Thursday, May 21, 2020

Attending Mass in person Featured

Our capacity for attendees is 30. If you come to any worship service without pre-registering, you might be able to attend based on this limit, but there is a good chance you will be turned away.

 

 

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

 

  

Attending Mass on Sundays:

  • 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.

Attending Mass on Weekdays:

  • Pre-registration highly recommended, starting Friday, April 16.
  • We are required to collect confact information in case it is needed for contact tracing.
  • We still need volunteer Readers & Usher on weekdays.

 

 

Register here for Weekday Mass: April 16 & 17

 

Register for April 17 / 18

Please review the Important Information below each time you attend Mass.
The deadline to register online for Sunday Mass times is 8:00am on Sunday (unless otherwise noted).

  • Register to attend any weekend Mass here (i.e., 5pm, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 6:30pm)
  • To sign up for Ministries (e.g. Reader, Greeter): Use Ministry Scheduler Pro or contact Andy - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Register here for Weekday Mass: April 19 - 24

 

Currently we are only signing up 1 week at at time.
We intend to open registration around 4:00pm each Wednesday.

Register for April 24 / 25: coming Apr 21

Please review the Important Information below each time you attend Mass.
The deadline to register online for Sunday Mass timesis 8:00am on Sunday (unless otherwise noted).

 

 

Typical Public Mass Schedule:

  • Saturdays @ 5:00pm & 7:00pm. Pre-registration is required. (Temporary Mass time.)
  • Sundays @ 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 6:30pm. Pre-registration is required.
    • The 9:00am Mass will continue to be live-streamed, and is also open to the public.
    • The 9:00am & 11:00am Mass times will have music.
  • 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
  • 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.
  3. Attendance will be limited in accordance with the current public health order. 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 30 attendees, we recommend signing up for Sunday Mass once every 3-4 weeks.
  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: 1 Greeter & 1 Reader at each Mass; Sound Tech when we have music.
      • Starting once we are allowed 150 attendees again: 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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