Fr. Matt will be taking FMLA or PTO to help care for his mom from Monday January 25th to Friday January 29th. There will be no daily Masses that week or Confessions on Saturday the 26th. Weekend Masses will be as usual.
Masses are restricted to a maximum 75 parishioners at each Mass. The church is open for private prayer during the day. Face masks now required.
Be aware! Mass will be cancelled for a weekday if Viroqua Schools are closed or delayed.
Vernon County Health Department staff are currently working on identifying those that would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They will be working with health care workers and long-term care staff/residents during the phase 1A administration. Once the state gives us approval to move to phase 1C, which may include those who are 65 years and older or have chronic health conditions, we will start contacting those interested in receiving vaccine. Those 65 years of age and older, or those with chronic health conditions are welcome to apply already. Please call Vernon County Health Department at 608-637-5251 or visit: https://form.jotform.com/210124014290134.
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.
Due to lack of interest, St. Mary's subscription to FORMED - Netflix for Catholics! - will be cancelled. January 2021 will be the last month to access the subscription. To create your own account: Go to: www.formed.org; Enter code: CMW46N; follow prompts -Username: enter your own e-mail address; Password: create your own password; After your own account is created, future logins to FORMED are with your own username and password. Click here to join Netflix for Catholics https://formed.org
Due to lack of space for socially-distanced classrooms, we will be offering Wednesday evening Mass at 6 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!