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October 2021

Face Covering Emergency Order #3 goes into effect on October 8, 2021 at 12:01am. See Face Covering Emergency Order #3 from the Public Health Madison and Dane County for full details. This order will be in effect until November 5, 2021.

  • No changes were made to the face covering requirements in Order #3. 
  • Face coverings are required among people ages two and older when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, are present.
  • Face coverings are also required while driving or riding in any form of public transportation.

September 2021 - UPDATED

Effective September 10, 2021 at 12:01am, face coverings will still be required among people ages two and older when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, are present. 

See Face Covering Emergency Order #2 PDF from the Public Health Madison and Dane County for full details. This order will be in effect until October 8, 2021.

*Our Lady Queen of Peace will provide masks for those that don't have one when on our campus. Please see the ushers during Mass--or the front desk at either the Parish Center or School when visiting. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

September 2021

The ropes between the pews have been removed. We've received feedback that it's easier for parishioners to social distance when they can stagger/window themselves in the pews, as opposed to trying to fit many into one of the open pews. 

Our hymnals are now in the pews, and we are happy to start congregational singing again.The words of our hymns are prayers, so when we all sing them, we add a further dimension of praise and honor. As St. Augustine once said, "Those who sing pray twice.''

August 2021 - UPDATED

Effective August 19, 2021 at 12:01am, face coverings are required among people ages two and older when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, are present.

See Face Covering Emergency Order PDF from the Public Health Madison and Dane County for full details. This order is in effect until September 16, 2021.

*Our Lady Queen of Peace will provide masks for those that don't have one when on our campus. Please see the ushers during Mass--or the front desk at either the Parish Center or School when visiting. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

August 2021

As we gather and pray together, let’s continue to protect one another.

Effective immediately, all staff, parishioners and visitors are strongly encouraged and respectfully requested to wear a mask at QP. Per the CDC’s recommendation, ‘To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.’  Dane County has now hit the ‘high’ level of community COVID transmissions.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

June 2021

We’re seeing our in-person Mass attendance increase. Welcome back! It makes us so happy that people are able to come together to celebrate Mass once again.

In an effort to continue to keep everyone safe and based on the new CDC guidelines, the Dane County Emergency Order ending, and vaccine availability, we will adjust what we’re doing at QP for the summer. Please see below for more details:

What we are doing to welcome all back and keep everyone safe:

  • Priests, Ushers, Sacristans and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will continue to sanitize and wear masks.
  • We will continue our additional cleaning measures, such as cleaning doors, bathrooms, pews and other common surfaces.
  • We will continue our additional safety measures such as roping off pews to ensure proper distances. Our current Mass attendance allows us to continue to do this. We are only at 20% capacity of our Church at this time. We will monitor the numbers and available seats each weekend.
  • Our Virtual Mass will be available every Sunday.
  • Our Music Ministry, altar servers, etc. will work to resume during Mass this fall.

What you can do to help: 

  • Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged but is no longer required. The CDC now recommends that only those who have been fully vaccinated should consider being in an indoor public space without a mask. Face coverings continue to be strongly encouraged for anyone who has not been fully vaccinated and for those who are in a risk category. Please be mindful that our children that attend Mass have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated yet.
  • We ask that you please use caution and consider staying home if you or someone in your home is feeling ill. We invite you to celebrate with our Virtual Mass instead, available every Sunday.
  • We ask that you be understanding and respectful of your fellow parishioners, whose comfort levels may range.

Our parish will evaluate again this fall and/or as necessary. Thank you for your patience, as we put together these summer guidelines. We look forward to seeing you at Mass!