Mass During COVID

No public celebration of Mass is permitted under the latest provincial health order, but Mass continues to be live streamed on our YouTube channel every Sunday at 10 am.

The priests continue to say daily Mass privately for your intentions.

The Archbishop's dispensation of the Sunday obligation continues. For the latest information from the Archdiocese, please visit rcav.org/coronavirus/

Distribution of Holy Eucharist

Archbishop Miller has now encouraged parishes to organize the regular distribution of Holy Communion, in light of the fact that provincial restrictions on Masses with a congregation have been extended until at least February 5, and because many have been without Holy Communion for a long time. 

 

Although participating in the livestreamed Mass is not a requirement for receiving Holy Communion, you are strongly encouraged to prepare for the Eucharist in this way.

 

The following directions will keep things running smoothly and safely:

  1. Watch our livestreamed Mass on Sunday at 10 am at rebrand.ly/ctrmass.

  2. Drive to the church between 11:15 - 12:15 pm on Sunday. There is no rush to arrive early as the priests will distribute during the full hour. 

  3. Park your car and wait until you see space in line. A maximum of five households at a time may leave their cars to line up for Communion. 

  4. Join the line at the ramp leading from the school to the gym doors. The area is outdoors but sheltered from the elements. 

  5. You must stand on the assigned spots and maintain at least two meters of distance from other households, keeping your masks on while waiting in line until you are ready to receive the Eucharist.

  6. Receive Holy Communion in the hand only under these circumstances.

  7. Return to your car and make a Prayer of Thanksgiving (below). We ask that you do not congregate with fellow parishioners in the parking lot. 

  8. Out of courtesy to others who are waiting, please leave the parking lot as soon as you are finished making your Prayer of Thanksgiving.  

Prayer Ministry will continue to be offered after the 10 am livestreamed Mass.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord, Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. You renew us at your table with the bread of life. May this food strengthen us in love and help us to serve you in each other. All glory, praise, and thanksgiving to you forever and ever. Amen.

Church Hours

You are welcome to visit the church to pray during open hours. Please remember that masks are required at all times within the parish facilities (office, church, other). 

MONDAY – FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

  9:30 am – 3:00 pm

  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Confession

Confession is still being offered at the usual times:

9:30 am – 10:00 am

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Come meet Jesus in the sacrament of mercy. You may find our Guide to Confession and Examination of Conscience useful in helping you prepare.

Should I Come to Church?

The Archbishop's dispensation of the Sunday obligation continues. All those visiting the church do so at their own risk. It is important for individuals and families to take responsibility for protecting themselves and others. Please read ALL the important information below before visiting the church.​

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The following people must stay home for the sake of the wider community:

  • Those with COVID-19 or who live with someone with COVID-19.

  • People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

  • The sick, including those with even the slightest symptoms or feelings of sickness, especially if with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms.

  • Those who have recently travelled outside of Canada.

The following people are encouraged to stay home:

  • People who live with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms.

  • People, especially the elderly, with underlying or compromised medical conditions

  • Family members who live with elderly people or those who are at risk.

COVID Safety Plans

Page last updated: January 13, 2021 at 5:05 pm.

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