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  • Welcome   

    A warm welcome to all who have come to worship on this glorious day. May we all be open to the benefits of God’s grace. Let us worship him in spirit and in truth.

    Novena to Mary

    St. Mary’s Christian Women are inviting everyone, men and women,
    to join in praying a Novena to Mary
    every Tuesday & Thursday after Lakewood Mass in October.  
    A leader and written handouts will guide you through the process.

    With a High Rise of Covid-19:
    “The wearing of masks
    (or face-coverings)
    is mandatory at Masses celebrated throughout our Diocese and as your shepherd I am asking you to do so” Bishop Ricken
    If for health reasons or
    (other serious reasons)
    you cannot wear a mask
    or a face covering,
    please use the Gathering Space.

        Lakewood Church                
     4:00 P.M.  Saturday
    9:00 A.M. Sunday

    Weekdays 8:30 AM  T-F

    Reconciliation Times
    9:00 A.M.  First Fridays
    3:30 P.M.  Saturday


        Silver Cliff Chapel
    W13397 County Road C 
                 Silver Cliff, WI 54104
            5:30  P.M.  Saturday

             Reconciliation Times
                  First Saturdays
                 following Mass

     Crooked Lake Chapel
           15478 Whispering Pines Lane 
               Crooked Lake, WI 54149
             7:30 A.M. Sunday
             Reconciliation Times

                  Second Sundays
                  following Mass

    The Reverse Collection
    The church buildings will be unlocked as usual if you wish to drop off items for the Food Pantry

    Give & Gifts Will be Given to You Luke 6:38

  • Where to find us

  • Bishop Ricken

    Reinstates obligation
    to attend
    Sunday Mass

    Sept. 10, 2020 |  Press Release

    Coat of Arms

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 10, 2020) – Bishop David L. Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay announced this week the reinstatement of the Sunday Mass obligation effect the weekend of September 19-20.

    Lifting of the dispensation was announced in a decree issued by Bishop Ricken on Monday, Sept. 7. In the decree the Bishop states, “With Christian joy and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the time has come for Catholics to return to worship God at Mass on Sundays. He goes on to say, “Now, since the dispensation from the obligation to worship at Mass on Sunday is no longer strictly necessary, the faithful will once again be morally obligated to come to Mass on Sundays throughout the diocese.”

    Beginning on March 13, 2020, Catholics were granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A few days later, on March 17th, 2020, the public celebration of Mass was suspended throughout the diocese and the dispensation from the Sunday obligation was extended indefinitely. At that time, many parishes throughout the 16 counties of the diocese moved to a livestream format for Masses, and Bishop Ricken began a broadcast Sunday Mass on WFRV Local 5.

    Even with the reinstatement of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, it is important to note there are occasions when the obligation does not apply:

    • If individual Catholics struggle with serious health concerns or are physically or morally prevented from worshipping at Mass for a grave reason
    • If individuals are frail due to illness or age or, in their well-formed conscience believe that going into public places -- including Sunday worship at Mass -- would place their health or the health of their loved ones in serious jeopardy
    • If individuals are sick, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick

    The faithful who are unable to attend Mass are nevertheless urged to make holy the Lord’s Day and to pray, read the Scriptures, and take part in acts of charity.

    The diocese also issued guidelines for public Masses at www.gbdioc.org/sundayobligationreinstatement. These guidelines make clear that face masks are still required, and that, while restrictions will be lifted on the percentage of people at Mass, the standards of social distancing will still be upheld.

    The obligation to attend Mass for Catholics reflects our faith in Jesus Christ, the blessing of the Holy Eucharist and an acknowledgment of His great love for us. All are welcome.


    Who we are: As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago. 

    Contact: Justine Lodl, director of communications, at 920-272-8213 or jlodl@gbdioc.org; or Sarah Gietman, communications coordinator, at 920-272-8209 or sgietman@gbdioc.org.

  • Re-instating the Dispensation from the Obligation
    to Attend Sunday Mass

    On Monday, October 5, Bishop Ricken reinstated the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in the diocese until further notice. Even with the reinstatement, we will continue to celebrate the Mass publically every weekend for those who are able to attend and willing to strictly follow the proper health protocols. During this time of increased infection, our parish will to be even more vigilant in observing the health protocols shared in the diocesan guidelines to prevent the spread of disease and allow as many people as is safe to come to Mass without fear of infection. The wearing of masks is mandatory at Masses celebrated throughout our diocese. Thank you for your support and compliance as we as a community of faith come together to worship in safety.

  • Bishop Ricken
    Will Broadcast Sunday Masses Again...

    Bishop Ricken commented:
    ‘I am extremely pleased to announce that after hearing from so many viewers, the 
    television broadcast of Sunday morning Mass will resume on WFRV Local 5 at 10:00 AM.’

    The broadcast Sunday Massoriginates from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Green Bay. While the ultimate goal is for the faithful to return to Mass in their own parishes, it has become evident there is a great need 
    within the Diocese to serve those unable to attend in person.

    Bishop Rickens said,
    ‘We hope this broadcast will help reach those who are homebound, as well as those in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, or anywhere else where getting to church isn’t an option. I offer my sincere thanks to WFRV Local 5 for their willingness to continue broadcasting Sunday Mass, especially during these difficult times.’

    If/When you are not able to participate at Mass in person, be sure to participate in the virtual Mass with Bishop Rickent at 10 AM as described above. God bless!

  • Removal of Cemetery Items

    It’s that time of year to clean up the cemetery. Please remove any items on the graves by
    October 15th.
    We appreciate your cooperation to make this happen.
    Thank you!

  • Pray Requests

    For healing and good health of mind, body, and spirit:

    Ken Kesner, Barb Mainczyk,
    Dave Hurlbut, Percy Knaub,
    Timothy Baril, Judy Bohl,
    Ed Vejvoda and Joe Kampf

     For Eternal Rest, and for God’s Blessings on their Families: 

    Bill Dutton, Bernice Gruenke
    and Avis Flynn
    Larry Goffard and Jeff Yingling,


    For all the prayer requests written in our Parish Book of Petitions.

    Prayer Shawls

    If you would like to receive a prayer shawl, or know of someone who would, please call the parish office.
    A prayer shawl has been blessed by Father and helps to remind us 
    of God’s love and care and the prayers of our faith community to know that
    we are not alone.

  • Mass Intentions

    Saturday, October 10, 2020
    4:00pm Lakewood: Tom VanBeek 5:30pm Silver Cliff: Fr. Leo Lessard

    Sunday, October 11, 2020
    7:30am Crooked Lake: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose 
    9:00am Lakewood: Living & Deceased Members of the Yingling Family

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: Fr. Stanley Browne 

    Wednesday, October 14, 20208:30amLakewood: LeeWalcheske 

    Thursday. October 15, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: Victims of Disasters

    Friday, October 16, 2020 8:30amLakewood: BerniceGruenke

    Saturday, October 17, 20204:00pmLakewood: JohnPakulski
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, October 18, 2020
    7:30am Crooked Lake: For those who died from Covid-19
    9:00am Lakewood: Shirley Frost

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: Fr. Stanley Browne 

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    8:30amLakewood: Bill Dutton 

    Thursday, October 22, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: Victims of Disasters

    Friday, October 23, 2020
    8:30am Lakewood: For those who died of Covid-19

    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    4:00pm Lakewood: Charlie Hirsch
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, October 25, 2020
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Vernon & Carol Kostichka
    9:00am Lakewood: Larry Goffard

  • A Special 
    Thank You...

    Thank you to all who came to pray the rosary on Saturday October 10th at St. Mary's in Lakewood. We had 40 people in attendance. It was a beautiful day to pray. We hope to see everyone back again next year.

    Thank you and God Bless.

  • Gradual Process of Returning to Mass

    This past weekend (June 21-22) was the second weekend that our Parish participated in our Diocese’s ‘Gradual Process of Returning to Mass.’ Again, because it was a ‘gradual process’, the church attendance was limited to 25% occupancy.  25% basically means for Lakewood up to 135 people for each Mass, Crooked Lake 100, Silver Cliff 75 and Wabeno 75. The attendance last weekend was similar to the weekend before --with Lakewood 86 at 4 PM & 70 at 9 AM, Crooked Lake 39, Silver Cliff 29, and Wabeno 38. 

    Please continue to pray for our world, our Country, and our parish area that, with the Grace of God, we will soon be relieved from the pandemic, and will be back to the pre-corona routine. In the meantime, may I ask you to continue to use your best consideration & judgment. If all things considered with regard to your ages and health conditions, you may decide to go to church at this time. 

    You may want to choose the Mass with less attendants now and go to that one. At the same time, you may want to consider going to weekday Masses  (when there are smaller crowds) –8:30 AM in Lakewood
    TUE-FRI or Wabeno 4 PM every TUE.

    For the good of everyone, precautions continue to be observed when you go to church. Basically, we continue to ask you the following:

    -Have your temperature taken (before entering the church).
    -Those with compromised immunity & anyone with a fever, high temperature, cough or flu-like symptoms should go home.
    - Wearing a face-mask is strongly encouraged. Bring your own mask, if possible. Take it off for Communion, put it back on & bring it home. 
    - Be seated on every other pew & keep 6’ social distancing.  
    w Form a single line for Communion –with 6’ distance between each person.
    -Do not wear gloves when receiving Communion. Use sanitizer as needed.

    Fr. Phillip

  • Today's Readings

  • The Minis TREE Program
    Catholic United Financial is excited to introduce a new program to our parish. 
    Minis TREE is designed to identify and meet some of the volunteer needs in our parish and community. By participating in this program, you are helping to meet our parish needs while also supporting our religious education program. For every 25 "leaves" that are completed or turned in, Catholic United Financial will contribute $125, up to a maximum of $500 in a calendar year. At this time "leaves" can be filled out for some of the following activities: 1.Service activities such as cleaning the sacristy and watering flowers, 2. Donations such as bringing in food pantry items, sewing supplies, food for a funeral, or the Baby Bottle drive, or 3. Being an event volunteer such as for a funeral meal or the Parish Picnic (when life gets back to "normal"). Some of the cards are already printed with an activity such as "food pantry donation" or "cleaning" printed on them. Other cards are blank and things like "worked at funeral" or "food for funeral", etc. can be written on them.

    "Leaves" (activity cards) will be available on the bulletin board in the back corner of the church. When you have completed an activity fill out one of the cards and put it in the manilla envelope marked Completed MinisTree Cards.

    If you have questions or know of an unmet volunteer need in our Parish or in our community that MinisTREE could help address, please contact Deb Kruger at 715 276-7404.

    Prayer Shawls available please contact the parish office.


  • Diocesan Communications

    Video Message with
    Bishop David L. Ricken
    Return of Public Masses with Limits...



    Video | Bishop David L. Ricken announces Holy Communion Services to begin Pentecost weekend (May 15, 202

    Coronavirus Updates,
    Resources, and Information below...