Blessings to You
Welcome to the Stella Maris Parish website serving the Catholic community of Northern Door County! We are so happy that you have decided to check out our parish this way.
I hope you are able to find everything that you need here. If you can not find something that you want, please reach out to me or anyone else on the staff for further assistance. We are here for you to offer worship opportunities, faith formation, pastoral care, spiritual development and a caring community in Northern Door County within the Catholic tradition. Let us help you to deepen your experience of life and add more meaning and purpose as you search for what makes your life all that it can be with God.
In Christ’s love,
Fr. Thomas Farrell, Pastor
ALLOUEZ — The Diocese of Green Bay announced March 31 that diocesan parishes will continue to require the use of face coverings and masks.
The announcement, issued by Fr. Luke Ferris, vicar for clergy and pastoral leaders, was addressed to priests, pastoral leaders and parish leaders. It was released on the same day the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Tony Evers exceeded his authority when issuing public health emergencies, including mask mandates.
“The ruling does not address the health benefits regarding the wearing of masks,” stated Fr. Ferris. “Diocesan guidelines are intended to help parishes provide an opportunity for the faithful to encounter Christ in the liturgy of the church while at the same time remaining safe. If there are members of the faithful who do not wear masks due to medical or other reasons, they are certainly welcome at Mass, but a separate seating area should be provided whenever possible.”
Fr. Ferris added that a diocesan COVID-19 task force “continues to measure and monitor a number of benchmarks … to guide us in determining when our restrictions can be lifted or changed.”
“These benchmarks will help in establishing trends that indicate we are truly in a moderate or lower COVID-19 case rate/burden,” he said. “Presently, nine out of 16 counties in the Diocese of Green Bay have COVID-19 activity levels that remain in a high level (activity level reflects a combination of case burden rate and trajectory). Case burden rate is moderate or low in six counties.”
The announcement included scenarios when the mask requirement may be exempt, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
• Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are encouraged to wear face coverings/masks when physical distancing is not possible. The CDC does not recommend face coverings/masks for children under the age of 2.
• Individuals who have trouble breathing.
• Individuals with medical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, or other sensory sensitivities that prevent the individual from wearing a face covering/mask.
“We encourage all parishes and affiliated schools to remain vigilant about the steps to decrease the spread of COVID-19 to others through the use of face covering/masks, social distancing and hand hygiene,” added Fr. Ferris.
REINSTATEMENT OF DISPENSATION
The Dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass has been reinstated in the Diocese of Green Bay as of 10.5.2020. To read the decree, click here. To read the letter from Bishop Ricken, click here. To read the current guidelines for Mass, click here.
WEEKEND MASS ON WASHINGTON ISLAND - Mass will be offered at 10:30am at the TPAC. If planning to attend, please contact Larry or Diane Kahlscheuer at (920)847-2289 for important details or Click Here to read them on the website.
NOT QUITE READY TO RETURN TO MASS? - If you are unable to attend Mass in person, here are some other options:
- Locally, Sunday Mass on Television can be viewed on ABC affiliate WBAY at 5:30 a.m. or on CW14 at 8 a.m. Bishop Ricken also offers Mass on Channel 5 on Sundays at 10:30am.
- Radio Mass is available on Relevant Radio, 1050 AM at 9 a.m.
- On your computer through the internet, daily Mass is live streamed by Relevant Radio Monday-Friday at 12:00 pm CT. To join Click Here
- Also available on your computer, is a full list of daily events with direct links to Masses, rosary and daily reflections compiled by The Compass - The Official Newspaper of the Green Bay Diocese. Click Here to view scheduled events.
RECONCILIATION STILL AVAILABLE - Contact Fr. Tom to set up a time for reconciliation!
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We now have our new Parish App available for you to download.
From your mobile device either - click the image below
or send ParishApp1 as a text message to phone number 555888; to get the app and then Install
or send ParishApp2 as a text message to phone number 555888; to get the app and then Install
PARISH EVENTS CALENDAR
The following options are available to make financial giving easier on you, the parish, and the environment, by going green through electronic means.
The first option is electronic giving through the WeShare online giving platform. For that, simply watch the short video to the right and then click on the "Donate Online" icon below to get started.
The second option is authorize an automatic monthly withdrawal from your checking account. If this is your preference, please click here, complete the form and return to the parish office.
The third option is to add Stella Maris Parish to you own online bill paying through your bank account.
Staff (click on name to contact)
Director of Music and Worship
Secretary, Receptionist and Bulletin Editor
Faith Formation Coordinator
Worship and Administrative Coordinator for Washington Island
Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
12:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Egg Harbor Office