COVID-19 UPDATE - December 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE - December 23, 2020

Following the announcement by the Ontario Government that the Province of Ontario will go into a strict province-wide lockdown as of 12:01 am on December 26, ALL Public Masses in the Diocese will be cancelled until further notice.

Parish churches will remain closed for the duration of this lockdown period, the only exceptions being previously scheduled weddings, and funerals, with a limit of 10 persons (including the priest). All current public health protocols are to be observed.

Parish Offices are also closed to the public. Individual appointments (including Confession) with priests can be made according to need, by phoning or sending an email to the parish.

The previously announced dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass on Sundays and Solemnities, granted by His Excellency Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, remains in force during the period of the pandemic.

Parishes with the capacity to do so are providing livestream Mass and other resources such as daily Scriptural reflections. Parishioners are invited to view these and televised Masses where possible to be spiritually united at this time.