Over the past few months, we've all adapted to a new way of worshipping and gathering as a church family. It has presented us with new challenges but has also given us the opportunity to live and share our faith in a new way.
The Ontario government recently announced that churches in the province are permitted to open and can allow up to 30% capacity, provided that several restrictions are followed. While we look forward to being able to welcome everyone home, we also recognize that things will be much different.
As a parish, we value hospitality and having a church where everyone can be comfortable. However, these restrictions introduce many new challenges and limitations on our typical experience of worship and prayer at St. Paul. Given the current restrictions, as well as the size of our parish community, we will be approaching the re-opening of our parish building in a measured and intentional way instead of rushing into this "new reality".
We have been blown away by the response to our Sunday Masses online! It has been such a blessing and we are so thankful for your support. We will continue to offer Sunday Masses online and are developing plans to continue live streaming our weekend Mass even after we open our church doors, as we know that many people may not be comfortable with being in crowds yet, or they may not be able to join us in person given their own personal circumstances.
Thank you for your understanding. Know that we are praying for you and we ask that you continue to pray for our parish as we navigate through this time.
First Friday Adoration and Benediction
Letters from our Archbishop regarding COVID-19
Online Mass Offerings
Daily Mass, through Word on Fire (Bishop Barron):
Salt and Light TV (available online and with some TV providers) broadcasts two
daily Masses (https://saltandlighttv.org/live)
Loretto Abbey Chapel Mass @ 11 am
The Pope's morning Mass from Casa Santa Marta @ 9:30 am