Dear Parishioners and FRIENDS.
We have just received a letter from our Cardinal Collins in which he is requesting to CANCEL PUBLIC MASSES in ALL PARISHES of the Archdiocese, in compliance with the Chief Medical Officer of the Province of Ontario, who is asking to limit all public gatherings to less than 250 people. Most of the Churches can contain much more that 250 people.
You are also aware that ALL SCHOOLS will be closed for 2 weeks after next week’s MARCH BREAK. So we were forced to cancel our FIRST YOUTH CAMP, which would have been taking place in the School Gym.
Our CALENDAR of ACTIVITIES was full of meetings and encounters for many groups and languages. AS A CONSEQUENCE WE COME TO THIS DECISION:
1 – No MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN CHURCH, either on Saturday or Sunday.
2 – THE CHURCH HOWEVER WILL REMAIN OPEN from 6:30am till 8:00pm. THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will remain exposed ALL DAY and people will be able to come and pray privately. Priests and Ministers will try to help the faithful as much as possible.
3 – ALL MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED (Including the PARISH RETREAT of Saturday Morning, Mens Club Meeting, Catechism Classes and Charismatic Prayer Groups. Prayer can be done individually).
FOR WEEKDAY MASSES please check with the parish office, since the situation could change every day.
For more info, please go to the WEB SITE of the ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO on the Media/New window.
We will keep you informed as we have information.
Thank you for your understanding and let us pray to our Good Father in Heaven to take care of HIS family here on earth.
Sincerely, Fr. Walter.