|Thank you to our 25 ... yes 25... volunteers who came out on Saturday, June 13 to help clean up the church yard. There were three generations represented. Many of our confirmation candidates were there to lend a helping hand. A thank you goes out to Baba Alice for the break time snacks, to the CWL ladies (Carmen and Laurel) for lunch, to Liz Hogue who planted the “seed”, to Greg Ward for organizing, to Bob Lentowich for the use of his equipment and Jerry Rosmus for the use of his wood chipper. It was hard work, but a lot of fun.
PS - There are some new tenants moving into the Neimbark shrub. We’re awaiting their arrival.
Sunday (July 5th) mass is live streamed from Sacred Heart Garson at 9 am:
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Welcome to the Parishes of St.Michael's, Sacred Heart and St. John Paul II Catholic Community !
Sunday mass at St. Michael’s is at 11:00 AM with a few changes. The church can now accommodate 50 people upstairs this includes Fr. Sylvanus and 25 people in the basement as per the government’s phase 3 guidelines. It is strongly recommended that attendees wear a face mask. The Eucharistic ministers must wear a face mask during distribution of the Eucharist to the attendees.
Registration is no longer required.
There will be some changes to the mass as we know it. There will be no procession to the altar. Congregational singing is not recommended. Although, there will be a musician(s) and a leader of song. Lectors will be required to sanitize before and after reading. There will be no offertory procession. Offertory collections can be made at the back of the church or in the basement in the offertory basket provided. Eucharist ministers must sanitize their hands before distributing communion and wear a face mask when distributing communion. There will be communion in one species only - the bread.
St. John Paul II Catholic Community - Due to the relaxing of restrictions and increasing the number of people permitted in an inside gathering to 25, our Mass will resume on Saturday evenings at 5 p.m. Anyone serving as a reader, or distributing communion requires a face mask.
It is recommended that all participants at a mass wear a mask, but it is not a requirement to attend mass.
Sacred Heart - Be aware that there are only 24 people plus Fr.Sylvanus to attend keeping social distancing in place. Face masks are strongly recommended by the Diocese. Use of hand sanitizer and sanitizing the area that you are seated in following mass must be done. These are available at church entrance.
The church will be taped off to assist you in keeping the required distancing.
If you are a visitor from outside of the community, Father Sylvanus Omali and the parishoners of St.Michael's, Sacred Heart and St. John Paul II Catholic Community would like you to take this opportunity to explore us on-line.
Sundays: 11:00 am
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10:30 am in Kin Place Personal Care Home (Oakbank)