St. Charles Updates on Coronavirus Impact

3/27/20

 

Here’s what St. Charles is doing to respond to this pandemic.

First we want you to know we are here for you!  Even though we may not be seeing you in person, we want you to know that we have been praying for you and we love you!  Fr. Ken and Fr. Nick are making the health and safety of you, our parishioners, and staff a priority.  Here’s what we are doing to respond to this pandemic:

 

St. Charles is live streaming!

You can join Fr. Ken and Fr. Nick for daily live streaming of Masses on the home page.  For live stream Mass times go to the Mass calendar on the St. Charles website home page.  Fr. Ken and Fr. Nick are planning a beautiful live streaming celebration of Holy Week Masses.

 

Click here for the most recent communication from Fr. Ken and Fr. Nick regarding Holy Week as well as other sacramental and prayer opportunity updates. 

 

Holy Week and Easter Schedule (Click Here)

 

Starting March 27 and every Friday after, Holy Hour of Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament with the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be live streamed from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (with the exception of Holy Week which will be after the 7:00 pm Holy Thursday Mass). 

 

You can pray anytime from home with our 24-7 live streaming of the sanctuary

 

St. Charles is offering prayer opportunities at church.

Only for those of you who are comfortable and not in the health risk category and willing to adhere to the 10 person limit, social distancing guidelines, St. Charles church is open for private prayer Monday-Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Holy Week exception:  no prayer on Holy Thursday and Good Friday; Easter Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm.)   

 

St. Charles staff is working remotely.

Fr. Ken and Fr. Nick have been meeting with staff leadership regularly to smoothly transition from on-site staffing to remote staffing. Only a handful of staff will be onsite to maintain the facility and answer phone and emails.  We are physically setting up the front office a little differently too during this time.  Our ministries are now active in the online virtual world.   Teachers have been especially busy as they prepare and record lessons for their students.  Ministry heads are connecting with those in their ministries and planning so we may be fully operational when we are public again.  During this time especially, the staff is reminded to BE the church.  This is what God’s calls all of us to do.

 

St. Charles is reviewing and updating parish events and activities.

As we receive communication from the Archdiocese, we have been reviewing and updating parish events and activities scheduled at the parish.  For the week’s current activities and events, please check the calendar on the St. Charles website homepage. If you have questions about a future event, please email the parish at parish@stcharleshartland.org.

 

Here’s what you can do to do to help:

Virtually BE with us and pray!  Keeping our eyes on the cross at this time is more important than ever before.  Being united invirtual prayer with your fellow St. Charles parishioners will keep us even more connected than ever before.

Keep yourself physically and spiritually healthy.    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has a Courageous Communion website page designed to give daily living ideas to quarantined Catholics.

Reach out to your neighbor and help those in need.  Call those who are especially vulnerable at this time to ask how they are doing.  Let them know that you are thinking about them and praying for them.  Please consider a donation to the St. Charles St. Vincent de Paul Society at this time to help those in need.   Donations may be mailed to the parish. 

Continue giving to St. Charles.  Your gift to St. Charles will help us to remain fully operational at this time.  We’ve made it easy for you to give through our E-giving portal.  Mailing your weekly envelopes is also another way to continue giving. 

Stay connected with us.  There are many ways to stay connected and communicate with us!  Follow us on FaceBook.  Go to the St. Charles website.  Email us at parish@stcharleshartland.com or email staff directly.  Call us at 262-367-0800 if it is an emergency and you are in need of a priest.