Current Schedules and Protocols
This page was last updated on Tuesday June 8, 2021 with information on Step 1 of re-opening and Masses.
With the province entering into Step 1 of its re-opening plan, we are now again able to resume in-person Masses at both parishes at 15% capacity, beginning on Friday, June 11. Please check the respective pages for Holy Family Parish and St Vincent de Paul Parish for the schedules. As before, there will be registrations for weekend Masses and other special Masses. Please use this link each week to find registrations for weekend and special Masses. You can also call the office at each Parish to make a reservation.
This Friday, June 11 is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There will be a sung English Mass at 5:30p.m., and it will require a reservation.
There will also be Confessions heard before each Mass according to the regular schedule. Additional confessions will still be heard at Holy Family Parish on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 8pm to 9pm, and on Saturday from 4pm to 5pm. At St Vincent de Paul additional confessions will be heard on Friday from 11am to 12pm, as well as on Saturday from 4pm to 5pm.
We will also continue to livestream Masses from our YouTube channel for the time being. Please note that the weekday English Mass will now live-streamed at 8 a.m. The schedule of regular livestreamed Masses is as follows:
-11:30 a.m. (Old Rite)
-8:30 a.m. (Old Rite)
-11 a.m. (Sung English Mass from St Vincent de Paul Parish)
-11 a.m. (Solemn High Latin Mass at Holy Family Parish)
Registration for the annual Oratory Summer School is now open. It will take place, as usual, in the first two weeks of July. The first week (July 5-9) will be dedicated to our comprehensive review of the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The second week (July 12-16) is this year dedicated to The Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Response. Summer School will again be available both in person (according to whatever restrictions are in place at the time) and online. In order to accommodate online participation from around the world we have scheduled three sessions per day as follows: 11 am ET, 1.15 ET and 3.15 ET. Click here for more information, or click here to register.
When in the church, please remember to observe:
- Hand sanitizing – mandatory. Sanitizer will be provided at the church entrances.
- Masks – mandatory by municipal bylaw.
- Physical distancing – mandatory. Pews will be marked with tape to ensure 2 metre separation. People living in the same household need not observe this distance.
Offertory envelopes can be dropped off at their respective rectories.
Parish Groups. Due to new government regulations, parish groups cannot meet in person until further notice. RCIA will proceed online at 7:30pm on Mondays, while Bible Study will be online at 7:30pm on Tuesdays. There is also the Oratory and Night Prayer group each night. Send an email to [email protected] if you are interested in any of these groups.
Sacramental Preparation. First Communion and Confirmation classes are on hold for the time being. You can still register your child for the classes by contacting the parish offices.
Special Indulgences. The Apostolic Penitentiary has issued a decree granting special Indulgences to the faithful suffering from COVID-19, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who are praying for them. Full details can be found here.
Scam Alert. The Archdiocese has warned us that various scams have arisen surrounding COVID-19. Some of these have the form of selling COVID-19 testing kits, while others appear to be requests, purportedly from the pastor, for iTunes gift cards.
If you are unsure about an email or communication purporting to come from us, please contact the parish office.
Please check back later for further updates concerning ways that the Fathers of the Oratory will continue their pastoral work in this difficult time. At this time, the Fathers have begun to broadcast reflections and meditations here.