Statement from Fr. Ricardo Martin regarding CoVID-19 (Updated 1:30 PM CT 11.25.2020)
As we continue navigating the pandemic, the City of Racine has issued a new ordinance to take effect on November 27. Attendance in person is back to being 50 percent of our occupancy permit (and our numbers per Mass are way below that) and weddings and funerals are limited to 50 people in attendance. We continue having a number of measures in place, that can be accessed here. At this time, we celebrate public weekday Masses from Tuesday to Friday (with a Communion Service on Monday) all at 10 AM, and during the weekend (Saturday 4:30 PM and Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM.) For weekend Masses, we ask you to use our sign-up portal on this site. Registration helps us plan, and it would facilitate contact tracing if a case related with Mass would ever occur. Please note that use of masks is mandatory at all Masses, with the exception of individuals who have a medical condition that keeps them from using a face covering. We will continue live-streaming all weekday services and the 10 AM Sunday Mass on the Parish's Facebook Page and in the live-stream section of this page. We are also connecting with parishioners and friends for an informal chat on Facebook Live at 6:30 PM Tuesdays and Fridays.
In collaboration with Catholic Charities, Sacred Heart is operating a food bank, from Monday to Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM. If you or anybody you know needs help, please contact us at (262) 634-5526 or use this confidential email. We are also accepting donations of food, other products (masks, diapers, cleaning products, etc,) and financial donations for this program.
At this time of civil unrest, Sacred Heart commits to being a community of safety and healing, especially through prayer, action, and education. We invite you to watch this video we have produced.
This difficult time will pass, and I believe we will emerge from this crisis as better individuals, families and faith communities—a better society in a better world. This statement will be updated as needed.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Ricardo Martin, JCL