April 8, 2021

To the faithful parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish,

Happy Easter! We wish to thank all parishioners for their assistance in implementing our Return to Church health protocols. It is very much appreciated.

I would like to make you aware that in the past 24 hours, we have learned that one of our parish volunteers has tested positive for Covid-19. The individual was present at church on both Holy Thursday (April 1) and Good Friday (April 2). The volunteer was physically distanced, wearing a mask and followed the extensive health and safety protocols that we have in place. The individual is currently doing well and self-isolating at present. Both Toronto Public Health and the Archdiocese of Toronto are aware of the situation.

While the risk of transmission is very low, at this time, we ask that all parishioners continue to self-monitor for symptoms. If you are not feeling well, have a compromised immune system or other medical conditions or if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please stay home, consult with your family doctor or consider getting tested for Covid-19.

A self-assessment tool can be found by visiting: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. You can also contact the Toronto Public Health Hotline at (416) 338-7600 between 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. if you have questions about Covid-19. Translation is available in multiple languages.

Thank you for your continued co-operation as we pray for all those who are sick and those who are caring for them.

Please be assured of my ongoing prayers during this Easter season.


May God bless you,

Fr. John Sullivan, S.J., Pastor