My dear Parishioners,
This past week, we received some exciting and further directives from the diocese that the ACBO has updated the Worshipsafe Guidelines concerning the use of our Churches as the Province of Ontario enters stage 3 of the reopening process.
These revisions according to the directives have been made with caution, mindful that the pandemic has not come to an end, but aware of the increased percentage of people in the province who have been vaccinated.
Please note that these updates are on the parish and diocesan websites for us to take note of which include: the lifting of the percentage capacity restrictions, and the use of Hymnals, missals and prayer books during worship times among others. During this time, we are still expected to maintain physical distancing and the wearing of masks among many other safety measures still in place at this time.
This is indeed exciting news that we have been waiting for as we gradually return to our usual ways of public worship while we also strive to keep each other safe.
Return to the Old Mass Times:
Please note that beginning the weekend of August 7/8, we shall return to the old Mass times as follows: St John’s Erin- Saturday 5 p.m. & Sunday 9:00 a.m., St Peter’s Ostic- Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Please note these further updates and spread the word while we continue to pray for an end to the pandemic as we also make every effort to keep each other safe. Stay well and safe and be assured of my continued prayers.