While we have done our due best to ensure that attending our parish is safe, as with attending anywhere during the pandemic, there remains risks that cannot be eliminated. Therefore, all those attending Mass and entering our parish building shall do so at their own risk. Please recognize the importance of families and individuals to take responsibility for protecting themselves and others.
In compliance with the public health authorities, Mass in the Church will be celebrated with a maximum of 30% capacity which will also include distribution of Holy Communion.
People with COVID-19 or who live with someone with COVID 19.
People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
People with any cold or flu or COVID-19 symptoms.
Anyone having recently travelled outside of Canada.
Anyone living with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms.
All people, especially the elderly, with comprised medical conditions.
Family members who live with elderly people or those who are risk.
If someone is concerned enough to get a COVID-19 test, they should also be concerned about the potential to be asymptomatic and pass COVID-19 onto others without knowing it. So if someone is going for a test, they and their family should stay home until the test results come in, and depending on the results potentially longer. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still lifted. We have livestream options. So please stay home if you or someone in your household is awaiting test results.
The only exception would be if you fall into the Lowest Risk category (see link below), where you had "NO close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, NO travel outside of Canada, and NO symptoms. You should self-monitor, but you are NOT required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result."
If you are awaiting test results please see the following chart on what the Government is asking of you:
Also please see the Class Order given to all those in Ottawa from Dr. Vera Etches on September 22, 2020.
For more details and for exemptions as to who does
not need to wear a mask
Our main washrooms will be cordoned off because we will not be able to keep up with sanitizing them after each use. The washroom in the Mezzanine will be open for emergencies.
Physical distancing rules will be in place everywhere in the church and outside in the entrance ways and parking lot.
People will not be permitted to meet in groups before or after Mass. Please enter and exit the church as directed by the ushers.
Thank you very much for those who are continuing to support our parish financially during this time. In order to limit the contact with paper and money at this time we are still encouraging parishioners to donate online rather than bringing envelopes and money to the weekend masses. Please look for online options via the "Give" drop down tab on our website.