Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Please check back often for updates and refresh this page to be sure you are viewing the most recent update.


Parish Email Newsletter

We have been using the parish email newsletter to send out updates about the rapidly changing circumstances regarding COVID-19. If you haven’t received them that means we don’t have your current email address. The same updates can be found on the parish website, but if you’d like to be added to the email list please sign up at http://eepurl.com/bx8On9. Also, if your email address or any other information has changed, kindly inform Lee Ann Blackmer, the office administrator, of those changes. Thank you!


Reopening: Click for Mass Guidelines


September 24, 2021

Dear Friends,

As we continue to navigate these times as a Family of Four Parishes, we’d like to share the following updates:

  • Masks are now required at the 5:00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass at Saints Peter and Paul. If you are seeking a fully masked and socially distant Mass option, please consider joining us!
  • We will be live streaming the 9:00 am Mass at Old St. Mary on our Family of Four Parishes YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/FamilyofFourParishes. The video will remain on the YouTube channel throughout Sunday for those unable to participate live. While in person Masses remain the ideal and the fullness of our celebration of the Eucharist, we recognize the continuing need, in the words of the Archbishop, “to help those prohibited from attending public celebrations to have a sense of connectedness.”

Thank you for your continuing charity and understanding in these days!

Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Tim (Cell: 414-762-7986; tkitzke@ffpmke.org), Fr. John (Cell: 414-305-3824; jbaumgardner@ffpmke.org), or Fr. Michael (Cell: 262-707-0327; mmalucha@ffpmke.org) if you need anything! Be assured of our love and prayers.


September 2, 2021

“Thus says the Lord: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not!” (From the prophet Isaiah, ch. 35)

Dear Friends,

What a couple weeks it has been! As a Covid-19 survivor, my heart goes out in deep support for all still struggling with this awful disease, and in deep sympathy for all who have died, and with gratitude for all caregivers and those who so give of themselves in the medical and first-response community.

I also want to thank you dear parishioners and friends who helped me so much with prayers, cards, communication, food! I thank from the bottom of my heart Fr. John, Fr. Michael, Chad, and our amazing staff for allowing me the space and time for healing.

You know I got a lot of homily material in these past weeks of sickness, so you will be hearing stories, anecdotes, quips, complaints, and any other number of expressions for a long time to come!

But to show my hand a bit, and to tie things to the Holy Gospel this Sunday, I have discovered a new facet of my life with Jesus whom I love with all my heart: JESUS THE HEALER.

Having faced such limits, and listening these days to all the limits of Afghanistan, Haiti, Louisiana, the streets of Milwaukee, and all those limits we all face in the depths of our own broken and painful stories, I hear more loudly than ever the words of Jesus as he cured the deaf man: BE OPENED.

And I will trust the open and utter healing that only our Savior Jesus can bring.

Sincerely, with love,
Fr. Tim

As we continue to navigate these times as a Family of Four Parishes, we’d like to share the following updates:

  • If you or others you know are more comfortable at a fully masked Mass, beginning Saturday, September 4, masks will be required at the 5:00 pm Vigil Mass at Saints Peter and Paul.
  • If you would prefer to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, please receive at the end of the Communion line and receive from the priest.
  • We are working on the possibility of livestreaming Mass and hope to have more details to share soon.

Thank you for your continuing charity and understanding in these days!

Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Tim (Cell: 414-762-7986; tkitzke@ffpmke.org), Fr. John (Cell: 414-305-3824; jbaumgardner@ffpmke.org), or Fr. Michael (Cell: 262-707-0327; mmalucha@ffpmke.org) if you need anything! Be assured of our love and prayers.


August 11, 2021

Dear Friends,

Peace of Christ. This past Monday, August 9th, our Pastor Fr. Tim Kitzke began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. He began a self-quarantine, was tested, and learned late on Tuesday, August 10th that he tested positive for the virus. Thankfully, he is resting peacefully at his residence at Holy Rosary Church and has no need of additional medical care.

We’re grateful for the assistance of our priests and staff who have already made arrangements to cover his weddings, funerals, Baptisms, and parish Masses during this time. We’re blessed by a wonderful team who are working hard to ensure things will run smoothly in his absence! Please keep Fr. Tim in your continued prayers and we ask for your patience as he recuperates.

Fr. Tim is fully vaccinated and did not experience COVID symptoms until Monday, August 9th, but we communicate all the same that he was the Presider for the 4 PM and 10 AM Masses at OLDP-St. Casimir this past weekend. Should anyone test positive for the virus because of a possible contact with Fr. Tim at these Masses or in any other way, kindly contact the parish office to make us aware.

Entrusting Fr. Tim and all of us during this unusual time to Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, we remain,

Sincerely Yours in the Lord,

Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate, Fr. John & Fr. Michael, Associate Pastors


June 24 Weekly Message from Fr. John
June 17 Weekly Message from Fr. John
June 10 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
June 3 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
May 27 Weekly Message from Fr. John
May 20 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
May 13 Weekly Message from Fr. John
May 6 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
April 29 Weekly Message from Fr. John
April 22 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
April 15 Weekly Message from Fr. John
April 8 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
Easter Blessings and Weekly Updates from Fr. John
March 26 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
March 18 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
March 11 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
March 4 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
February 25 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
February 18 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
Possibility of Encounter this Lent – February 11
February 4 Weekly Message from Fr. John
January 28 Weekly Message from Fr. John
January 21 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
January 14 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
January 7 Weekly Message from Fr. John
December 30 New Year’s Blessings and Weekly Updates
December 23 Christmas Blessings and Weekly Updates
December 17 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
December 10 Christmas Masses and Weekly Updates
December 3 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
November 25 Thanksgiving Message and Weekly Updates
November 19 Thanksgiving Message and Weekly Updates
November 12 McCarrick Report and Weekly Updates
November 5 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
October 29 Weekly Message from Fr. John
October 22 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
October 15 Weekly Message from Fr. John
October 8 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
October 1 Weekly Message from Fr. John
St. Rita Dedication and Blessing – September 30
September 24 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
September 17 Weekly Message from Fr. John
September 10 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
September 4 Weekly Message from Fr. John
The New St. Rita Church – August 28
August 27 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
August 20 Weekly Message from Fr. John
August 13 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
August 6 Weekly Message from Fr. John
July 30 Weekly Message from Fr. John
July 23 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim
July 16 Weekly Message from Fr. John
July 10 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Social Justice Updates and Invitations for Involvement – July 8
July 2 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
June 26 Weekly Message from Fr. John
June 18 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
June 11 Weekly Message from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Pray, Learn, Act – June 2
May 28 Update from Fr. John
May 21 Update from Fr. Tim
Important Message About Reopening of Churches – May 18
May 14 Update from Fr. Tim
May 7 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
May 1 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
April 23 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
April 16 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Holy Week at Home – April 7, 2020
April 2 Update from Fr. Tim and Fr. John
Letter from Fr. Tim and Fr. John – March 26, 2020
Letter from Fr. Tim and Fr. John – March 20, 2020
Letter from Fr. Tim and Fr. John – March 16, 2020
Letter from Fr. John – March 13, 2020
Weekly Wellness Letter from Staff (from I’d Like to Help Form)
Archbishop Listecki’s Letters and Archdiocesan Updates