The Catholic Comeback

Under that heading, the Archdiocse of Milwaukee has issued Return to Mass Directives, Guidelines and Considerations, beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020. It's three single-spaced pages of bullet points, made up of 47 "Directives" and 6 "Considerations". Among them,
 
    • The use of facemasks should be encouraged. ...
    • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed through Sunday, July 5. ...
    • Mass attendance should be organized in some way.
      o Designate Mass time by household name (A to H, Mass 1; I to O, Mass 2; P to Z, Mass 3);
      o Provide a sign-up system either on the parish website or by calling the parish office;
      o Assign a Mass time per registered family; ...
    • Attendance at each individual Mass is limited to no more than 25 percent of your Church’s Occupancy Permit.
Last I checked, no counterpart had yet been posted at the Diocese of Green Bay, Diocese of La Crosse, Diocese of Superior, or Diocese of Madison.

3 comments:

  1. No handholding. No handshaking. No Eucharistic ministers other than clergymen. No presentation of the gifts. With the exception of the no communion on the tounge guideline this is going to make make the new Mass feel more like the old Mass.

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  2. Mass attendance should be organized in some way.
    o Designate Mass time by household name (A to H, Mass 1; I to O, Mass 2; P to Z, Mass 3);
    o Provide a sign-up system either on the parish website or by calling the parish office;
    o Assign a Mass time per registered family; ...
    • Attendance at each individual Mass is limited to no more than 25 percent of your Church’s Occupancy Permit.


    In combination, that amounts to Lotto-ticket chance to attend Mass. So--since parishes are in need of income--why not sell Lotto for admission chances??

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    1. A Catholic Church in the Houston Archdiocese (St. Matthews) is passing out only a certain number tickets to Mass. They are not charging admission.......Yet.

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