EMERGENCY – Lock Down 2

LET US REMAIN UNITED and HELP ONE ANOTHER FOR ANOTHER TIME OF TESTING AND EXILE.

For the second time we are down to 10 people in church per each religious service.

     Beginning Monday April 19, we are allowed only 10 people in church, counting also the priests and ministers. Even for Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings we are limited down to 10 people.

SO:

1 – All First Reconciliations, First Communions and Confirmations are suspended until further notice.

2 – Daily Masses are “private” that means “without people”. Only servers, lectors, cantor and ministers are allowed, plus the priests. If needed technicians for streaming could be included.

3 – CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN for confession, private prayer and Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30am till 5:30pm. During the celebration of the Holy Mass people will be asked to leave the church and follow the mass on live streaming.

4 – WEEKDAY SERVICES (Streaming) 7:00am – Morning Prayer, 7:30am – Holy Rosary – 8:00am – Holy Mass and Divine Mercy Chaplet. At night, at 6:30pm – Holy Rosary and 7:00pm Holy Mass. (For the Spanish Community Holy Mass at 8:00pm on Thursday).

5 – WEEKEND MASSES will be on LIVE STREAMING https://stcatherine.ca/live-mass/ and will be reduced as follows: 8:30am in English; 10:00am in Italian; 11:30am in English for children; 6:00pm in Spanish.

6 – HOLY COMMUNION SERVICES – Beginning on Saturday afternoon we will have Communion Services (with distribution of the Holy Communion) from 3:30pm till 5:30pm. If necessary we will continue after the 6:00pm mass. On Sunday we will distribute Holy Communion after each Holy Mass. A volunteer will open the door as soon as the Mass is over. We will continue from 12:30pm till 5:30pm. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON LIMITING TO 10 PEOPLE IN CHURCH AT ANY TIME.

BE CHARITABLE: If you are in church when there are 10 people already and you see a person coming into the church (that makes 11) please be so charitable to leave your seat in church and let the new person come in for personal prayers.

There is a FINE of $750.00 per person, if the police comes into the church and finds more than 10 people.

OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN only From 8:30am till noon, Monday to Friday. For other needs you have to call for an appointment.

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.