Updates from the Diocese of Green Bay

This week (as of May 25, 2021), the Diocese of Green Bay came out with updated guidance on the celebration of the Mass in response to the continuing improvement in both the vaccination numbers and the number of new Covid cases.

Starting the weekend of June 5th and June 6th, we will be removing the requirement to wear masks and be socially distanced during Mass.

Anyone who for whatever reason wishes to continue to wear a mask may do so at their discretion. Also, we will have an area of the church where masks and social distancing will still be required for those who are more comfortable with the existing guidelines. This area will be in the left front half of the old section of the church.

Additional changes you will see include holy water in the fonts, collection baskets being passed and the sign of peace will be reinstated.

Thank you for your patience over these past 14-months and we ask that you continue to be respectful of everyone’s manner of worship.

“Christmas Stars” to hold auditions!

“Christmas Stars,” a holiday-themed musical revue preparing for its 28th season, will hold auditions for adult (high school and above) singers and dancers and children in kindergarten through eighth grade on Saturday, May 15th from 9:00 to 11:30 am and on May 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Avenue, Appleton. 

Rehearsals are held at Xavier High School on Sunday nights beginning at the end of August for adults and in September for students. Performances for 2021 are December 2nd through December 12th at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre.  The show’s director is Jim Romenesko, assisted by Sue Hahn.  Mary Doverspike is the choreographer and Peter Leschke is the choral director.

COVID-19 precautions will be followed for auditions and rehearsals.  Masks are required.

Auditions are by appointment.  Music and accompaniment are provided by the producers.  Those interested in auditioning may find more information as well as audition and registration materials at the “Join Our Cast” link on the show website:  www.christmasstars.org

Christmas Mass Times at St. John Nepomucene

The Diocese of Green Bay is giving permission to move the Vigil Mass from being able to start at 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve this year. This will help with COVID-19 and social distancing.

St. John Nepomucene will have the following Christmas Mass times:

Christmas Eve: 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There will be NO 10:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve this year.

Christmas Day: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.