As you will already have heard, the provincial government has announced further restrictions to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. The new measures will have a direct impact on churches as part of an extended stay-at-home order. As of Monday, April 19, we will return to a 10 person limit in the church.
We received further direction from Cardinal Collins that all public Masses are to be temporarily cancelled, but that churches are encouraged to remain open for private prayer.
Our Lady of Lourdes will be open for private prayer Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. During those times, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the main altar and there will be a Eucharistic Minister available for those who wish to receive Holy Communion. Confession will be available Monday through Saturday from 11am to noon and 4pm to 5pm and Sunday from 4pm to 5pm.
Facing a third shutdown can feel defeating and frustrating, but as people of faith, we know that that there is a deeper, richer hope and joy that we are rooted in. We want to take a moment to say how incredibly blessed we are in being able to open up for Easter and how truly grateful we are to everyone in the Lourdes community for your ongoing support during this period of great uncertainty. It has been wonderful to see so many of you at Mass since we reopened. Indeed, even during the last shutdown, as we were able to remain open for private prayer, the church was never empty. It is a beautiful witness to our love and faith in the Lord's mercy. We are especially grateful to all of the amazing volunteers who have helped ensure our church is a safe place to gather -- they have done an incredible service!
Below you will find, a full schedule of our hours, our live-streaming and Zoom Mass schedule and opportunities for service. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Take good care and stay safe!
Church Open for Private Prayer:
Mondays through Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Monday through Saturday: 11:00am to noon & 4:00 pm to 5:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Daily Mass & Rosary on Zoom
12:10pm Mondays through Saturdays