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  • Welcome   

    It is our Lord’s desire that we love one another. 
    In the spirit of love and friendship, we welcome all who have come
    to worship.
    May we all be blessed as we praise the Lord God.

    "He said to one of them in reply,
    'My friend, I am not cheating you.
    Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money?
    Are you envious because I am generous?' Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last." - Mt 20:13-16


       Lakewood Church                
     4:00 P.M.  Saturday
    9:00 A.M. Sunday


    Reconciliation Times
    9:00 A.M.  First Fridays
    3:30  P.M.  Saturday

     

        Silver Cliff Chapel
             
    W13397 County Road C 
                 Silver Cliff, WI 54104
            5:30  P.M.  Saturday

             Reconciliation Times
                  First Saturdays
                 following Mass

       
     Crooked Lake Chapel
           15478 Whispering Pines Lane 
               Crooked Lake, WI 54149
             7:30 A.M. Sunday
              
             Reconciliation Times

                  Second Sundays
                  following Mass
     


    Annual Public Rosary Rally

    Please join us at the
    Silver Cliff Chapel
    on Saturday,
    October 10th at noon
    as we pray
    Our Lady's Rosary together.


    The Reverse Collection
    The church buildings will be unlocked as usual if you wish to drop off items for the Food Pantry

    Give & Gifts Will be Given to You Luke 6:38

  • Where to find us

  • Bishop Ricken

    Reinstates obligation
    to attend
    Sunday Mass

    Sept. 10, 2020 |  Press Release
     

    Coat of Arms

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 10, 2020) – Bishop David L. Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay announced this week the reinstatement of the Sunday Mass obligation effect the weekend of September 19-20.

    Lifting of the dispensation was announced in a decree issued by Bishop Ricken on Monday, Sept. 7. In the decree the Bishop states, “With Christian joy and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the time has come for Catholics to return to worship God at Mass on Sundays. He goes on to say, “Now, since the dispensation from the obligation to worship at Mass on Sunday is no longer strictly necessary, the faithful will once again be morally obligated to come to Mass on Sundays throughout the diocese.”

    Beginning on March 13, 2020, Catholics were granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A few days later, on March 17th, 2020, the public celebration of Mass was suspended throughout the diocese and the dispensation from the Sunday obligation was extended indefinitely. At that time, many parishes throughout the 16 counties of the diocese moved to a livestream format for Masses, and Bishop Ricken began a broadcast Sunday Mass on WFRV Local 5.

    Even with the reinstatement of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, it is important to note there are occasions when the obligation does not apply:

    • If individual Catholics struggle with serious health concerns or are physically or morally prevented from worshipping at Mass for a grave reason
    • If individuals are frail due to illness or age or, in their well-formed conscience believe that going into public places -- including Sunday worship at Mass -- would place their health or the health of their loved ones in serious jeopardy
    • If individuals are sick, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick

    The faithful who are unable to attend Mass are nevertheless urged to make holy the Lord’s Day and to pray, read the Scriptures, and take part in acts of charity.

    The diocese also issued guidelines for public Masses at www.gbdioc.org/sundayobligationreinstatement. These guidelines make clear that face masks are still required, and that, while restrictions will be lifted on the percentage of people at Mass, the standards of social distancing will still be upheld.

    The obligation to attend Mass for Catholics reflects our faith in Jesus Christ, the blessing of the Holy Eucharist and an acknowledgment of His great love for us. All are welcome.

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    Who we are: As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago. 

    Contact: Justine Lodl, director of communications, at 920-272-8213 or jlodl@gbdioc.org; or Sarah Gietman, communications coordinator, at 920-272-8209 or sgietman@gbdioc.org.

  • RETURN TO MASS

    Daily Mass
    Church in Lakewood
    8:30 am  
    Tuesday – Friday 

     
     4:00 P.M.  Saturday
    9:00 A.M. Sunday

    Limited to 135 People in church including the priest

    Following the guideline
    from our Diocese,
    with up to 25% occupancy
    of our church buildings, 

    the seating capacity for each Mass in Lakewood is 135;
    in Silver Cliff is 75,

      5:30  P.M.  Saturday
    and in Crooked Lake is 100, 
     7:30 A.M. Sunday.
    The Solemnity of the Body
    and Blood of Christ.
    The Mass Schedule will be as usual.
    You are welcome to go back to the celebration of Mass in this limited way on a
    ‘first come first served’ basis.


    https://www.gbdioc.org​​​​​​​

  • Bishop Ricken
    Will Broadcast Sunday Masses Again...

    Bishop Ricken commented:
    ‘I am extremely pleased to announce that after hearing from so many viewers, the 
    television broadcast of Sunday morning Mass will resume on WFRV Local 5 at 10:00 AM.’

    The broadcast Sunday Massoriginates from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Green Bay. While the ultimate goal is for the faithful to return to Mass in their own parishes, it has become evident there is a great need 
    within the Diocese to serve those unable to attend in person.

    Bishop Rickens said,
    ‘We hope this broadcast will help reach those who are homebound, as well as those in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, or anywhere else where getting to church isn’t an option. I offer my sincere thanks to WFRV Local 5 for their willingness to continue broadcasting Sunday Mass, especially during these difficult times.’

    If/When you are not able to participate at Mass in person, be sure to participate in the virtual Mass with Bishop Rickent at 10 AM as described above. God bless!

  • Diocesan Communications

    Video Message with
    Bishop David L. Ricken
    Return of Public Masses with Limits...


    https://vimeo.com/449139854.

    https://vimeo.com/424937967.


    Video | Bishop David L. Ricken announces Holy Communion Services to begin Pentecost weekend (May 15, 202

    Coronavirus Updates,
    Resources, and Information below...

     

    https://www.gbdioc.org
  • Pray Requests

    For healing and good health of mind, body, and spirit:

    Ken Kesner, Barb Mainczyk,
    Teri Francis, Karen Karchinski
    and Dave Hurlbut

     For Eternal Rest, and for God’s Blessings on their Families: 

    Larry Goffard, Jeff Yingling,
    and Bill Dutton

    For all the prayer requests written in our Parish Book of Petitions.

    Prayer Shawls

    If you would like to receive a prayer shawl, or know of someone who would, please call the parish office.
    A prayer shawl has been blessed by Father and helps to remind us 
    of God’s love and care and the prayers of our faith community to know that
    we are not alone.

  • Mass Intentions

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

    4:00pm Lakewood: Dan Nendza
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

    7:30am Crooked Lake: Fr. Stanley Browne 
    9:00am Lakewood: Ralph Leurquin

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    8:30am Lakewood: For the Health of Dave Hurlbut

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    8:30amLakewood: VictimsofViolence

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

    8:30am Lakewood: Fr. Stanley Browne 

    Friday, September 18, 2020

    8:30am Lakewood: For those who died from Covid-19

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

    4:00pm Lakewood: Tom VanBeek
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Fr. Leo Lessard 9:00am Lakewood: Shirley Frost

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: Amos Seng 

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    8:30amLakewood: VincenteFoscato 

    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: Larry Goffard 

    Friday, September 25, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: For those who died from Covid-19

    Saturday, September 26, 20204:00pm Lakewood: Bob Liebsch
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, September 27, 2020
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Fr. Leo Lessard 9:00am Lakewood: Jeff Yingling

  • Gradual Process of Returning to Mass



    This past weekend (June 21-22) was the second weekend that our Parish participated in our Diocese’s ‘Gradual Process of Returning to Mass.’ Again, because it was a ‘gradual process’, the church attendance was limited to 25% occupancy.  25% basically means for Lakewood up to 135 people for each Mass, Crooked Lake 100, Silver Cliff 75 and Wabeno 75. The attendance last weekend was similar to the weekend before --with Lakewood 86 at 4 PM & 70 at 9 AM, Crooked Lake 39, Silver Cliff 29, and Wabeno 38. 

    Please continue to pray for our world, our Country, and our parish area that, with the Grace of God, we will soon be relieved from the pandemic, and will be back to the pre-corona routine. In the meantime, may I ask you to continue to use your best consideration & judgment. If all things considered with regard to your ages and health conditions, you may decide to go to church at this time. 

    You may want to choose the Mass with less attendants now and go to that one. At the same time, you may want to consider going to weekday Masses  (when there are smaller crowds) –8:30 AM in Lakewood
    TUE-FRI or Wabeno 4 PM every TUE.

    For the good of everyone, precautions continue to be observed when you go to church. Basically, we continue to ask you the following:

    -Have your temperature taken (before entering the church).
    -Those with compromised immunity & anyone with a fever, high temperature, cough or flu-like symptoms should go home.
    - Wearing a face-mask is strongly encouraged. Bring your own mask, if possible. Take it off for Communion, put it back on & bring it home. 
    - Be seated on every other pew & keep 6’ social distancing.  
    w Form a single line for Communion –with 6’ distance between each person.
    -Do not wear gloves when receiving Communion. Use sanitizer as needed.

    Fr. Phillip

  • Today's Readings

  • The Minis TREE Program
    Catholic United Financial is excited to introduce a new program to our parish. 
    Minis TREE is designed to identify andmeet some of the volunteer needs in our parish and community. By participating in this program, you are helping to meet our parish needs while also supporting our religious education program. For every 25 "leaves" that are completed or turned in, Catholic United Financial will contribute $125, up to a maximum of $500 in a calendar year. At this time "leaves" can be filled out for some of the following activities: 1.Service activities such as cleaning the sacristy and watering flowers, 2. Donations such as bringing in food pantry items, sewing supplies, food for a funeral, or the Baby Bottle drive, or 3. Being an event volunteer such as for a funeral meal or the Parish Picnic (when life gets back to "normal"). Some of the cards are already printed with an activity such as "food pantry donation" or "cleaning" printed on them. Other cards are blank and things like "worked at funeral" or "food for funeral", etc. can be written on them.

    "Leaves" (activity cards) will be available on the bulletin board in the back corner of the church. When you have completed an activity fill out one of the cards and put it in the manilla envelope marked Completed MinisTree Cards.

    If you have questions or know of an unmet volunteer need in our Parish or in our community that MinisTREE could help address, please contact Deb Kruger at 715 276-7404.

    Prayer Shawls available please contact the parish office.


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