COVID-19 restrictions in the province have been mandated. Again, this will significantly change how we celebrate mass.
- Mask use is mandatory at all times.
- We are still not taking registration. However, due to the 1/3 capacity, we will follow a first-come, first-serve basis for the first 125 people. Contact info will not be collected at this time, however, please check-in at the front so we can have a proper count. Church doors will be locked during masses in order to maintain capacity.
- Physical Distancing is mandatory. As such, some pews have been blocked off. Please maintain a 2 meter physical distancing between households, or 2 close contacts for those living alone.
- Offerings can continue to be placed in the boxes at the entrance and exit of the church or in the basket at the offertory.
- Congregational singing is suspended at this time, with only one cantor/soloist allowed.
- There will continue to be one communion line formed by alternating pews.
- Communion is given under only one species – the consecrated host.
- Parishioners who are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons can be exempt from this regulation except when receiving Holy Communion. All parishioners must wear masks when lining up for the distribution of Holy Communion, including those receiving Communion on the tongue or a “blessing.”
- Communion on the tongue continues to be offered, however, please be considerate of others and try to go last if you are receiving on the tongue.
- Surfaces will no longer be sanitized after each mass but please continue healthy practices of washing hands, and be considerate to cover coughs and sneezes with your arm.
- Adoration after Friday 12:05pm mass will not resume at this time.
- We will continue to offer our bollettino electronically for the summer. If you are not signed up for it, you can do so here: https://SacredHeartCalgary.flocknote.com/WeeklyBulletinBo
- The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues at this time.
Find more information here: https://www.catholicyyc.ca/blog/covid19