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 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, 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:
Watch livestreamed Mass from CTR on Sunday at 10 am by visiting rebrand.ly/ctrmass.
Drive to the parish to receive Communion between 11:15 am - 12:00 pm on Sunday. There is no rush to arrive early as the priests will distribute during the full window of time.
Park your vehicle and pray the Prayers Before Communion (below). Wait until a space in line becomes available. A maximum of five households at a time may leave their cars to line up for Communion.
Line up at the top of the walkway leading from the school entrance to the gym doors. This area is outdoors but sheltered.
Maintain at least two meters of distance from other households, with masks on, until you are ready to receive the Eucharist.
Receive Holy Communion in the hand once you have reached the front of the line.
Return to your vehicle to make a Prayer of Thanksgiving (below) as the church does not open until 1:00 pm.
To keep things running smoothly, please exit the parking lot as soon as you have finished making a Prayer of Thanksgiving.
In case of inclement weather, please check your email for Flocknote updates regarding reception of Holy Communion at CTR. If you are not on Flocknote, please visit ctrwestvan.ca/flocknote to sign up.
Prayer Ministry will continue to be offered after the 10 am livestreamed Mass.
Prayers Before Communion
Lord Jesus Christ, I firmly believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament as true God and true Man, with your Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. My Redeemer and my Judge, I adore your Divine Majesty together with the angels and saints. I believe, O Lord; increase my faith.
Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
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.
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
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Confession is still being offered at the usual times:
9:30 am – 10:00 am
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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.
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: March 2 at 3:32 pm.