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Attending Mass in person Featured

Our capacity for attendees is limited to 150. If you come to any worship service without pre-registering, you might be able to attend based on this limit, but you may also be turned away.

 

Updated: Wed, June 23. This page will not receive any further significant updates.
Future updates (for after July 11) will be posted to: Back to "Normal" (???)

 

Please review the Important Information below each time you attend Mass.

 

  

Attending Mass on Sundays before July 11:

  • Anyone wishing to attend Sunday Mass is strongly encouraged to pre-register, either online (below) or by calling the office during regular office hours.
  • Masks are required at all times.
  • We are required to collect confact information in case it is needed for contact tracing.
    • If you are a registered parishioner and we have your address & phone number, that will be sufficient (in addition to signing up to attend Mass).
    • If not, we will collect your name, address, and phone number (or email address) at the door.
    • This contact information will be destroyed after about 30 days.
  • The 9:00am Mass will continue to be live-streamed, and is also open to the public.
  • The 9:00am & 11:00am Mass times typically fill up first.
  • While we are under COVID restrictions, we have added additional Mass times on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. These additional Mass times will no longer be offered after July 4.

Attending Mass on Weekdays:

  • Pre-registration is no longer required.
  • We are required to collect confact information in case it is needed for contact tracing until July 11.

 

 

Week of June 21 - 26

 

Register for June 26 / 27

Please review the Important Information below each time you attend Mass.
The deadline to register online for Sunday Mass times is 7:30am on Sunday (unless otherwise noted).

  • Register to attend any weekend Mass here (i.e., Sat @ 5pm, 7pm; Sun @ 9am, 11am, 1pm, 6:30pm)
  • Note: The Saturday 7pm and Sunday 11am Mass times will be First Communion celebrations throughout the month of June. Seating for other parishioners will be limited at these times.

 

Week of June 28 - July 3

  • No pre-registration, except for special events. See below for typical weekly schedule.

 

Register for July 3 / 4

Please review the Important Information below each time you attend Mass.
The deadline to register online for Sunday Mass times is 7:30am on Sunday (unless otherwise noted).

 

Information for July 10 / 11:

  • All of the temporary Mass times due to COVID will be removed.
  • We will no longer be taking pre-registrations.
  • Seating will no longer be restricted.

The Sunday Mass schedule going forward will be:

9:00 am

11:00 am (Note: This is changed from our pre-COVID schedule. Mass is not at 11:30 am.)

6:30 pm

We will no longer offer Saturday evening Mass.

 

 

 Once Step 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan takes effect on July 11, 
 we are not planning to have any restrictions on attendance.

 

 

Typical Public Mass Schedule:

  • Saturdays @ 5:00pm & 7:00pm. Pre-registration is highly recommended. (Temporary Mass times, ending after July 4.)
  • Sundays @ 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm (Temporary Mass time, ending after July 4), & 6:30pm. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
    • The 9:00am Mass will be live-streamed, and is also open to the public.
    • The 9:00am & 11:00am Mass times will have music.
    • For the month of June, the 7:00pm & 11:00am Mass times will be First Communion celebrations.
    • After July 4, we will no longer have Saturday evening Mass times, nor a Sunday afternoon 1:00pm Mass time.
  • Mondays @ 12:15pm.
  • Tuesdays @ 12:15pm.
  • Wednesdays @ 12:15pm & 7:00pm.
    • The 7:00 Mass will be preceded by the Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 6:00pm.
  • Thursdays @ 12:15pm.
  • Fridays @ 12:15pm.
    • 4th Friday of the month @ 7:00pm: Mass featuring Gregorian Chant music. Compline (Night Prayer) will follow.
  • Saturdays @ 12:15pm.

Important Information that must be reviewed each time you will be attending Mass:

  1. Anyone attending Mass in person must be in good health. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, do not attend:
    1. Are you feeling sick?
    2. Do you have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath?
    3. Have you travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days?
    4. Are you in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
    5. Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. Masks are mandatory at all times while in the building, in accordance with the Provincial Health Order, until July 11.
  3. Attendance will be limited in accordance with the current public health order until July 11. Households are expected to maintain a minimum 2m (6') distance between each other. Pews are marked to help facilitate social distancing.
  4. Please be considerate. Many others are also wishing to attend Mass at this time. While we are limited to 150 attendees (until July 11), consider signing up to attend every 2 weeks, at least initially.
  5. Please show up on time. Aim to arrive about 10-15 minutes before Mass. Especially with our limited numbers, if you are not present by the time Mass begins, other people may have been allowed to attend in your place, and you will not be allowed to enter the worship space.
  6. Mass will be kept quite simple, but we need some volunteers.
    • We will not take up a collection, but have baskets available before and after Mass set up near the doors. The small grey box attached to the front of the Concierge Desk is also available. Alternately, donate now online.
    • We do not have an appointed Reader at weekday Mass times, so we ask one person attending to proclaim the First Reading & Responsorial Psalm. For Sundays, the Reader will typically also proclaim the Second Reading and Prayers of the Faithful.
    • To volunteer for ministries on Sundays, see holyfamilycathedral.ca/msp or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Most essential: 2 Greeters & 1 Reader at each Mass; Sound Tech when we have music.
      • Very helpful: 2 Ushers, 1 Coordinator, and 1 Communion Minister at each Mass
  7. Holy Communion will be distributed to those who wish to receive.
    • Please keep your mask on, come forward to receive the Eucharist, step aside to remove your mask to consume, and then replace the mask immediately after.
    • Use the floor markings to help maintain distance from other families while coming forward to receive communion.
    • Those who wish to receive on the tongue must be the last to receive. For additional details, see the directives from our bishop (pages 4-5; PDF file).
  8. If you have registered to attend, we expect you to show up. If you are unable to do so, please cancel your registration (using the link in your confirmation email) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can extend the opportunity to others.
  9. There still will be a risk for anyone who attends a public Mass. Even with best health practices and strict personal distancing, anyone who enters a public space should recognize there is a risk of contracting the coronavirus. Improved cleaning will occur, but no one should expect that they will be any safer from germs than in other public spaces.

 

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