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Mass Obligation Dispensation Extended to September 6; Masks Required in Church

Archbishop Listecki has extended the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass to September 6. People attending Mass are required to wear masks, per the state order that took effect Saturday, August 1, and per the Wauwatosa city ordinance approved on August 4. If you forget a mask, disposable masks are available; ask an usher for one. If we are found not in compliance, we risk losing the ability to have public Masses.

Exemptions to the mask requirement are: Children under age 5, individuals with medical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, or other sensory sensitivities that prevent the individual from wearing a face covering.

At St. Joseph, we continue to celebrate Masses under the pandemic guidelines - limiting attendance at each Mass to 175 people. The Saturday Vigil Mass starts at 4 p.m. Daily Mass is celebrated on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m.

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