St. John Brebeuf Christmas Mass Schedule
Due to COVID-19 restriction guidelines and social distance requirements, we have a legal maximum capacity of 48 in our church. Consequently, we are required to register parishioners attending the Christmas Masses.
Parishioners will be able to register after masses on the 1st Sunday of Advent (Nov. 28th & 29th). We are required to register the name of each person attending (not just a number per family). Please do not call or email the the office to register. Regrettably, once we have reached our capacity of 48 persons per mass (four masses) no further registrations will be accepted.
People arriving to any of the Christmas masses without per-registration will not be admitted unless there is sufficient social distance seating remaining (i.e., less than 48 people already registered).
St Peter Oustic
Father Don also celebrates Mass at 11:30 AM (38 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.
Posted on the bulletin board at the back of SJB .
Check the schedule each week call the office at 519-278-0125.
St. John Brebeuf Weekday mass schedule (week of Nov 29):
Please observe public health 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 consider 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
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).