BUT... there are a number of changes. We can only gather at 30% capacity. That means about 40 people per mass.
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When we reach capacity, we will ask you to return for another mass or stay outside. There will be speakers and chairs outside, weather permitting. The OBLIGATION to attend Sunday mass has been temporarily lifted. Virtual masses will be suspended after June 14th.
Please read many more details here.
St Peter Oustic
Father Don also celebrates Mass at 11:30 AM (40 people) Sunday at St. Peter’s Church, Oustic. Go west 18 km from Erin on County Road 124 to Brucedale. Turn north on Fifth Line and go 7.8 km to Oustic.
Reconciliation Saturday 3:30 PM - 4:30 and by appointment.
Please check the bulletin board at the back of SJB . The typical schedule is Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:00 am Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 pm. Fr. Don has more obligations during the return so this might change. Check the schedule each week call the office at 519-278-0125.
Please observe regulations. The strict obligation to attend Sunday Mass is never in force for those who are sick. If the COVID restrictions make you nervous to attend I suggest going to a weekday mass as there will be plenty of space between worshipers. Still, we are not under any absolute obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this time (accept the ordained still working in a parish, of course).
Following the 7pm mass on the first Tuesday of every month I will offer the anointing of the sick to our faithful. Of course I already do this when I visit the sick in their homes.
Others may avail themselves of this powerful sacrament if sickness is weighing them down. It is particularly important in a time when the fear of the Covid virus may increase risks in those already compromised by other health conditions. One must be a baptized Catholic, be of the age of reason, have “health issues” and is in the state of grace. If one is in serious sin it is advised they receive the sacrament of penance prior to the anointing. I wish to offer this to the wider congregation because the sacrament confers healing as well as peace.
Father Don Sanvido
St John de Brebeuf: 3:30-4:30 Saturday afternoon
St Peters: Following 11:30 am Mass
OR... Catch me prior to a weekday mass, but not 5 minutes before mass begins.
In Erin, please use the Reconciliation Room. Keep a distance from me. If you are with any symptoms we’ll do the sacrament outside or better still wait until you are better. If I get sick then masses will have to be cancelled (under the Bishop’s orders).