Guidelines for Opening Masses
By Fr Eduardo Quintero, CS
This changes can begin the weekend of May 23/24
Archbishop Miller has announced the Reopening of Masses with a Congregation. At St Ann’s Parish proper steps are being taken to ensure a smooth and safe transition.
- A maximum of 50 in total per Mass and social distancing is to be observed.
- Parishioners may either call (604-852-5602), email email@example.com or come to the Parish Office to register for all weekend Masses on a regular basis. — Name and Phone number is required for registration.
- For weekdays, there is no need to register, but sign up at the entrance door.
- Please give other parishioners a chance to attend Mass as well
- Anyone attending Mass does so at their own risk. The following must stay home for the sake of the wider community:
- People with COVID-19 or who live with someone with COVID-19.
- People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- The sick, including those with even the slightest symptoms or feelings of sickness, especially if with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms.
- Those who have recently travelled outside of Canada.
- Main Entrance door will be open half-an-hour before Mass starts
- An usher / volunteer will call list, and so grant access only to those previously registered.
- Volunteers are needed to sanitize after Mass
- For Sunday Donations, please drop your envelopes in the baskets as you exit Church.
- At St Ann’s, our regular Mass schedule will be observed. For Spanish Masses that are celebrated at St Joseph, Precious Blood, St Luke, St Mary, as well as those at Hospital, Nursing Homes and Prison information will be given at a later time.
- Dispensation for Sunday Obligation is still in effect!
Weekday Masses as scheduled
Monday: 8:00 am
Tuesday: 7:00 pm (Perpetual Novena to St. Ann)
Wednesday: 8:00 am & 7:00 pm (Spanish)
Thursday: 8:00 am
Friday: 8:00 am
Saturday: 9:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm (Anticipated Mass)
Sunday: 8:00 am — 10:00 am —12:00 noon
** In case you decide to stay home, 10 am Mass on Sundays will be live streamed.
As we go back to usual activities, Confession will be on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:00, and from 4:00 to 4:45 pm; Eucharistic Adoration will be on the First Friday of the month; and the Holy Rosary before daily Masses.
The Fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost are celebrated in joyful exultation as one feast day, as one great Sunday. The first eight days of Easter Season make up the octave of Easter and are celebrated as solemnities of the Lord.
Let us joyfully celebrate the Lord’s victory over death. Let us sing Alleluia, a hymn, a prayer and a worship that is proclaimed throughout the world. Let us announce that Jesus Christ triumphantly lives and reigns!
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining
- During the day, Church will be open for personal prayer and reflection. Enter through the Parish Center!
- Daily Masses will be celebrated at 7 pm and live streamed through the Parish Facebook Account (https://www.facebook.com/St-Anns-Roman-Catholic-Parish-Abbotsford-102407856581092/).
- On Thursdays there will be Eucharistic Adoration from 2pm to 6:30pm, concluding with a solemn Benediction. Come and spend some time in Eucharistic Adoration. Please call or email the Parish Office to sign up. Church will be open throughout the day for personal prayer and Adoration.
- Confessions by appointment… that’s our way of being flexible and responding to individual needs. Besides that, on Thursdays a priest will be available to hear your confession from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
- English Mass will be celebrated Sundays at 10:00 am
- Spanish Mass will be celebrated Sundays at 1:30 pm
Fr Eduardo Quintero, CS Pastor