CHRISTMAS SEASON 2020 UPDATE
Dear sisters and brothers,
We are not permitted to celebrate public mass in our parish church during the Christmas season. I encourage you to view our LIVESTREAM MASS: NEW YEAR’S EVE 4.00 P.M., NEW YEAR’S DAY AT 12.00 NOON. For those who wish to attend the mass on a later time, the video of the 4.00 P.M. Mass on New Year’s Eve will be available through our Parish Website; www.stmartinoftourschurch.ca
NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE
- Monday, December 28th, 9.00 am
- Tuesday, December 29th, 8:30 am
- Wednesday, December 30th, 8:30 am
- Thursday, December 31st, 8.30 am
- Thursday, December 31st, New Year’s Eve 4.00 pm
Friday, January 1st, New Year’s Day 12.00 noon (Communion Service 8.00 am to 11.30 am, Registration Required- https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/register-for-christmas-holy-communion-service-only-tickets-133406639851)
- Saturday, January 2nd, 9.00 am
- Sunday, January 3rd, 8:00 am —12:00 noon (Epiphany of the Lord)
Our parish church will be opened for private prayers on December 29th - 31st , January 2nd and 3rd from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. The priests will be available distributing Holy Communion during the church hours.
Our parish office will be closed on December 28th and January 1st.
1. Each service take approximately 10 minutes and will be led by a priest or deacon for only 8 parishioners (plus presider and usher for a maximum of 10 people allowed in the church).
2. Every 30 minutes, 24 communicants will be receiving Eucharist through a 10minute interval. This is to allow the next batch of 8 waiting outside to come in and receive communion.
3. Please note that those in attendance must be willing to stand, appropriately distanced in the front of the altar and will be asked to leave immediately following the final blessing. Please be on time.
4. There will be a list of the registered individuals and a volunteer on the outside to help facilitate the Communion Service.
BOOKING A SPACE FOR COMMUNION SERVICES ON NEW YEAR’S DAY…will be done via EVENTBRITE ONLY for the following times:
NEW YEAR’S DAY:
- 8.00 a.m., 8.30 a.m.
- 9.00 a.m., 9.30 a.m.
- 10:00 a.m., 10.30 a.m.
- 11 a.m.
Please reserve your ticket through Eventbrite beginning on SUNDAY December, 27. Please note that this link is different Sunday Mass link.
May you be with our good God throughout the New Year; May God Bless you always with enough happiness to keep you sweet; enough trials to keep you strong; enough success to keep you eager; enough faith to give you courage; and enough determination to make each day a good one.
We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. We pray for those who have no family around during this holy season. Once again, I would like to thank each of you for your extraordinary support during these challenging times.
Should you have questions, please be in touch with us.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Gijo, Fr Jose and Deacon Miguel