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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.

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Program for Holy Week

All Masses and the liturgies will be celebrated without the participation of the faithful in the church, however we encourage everyone to participate in them via the website by going to the Parish TV link. Adoration will be carried out in the same way.

Holy Thursday – April 9

Holy Thursday Liturgy: 7 pm (bilingual)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following the Mass until Friday 3 pm

Good Friday – April 10

Divine Mercy Chaplet: 2:45 pm – 3 pm
Good Friday Liturgy: 5 pm (Polish)
Stations of the Cross: 6 pm (bilingual)
Good Friday Liturgy in English will follow Stations of the Cross
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Lord’s tomb until Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday – April 11

Easter Vigil: 8 pm

Blessing of Easter Baskets: 9 am – 2:30 pm.
We will be broadcasting a prayer of blessing of the food every half hour on our Facebook and Youtube live stream (links above). At the same time one of the Fathers will be blessing the Easter Baskets in a drive through manner on the Church parking lot. Guards will direct the traffic, please follow their instructions. You may not leave your car. Open the window from driver’s side and display the basket. After the blessing, please leave the parking lot immediately.

Resurrection Sunday – April 12

Holy Mass: 6 am, 8 am, 9:30 am (English), 11 am, 1 pm
There will be no 6 pm Mass

Easter Monday – April 13

Holy Mass: 8:30 am, 7 pm

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

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