Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
When there are cancellations or announcements from the Diocese of Green Bay, we will communicate them to you here.
July 23, 2020
- Effective Thursday, July 23, per the directive of the Green Bay Diocese, masks must be worn by all St. Pius X employees and volunteers using any common workspaces throughout the building.
July 16, 2020
- Effective July 18, Masks are Required at all Masses and in Church Offices. Read Fr. Jim's Mask Requirement Letter for more information.
June 25, 2020
- ARRIVING AT WEEKEND MASSES: With the new disinfecting procedures due to COVID-19, we are asking that you do not arrive at Church prior to 45 minutes before Mass begins. Please don't enter the Church unless an Usher is there to seat you. An Usher will need to seat you. Thank you for your cooperation with this. These are unprecedented times and we are just trying to make sure everyone is safe.
June 5, 2020
- Fr. Jim has announced a return to Weekend Masses! Beginning the weekend of June 14th and 15th, St. Pius X Church will celebrate Weekend Masses, Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Please see the Return to Masses Letter for guidelines on how this will work at our Church.
- Fr. Jim has announced a return to the regular Daily Mass schedule. Beginning Saturday, June 15, Daily Masses will be at 8 a.m., Monday-Saturday, as well as 5:30 p.m. Daily Masses, Tuesdays and Thursdays. More information to come!
May 28, 2020
Beginning June 1, St. Pius X Church will begin offering two Daily Masses, Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Recorded Daily Masses will still be available to watch online later in the day Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings (until further notice). Because we need to limit the amount of people gathering, please sign up through this SignUpGenius link, and/or by calling the office at 920-733-0575. We ask that you limit yourself to two or three Masses each week. We need to allow as many people to partake in these limited services. When we reach the capacity, we will have to turn people away. Please understand that this is for your protection as well as ours.
ALL parish members will have their temperature taken before entering church. Your temperature must be below 99.5. If you know you have a fever, cough, or any respiratory symptoms please stay home.
ALL must wear a disposable or cloth mask. Keep the mask on at all times and feel free to take it home with you. No gloves allowed.
May 24, 2020
- St. Pius X Church will begin offering Holy Communion Services beginning May 30th and 31st, until further notice. Click here for details and guidelines.
May 15, 2020
- Bishop David L. Ricken announces a plan for the Diocese of Green Bay to introduce Holy Communion Services to take place outside of Mass to begin the weekend of Pentecost, May 30th and May 31st. See the full announcement and all updates from the Diocese here.
April 19, 2020
- Fr. Jim announces time change for weekend Parking Lot Blessings beginning the weekend of April 25-26: Saturdays, from 4-4:40 p.m. and Sundays, from 9:30-11 a.m.
April 13, 2020
Fr. Jim announces he and Fr. Kennedy will continue offering Blessings from the Parking Lot each Saturday, from 4-4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30-9 a.m. and from 10:30-11 a.m. until further notice. You can drive to the parking lot, entering from Erb Street only, and drive through the overhang area of the Main Entrance to the Church. From afar, Fr. Jim and Fr. Kennedy will bless each car that comes by with the Blessed Sacrament. You will also be able to leave your contribution. All must exit the parking lot via Marquette Street. Sunday Mass will continue to be available online at 8:30 a.m.
April 7, 2020
- Fr. Jim announces Holy Week Schedule of Broadcasts and Blessings.
April 2, 2020
- Fr. Jim announces opportunities throughout Holy Week for guests to be blessed with the Blessed Sacrament and to venerate the Cross from the St. Pius X parking lot. See full schedule here.
March 25, 2020
- Click here to read the details of the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Emergency Order # 12 - Safer At Home Order
- New hours effective March 25: Parish Office: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Church Worship: 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Note: Must follow the fewer than 10 people in the Church and staying 6 feet apart rule)
Confessions will be held at normal times
March 20, 2020
- Beginning today, public Mass celebrations are suspended, but Fr. Jim Jugenheimer is recording his Masses. Click here to watch his Friday morning Mass. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, he will also have a recording of his Mass available here. Click here to watch the recording of the Sunday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. Mass. (Depending on your device, or your gmail accounts, you may need to change your preset restrictions when accessing the links to the YouTube video recordings). Please continue to visit our website for current updates and links to Masses.
March 19, 2020
- Pope Francis and Bishop Ricken have asked everyone to pray a rosary at the same time today for Divine Assistance in the world crisis. Pope Francis and Bishop Ricken would ask everyone to join them at 9:00 p.m. Rome time, which is 3 p.m. CST here. Please take time and pray with as many people as you can. God Bless!
- The Chapel of Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel will be closing Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m. Jesus will be placed in the Church tabernacle. The Church will remain open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily to sit before Jesus in prayer. The Mary Chapel seating area will be closed, but the votive candles will be accessible through the Mary Chapel doors from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
- Confessions are still offered at the usual times. Keep proper distance between yourself and the priest as well as maintaining 6 feet in distance from others waiting to go to confession.
- Cancellations: All Friday Lenten Fish Fry events (March 20 and April 3), Tatiana Cameron Concert (April 3) and Healing Mass (March 23). All Bingo events are cancelled until further notice.
March 17, 2020
- Beginning Friday, March 20 until further notice, all Churches in the Diocese of Green Bay will suspend the public celebration of all weekday and weekend Masses. Click here to read the full announcement from Bishop Ricken. At St. Pius X, the Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m., the Thursday 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Masses will be held as scheduled.
- Confessions will still be offered at the usual times, but with proper distance between the priest and the penitent. Penitents should remain at least 6 feet apart while waiting to go to confession.
- Funeral Masses and Wake Services may be celebrated, but should be limited to only immediate family members.
- Baptisms may be celebrated with only immediate family and Godparents present.
- Public celebrations of the Liturgy of the Hours, Stations of the Cross, or other devotional gatherings are to be suspended until the public celebration of the Mass resumes.
- The Church will remain open daily and on weekends, from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. to allow the faithful to privately pray before the Blessed Sacrament present in the tabernacle.
March 16, 2020
- Effective immediately, no one is to take Holy Communion to the Appleton nursing homes or hospitals unless the situation is urgent. At that point Fr. Jim or Fr. Kennedy would take them Communion and do an anointing at the same time. Thanks for your understanding.
- All St. Pius X meetings, activities and events have been cancelled. Please keep in mind during this coronavirus situation that everything is subject to change.
March 13, 2020
- Xavier Catholic Schools (grades Prek3 - 12th, including before/after care) will be closed effective March 18. Remote/ e-learning will begin Monday, March 23. Please watch your email for more details about remote/e-learning.
- Office Leader Memorandum from the Diocese of Green Bay.
March 12, 2020
- The Diocese of Green Bay announced a dispensation for Sunday Masses during the next three weekends. Click here for the full news release.
- Following is a link to the Appleton Health Department website: https://www.appleton.org/residents/health where you’ll find up-to-date, current information from the State and Center of Disease Control. Following is the link to “People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19” found on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html.
The Xavier System website will also continue to provide the most current information as well as links to helpful resources. We encourage you to review this information at: https://www.xaviercatholicschools.org/coronavirus