To all the beloved members of our congregation,
We continue to pray for your health, safety, and well-being. After careful consideration of the advisories issued by the federal and provincial health authorities, and the guidance provided by the diocese, it was decided by HG Bishop Mina and the priests’ committee that liturgical services will be made available to the congregation. The services are limited to the numbers outlined by the province and the diocese direction and are subject to change. For the safety of all attending, we will gradually modify the registration limits on a weekly basis.
We all know the importance of the sacraments and are zealous in our pursuit to allow each congregational member to partake in the Holy Communion. With guidance from the diocese, the communion distribution method may be modified to meet the provincial guidelines without deviating from our faith that Communion is the means of salvation and healing.
We would like to thank you all in advance for adhering to the guidelines.
Asking for your prayers,
The Church Fathers and Board of Deacons
Liturgy Attendance Guidelines
Liturgy Schedule and Capacity
- Schedule: Liturgies during the first week will be held on Friday at 9-11 AM, Saturday at 9-11 AM, Sunday at 8:30-11 AM
- Capacity: According to direction from the diocese and the provincial health authorities, we are beginning with a capacity of 25 people per liturgy. These numbers may be modified on a weekly basis.
- Attendance Frequency: Currently, registrants are limited to attend once every 5 weeks (subject to change) to allow all congregational members the opportunity to partake in the service.
- Registration to attend liturgical service is open to all congregational members and is in accordance with the laws currently in effect. However, provincial guidelines recommend that individuals with chronic medical conditions or those over the age of 65 should not attend.
- Registration to receive communion at home will be made available for those over the age of 65 or have any medical conditions that put them at risk.
- We ask that households try to register for the same date.
- Please do not register if you feel any flu-like symptoms. If you develop any symptoms please do not attend and contact your physician.
- Please use the self-assessment tool before attending.
- Please do not register if you have returned from travel or have been advised to self-isolate for any other reason. Once the self-isolation period (14 days) has passed you may register for any available date.
- Maintain 2 metre distancing between every family/household at all times.
- Please bring your own headcovers and a bottle of water to drink after the Holy Communion.
- Feel free to use any personal protection equipment (gloves, masks) you may have while attending the liturgical service.
- Individuals are asked to park in the church parking lot and use the assigned entrance and exits to access the church.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start of the liturgy. Only registered individuals will be permitted to enter the church. The doors will be locked once the liturgy begins.
- Sanitation stations will be set up at the entrance for use prior to accessing the building and at the exit.
- Do not access blocked off pews. Please sit one family/household per pew.
- Follow directional arrows to get to your seat and during communion. Please limit leaving your seat as much as possible.
- Parents are responsible to keep children with them at all times and prevent them from running around.
- The crying room and Room 325 will be accessible from the elevator directly attached to the atrium. Please limit the use of crying rooms to one family at a time.
- The priests will not distribute the Ologia at the end of the liturgy.
- Please leave the church after the dismissal in an organized manner and avoid congregating.
Home Communion Request
We are working on updating the form to make a request for communion at home and will post it by Monday at 7 PM.