Province wide Shutdown (Stay at home order)

Effective, Thursday, January 14th, 2021,  12:01am

Information outlined in the “Enhancing Public Health Workplace Safety Measures”  regarding  the Province wide Shutdown, (Stay at home order) dated January 12, 2021 as related to church services:

Wedding services, funeral services and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained and in compliance with rules on face coverings:

•10 people indoors

•10 people outdoors

 

Drive-in services, rites or ceremonies permitted, subject to certain conditions

Virtual services permitted Wedding services, funeral services and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained and in compliance with rules on face coverings:

•10 people indoors

•10 people outdoors

 

Drive-in services, rites or ceremonies permitted, subject to certain conditions

Virtual services permitted

For access to the full document, see the link below.    Reference to wedding services, funeral services and other religious services, rites or ceremonies can be found on page 12.

 

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20448861/enhanced-provincewide-shutdown.pdf

 

We will continue with the Mass Schedule on the homepage.  Pre-registration is required for Masses and Holy Hour attendance.  If you have any questions please phone or email the parish.

 

LOCKDOWN- Dec 26, 2020 at 12:01am

The province wide lockdown takes effect on December 26th, 2020 at 12:01 am.  Churches are permitted to remain open with a maximum capacity of 10 people.  The 10-person capacity includes all involved in ministry (priest, cantor etc.) as well as the staff/volunteer who manages contact tracing and disinfectant protocols,  if they remain for the church service.

Parishioners are reminded that Bishop Bergie’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and on Holy Days of Obligation, granted on March 16, 2020, is ongoing.  If you cannot attend Mass in person, you are encouraged to view online/livestreamed/televised Masses.  A list of diocesan parishes with livestreaming can be found on the diocesan website     www.saintcd.com

Our parish will remain open during lockdown with a revised schedule of Masses.  We will be taking registration for ALL Masses, including weekdays, so you are encouraged to phone or  email the office of your intention to attend one of the Masses.  Once the 10 person limit capacity has been reached, the doors will be locked.

For the weekend of Dec. 26/27, 2020, the Mass times will remain the same:

Saturday- 5pm

Sunday- 9:30 & 11am.

The 10 person capacity will be in effect and continue throughout the lockdown. Phone or email to register for these Masses.

Monday, December 28th- morning Mass and Holy Hour 7-8 is CANCELLED

Tuesday Dec 29th – 9:30am Mass, Holy Hour 7-9pm

Wed Dec 30th – 9:30am Mass

Thursday, Dec 31st- 9:30am Mass

Feast of Mary the Mother of God:

Thursday, Dec 31st - 5pm

Friday, Jan 1st 202 - 9:30 & 11am

 

Beginning the weekend of Jan. 2/3, 2021, the weekend schedule will be as follows:

Saturday:  3:30pm and 5pm Masses.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is cancelled but Fr. Rey will hear confessions from 4:15-4:45pm.

Sunday:  9:30am, 11am & 12:30pm

A special request: we ask that you consider alternating attendance on the weekends during lockdown to allow for others to have a chance to attend Mass.

Weekday Masses:  Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am

During lockdown, Monday Morning Masses will be cancelled.  I will arrange to have them re-scheduled.

Holy Hour will now be on Tuesdays from 7-8pm with a Communion Service.

Communion Service:  A communion service may be offered at the parish at any time with the following stipulation- that we receive a request for this from a minimum of 5 people to a maximum of  9.   Phone or email the office and we will contact you and schedule a day and time for this.

You must register for all Masses and adhere to the provincial/diocesan pandemic protocols – all adults and children 5 years of age and older must wear a face mask unless you have a valid exemption from a qualified physician or psychologist attesting to this condition.  If you forget your mask at home, we will provide one for you.  Please maintain a distance of at least 2 meters or more from others not in your immediate household.  Exit the church immediately after Mass.  We will continue to take attendance before all  Masses  for contact tracing purposes and clean/disinfect after each Mass. If you do not feel well, please stay home.

 

During the lockdown, the parish office will be closed to the public, however email and phone messages will be answered/checked regularly.  In case of emergency requiring a priest to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please leave a message at the parish office  905-892-6123 and we will respond as soon as possible.

I will prepare year end tax receipts in January and have them available to you by the first weekend of February at the latest.  If the lockdown is extended, the receipts will be mailed or alternate arrangements can be made.

We will keep you informed of developments and changes regarding parish and office closures.

Beginning the first weekend in January, I will publish a shorter bulletin with Mass Intentions each week to be posted on our website   www.stannfenwick.com and printed for those who attend Mass. 

Thank you.

 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Take care and stay safe!