Gradual Re-Opening of Churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto

Churches across the Archdiocese will begin gradually re-opening this Sunday, June 14th, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. 

On Wednesday, June 17th we will resume the celebration of public Mass and Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am. Mass will be celebrated Monday to Friday at 8:00 am following our first celebration on Wednesday, June 17th

On the weekend of Saturday June 20th and Sunday, June 21st we will resume the regular Sunday celebration of Masses at 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 20th and at 9:00 am and 11:15 am on Sunday, June 21st

At the present time, we are only allowed to admit 30% of our capacity. For this reason, only the first 200 people will be admitted to each celebration in our church which has a capacity of 750. 

All who attend our Masses are encouraged to bring their own PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). We will be observing strict social distancing and seating in the church is designated for social distancing. Entrance to the Church will only be available at the entrance at 840 Bathurst Street. 

You are asked not to attend Mass if you have been in contact with anyone exposed to COVID 19 in the past two weeks. Please take your temperature before coming to Mass and remain at home if you have a fever or any symptoms related to COVID 19. 

During this pandemic, our downtown parish is not able to keep the washrooms open and safe. Please be advised our washrooms will remain closed at all times until further notice. 

Please remember that during this time of pandemic, the Archbishop of Toronto has dispensed the Sunday obligation. If you have any concerns about attending Mass, or are unable to do so, please consider watching the live streamed Mass from the cathedral (www.archtoronto.org) or one of the many televised Mass until you feel safe attending Mass. You might also consider attending a weekday Mass instead. 

If you are able to help with ushering or cleaning the church between Masses, there will be a training meeting on Saturday, June 13th at 10:00 am in the church. At the present time, it is asked that only those who are active parishioners of the parish attend this session as these duties require familiarity with our parish and parishioners. 

Let us pray that this re-opening will be safe and healthy.