Bishop Callahan would like to update everyone on the recent request from the WI Attorney General to the 5 dioceses of our state. More info at: https://diolc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ltr-of-June-16-2021-WI-Attorney-General-request.pdf. Some copies of the letter are in the back of church. Additional copies available upon request. You may also read the letter here: WAG Update Ltr June 16 2021.
Two options for ONLINE CONTRIBUTIONS available here - https://diolc.org/annunciation-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-parish-viroqua/ - may make a single gift or set up a reoccurring donation which can be ended at any time.
Masking is being encouraged by Vernon County for any indoor gatherings even if people are vaccinated. I will begin wearing my mask for Communion again this week. Please visit this website for more info: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view. Counties with a high (red) or substantial (orange) level of transmission are encouraged to mask indoors.
No Mass Wednesday, November 24 thru Friday, November 26
November 25-26: Parish Office Closed for Thanksgiving
Due to lack of space for socially-distanced classrooms, we will be offering Wednesday evening Mass at 6:30 PM instead of RE classes. As events change, so will the plan. Masses may be tailored to grade levels, but everyone in the family is welcome. Masks are required unless exempted per Governor Evers' Emergency Order. RE Mass will also be offered on our Facebook page.
God has chosen to save us not as individuals but as members of a community of faith. For this reason, the faithful who wish to receive the sacraments Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation are to be registered members of St. Mary's Parish. ALL are welcome to attend services and celebrate the Eucharist at St. Mary's!