March 25, 2020 - Parish Update
March 22, 2020 - Special Bulletin
March 19, 2020 - Weddings and Baptisms
March 17, 2020 - Funeral Guidelines
Our office and our churches are closed.
Calls and emails are being monitored.
Please call ahead if you would like to drop off food donations for St Vincent de Paul.
March 13, 2020 - Letter from Archbishop Mancini
March 13, 2020 - CCCB Statement on Covid-19
How Do We Keep Informed?
We will work diligently to keep parishioners updated through various means, including:
To be added to our email list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What about Mass?
We are fortunate to have parishes in our diocese that are able to offer Sunday Mass online:
Saint Benedict, Clayton Park at 9:00am – go to www.saintbenedict.ca/watch
Holy Trinity, Lr. Sackville at 10:00am – go to holytrinityns.ca/ and scroll down the page to the section called Livestream
For Daily Mass, please visit Word on Fire: https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/
The Daily Mass is posted at 8:15 ET every day.
What can I do to help the parish?
During Covid-19, what can I do to help the parish?
Many parishioners have reached out over the past week asking what they can do to support the parish during this time. Presently, there are two concrete ways to help.
→ Support St Vincent de Paul
We are unsure how Covid-19 will impact the poor among us, especially the homeless and homebound. Our cupboards are quickly emptying.
If you are able, we ask you to continue to bring non-perishable food items to the church. You can also donate financially by visiting our CanadaHelps page. More information about online donations below.
→ Keep in touch with one another
For many, this time of self-isolation and social distancing can be difficult. If you are able, pick up your phone and reach out to members from the parish and larger community. One phone call could make all the difference in lifting the spirits of others.
→ Parish Giving
We do encourage you, if possible, to continue giving financially to the parish during this time. Most of our financial obligations will continue, and your contributions will be vital for our continued viability once we are on the other side of contending with this virus.
How can I give?
● Continue your giving by mailing a cheque to the office.
● Send an e-transfer to email@example.com. Please include your name and envelope number or name and mailing address.
● Sign up for pre-authorized giving (PAG). Pre-authorized giving allows you to give to the church through electronic banking, frequency and amount chosen by you. If you would like more information, please email Sherri at firstname.lastname@example.org
● Online donations can also be made through CanadaHelps. CanadaHelps accepts credit card donations. You can donate directly to the parish or offer donations to St Vincent de Paul through the dropdown menu.
For more information, please visit https://www.ourladyofguadalupe.ca/donate