Updated July 25, 2020
Beginning July 25, and following the Phase 4 Reopening guidelines, we will be increasing our capacity to 100 people in the church sanctuary, with an additional 50 people seated in the hall
Although we are allowed more people, we must still observe the social distancing rule of keeping 2 metres apart from others (except family groups, or individuals who have travelled to church together.)
Everyone must continue to use hand sanitizer when they enter, sign a contact tracing form, and, please wear a mask (unless physically unable to do so) for your own safety and that of others in our parish. If you don't have a mask, one of our parishioners has kindly been sewing masks for others to take.
After Mass, please sanitze your pews, and then leave the church in an orderly fashion (being sure to keep 2 metres distance again). Please visit with friends outdoors, not in the atrium.
Even with the increased capacity, we are requesting that people continue to register ahead of time for Mass by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 6 & 7, we will resume our weekend Masses at their usual times! In addition, we will continue to offer an on-line Mass for those who cannot attend.
We have been looking forward to this day for many weeks now, and are happy that we can now physically worship together, albeit in a small group for now. However, as we return to worshipping together, we have to respect and follow the guidelines and protocols put in place by the province of Manitoba and the Archdiocese of St. Boniface. Click here to see the Archdiocesan protocol at a glance.
Here are some initial guidelines that we have put in place in order to proceed with re-opening our parish:
Archbishop Legatt has granted a dispensation from the Sunday obligation to physically attend to the faithful. This dispensation will be in effect until the end of the pandemic. The faithful are strongly encouraged to participate in Sunday Mass through live-streaming / on-line Masses, whether from a parish, the diocese or some other source.
Archbishop Legatt, from the Archdiocese of St. Boniface speaks about the loosening on the restrictions of gatherings: