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Mass @ 10:30am
Reopening of the Church
FRIDAY JUNE 11
Capacity is 15% (120 people) – First come first serve
As you have heard, we are re-opening the Churches. We are happy to welcome you all. Although the pandemic continues and all public health and safety precautions must still be followed, the Archdiocese is now preparing for a partial or gradual re-opening of the churches. We will open the Church on Friday June 11, the day of the Solemnity of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Church Capacity is 15% (120 People).
Monday – Saturday 9:30 am
Guidelines for Returning to Church – Resource for the Faithful
As we prepare to re-open churches, please be aware of the following guidelines. We recognize that they may be awkward/uncomfortable and contrary to our culture of hospitality and community. In working to foster a safe environment for all, we thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.
Before coming to church:
- Please check temperature of all family members before coming to church. If any family members have a fever, please remain home for the health and safety of all. Consult your family doctor.
- If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, please remain home at this time – cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, headache, runny nose, sore throat, chills with shakes.
Arriving at church
- Maintain physical distancing at all times – 2 metres (6 feet) from others – in the parking lot, church entrance and in church itself.
- Upon arrival, put on mask/face covering before entering church (for all those over the age of 3)
- Parishes will likely be using one entrance only – it may not be the entrance you are familiar with. Follow direction of volunteers, signage as appropriate.
- Sanitize hands upon entry and regularly wherever possible.
- Pews and aisles will be marked to note physical distancing requirements.Families and households living at the same residence may sit together; the same 2 metre (6 ft.) distance should be maintained concerning others. Follow direction of ushers for seating.
- Pews will be emptied of prayer books, hymnals, etc. Parish bulletins will not be published at this time.
- Holy Water fonts will be empty and not in use at this time.
- If your church hall is used for overflow purposes, it will also be marked for physical distancing – same guidelines apply.
Celebration of the Eucharist
- We ask that people do not hold hands or shake hands during any portion of the celebration of the Eucharist. At the Sign of Peace, a nod or bow to others is appropriate.
- Masks/face coverings should be removed prior to reception of Holy Communion and put back on after consumption.
- During this time of pandemic and under the guidance of local medical health officials, the faithful are asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand by placing one on top of the other, allowing the Eucharistic Minister to safely place the Body of Christ in one’s hand without contact.
- Follow direction of ushers for communion flow ensuring physical distancing at all times.
- Follow direction provided for dismissal and departure – exits may be different than those you are accustomed to.
- Following Mass, please depart the church so that cleaning may commence. While it is our nature to congregate/socialize in the foyer or parking lot, we ask you NOT to do so at this time. Please maintain physical distancing.
- If you suddenly feel ill, start coughing or sneezing, please leave the church for the health and safety of others gathered.
- Children’s ministry, prayers groups and other ministries that gather in the church/church grounds are either suspended or operating virtually only at this time.
- Please use washrooms only if absolutely necessary. One person or family at a time should be in the washroom. Ensure that all wash their hands with warm, soapy water after using washroom facilities. Please respect physical distancing outside the washroom.
- If, within 14 days of attending Mass, you learn that you or someone in your family who attended Mass with you has tested positive for COVID-19, you are asked to: a) contact the Ontario Public Health Authority; and, b) contact the parish office. Your identity will not be revealed to anyone other than the Public Health Authority, and only to ensure that any spread is contained
- If you would like to volunteer to help at the parish, please contact the parish office. Separate guidance will be provided to lectors ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, etc.
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It is with a heavy heart that I share this important announcement with you, our community, today. Father Charles will be leaving our Parish and has been assigned to St. Augustine Seminary this coming June. Cardinal Collins has asked Father Charles to teach at the Seminary and give priestly formation to the candidates to the priesthood. Fr. Charles has been a part of the Transfiguration Parish community for last 2 years, and we are all going to miss him. But we have to accept this decision as there is a great need in the seminary. I am sure that he is going to be a great professor and formator in the seminary just like he was a great associate pastor here in Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish.
He will be moving to his new appointment on the 30th of June. He will be celebrating his last Sunday mass on June 27th. Hope and pray that we will reopen our Churches before then so that we may celebrate this Mass with him.
Let us thank Fr. Charles for his ministry in our parish for the last two years and let us pray for his new ministry and wish him all the best.
Who is coming?
Fr. Patrick Ezimora will join us as our new associate pastor. At present Fr. Patrick is an associate pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Brampton. He will join us on the 30th of June as our new associate pastor at Transfiguration. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish.
Open for private prayer from
The office is open by appointment only at this time.
If you are looking to book a Mass Intention; register as a parishioner, book a time for confession, or need something from the office, please call ahead or send the parish office an email.
|*No PUBLIC Mass at this time
**Church capacity is 10 people at all times during private prayer
Sacrament of Penance: By appointment only at this time.
Sacrament of Marriage: Contact the Office 1 year in advance.
Sacrament of Baptism: Please contact the office.