COVID-19 Response

Protocol Update

The Province of Manitoba has eased restrictions for faith-based gatherings.  The Parish of St. Timothy will now be able to accommodate 85 participants, including pastor and ministers, providing physical distancing and sanitizing measures are followed.  Please see below if you wish to attend.

Mass Times

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.

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.

  • Please EMAIL or CALL on Wednesday or Thursday immediately before the upcoming weekend to request a  reservation at Weekend Mass.  Space is limited. If you have no preference of mass time, please indicate so. 

  • We will ask for the names of all people in your household who will be attending, plus a phone number, for contact tracing purposes as required by the Public Health Officials.

  • We will confirm your attendance via email or return phone call. (Please wait for confirmation before you plan to attend mass.)

  • When you get confirmation of your attendance at mass, please do your best to attend that mass. If you cannot attend, please email or call the parish office by Friday if possible (but we know emergencies happen).

Arriving for Mass - Entrance to the church will be through the north doors only (closest to the parish office). Doors open 30 minutes before mass. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before mass as there may be slight delays entering the church due to the brief sign-in process, especially as we increase in numbers. You will need to confirm that neither you nor anyone in your household is exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, nor recently traveled to restricted areas or been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the corona virus. The doors must be locked after we reach our maximum allowable numbers.

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.

Weekday Masses

Reservations are not required.  Upon arrival, attendees must write their name and phone number on contact tracing forms and confirm that neither they nor anyone in their household is exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms, nor have they recently traveled to restricted areas nor been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the corona virus. 

 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before Mass begins.  You will be able to enter the church shortly before 9:00 am to pray the Rosary, if you so wish. 

 

Tuesday Masses will continue to be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.  If you are in attendance, you may be on camera.  How to Live-stream Celebrations.

 

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.

As per direction from the office of the St. Boniface Archdiocese:

Face masks - 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 at the entrance of the Worship Space. 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 the pastor 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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204-949-3760