Papal Missions Intention for August:

We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

Parish News

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Notice to Parishioners: New By-Law Requires Mandatory Use of Masks at Church

As you may have heard in recent days, a new by-law has been passed that makes the use of masks or face coverings inside all public places mandatory. This includes churches and our own parish. I would ask that all those coming to church bring a mask or face covering and wear it upon entering the church.

I recognize that this may be an inconvenience yet I know that we are all committed to caring for our neighbour and those around us. While a number of restrictions have been lifted in recent days, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and need to take the appropriate steps to minimize any potential spread of Covid-19. So while the Archdiocese of Toronto had highly recommended wearing a mask while in church and I know that most of you have been doing so, it is now a by-law that we must follow.

  • Priests do not need to wear masks in the sanctuary while celebrating Mass but should ensure they are wearing a mask when distributing Holy Communion and any other setting where they are in close proximity (less than 2m/6 ft) to parishioners. Lectors should remove masks to proclaim the Word of God.
  • Parishes are not required to distribute masks
  • Exceptions to the by-law include people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons (trouble breathing or unable to remove a mask without assistance) and children under two years old. Proof of a medical condition is not required.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation as we do all that we can to take care of one another and keep our community safe and healthy.

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Update on the Reopening of Churches

My Dear Parishioners!

As you most likely already know, this Wednesday all churches in our Archdiocese will be open and we will be able to celebrate Holy Mass. In the regard of this positive decision, the Archdiocese issued several guidelines that must be in place to ensure the safety of all participants in the Holy Liturgy.

I will briefly present some of them:

  • Until further notice, the faithful cannot sing during Holy Mass, therefore the songbooks were removed from the pews.
  • To provide the church with the required distance of 2 meters between liturgy participants, seats in the pews are marked with yellow tape to indicate where to sit. While entering the pew, take the place starting from the center seat and then we fill up rest of the spots in such order. This will allow us to get as many people as possible into the church.
  • During Holy Communion, everyone will come out of their pews in turn, including those who do not receive the Eucharist. While going up to receive communion and keeping a distance of 2 meters, we head toward the minister, stand in the designated place before the priest and after the words “Body of Christ” we answer “Amen”. Then, with stretched out hands we approach and receive Holy Communion. Until further notice, this will be the only form of acceptance of Holy Communion. Those who do not receive the Eucharist will still walk in procession, crossing their arms on their chests to receive a blessing.
  • To increase the number of people who may be in the church, the pew section on the left of the main isle will be reserved for families, as members of the same household are not required to maintain 2 meter social distancing.
  • We only use bathrooms when absolutely necessary.
  • We encourage you to use a personal disinfectant before entering the church.
  • The guidelines strongly emphasize and encourage any individual over 3 years of age attending Mass to wear a mask, and only partially remove the masks when receiving Holy Communion.
  • Offerings will be collected after Mass. There will be tables with the offertory baskets at the exit of the church.
  • The bulletins in paper form will not be printed. You can access them on the parish website.
  • After Mass, please do not gather for social purposes in the parking lot.
  • Please arrive at the church 15 minutes before the start of Mass to orderly take your seats in the pews.
  • If you feel sick, e.g. have a fever or cough, or any other symptoms potentially related to COVID, please stay at home.
  • We would like to continue to dedicate the Holy Mass at 11:00am to families with children as much as possible, therefore we ask that people without small children choose a different Mass to attend.
  • Please be advised that until further notice there will be no confessions on weekends. Confessions will be held every weekday, half an hour before morning Mass and one hour before the evening Mass.
  • The parish office will continue to be closed.

Dear parishioners, all these measures may appear to be a bit complicated but after our first Sunday following these new rules, it will hopefully not feel as overwhelming. I hope that very soon everything will return to normal and we will enjoy participating in the Eucharist without any restrictions.

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Our Parish During the COVID Pandemic

Masses

Our church is still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Masses at our parish are still happening according to our regular Mass Schedule. Tune in to Mass live through Facebook or YouTube.

We encourage everyone to join us in the celebration of Mass and receiving spiritual Holy Communion for the intention of quick deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic. God bless you all in this hard time!

Adoration

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 restrictions, the chapel of the Perpetual Adoration is closed. However the Most Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the church 24 hours per day and we can adore Jesus in the Eucharist online through Parish TV.

Donation

Masses are cancelled, which means the Sunday collections are not being taken. It would be greatly appreciated if our parishioners still considered supporting the parish during this difficult time for us all.

There are several options for making offerings:

  • Drop off: Offertory box at the entrance to the parish office
  • Donate Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website by credit card. Select “St. Eugene de Mazenod Mission, Brampton” as your Parish. Under “Where should we direct your gift?” select “Parish Offertory” to make a Sunday offering or “Parish Building Fund” to help with the repayment of the loan taken for the construction of our church, which we normally collect on the last Sunday of the month.
    God bless you for support!

Contact

You can still reach us during this time by phone or email. Visit our Contact page for more information.

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday:
17:00 (in Polish)
18:30 (in English)


Sunday:
8:00 (in Polish)
9:30 (in English)
11:00 (in Polish – with children)
13:00 (in Polish)
18:00 (in Polish)

Weekday Mass Schedule

Monday – Friday:
8:30 and 19:00 (in Polish)


Thursday:
19:00 – (in English)


Saturday:
8:30

Devotions

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
24 hours, 7 days a week


Sunday:
Liturgy of the Hours – Immaculate Heart of Mary (7:30am)


Wednesday:
Novena to Our Lady of Ludźmierz (before mass)


First Monday of the Month:
Devotion to St. Eugene de Mazenod (before mass)


First Friday of the Month:
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (after mass)


First Saturday of the Month:
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (after mass)


First Sunday of the Month:
Exchange of the Rosary Mysteries

RSS Vatican News

  • Nigerian Bishops: "Stop the killing"
    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) expresses concern on insecurity in the country and calls on the government to “put a complete stop to the killing of innocent people.”
  • Belarus President wins election
    Election officials in Belarus say the county's longtime President Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive term, taking over 80 percent of the vote. Monday's announcement followed a night of riots in which dozens of people were injured, and possible one person was killed amid mounting anger over his perceived autocratic style.
  • Philippines Bishops explain opposition to death penalty
    In a statement issued at the beginning of August, the Bishops of the Philippines reiterate their opposition to the reintroduction of the death penalty in their country.

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