Archbishop Jerome Listecki
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March 18, 2020
 
To the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee,
 
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Archbishop Listecki consecrated the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to St. Joseph and then traveled to 11 locations across the archdiocese to pray for healing from CoVID-19 and protection from evil. This blessing occurred on the first day of suspension of public Masses in the archdiocese. 
 
In these challenging times, when the Church cannot gather for worship, Archbishop Listecki wishes to make it clear to the Church and to the world that prayer remains effective and God’s power is unsurpassable, despite prudent efforts to slow the spread of CoVID-19. As the local shepherd of the flock, Archbishop Listecki went out to the entire Archdiocese of Milwaukee to formally lift up the Church in prayer. Through his witness to prayer and Gods care for His people, Archbishop Listecki invites everyone to deepen their confidence in Divine protection and blessing.
 
Upon leaving the Cathedral, the Archbishop traveled with the Blessed Sacrament and two priests in procession to one parish in each of the 11 deaneries of the archdiocese. At each parish, he blessed the entire deanery and its people to communicate the reality that Jesus Christ abides in our midst in the Eucharist and is true to His promise: “Behold, I will be with you until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). The itinerary was as follows. 
 
  • 9 a.m. – The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
  • Racine Deanery  St. Lucy Parish, Racine
  • Kenosha Deanery – St. Anne Parish, Pleasant Prairie
  • Walworth Deanery  Immaculate Conception/St. Mary, Burlington
  • Waukesha West Deanery  St. Leonard Parish, Muskego
  • Waukesha East Deanery  St. John Vianney Parish, Brookfield
  • Dodge/Washington Deanery  St. Peter Parish, Slinger
  • Fond du Lac/Sheboygan Deanery – St. John the Baptist Parish, Plymouth
  • Ozaukee/Milw NE Deanery  St. Monica Parish, Whitefish Bay
  • Milwaukee NW Deanery  Christ King Parish, Wauwatosa
  • Milwaukee SE Deanery  Blessed Sacrament Parish, Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee SW Deanery  St. John the Baptist Parish, Greenfield
 
On the eve of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and during this difficult time for our world, let us remain steadfast in prayer, and confident in Christs power to deliver us from all evil. 
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Archdiocese of Milwaukee
St. Francis WI 53235