June 8, 2021.
Yesterday, the Province of Ontario announced that we will move into Step 1 of the reopening roadmap this Friday, June 11th. The Step 1 process allows for places of worship to reopen to a maximum of 15% of capacity. Hence, this Friday, Nativity of Our Lord will be able to resume public masses with a maximum of 150 persons per mass.
For our weekend masses of Saturday 5pm, Sunday 9am and Sunday 11:30am Masses, you will again need to register using the Eventbrite registration system (June 12/13 Weekend Mass Sign Up: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nativity-weekend-masses-tickets-110003238648 ). For the following weekends you can register each Monday beginning at 10 am, by using the link for mass registration that will be on the homepage of the parish website. Please remember that registration closes 4 hours before each weekend mass.
If you are attending a weekend mass, you will enter the church using the EAST entrance (facing the schoolyard). As before, all those attending must wear facial masks and sanitize their hands upon entry, and that you will be seated with the help of our welcoming ushers. The entrance will open 30 minutes before the start of mass.
For our weekday masses, we will resume our regular weekday mass schedule starting this Friday the 11th. You will not need to register to attend any of the weekday masses. As before, all attending will use the WEST entrance (facing the grass field). As per the weekend masses, all attending will need to wear facial masks, sanitize their hands and be seated with the help of our welcoming ushers. The entrance will open 30 minutes before the start of mass.
We will continue to livestream a Sunday Mass alternating between the 9am and 11:30am Mass, but please note that we will no longer livestream our weekday masses starting Monday, June 14th.
Together with our parish staff, I thank and bless all of you for your prayers and support of our parish. I look forward to seeing you in these coming weeks!
Peace and prayers,
Fr. Michael Machacek.