Updates & Safety
Resumption of the Sunday Obligation
In the Diocese of Madison, the suspension of the Sunday Mass obligation has been lifted beginning the weekend of September 26-27, 2020.
Attending Mass at SMG
We are currently able to celebrate Masses with 50% of the church’s capacity. We anticipate no problem accommodating everyone who wishes to attend and will not use a sign-up for Masses.
- Side aisles - Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only.
- Center aisles - Priest or deacon will distribute Holy Communion in the hand or on the tongue.
- Public Health Madison & Dane County recent order provides guidelines regarding wearing a face mask.
- Please remove your mask and gloves one person before receiving Holy Communion.
- Physical distancing must be followed at all times.
- Church pews and bathrooms will be sanitized before every weekend Mass.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the church entrance.
- No congregational singing at this time.
- If you are at-risk or have symptoms, please join us virtually for Mass. Masses will be live streamed on our YouTube page.
Safety Volunteers are needed at every Mass to help with coordinating safety precautions during the Mass as well as functioning as the ushers. If you are interested in helping in this role, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will pair you with a trained volunteer to get you started. Also, we will inquire at what Mass time(s) you can help. The Safety Volunteers sign up week by week according to their own availability.
Parish Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Scheduled appointments are recommended. Please feel free to contact parish staff members via voicemail or email.
- Parish Guidelines (PDF)
Bishop Hying recommends all parishes provide in-person faith formation. Based on this recommendation, our plan is for families to come together once a month for sessions. Please review our safety guidelines below. To learn more about our program, please see Religious Education.
Resources from Our Parish
- Spiritual Resources - Spiritual Communion, FORMED, and more
- Recorded Masses
- Pastoral Care - Need Assistance or Volunteer
- Outreach Ministry - Helping Neighbors in Need
Return to Mass & Liturgical Schedule
Support Our Parish
In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.