One faith community, two worship sites
LOVE ONE ANOTHER
12 June 2020 Volume 24
We hope you used Sign Up Genius to register for this weekend's mass. This weekend St Thomas will be utilizing the screens and St Clare will again utilize worship aids and you can obtain a copy by clicking the button below.




 The archdiocese has issued additional guidelines in the reopening plan and we wanted you to be aware of the various aspects of the plan. As always, we will provide whatever information as it comes from the archdiocese. There is a link at the bottom of this article that supplies a synopsis of the changes.


Daily Mass
Phase One
For parishes who have successfully celebrated a Sunday Mass, Daily Mass is allowed, up to two times a week, beginning June 10, 2020, limited to attendance of fewer than 50 people, following the remaining Archbishop’s Mass Directives. Coordinate Mass days with neighboring parishes.

St Clare and St Thomas are targeting the week of July 6th to reopen for daily masses. This would include Tuesday and Thursday morning at St Thomas and Wednesday evening and Friday morning at St Clare. Stay tuned for additional information in the weeks ahead.
 
Funerals
Phase One
For parishes who have successfully celebrated a Sunday Mass using the Mass Directives, Yes, can celebrate funerals with fewer than 50 people including liturgical ministers.
 
Baptisms
Phase One
Yes, celebration of communal baptisms with fewer than 50 people in attendance.
 
Weddings
Phase One
For parishes who have successfully celebrated a Sunday Mass using the Mass Directives, Yes, can celebrate weddings with fewer than 50 people including liturgical ministers.
 
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Phase One
Yes, beginning June 14, a limited number of Eucharistic Ministers may be used to assist in the distribution of communion at Sunday Mass, following the same Guidelines for Clergy.

Phase Two
Yes, Eucharistic Ministers may be used to distribute communion, following the same guidelines for Clergy.

Phase Three
Yes
 
Confirmation Celebrations
Phase One
After June 28, Yes, with attendance limited to 25 percent of occupancy, following the Archbishop’s Mass Directives, and with delegation from the Chancery Office.
 
Individual Anointing of Non-Covid-19 Parishioners not in a Hospital or Nursing Home
Phase One
Yes, taking extra caution with hygiene and handwashing and following the guidelines.

Phase Two
Yes, taking extra caution with hygiene and handwashing, following the guidelines available here.

Phase Three
Yes, taking extra caution with hygiene and handwashing.  

Visiting/Taking Communion to Parishioners who are Homebound
Phase One
Yes, only by clergy and/or parish director, taking extra caution with hygiene and handwashing, following the guidelines available here .
 
Special Masses, Quinceaneras, etc.
Phase One
No, not to be considered until July 1, and then with fewer than 50 people. 

Phase Two
Yes, with attendance limited to 25 percent of occupancy, following Archbishop’s Mass Directives.

Phase Three
Yes, no attendance restrictions.
 
Choir/Singing
Phase One
Cantor is allowed. Social distancing from musician. No Choirs. Minimize communal singing.

Phase Two
Cantor is allowed. Social distancing from musician. No Choirs. Minimize communal singing.

Phase Three
No Restriction.
 
Athletics -- High School
Phase One
Allowed, in alignment with WIAA Guidelines.
 
Distribution of Bulletins
Phase One
Yes, upon exit only. Distributed by ushers wearing masks and gloves while keeping as much social distance as possible. Avoid Table or Rack distribution.



We are pleased to announce that Isabelle Craig and Ian Grissmeyer are the recipients of the Knights of Columbus Council # 8172 annual scholarships. These $500 scholarships were awarded to St. Thomas Parish high school seniors who stood out as exceptional young leaders dedicated to their faith, school, and community.  We are proud of all our 2020 graduates and wish them the absolute best as they continue their life journey. Congratulations Isabelle and Ian.

Bruce Hodge
Deputy Grand Knight 

Only 1 week left
 
John Henrichs and Henrichs Quality Meats & Show Pigs donated a pig for St. Thomas to raffle. The Knights of Columbus also stepped in and donated the processing costs.
 
Thank you!!!!!
 
Tickets are $5 a piece or 5 for $20 for a chance at 1/2 pig, fully processed. We will raffle off two winners. We are going to try and automate as much of this raffle as possible. Please go to the St. Thomas website and click on the donate page. You will be able to electronically enter the raffle by selecting the "Pig Raffle" button. Just enter a few pieces of information if you are not registered and provide a credit/debit card or account number. It's that simple and completely safe. The system will let us know your name, the number of tickets you purchased and track your payment. No tickets will be distributed. We will write your name on the number of tickets you purchase and put them in the raffle bin. If you wish to enter the raffle but really don't feel comfortable using technology, send an email to blaisebeaulier@outlook.com and he will accept checks via USPS.
 
Drawing will be held on June 21st (Father's Day).
 
Please note that due to recent events, the soonest the animal can be safely processed and ready for delivery is October but we will notify winners immediately after the drawing.
 
We would like to highlight and thank a few of our loyal sponsors in each email.
St. Thomas thanks you very much!
A complete list of all our sponsors can be found on our website. Please support them whenever possible
St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Clare of Assisi parishes
Waterford and Wind Lake, WI.