Cluster Weekend Mass schedule
Weekend Masses
Saturday4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

(1st, 3rd & 5th Sun

11:00 a.m.

(2nd Sun)

11:00 a.m.

(4th Sun)

*Adoration open to all – until the Adoration Chapel opens; ** Holy Mass at Moquah

Sunday after 9:00 a.m. Holy Mass and Monday – OLL church is closed for cleaning & maintenance   

OLL Church open Tue to Sat from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the personal prayers and devotions.

Some of the Best Practices Opening Churches for Masses:

  • Attendance will be limited to 25% capacity of the church; Every 3rd pew will be used; 6-foot social distance from anyone not of the same household.
  • Our Lady of the Lake – Ashland; Please enter and exit only from the north mezzanine entry - the north covered entrance or the school entry door from the south parking lot; and enter the church from the baptismal font church entry.  The south church (old main entrance from Hwy 2) at the back of the church will be only for emergency purposes. (outline churches - follow the instructions when you reach there).
  • Our Lady of the Lake Ashland - 87 seats are available (at 25% of capacity). Please call the office to reserve a place at weekend Masses (715 682 7620). For walk-ins, attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Sunday Mass, LIVE streamline at 9:00 a.m. on Facebook (Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church).  Mass can also be viewed on Facebook any time after that.  Sunday Mass is also broadcast on 95.3 FM radio at 9:00 a.m.
  • Use the hand sanitizers as you enter the church and before receiving the Holy Communion (hand sanitizer stations are available at many locations in the church).
  • Please bring and wear your face mask (some disposable face masks are available with ushers).  Here is a good thought from someone about wearing a face mask – “I wear a mask to protect you and you wear a mask to protect me.  That’s how it works, and it’s simple.”
  • Use your personal missalettes/liturgy aid or your smart phone devices to follow the mass parts and prayers.
  • No socializing before or after the mass inside the church building for maintaining the social distance.  You can go outside to the parking lot, pavilion or playground if you would like to stay longer - outside please.
  • Make your presence comfortable to each other with 6-foot social distancing.

Regarding funerals, Sacraments of Initiation (RCIA), Baptism, 1st Communion and weddings are open and we will follow “Ashland Cluster-Best Practices Opening Churches for Masses,” but not yet Confirmation, fundraisers/bingo, funeral luncheons, or any gatherings other than Mass - these are on hold at this time by recommendation of our Bishop.

Thank you for your generosity in giving Sunday offering envelopes that help us to pay our bills.  I know that we live in a time of great financial insecurity, but I know that we also need more of your generous financial stewardship for time, talent and treasure to your parish.  I ask you to please consider how generous you can be at this time. 

In closing, I want to quote from Bishop Powers’ words from the circular (June 3rd).

“I want to once again ask your patience and understanding as we gradually return to the great gift of the Holy Mass. Don’t be surprised when the church doesn’t look exactly like it did the last time you were there.  Let us give thanks, praise, glory and honor to our God as we can at this time; and let us surrender ourselves in the loving arms of the Crucified Risen Christ who offers us the gift of Himself – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.”

Yours in Christ and Mary,

Fr. Jerome D’Souza
Parochial Administrator
Ashland Cluster

June 15, 2020

Dear Cluster Parishioners,

Peace and Joy to all of you!

Thank God, we are spared by the mercy of God and continue to be under the loving and protective care of our Mother Mary.  Within a few months our world has turned around and facing something not normal, we know that it eventually will become a new normal.  As parish communities, we held on to our faith and most of us prayed in unconventional ways.  How hard it is for our children!  We have been travelling less travelled roads on our faith journey.  It has surely deepened our faith and our family in prayer.  We have passed through a critical phase of the virus pandemic, but our battle is not still over.  We shouldn’t forget and say that everything is over, and I say it is ‘not over.’  We have a lot to do and a lot to accomplish to put everyone into a safe and protected place. 

The businesses are opening with a lot of precautions; families are getting out with limited plans; tourists are starting to return to traveling.  There have been global strenuous efforts to get a vaccine and more viral treatment.  We pray that there will soon be a success story to hear.  

Bishop Powers, in his Circular Letter, dated June 3rd, stated that,

At this time, I am happy to announce that IN THOSE PARISHES THAT ARE READY, we will officially begin the public celebration of the Mass the weekend of June 6-7.  IN ORDER TO BEGIN CELEBRATING MASS, PARISHES MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THIS LETTER.  Parishes will be opening for Masses as the Priests/Leaders serving them feel they are ready.  In clusters, this will probably mean a gradual opening of the smaller parishes.  I beg you to be patient and respect your Priest’s/Leader’s decision to open or not.  Their decisions are being made with your best interest in mind.

For those places that feel they are ready to open, Priests may begin celebrating weekday Mass this week if they wish to.  Check your parish website or other parish information source to see if your parish will be opening or if there will be a daily Mass this week.

Before going into the guidelines, I want to once again state:

  3. Any At-Risk person, those who are older and all who have underlying health issues such as respiratory health issues or a compromised immune system, are encouraged to remain at home and continue to celebrate Mass virtually as you have been, making a Spiritual Communion.  I am asking those Priests who have been livestreaming Mass these past weeks, please continue, if possible. 

I have attached separate sheet: outlined from Parish Leadership Meeting “Ashland Cluster - Best Practices Opening Churches for Masses” following the guidelines from Bishop’s letter. 

Weekday Mass schedule

Tue, Wed, Fri – 7:30 a.m. Holy Mass 

Thu – 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass
Mon – 8:30 a.m. Holy Mass**
Thu – 7:30 a.m. Communion Service
Fri – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Adoration*

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

AshlandDauby • Ino • Moquah • Odanah