Bishop David L. Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay announced Tuesday, March 17 that effective Friday, March 20, all public attendance at all Masses (this includes daily and weekend Masses) in the Diocese of Green Bay is suspended indefinitely to be reviewed in mid-April.
“I have been working closely with the bishops of the state of Wisconsin and diocesan staff, as well as professionals from Catholic health care over the last week,” Bishop Ricken said. “Based on their advice, the latest directive from the CDC regarding limiting public gatherings to no more than 50 people (Fed. Gov. recommends 10 people), and after much prayer and discernment, I made the difficult decision to suspend public attendance at all Masses indefinitely to be reviewed mid-April.”
Bishop will celebrate a 30-minute Mass each Sunday during the suspension of public attendance and it will be broadcast over the local CBS affiliate, WFRV Local 5 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass is also available diocesan-wide via broadcast television on ABC affiliate WBAY at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and on CW14 at 8 a.m. Radio Mass is available on Relevant Radio, 1050 AM at 9 a.m. Parishes throughout the diocese are also livestreaming Mass. Check parish websites for details. As additional resources are made available, they will keep the public informed.
Daily Mass is livestreamed Monday through Friday from the campus of Relevant Radio in Green Bay. People can access the Mass at the Relevant Radio app, or at this link