We have resumed celebrating public Masses, with a number of significant restrictions that remain in place. As a result, it is necessary to sign up to attend Saturday or Sunday Mass.
Weekday Masses (Tuesday-Friday):
Masses from Tuesday-Friday are at 8:30am.
You can attend any day and there is no scheduling; just come!
Weekend Masses (Saturday-Sunday):
There has been a significant increase in the amount of people wanting to attend weekend Masses so each person is limited to 2 weekend Masses per schedule and only one of these can be a 10 am Mass.
You must be pre-scheduled to attend; for the schedule click here or call the parish office (306-374-1425) to be put in the schedule to attend.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you for your patience! This is quite new for all of us.
Remember, general dispensation from the Sunday obligation still remains and there is no pressure to attend. If you are elderly or in a vulnerable category as determined by the Government of Canada please do not sign up. We will still be live streaming Mass on Sundays at 12 noon.
Above all, let’s continue to keep one another in prayer. God bless you and your family.
Instructions For Attending Mass
Before you arrive
- Anyone attending Mass in person must be in good health. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please do not attend:
- Are you feeling sick?
- Do you have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath?
- Have you travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days?
- Are you in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
- Anyone wishing to attend a Saturday or Sunday Mass must be scheduled for that Mass.
- If you have been scheduled to attend, we expect you to be there. If you are unable to do so, please adjust your signup with click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can extend the opportunity to others.
When you arrive
- The faithful are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask when they arrive, exit, and throughout Mass.
- Please enter the church using the east door (the ramp door under the carport). On Sundays, the doors to the church will remain locked until 30-15 minutes before Mass so that we have adequate time to properly clean and sanitize the areas. They will be locked again after Mass begins in order to manage the health restrictions.
- Please sanitize your hands or wash your hands in a bathroom. You will see hand sanitizer in several places, including the welcome area.
- A locked box for collections will be placed on the table just inside the main worship space. If you wish you make a contribution, please place your donation into the slot on top of the box before Mass begins. Alternatively, you may place envelopes through the slot in the main office door.
- If you need to receive Communion with a low gluten host or from the chalice, please speak with the priest prior to Mass.
- You will see certain pews blocked off and others available for seating. Please do not sit in the blocked off pews.
- Throughout this time, as you are entering the church and choosing where to sit, everyone must respect physical distancing rules. Always remain two metres (six feet) apart from anyone not in your household.
- We will all be happy to see each other and eager to have time to pray in the church. Please greet people warmly (at a safe distance) and take time to pray. Pews will be sanitized before and after each Mass.
- The faithful are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask throughout Mass.
- We will not be using our usual ministry roles, so the priest will do all the readings.
- There will be no music.
- Communion will be distributed after Mass has ended. This will feel strange at first, but please remember that the most important thing is that whomever wishes to receive Holy Communion is able to do so as safely and prayerfully as possible. The reception of communion will go like this:
- The priest will sanitize his hands and wear a mask.
- Using markings on the floor, maintain distancing while coming forward.
- When you are in line with the front pews, the priest will say “The body of Christ.” Still at a distance, you will respond “Amen,” and then step forward to receive communion.
- The priest may resanitize his hands between communicants.
- Anyone wishing to receive communion on the tongue must only do so after everyone else has received.
- After you receive communion, please return to your pew for a time of prayer. You may leave when you feel ready. Please maintain a physical distance with others and do not linger or socialize afterwards.