Due to the relaxing of Saskatchewan health regulations, beginning July 11th there will be some changes to our Masses.
· You will no longer need to pre-register for ANY of our Masses.
· You will no longer be required to check in before Mass (or when visiting the office) for contact-tracing purposes.
· Fonts with Holy Water will be available.
· Hand sanitizing will continue.
· The Sign of Peace by the shaking of hands may resume and in the manner at the comfort level of individuals.
· For the next few months, we will still be maintaining some social distancing at the Masses.
· Wearing a mask during Mass will be optional at your own comfort level.
· The process to receive Communion will slowly revert back to normal. The process will be announced during Mass
· A Cry Room will be available in meeting room #1 if required, however there will be no shared toys available in the room.
As we slowly move back to the way of doing things the way we did prior to the COVID-19 virus, please understand and respect that everyone has their own individual comfort level .
Also, please consider volunteering to help out during Mass. Please watch our bulletin and your email account for information on how you can participate.
Reconciliation and healing for residential school survivors and their communities – financial appeal announced by Saskatchewan bishops:
The five Catholic bishops of Saskatchewan on July 13 released more details about a planned fund-raising appeal entitled “Catholic TRC healing response.” The Saskatchewan bishops said that the appeal’s goal is “to support Residential School survivors and their communities and to engage more deeply in our own ongoing commitment and response to the Truth and Reconciliation process” with funds going to the priorities of healing and reconciliation; cemeteries on the sites of former residential schools; and education and cultural support. “We are collaborating with potential participants, and consulting with Indigenous dialogue partners, including Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Chiefs, and other community members. Out of these conversations, each diocese and eparchy will discern and communicate separately how they will proceed with the Appeal in their respective dioceses and communities,” said the bishops. For those who wish to donate immediately or make a long-term pledge, see the online giving options at: https://dscf.ca/catholic-trc-healing-response/
Why Stay In Church
by Ron Rolheiser
Ronald Rolheiser is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. From 2005 – 2020, Fr. Ron served as President of Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas. He remains on staff at OST as a full time faculty member.
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