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Distribution of Communion at St. Anthony!
Last Tuesday, all of the Pastors had a meeting with Bishop James
Powers and talked about the distribution of Holy Communion.
Sunday, May 24, 2020 Northwoods Catholic Communities
will gather at St. Anthony for the reception of
Holy Communion from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We are gathering ONLY EIGHT PEOPLE at a time. The first eight people gather in the Church for the Communion Service. If we have more than eight people, one of the Deacons will do a second prayer service in the Padua Center. If we still have another group of eight people, a third prayer Service will take place at School Cafeteria. At the end of the prayer service at each location (Padua Center and Cafeteria), you are coming to the Church to receive Communion and leaving through the South Entrance. When you come to the church for Holy Communion, there will be only one line and each individual should keep six feet distancing.
Please watch Mass online or on TV and then come for Holy Communion in the afternoon.
There will be a very short prayer service, 6 or 7 minutes, for immediate preparation to receive the Eucharist. After receiving the Eucharist, there will be a closing prayer, and then everyone leaves the building.
• Use the Parking Lot Entrance when entering the building.
• There will be greeters at the entrance to give guidance and instructions.
• Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.
• Hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance and exit doors.
• You can receive Communion only in the hands.
• Immediately after you receive communion, please exit. There will be another group coming through. The doors will be wide open (we encourage everyone not to sit, or kneel down or touch); so you can just walk in and out.
• Please observe the six foot social distancing rule.
• When you come to receive communion, there will be a basket for your offering envelope.
• When exiting, bulletins will be available at the South Door.
You will come through the Parking Lot Entrance
and leave through the South Entrance.
If you have any symptoms, sickness, or a compromised immune system, we encourage you to stay home and watch Mass online or on TV and receive Spiritual Communion. The Mass dispensation is still in effect.
Readings for the week of May 24, 2020
Sunday: Ascension: Acts 1:1-11/Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 /Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20
Monday: Acts 19:1-8/Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab [33a]/Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27/Ps 68:10-11, 20-21 [33a]/Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38/Ps 68:29-30, 33-35a, 35bc-36ab [33a]/Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 /Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21/Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab [19a]/Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Morning: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Ps 11:4, 5 and 7 [cf. 7b]/Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday: Day: Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 [cf. 30]/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23
Observances for the week of May 17, 2020
Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord; 7th Sunday of Easter; World Communications Day
Monday: St. Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church; St. Gregory VII, Pope; St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, Virgin; Memorial Day
Tuesday: St. Philip Neri, Pries
Wednesday: St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
Next Sunday: Pentecost Sunday
catholic service appeal
Catholic Services Appeal
Thank you to those who have given to the Catholic Services Appeal so far! For those who have not--please consider doing so. No gift is too small, and our parishes are trying to reach 100% participation.
This year’s goals:
St. Anthony of Padua: $29,909
St. Francis of Assisi: $ 5,160
Immaculate Conception: $10,484
Online Giving to the Catholic Services Appeal provides donors with a secure and easy way to make a gift. Our parish is automatically credited with your gift. Please use the web addresses listed below to give online:
Electronic Funds Transfer for Weekly Offering:
Northwoods Catholic Communities’ parishes offer safe and secure electronic funds transfers for your offering. Authorization forms can be picked up at the office, mailed or emailed to you.
If you have any questions, please call the parish offices at:
St. Anthony or St. Francis------715-762-4494
All Soul's Day - 11:00 Mass at St. Cecelia Cemetery
Dcn. Robert Schienebeck and Fr. Shaji Pazhukkathara