COVID-19

 

All Masses, All Meetings, All Events

Are cancelled at  All Saints, Sacred Heart & St. Charles Garnier until further notice due to  COVID-19
During this time of uncertainty, although difficult but necessary,
stay home, pray for all.  May God’s grace be with you.

Office staff will be checking phone messages and emails, please call or email and these will be returned as soon as possible.

If there’s an emergency that you require one of parish priests please call the office at 519-245-0644 and select 9

1st Communion Prep Sessions for March 28 and the catch up on March 29 are cancelled.
Confirmation Alpha – as of now, March 27 and April 3 sessions are cancelled. Further information for sessions starting April 17 will follow.

God Bless everyone

 

 

 

Video Update: Father Thom (March 29)

See below for a video update from Father Thom:

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Virtual Share Lent Schedule

See below for the virtual Share Lent schedule for 2020.

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Food Drive – Saturday, March 28

Food Drive
March 28, 2020
9 am – 1 pm
All Saints Parking Lot (Sacred Heart and St. Charles Garnier parishes are welcome to join us!)

Donations will be going to:
The Women’s Rural Resource Centre,
The Salvation Army Food Bank,
Children’s Aid Society

Please remember social distancing while dropping off your donation.
Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Video Messages from Bishop Fabbro & Bishop Dabrowski

See below for video messages from Bishop Fabbro & Bishop Dabrowski:

 

Home Prayer Service for 5th Sunday of Lent (March 29)

Below you will find a prayer service you would be welcome to use in your home this Sunday.

View: 5th Sunday of Lent Home Prayer Service

Posting of Homilies

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

I pray and hope this message finds you and your families well. I realize we are all facing a challenging time these days but as Catholic-Christians we are people of hope for we know our loving God is with us! Prior to His Ascension, the Risen Jesus told His disciples that “…I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Mt 28:20b) and His words are just as true today as they were then.

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COVID-19 Update for March 17 from Bishop Fabbro

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

The following directives, which include the temporary suspension of all public Masses in our diocese and restrictions on the celebration of the other sacraments, will be hard on all of us.  The Eucharist and the sacraments are the very heart of our Catholic faith.  After consulting with public health officials, however, we decided that it is our responsibility as citizens to work together with others in our communities to take measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to care for those who are sick and most vulnerable as a result of this virus.

We are making these sacrifices out of charity and for the sake of the common good.

I encourage all our faithful to be to be vigilant about personal cleanliness and keeping appropriate distances from others.

Our priests, deacons, lay pastoral ministers, and our faithful are reaching out to those in need at this difficult time, especially those who are elderly, vulnerable and isolated.  I am very grateful to all of you.

This Lenten season, we are united in prayer for those who are suffering from COVID-19 and for those who are caring for them.

May God have mercy on us!  May Mary, Help of Christians, intercede for us!

1. The Celebration of Mass

  1. All Masses and services, including missions and devotions, will be suspended at least until April 30. All churches are to be closed.
  2. Priests are encouraged to celebrate Mass privately each day for the intentions of their parishioners, for the medical personnel assisting the sick, and for an end to the outbreak. In this time of fasting from the Eucharist, parishioners should be encouraged to pray for other parishioners and all those affected by the virus.
  3. Funeral Masses and luncheons are not permitted. The Rite of Committal may be celebrated at the cemetery with immediate family members present. Funeral Masses may be celebrated at a later date.
  4. It is recommended that any weddings already scheduled be delayed. If they proceed, they are to be limited to immediate family members only, up to the number of people allowed at a gathering as determined by the local health officials.
  5. Baptisms are to be postponed until further notice.
  6. The Mass of Chrism will be celebrated privately by me, with Bishop Dabrowski and some members of the Episcopal Council. The oils for the celebrations of the sacraments will be made available at the deanery level following that Mass, at a date to be determined.

2. Confessions

  1. All Confessions are cancelled, except in the case of danger of death.
  2. The Day of Confessions is cancelled.

3. Care of the Sick and the Dying

  1. Priests are to be mindful of the sick, especially those in danger of death.
  2. Priests, deacons, and pastoral workers are to follow visiting restrictions set by the individual hospitals and healthcare facilities.
  3. The Eucharist will not be taken to parishioners who are homebound. Instead, parish teams are encouraged to ask volunteers to keep in contact with these people through telephone calls or other electronic means. Such calls could be a simple chat or praying a decade of the Rosary with the person.

4. Parish Offices and Activities

  1. Parish offices should be closed to the public. Where possible, staff can work from home, while some staff will report to work and deal with parishioners’ needs by phone or electronic means. This applies also to our Diocesan Centre, the Marriage Tribunal, and the Refugee Office.
  2. Appointments in parish offices should be limited to essential matters. Where possible, meetings should be held by electronic means.
  3. All regular meetings and social activities in parishes are cancelled. This includes cessation of all meetings for sacramental preparation. Parents are to be encouraged to continue such preparation in the home. Celebrations of First Confession, First Communion, and Confirmation will proceed only when the danger of the virus is passed. No child should be denied the sacraments due to the cessation of these preparation meetings.
  4. Meetings for 12-Step programs may be exempt from this, depending on the direction of local health officials.
  5. It is highly recommended, with this lull in activities, that parish staff could reach out by telephone or electronic means to connect with all parishioners to offer prayers and support.

5. Resources

  1. An Outreach page is being continually updated on the diocesan website and has a link on the homepage. The page contains resources for the faithful including online Masses, articles, links to Catholic publishers and activities for children, youth and families. Please promote this Outreach page as widely as possible: https://dol.ca/outreach.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Ronald P. Fabbro, C.S.B.
Bishop of London

Cancellation of Masses for the Weekend of March 14-15

Some Medical Officers of Health across the region are banning gatherings of 250 people or more. In light of this and the continuing concern for the health and safety of our parishioners, Bishop Fabbro announced today that all Masses shall be cancelled for this weekend. We will continue to monitor the situation and consult with public health officials to determine the course of action for next weekend and subsequent weekends.

For this weekend and as long as necessary, Bishop Fabbro grants the faithful dispensation from their Sunday obligation. Churches should remain open for private prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. Daily Mass will continue during the week. All other directions from Bishop Fabbro remain in effect at weekday Masses, with the additional direction to ensure proper “social distancing,” maintaining a 2 metre distance from others as a precaution.

Holy Week Schedule

Day of Reconciliation ~ April 1st, 2020

At All Saints Church Site ~ 9:30am – 12noon, 1:00pm – 5:00pm  & 6:30pm – 9:00pm

At St. Charles Garnier Church Site, Glencoe ~ 9:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 6:00pm & 7:00pm – 9:00pm


St. Charles Garnier

Palm Sunday Mass, April 5
Sunday 9:00am

Holy Thursday, April 9
7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm
Please Note: Incense will be used Holy Thursday Mass

Good Friday Liturgies April 10
3:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Easter Sunday Mass April 12
9:00am


Sacred Heart Parish

Palm Sunday Mass, April 5
Sunday 11:30am @HCCRC

Easter Sunday Mass April 12
11:30am


All Saints Parish

Palm Sunday Mass, April 5
Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am & 12noon

Holy Thursday, April 9
7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm
Please Note: Incense will be used Holy Thursday Mass

Good Friday Liturgies April 10
11:00am Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
3:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday, April 11
8:00pm Easter Vigil Liturgy
(No Mass at 5:00pm)
Please Note:
Incense will be used Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday Masses April 12
8:00am 10:00am & 12 Noon