Livestream Sunday Mass on YouTube!
To view our livestream Mass on Sundays at 11 a.m., please visit our YouTube Channel at this link: “https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLOcoMAnBad-2buj_cDMZEQ“
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is being offered at St. Theresa on Saturdays from 9:45 – 11 a.m.
As stated in Archbishop Richard Smith’s letter of 26 May 2020, we are pleased to announce that St. Theresa parish will begin offering Mass in small numbers beginning Monday, June 1st, the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, and Sunday Masses as of June 7th, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
The following liturgical directives have been developed by the Bishops of Alberta to guide us through Stage One of the relaunch.
The aim is two-fold:
- The worthy and reverent celebration of the Eucharist in accordance with Church norms
- The safety of everyone through protocols that align with the health measures stipulated by civic authorities
Please be advised the following high levels of diligence and extra safety protocols will take place prior, during and at the end of each Mass:
- The total number of participants at each Mass will be limited to no more than 50 which will include the celebrant, the reader and the essential volunteer ministers
- To ensure the total number of participants does not exceed 50, all volunteers and participants will be required to pre-register during the week, Monday to Friday, for the weekend Mass they wish to attend. Please email Dany at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
- Preference shall be given to parishioners who are Officially Registered members of St. Theresa Parish
- Please note: Point of Entry door will be open ½ hour prior to Mass
- Upon arrival participants will be required to answer a series of health and travel-related questions as recommended by Alberta Health Services. The designated Point-of-Entry Team Member will record the names and contact information of all attendees for the purpose of contact tracing if necessary
- Parishioners who arrive late, even though they have registered to attend Mass, will not be able to enter the church once Mass has started
- Sanitizing of hands upon entry and exit will be required
- There will be a designated door to enter and to exit the church
- Participants will be directed to leave the church promptly at the end of the Mass as extra cleaning of the church will take place and as volunteers prepare to receive participants for the following Mass
- To keep the designated entry and exit doors clear, parishioners who have arranged for a ride will be instructed to wait outside of the church maintaining physical distancing policy
- The MacDonald room will remain locked.
- Children are to remain seated with their parent(s) or guardian during Mass
- Observing physical distancing throughout the celebration is mandatory and participants will be directed to their seat by an usher
- There will be no singing or offering the Sign of Peace and Baptismal fonts will remain empty
- Wearing masks is required for those who wish to receive Communion.
- Respect physical distance at all times
- Weekday morning Mass times are as follows: Monday –Saturday 9:00 a.m.
- Weekday evening Mass will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:25 p.m.
- Weekend Mass (Saturday Vigil/Sunday) will continue at their regular times: 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday
- The 10:30 Sunday Mass beginning Sunday, June 7th will also be livestreamed.
Thank you. Your cooperation and assistance in maintaining these directives is greatly appreciated. Father Patrick Baska Marie Woolgar, Business Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator
Stay safe and God bless.