COVID-19 Lockdown Update

12/26/20 - Ontario Lockdown

*Updated January 20, 2021

Beginning at 12:01am on December 26th, all areas of the Province of Ontario move into the grey ‘lockdown’ level. This is expected to last for at least four weeks and will have some impacts on our parish. Here’s what you can expect at St. Alphonsus Liguori during this time:

Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals can be celebrated but only ten people, including the Celebrant, can be in attendance. Parents are still able to prepare for the baptism of their child. Preparation is done online at whatever pace parents set. After preparing, parents can contact the parish office to take the next step.

Sunday and Daily Masses

The public celebration of Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended.  We encourage you to pray with us ONLINE – we stream our Sunday Morning Mass LIVE at 10:45AM, and it is available on-demand afterwards.

Weekday Masses are open to the public with the government-imposed limit of 10 people (including our pastor and staff).  We celebrate Mass Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:30PM.

You are invited to worship with us online by clicking here.

Confession

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available on Saturdays between 4PM to 5PM in the Narthex. Simply drive up to the portico, and enter the Narthex for your confession. No appointment required.

Parish Office

The parish office is closed. Our staff is working remotely, from home. Feel free to call and leave a message, but messages will be checked only infrequently. Email to the office is checked more regularly. 

Meetings and Groups

All in person activities, meetings and groups are suspended. Groups may meet or arrange activities online.

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation for Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation continues to take place online.

Adoration and Private Prayer

The Church is open for Eucharistic Adoration and private prayer on Sundays from 11:45AM until 1:45PM, concluding with Benediction.  There is a limit of 10 people (including the priest) at a time in the Church.

 

Friends, although we have to close our church building for a little while, we are a Christian community and we will continue to share our faith and stay in touch with one another. We are being called to take our Christian Discipleship to the next level, and I am fully confident, Liguori, that we will rise to the occasion.

With the Love of Christ,
Fr. Jerry Tavares
Pastor