Letter from the Pastor – June 26, 2020

St. Pius X | News
29 Jun 2020

INFORMATION REGARDING OPENING FOR WEEKDAY MASSES

Dear Parishioners,

Beginning Monday, June 29 th , we will resume our 9 am weekday Masses; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For each of these Masses, only 50 people are allowed in attendance, and that includes myself. Because we can only have 50 people in attendance at any given time, there might be days when the number wishing to attend will exceed 50. If this is what we experience, then as a suggestion, especially for those who have been in the practice of attending Mass daily that they attend every second day as a way of allowing others an opportunity to be able to attend a weekday Mass also.

To help in the way of some guidance I am providing you with the following information. In order for us to begin with weekday Masses and to remain open, we have to comply with the directives we have been given to follow by the Provincial Chief Officer of Health and the Diocese of Charlottetown. In order for us to have some control over allowing people to enter this church facility, even though some people have been in the habit of arriving at church an hour or more before the 9 am Mass begins, beginning immediately, the Church will only be opened at 8:30 am.

As well:

1). Church entrances and exits will be clearly marked. {The side doors will be used as entrances and the main front door as the Exit}

2). Upon entering the Church, one person from each household in attendance will need to sign in

for provincial contact tracing.

3). Seating is marked to ensure social distancing.

4). Every second seat is not available and is roped off.

5). There will be floor markings in centre isle for safe distribution of Holy Communion.

{Communion will only be received on the hand}

6). The only washroom available is the one on the main level by the sacristy door. {Washrooms on the lower level will not be accessible}

7). There will be no server for any weekday masses. I will have a table next to the altar for everything I need.

This information will hopefully help diminish some of the confusion we might experience in this “new way” of being Church.

Thank you and God Bless.

Fr. Maurice, Pastor