"On September 14, 2020, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation will expire, and it will be the responsibility of those who are capable and not prohibited by other circumstances to attend Sunday Mass. Those who deliberately fail to attend Sunday Mass commit a grave sin.
There are circumstances where the obligation cannot be fulfilled. One example is the impossibility to attend Mass. When our Churches were closed and offered no public Masses, it was impossible for people to attend, and so there was no sin for missing Mass. If a person is ill, especially during this pandemic, they should remain at home. Likewise, 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, even if they are not sick, 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.
It is up to each individual to weigh their own circumstances through an examination of their conscience and determine, by use of their conscience, whether or not they are excused from the Sunday obligation. Remember, a well-formed conscience is upright and truthful."
-Archbishop Jerome Listecki
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Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Current Mass Schedule
Sunday Morning - 9:00 a.m.
Seating capacity - 78
TRI – PARISH MASS TIMES
Sunday-8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in Spanish
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. beginning in September
Seating capacity - 140
Sunday-7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. beginning in September
Seating capacity - 190
Face Masks are required by state mandate.
Even though Archbishop Listecki has reinstated the Sunday obligation for all Catholics to attend Holy Mass, all those who are age 60+ or under 7, have underlying health conditions, are anxious about the virus, or have any symptoms of illness are encouraged to stay home and watch Mass on TV or social media. At this time Sunday Mass will continue to be taped and available on parish websites.
Reconciliation: 1st and 3rd Saturdays at St. Charles starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Cry Room. You may also call one of the priests to schedule a convenient time for you.
Current Office Hours
Offices are in the Parish Center - 6068 Water Street
Please wear a face mask during your visit.
Emergency? If you have a pastoral emergency and need to reach a priest, please call our emergency after-hours number at 262-210-9588
Pontifical Good Friday Collection
Postponed from Holy Week due to Covid-19
Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land.
Through the Ponitifical Good Friday Collection, you stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land as as witness of peace, supporting Catholics there in parishes and schoool, maintaing Christian shrines and caring for refugees in the Holy Land. Click HERE to donate.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has launched a new web page to help quarantined Catholics find communion with God, home, neighbor and the globe. Check it out HERE
Daily Message from the Archbishop
In these days of social distancing, enjoy hearing a daily message from Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Auxiliary Bishop James Schuerman or Auxiliary Bishop Jeffery Haines by clicking HERE
Live-Streamed Mass Choices
Mass on Radio or Television
Two Sunday Masses at the Cathedral are celebrated without an assembly. The 9:00 a.m. Mass is available on Radio 920 AM, W.O.L.F. and the 11:00 a.m. Mass is live-streamed on the Cathedral website.
Other TV Masses are available on WVTV, My24 at 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and on WITI, Fox 6 at 5:30 a.m.
Online Retreat Offered
Gift, Gratitude, and Joy: Finding Our Sacred Roots in God’s Creation
is a retreat for people searching for a deeper understanding of Franciscan spirituality, a Christian foundation for Caring for Creation, or just a prayerful moment in these challenging times. The virtual retreat begins online the evening of Fri, Oct 2nd and continues through Sun, Oct 4th.
The retreat is designed to participate in together as a community, but know that all materials will be available after the listed times for individuals to go at their own pace.
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Waukesha County Creation Care Network.
2020-2021 Tri-Parish Religious Education Program
Students are expected to be enrolled in Religious Education from 1st through 11th grade if not attending a Catholic school. Registration forms are available on all Tri-Parish websites. Forms and payment can go to any church office.
We are striving for a safe experience for our teachers and students! Masks will be worn during all programs, per state mandate. Class sizes are limited so please register early. Programs could be cancelled to protect everyone's health.
Religious Education Options:
Sunday Morning REP Classes: For grades K-8. Parents drop children off at St. Mary Annex for weekly grade level classes. Meets 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. There will be 26 classes. For more information, contact Margie Robers at [email protected]
Sunday Life Nights: For grades 6-12. Students attend twice per month at St. Charles. Meets 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Begins with Mass. Confirmation preparation is available during this program.
Wednesday Night Family Program: For grades K-5 (entire family welcome). An adult attends with students at St. Mary Annex. Meets 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be 13 classes.
Home School: For grades K-12. Parent, grandparent or godparent instructs their children with support from church staff.
Contact Ellie Schultz at [email protected] with questions or help with registration.
We are launching a new Summer Program in June 2021!
Many families could find attendance difficult during this school year and these two weeks of morning classes will allow your students to catch up or jump ahead in their grade level. Students who have completed grades K - 8 may participate. Students who will be in 1st grade in fall of 2021 may use the summer program to catch up and then receive their First Communion preparation during 2nd grade.
Your Role as Parent
You have the most impact on your child's religious life. When you chose to have your child baptized in the Catholic Church, you took on the responsibility of raising them in the faith. You can help your child by being a good witness of faith. Your child watches what you do and listens to what you say. Your good choices give your child a solid model for his/her future. Please say prayers together, help people who are in need and intentionally show love to your family. Attending Mass together every week to hear God's word and receive the Eucharist is a fundamental part of our faith. Please be attentive to your child's questions and help them to understand our Liturgy.
High School and Confirmation Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 p.m. in Andre Hall, St. Charles
For all parents of high school students registered in Life Nights. Important information about Confirmation will be available. Students must be registered before this meeting, as classes start Sunday, September 20. If you have questions or cannot make this meeting, contact Ellie Schultz at [email protected]
Helping Families Grow in Faith
It takes everyone in a parish community to grow strong families. Please consider volunteering your talents with our Religious Education Program. We need people who want to lovingly serve God - we can train you on the specifics! Is God calling you to serve? Please contact Ellie at [email protected]
Tri-Parish Coronavirus Outreach Program
It appears the Coronavirus pandemic will be affecting our daily life for quite some time. Some of us may find a lot of extra time on our hands while others may need extra assistance during this quarantine. This point in time provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together as Burlington area Catholics.
Members from your parish outreach committee will be calling to check on your wellbeing and to assess your needs. We will be able to provide help in the following ways:
- Weekly grocery services – help with ordering online, pickup and delivery
- On-call errand service for any immediate needs
- Neighborhood volunteers to check in on you
Although our volunteers will be concentrating on calling elderly parishioners over the age of 70, these services are open to any parishioner who is isolated in quarantine. This includes parents with young children at home or medically fragile members who do not want to leave their homes. Please do not hesitate to call if you would like help or know a fellow parishioner who may need some! If you would like to volunteer, please call your parish coronavirus outreach coordinator:
St. Charles – Jackie Scholze 262-763-4611 or Mary Labadie 262-206-5569
St Joseph – Jerry Kuta 262-492-1570 or Sue Kuta 262-492-7570
St. Mary – Colleen Schiltz 262-716-2923 or Pam Aldrich 262-716-6324
Weekly Groceries – Brian Daniel 262-492-6026
On-Call program - Kathy Baumeister, 262-763-3441 orStacy Alan 262-210-2226
If you find yourself in a position to help your fellow parishioners who have been negatively affected, please consider sending a donation to the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s or St. Charles, or the Helping Hands Committee at St. Charles Parish.
To donate to the Knights of Columbus make your check out to:
Monsignor Heim Council 15665 and send it to: Mark Mandry, 513 Lewis St, Burlington, WI 53105,
To donate to the St. Charles Helping Hands make your check out to them and send it to:
St. Charles Parish Office, 440 Kendall St., Burlington, WI 53105
St. Joseph Church has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and take less than five minutes.
You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps:
- Click on the Online Giving link.
- Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
- Enter your payment information.
That’s it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Which payment methods are accepted?
A: Contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) are all accepted.
Q: Do parishioners receive receipts for their donations?
A: Yes, all contributors enrolled for online giving will receive receipts via e-mail.
Q: What if parishioners feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
A: We provide printable donation slips that can be placed into the collection basket.
Q: Is WeShare safe?
A: Yes. We implement the safest security standards for online transactions and your privacy is protected at all times. We are certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider.
Q: How can I enroll and start donating?
A: Click on the link above or call the parish office for more information.
Synod Information and Updates
Mission Statement for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his saving death and resurrection by calling, forming and sending disciples to go and make new disciples.
As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the Church.
2 Guys and a Gospel
Prepare yourself for this week's Gospel with Fr. Phillip Bogacki and Fr. Ricardo Martin as they brainstorm about their homilies and reflect on the Gospel reading.
Readings for the week of September 20, 2020
- Sunday: Is 55:6-9 / Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 [18a] / Phil 1:20c-24, 27a / Mt 20:1-16a
- Monday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Tuesday: Prv 21:1-6, 10-13 / Ps 119:1, 27, 30, 34. 35, 44  / Lk 8:19-21
- Wednesday: Prv 30:5-9 / Ps 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163  / Lk 9:1-6
- Thursday: Eccl 1:2-11 / Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17bc  / Lk 9:7-9
- Friday: Eccl 3:1-11 / Ps 144:1b and 2abc, 3-4  / Lk 9:18-22
- Saturday: Eccl 11:9—12:8 / Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17  / Lk 9:43b-45
- Next Sunday: Ez 18:25-28 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [6a] / Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5 / Mt 21:28-32