​​​​​​​Catholic Communities of the Ashland Cluster​

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Current scheduled postponements, cancellations, and updates for Mass rules due to COVID-19:


  • Starting the weekend of September 26-27 14, 2020 THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS WILL BE REINSTATED. Bishop Powers explains his decision  and who are have not had their dispensation removed
  • All Catholics are required to make a good faith attempt to attend Sunday Mass. Bishop Powers notes in his letter those who are dispensed from Mass would be anyone:
    • who has tested positive for COVID-19, or come in contact with someone who has tested positive in the past 14 days
    • is running a fever has a cough or has COVID-19/flu-like symptoms
    • who is in the "at risk" category including those
      • age 60 or older
      • compromised immune system
      • diabetes
      • serious heart conditions
    • if you believe attending Mass will pose an undue risk to other family members such as elderly parents you are caring for
    • if you tried to attend Mass but were turned away from due to social distancing measure or the parish church reached its capacity of 25%. You are excused from your weekend Mass obligation even if you could attend another parish that is nearby. Your effort to attempt to fulfill your obligation has fulfilled the obligation.
    • if you have any questions about the obligation feel free to contact Fr. Jerome or any of our deacons
  • ​​Please read Fr Jerome's letter on this and best practices when you come to Mass.
  • You can go to the CDC page for the current information about ask risk groups or by reading below. 
  • Please watch our weekend Mass via Facebook Live or listen at 95.3 FM instead of attending if you are elderly (the CDC says 8 to 10 off all fatal cases involving the virus occur in adults 65 years and older) or in another at-risk groups including:
    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People who have serious heart conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • People who are immunocompromised
      • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
    • People with obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
    • People with diabetes
    • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
    • People with sickle cell disease
    • People with liver disease 
  • While we may temperature check individuals that come to our parish or pastoral center, we also ask that you self-check yourself and watch the Mass via Facebook Live or radio (95.3 FM) if you have any of the symptoms the CDC has identified with the COVID-19 virus including:`
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • If you are in the following groups, the CDC recommends you additional precautions because you are statistically or assumed to be more at risk to getting the decease or transmitting it to a vulnerable population which is another reason to watch our Mass on Facebook Live or listen to it on FM 95.3:
    • people who are members of Native-American, African-American, or Hispanic/Latino Americans groups
    • people with disabilities and those who care for them
    • people with developmental & behavioral disorders an those who care for them
    • pregnant people
    • caregivers for people with dementia
    • people experiencing homelessness
    • newly resettled refugee populations 
  • CDC has expanded the at risk group for COVID-19 from severely obese (BMI >=40) to include all who are obese (BMI >=30)
  • If you are an adult and come to one of our services, please be prepared to wear a mask for at least and hour (or half hour during daily Mass). If you don't have a mask we'll have one for you so you can protect your fellow parishioners.
  • Note that if very young children are present they may not be wearing a mask (children under two are advised against wearing one) which is another reason why we will still continue to carry our Mass via Facebook Live and WWMD-LP 95.3 FM for at risk individuals.
  • We appreciate you continued financial support to our parish to support Fr. Jerome, our cluster employees, and the continued maintenance of your parishes during this crisis. Please feel send your contribution via:
    • mail at 106 2nd Ave E, Ashland, WI 54806
    • Vanco online payments
    • automatic bank withdrawal by calling Karen Swanson, our cluster bookkeeper, at 715-682-7620 
    • drop them off via our office mail slot at 106 2nd Ave E, Ashland, WI (we request that if you drop any payments off that you wear a mask to protect our clergy and employees)
  • Church is open during business hours with a maximum occupancy of 25% of stated occupancy. Every person should be at least six feet apart. Because of the resumption of public Mass at Our Lady of the Lake we regretfully inform that the church will be closed for cleaning on Sundays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass and will reopen for the 7:00 a.m. Mass on Tuesday
  • Adoration chapel is still closed
  • Our parish office is open during business hours but please try to first conduct your business via phone (715-682-7620) or email (ollcatholicchurch@ourladycc.org) first so we can try and minimize person-to-person contact. For instance if you want schedule a Mass Intention this can be done by phone. Please call our parish secretary for more details. 
  • Please wear a mask if you have to come in person to any of our religious services or our pastoral center. While a mask can occasionally protect a person its main purpose is to protect other parishioners if for some reason you are unaware that you are carrying the virus