Update July 14, 2021:

The provincial government announced that Ontario will be moving to Step 3 of the “Roadmap for Reopening” plan as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2021. The Reopening Planning Committee for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough, issued the following directives to support the implementation of Step 3:

 

CHURCHES

In Step 3, there is no capacity limit for churches and missions. However, physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) is still required between parishioners attending Mass who are not from the same household. 

LITURGY AND LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

  • At this time, face mask use indoors is mandatory for the celebrants and the faithful, even for those who are fully vaccinated.
  • Congregational singing is still not permitted, however, a cantor or small choir may be utilized .
  • One altar server or two or more altar servers from the same household are permitted at a Mass. Face masks must be worn, and physical distancing maintained.
  • The celebrant’s regular procession and recessional practice may resume.
  • Priests/deacons may greet parishioners after or before Mass with attention to safety precautions.
  • The offertory box will continue to be available at the back or side of the church and will not be passed among the pews.
  • These items continue to be curtailed during Step 3:
    • Song books and hymnals placed in the pews
    • Holy Water in fonts
    • Reception of Holy Communion on the tongue
    • Sign of Peace
    • Communion from the Cup

FUNERALS

For funerals in Step 3, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario has issued the following guidelines:

 

Indoor Funeral Services

  • Indoor funeral services are permitted with physical distancing of two metres (six feet) between people.
  • There is no capacity limit, except for the physical distancing requirement.
  • Masks or face coverings are required indoors.
  • Passive screening continues: meaning have COVID signage at the entrance for guests to self-assess.
  • Contact tracing information must be collected. Records must be kept for 30 days.
  • All attendees and staff must adhere to local public health unit restrictions.
 

Outdoor Services at Cemeteries

  • There is no capacity limit, except for the physical distancing requirement.
  • Cemeteries may restrict access as they deem necessary.
  • All attendees and staff must adhere to local public health unit restrictions.
 
 

All of our staff and volunteers send you our blessings and wishes for good health. This community continues to be in our daily prayers and we look forward to a time where we can all celebrate Mass together again.

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ALTAR SERVERS:
Jennifer Mai – (705) 748-3174

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND READERS:
Diane O’Keefe – (705) 742-0696

USHERS:
Dave MacIssac – (705) 755-0302

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Judy Buchanan – (705) 292-5035

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Denise McNeil – (705) 748-5339

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