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UPDATE - Volunteers Needed!

Fr. Michael MachacekNativity of Our LordJune 14, 2020
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June 27th Update- While we have had a pretty good response from Parishioners, we still could use some more to step forward and volunteer. Please see all the details below. Note: All volunteers helping at the weekend masses do not need to register through Eventbrite, as they will have assigned seats for their Mass. 

Please contact Joanna at nativity@myparish.org or call 416.621.2732  asap to volunteer.  God bless you in advance for your help!  Fr. Michael

June, 2020

My dear parishioners:

As we look forward to the reopening of our church on Monday, June 22nd , we need to recruit many members of our parish community to serve as part of our Parish Cleaning Teams and our Parish Welcoming Ushers Teams.  These positions are mandatory as part of the Worshipsafe document shared with all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Toronto, including Nativity. 

Below you will read a description of each team and what would be expected of volunteers.  I thank you for reading this and considering volunteering for these essential ministries.

Peace, Fr. Michael Machacek.

CLEANING TEAMS:

We will need teams of parishioners to clean the church after each weekday and weekend mass (will require about 15-20 minutes of your time); as well as a team to do so after funerals, weddings and other liturgical celebrations (about 20-25 minutes) ; and finally one team on Wednesday mornings to help Tony our caretaker to do a  deep clean of the church (will require a bit more than 30 minutes).   In all cases, training will be done by  Tony Marinucci, our caretaker.

For the weekday masses teams, Monday at 9:30 am, Wednesday 7 pm, and Thursday and Friday 9:30 am, we will need at least 4 people for each mass (please note extras are welcome in case someone can’t be there, or is sick, etc.)

For the deep clean team, we will need a team of 6 who will come at 9:00 am on Wednesdays.  This weekly deep clean on Wednesday morning also removes the need for a team after the Tuesday evening 7 pm mass.  (extras are welcome)

For the weekend masses teams, Saturday at 5 pm and Sundays at 9 and 11:30, we will need teams of 6 people for each mass.  (extras are welcome).

The Other Liturgies team (weddings, funerals) will need teams of 4 people – extras are welcome.  This would be suitable for those who have flexible schedules.

Please note that disposable gloves will be provided to all cleaners – please bring a mask with you, and if you do not have one, we will provide one.

If you are able and willing be a member of a cleaning team, please email us at nativity@myparish.org or call 416.621.2732

Please give your name, email address, contact phone #, and specify which team(s) you would like to be with.  If it is for a weekday or weekend mass team, please also specify which mass, and if possible, a 2nd choice of mass. 

WELCOMING USHERS TEAMS:

We will need people who will welcome and seat your fellow parishioners arriving for the masses, as well as assist with the communion reception processions, and also when parishioners exit, where donation baskets will also be present.  These duties will be essential in providing parishioners with a warm and safe environment. If you are blessed with a warm, welcoming presence and can graciously assist our parishioners in making them comfortable, I need you!   Training will be provided by myself, Fr. Michael

We would need teams of 4, with 2 backups, for the each of the weekday mass teams – Mondays, Thursday and Fridays at 9:30 am, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.  These team members would need to be at the church 40 minutes before the start of mass and stay until the church is emptied after mass.

For the weekend mass teams, (Saturday at 5pm, Sundays at 9 am and 11:30 am) we would need teams of 6, with 2 backups.  This would require the teams to be here about 50 minutes before the start of each mass, and again stay until the church is emptied after mass. 

For Other Liturgies Teams, including weddings and funerals, we would need a team of 2, with 2 backups.  They would need to be there 30 minutes in advance of the celebration and stay until the conclusion. This team would be suitable for those with flexible schedules.

Please note that for all Welcoming Usher team members, wearing a mask is essential – if you do not have one or forget to bring one, we will provide one for you.

If you are able and willing be a member of a Welcoming Usher Team, please email us at nativity@myparish.org or call 416.621.2732.

Please give your name, email address, contact phone #, and specify which team(s) you would like to be with.  If it is for a weekday or weekend mass, please also specify which mass, and if possible, a 2nd choice of mass. 

Training will be provided by Fr. Michael and/or the other volunteers who have already be trained.