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Reconnect to Inspire

Return to Public Masses with Moderate Limits on Public Gatherings and Moderate Social Distancing beginsthe weekend of June 13-14
 Phase II Guidelines: Public Masses with Moderate Limits on Public Gatherings and Moderate Social Distancing

The Diocese of Green Bay is reopening and we are happy to provide support and resources to our parish and school leaders and all the faithful throughout the 16 counties we serve.

The diocese is reconnecting to inspire in a phased way, always keeping in mind the health and safety of those in our parishes, schools and communities. The following guiding principles will continue to influence our decisions. We will continue to balance bold faith and prudent safety, monitor data and provide measured responses, encourage collaboration between our diocesan monitoring team and local pastor/pastoral leader and continue to follow the process of a phased approach to ministry.

Follow the links below for the latest updates from the diocese. You'll find resources for you, your families, and your parishes and schools during this time.


Return to Mass phasing information


Livestream, televised and radio Masses


Reconnecting with parish and school communities 

  • Reconnect Group Leaders Guide & Session Outlines |  Reconnect groups are brief four-week sessions held both digitally and in-person which aim to provide an opportunity to regather as a community, become reacquainted with others, and share one’s personal experience living through the pandemic.
  • Moving From Digital to In-person Relationships | The pandemic has called for a creative hybrid of outreach efforts from parishes. This resource provides useful considerations as you open your church doors once again for larger gatherings and worship.

Facilities and Maintenance Resources

Visit this web page for resources directly associated with facility maintenance during the pandemic.

GO TO RESOURCES


Additional information for parishes

Workforce guidance:

Other Helpful Information:


School resources

Please note that these may change at any time due to federal, state or local requirements. 

Athletics

  • Guidance for Opening High School Athletics and Activities | The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) offers this document as guidance on how state associations can consider approaching the many components of “opening up” high school athletics and activities across the United States.

Academics

Resources pending.  If you have immediate needs or questions regarding academic planning, please contact Jane Schueller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CDC Resources

County Information

Insurance/Legal

Marketing

Templates

  • Back to School Letter | A letter to be sent to parents in July-August outlining what the school plans to do for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Communication Plan for Schools | A detailed communication plan that is developed by the principal and staff and sent to all families prior to the start of school (August).
  • Initial Notification Letter | A letter to be sent to parents in June giving the options currently in review by the school (created by St. John Bosco).
  • Notification of Positive Test in School | A letter to be sent to parents if someone tests positive for Covid-19 and what the school protocol will be.
  • Envisioning the Future  | Template for principals and staff to use to plan for 2020-2021 (courtesy of Notre Dame High School).
  • Leading with Hope | This document is a three pronged approach to support schools in making the necessary plans for a return to school.  It includes a readiness checklist for the team to use to determine what may need to be completed. 

Phased Restart Plan | Guidelines created by the Diocese to determine where schools are based on state, federal and local information and what the recommended procedures should be.

Questions to Consider Prior to Re-opening | A list of questions for parish leadership and committees to consider in consultation with their clergy and/or principal.


COVID-19 Resource website

Launched in March to keep the faithful of the diocese informed and safe during the  COVID-19 pandemic, this web site provides useful resources for parishes, schools and families. You'll find spiritual, parish ministry, family, religious education/youth ministry, and health guideline resources located on the website.

ACCESS THE COVID-19 RESOURCE WEBSITE