Dear Parishioners and FRIENDS.
a few announcements:
1 – NEXT WEEK (May 18) We will return to the REGULAR SCHEDULE OF LITURGICAL ACTIVITIES:
IN THE MORNING: Morning Prayer at 6:50am – Holy Rosary at 7:10 – Holy Mass at 7:30am – Divine Chaplet) 
– IN THE EVENING – Holy Rosary at 7:00pm – Holy Mass at 7:30pm (Wednesday: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena at 6:30pm – Thursday: Spanish Mass at 8:00pm)
PENTECOST NOVENA – Beginning with Friday May 22, every night AFTER THE 7:30PM MASS we will have a special celebration in preparation to the celebration of PENTECOST, which will be celebrated on May 31, 2020. Deacon Roy will conduct the Novena.
2 – LATEST NEWS from the ARCHDIOCESE.
1 – Baptism can be celebrated INDIVIDUALLY (5 people max)
2 – Funerals services (not masses) can be celebrated INDIVIDUALLY (10 people max).
3 – Weddings can be celebrated INDIVIDUALLY (5 people Max) provided you have the Marriage License (However the Gov. Office is Closed – No wedding without a Marriage License) and no mass will be celebrated (only the vows). The Archdiocese is offering an COURSE for Marriage Preparation ON LINE.

  • No repetition of Marriage Ceremony at a later date. Only a Blessing on the anniversary.

4 – RCIA – Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation could be conferred INDIVIDUALLY (5 people max) – (Plan with the Pastor).
5 – FIRST COMMUNION and CONFIRMATION CELEBRATIONS: No decision yet; we are waiting for the Health Official and the Schools.

3 – PREPARATION for RE-OPENING.
Things that we have to prepare for:
1 – Limited number of participants (By appointment only – We will probably add more masses to accommodate all – Maybe we will have church and Halls connected, so that we can accommodate more people)
2 – People will have to sanitize their hands when they come in; probably they will have to wear a mask; for Communion: no lines; receiving only in the hand)
3 – Pews, doors, vestments will be sanitized after every mass.
4 – No use of books for people – No singing by the people.
5 – We will form a Re-opening Committee (Cleaning, screening, crowd control, baskets, washrooms, capacity, doors, supplies…)
6 – We will keep an ongoing COMMUNICATION with parishioners (Emails, Web Page, Phone…)

4 – VIDEOS – You may view these 2 short videos.
AT RANDOM – 5 – Blood – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9NVip9b2AM
AT RANDON – 6 – Prayer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39G2qqvJTFA

WE ARE IN THE MONTH OF MAY – Every family and  every individual should recite the Rosary every day, and even more times a day; it is a very powerful means of spiritual growth and human relaxation! (Do you have difficulty on getting asleep? The best sleeping pill is the Rosary, because the devil will put to sleep as soon as you start saying the Rosary, because he hates the Blessed Mother.

Dear Parishioners and FRIENDS.
 I FORGOT to remind all that the church is still closed, until further notice.
We cannot offer public masses (only private) but the faithful can follow them in streaming, by going to this link: https://scos.click2stream.com/ 
SO ALL THE LITURGIES (Rosary, Mass, Novena…) can be seen in streaming.
When the authorities will tell us that we can start welcoming people, we will let you know.
BUT you can call the office for Confession and other spiritual necessities and we will be happy to respond. Always remember the social distancing and the mask.
THANKS.
Fr. Walter

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.