UPDATE: Letter from the Pastor on COVID-19 easing of Restrictions

St. Pius X | News
5 Jun 2020

COVID-19 EASING OF RESTRICTIONS….As of June 1st, Phase 3 allows for 15 people to gather indoors and 20 people outdoors, with physical distancing being maintained at 6 feet.  For some parishes this could mean that some liturgical ceremonies could take place beginning on that June 1st date.  However, people need to understand that it is not just a matter of opening the door and allowing people in.  There are many other issues and directives from the Provincial Health Authority that need to be followed.  One of the bigger issues for a parish the size of St. Pius X, is how do you restrict or control entry for only 15 people.  With that in mind, for the time being, we will only be providing our Sunday live stream Mass at 10:30 am.  As well, we will be providing funeral Masses, when needed, but only if we are able to comply with the Provincial Health regulations of having only 15 people present.  For any funerals during this time, there will be no choir and no reception.

Also, now that our church lighting project is complete, the church will be open for individual private prayer time Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.  However,  please note that for those who do access the church during those hours, you are required to sign the sheet in the binder on the table in the church foyer with the information which is required by the Provincial Health Authority for contact-tracing purposes. We are required to do this in order for us to remain open. This is not a suggestion but the law. You will need to include the date, your name, contact phone number and the time. 

I do thank parishioners for their patience and understanding as we try the best we can to ease through this difficult time. As soon as I receive any further information as to if and when we will be able to provide any other liturgical ceremonies, I will pass that information on to you.

God Bless and please continue to pray for all those especially who are residents in our nursing homes as well as the frontline workers who are caring for them.   Blessings on you all. 

                                                                       Fr. Maurice