Information on changes in activities and worship at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wauwatosa will be continually updated on this page. Per the order of the state and the City of Wauwatosa, masks must be worn by people attending Mass. If we are found not in compliance with the mask mandates, we risk losing our ability to have public Masses. The City of Wauwatosa is monitoring compliance.
Exemptions to the mask requirement include: 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. Please tell Fr. Dennis if you have a condition that merits an exemption.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has resumed. Read Archbishop Listecki's column on the resumption of the obligation to attend Mass, starting September 14.
Regarding the obligation to attend Mass, the archbishop states, “If a person is at risk because of age, underlying medical conditions or a compromised immune system, one would be excused from the obligation. If a person is caring for a sick person they would be excused from the obligation out of charity. Fear of getting sick, in and of itself, does not excuse someone from the obligation. However, if the fear is generated because of at-risk factors, such as pre-existing conditions, age or compromised immune systems, then the fear would be sufficient to excuse from the obligation.”
Daily Masses are celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Wednesday and Friday Masses are reserved for St. Joseph day school students; no public attendance is allowed.)
St. Joseph continues to follow COVID-related health and safety measures.
Those measures have allowed us to safely celebrate Mass each weekend, and twice-a-week daily Masses for parishioners.
We have increased our capacity for Mass attendance starting this weekend, but we have not let down our guard for health safety.
Here’s what you can expect at Mass: