Since March, we have been tested as a community in every aspect of our lives. We reached out to several churches in the Oconomowoc area; these are four that responded to tell their story.
Thank you to:
Fr. Tom Brundage – St. Jerome Catholic Parish
Pr. Lance O’Donnell -St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School
Rev. Scott Seefeldt – Zion Episcopal Church
Pr. Jason Ewart – Hope Lake Country
for giving us your time.
Governor Evers’ Mask Mandate
While Governor Evers’ mask order is in place parishioners must wear masks at church. Beginning this weekend, please plan accordingly to bring masks for you and your family to wear. If you forget or do not have a mask, come anyway as we will have some masks available. It is important that we come together to worship and pray as a parish family.
Designated Mask-Only Area for Weekend Masses
Dear St. Jerome Parishioners,
With the recent upgrade to our closed circuit system, we now have the capability to provide a televised viewing area for parishioners who wish to be in an area where masks are required to be worn.
Beginning this weekend, the Fireside Café will be used (temporarily) as the enclosed area where those who wish to worship in a mask-only environment may do so. This option will be available for all three weekend Masses. As there will be no coffee or donut service, this area should work very well.
We are committed to a safe and welcoming environment with the freedom to worship as our St. Jerome family members choose. This endeavor is a good faith effort to accommodate those who wish to worship in person, but would prefer to be in a mask-only area. Only the café is being designated as a mask-only area; parishioners who prefer not to wear a mask may continue to do so in all other areas.
As the virus situation evolves we will continually monitor our policies and update them as needed. As long as we continue to worship together as a family, we will emerge from this stronger – both collectively and individually.