COVID-19 Response

Protocol Update

Manitoba's Chief Health Public Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, has increased the limit on the size of public gatherings to 25 people for indoor premises, provided physical distancing and sanitizing measures are in place.  Beginning Tuesday, June 2nd, The Parish of St. Timothy will return to regularly scheduled Mass times as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

You should not attend Mass is you or someone in your household is exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, recently travelled outside of Manitoba or been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

 

Click here for view of Worship Space set-up.  There are plastic chairs physically distanced in the Worship Space.  You must sit in one of these chairs so they may be disinfected after Mass.

Weekday Masses

 

Gathering is limited to 25 people including Father Chrys and designated ministers.  Once that number is reached, entrance to the church will not be permitted.  Up on arrival, attendees must write their name and phone number on contact tracing forms.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before Mass begins.  You will be able to enter the church shortly before 9:00 top ray the Rosary, if you so wish. 

 

Tuesday Masses will continue to be livestreamed and recorded for later viewing.  How to Livestream Celebrations.  If you are in attendance, you may be on camera.

 

Anointing of the Sick will not take place on the first Thursday of the month at this time.  ​Anointing of the sick can take place on request.

 

Weekend Masses

 

Call or email to Reserve a Mass Time - Please call the office (204-949-3760) or email

info@st-timothy.ca to reserve a Mass time. Reservations will be accepted on the Wednesday and Thursday immediately prior to the weekend. We will ask for your name and the number of people who will be attending. We will strictly enforce the 25-person maximum for each Mass.  We will confirm your attendance via email or return phone call.  Please wait for confirmation before you plan to attend mass.

Arriving for Mass - Entrance to the Church will be through the north doors only (closest to the office). All other entrances will be locked. Please arrive to Mass promptly as the north doors will be locked five minutes before Mass commences and no one will be permitted entrance after this time.  You will be required to check in to confirm your reservation.

Recording - The Saturday 4:00 p.m. Mass will be recorded for later viewing by those who cannot attend.  If you are in attendance, you may be recorded.

Important Changes

Facemasks - It is strongly recommended that all people attending Mass wear masks.

Music and Congregational Singing - While we will have an accompanist and singer, singing by the greater Church community is not recommended. Hymnals have been removed from the Church.

 

Offertory Collection - We will have a collection basket for your Sunday offering in the narthex. Please drop your offering in the basket before Mass. The collection will be securely stored before Mass begins.

 

Sign of Peace - The sign of peace will be expressed with a bow of the head toward one’s neighbour.

 

Communion Procession - Physical distancing must be maintained during the Communion procession. The distribution of communion will be done by Fr. Chrys alone. Communion from the chalice is to be discontinued during this time. Communion is only to be distributed on the hand of each communicant with great care not to make physical contact.

Dispensation from Sunday Obligation - While we continue to move toward a total opening, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to physically attend Mass is granted to the faithful until the end of the pandemic.

Can You Help? - We'll need help at both weekend and weekday Masses, setting up the altar for Mass (much simpler than usual), monitoring the doors, signing in parishioners as they arrive, and sanitizing the chairs and surfaces after each Mass.  If you can help with one or more of these duties occasionally, please let Grace know when you register for Mass.  Training will be provided.

Thank You! - As we navigate theses new changes, we thank you in advance for your patience, understanding, and cooperation, as we continue to work together to keep each other healthy and safe.  Please watch for updates online and in the bulletin as we adjust processes as required.

Parish of St. Timothy

135 John Forsyth Road

Winnipeg, MB

R2N 1R3

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