Reserving for November 21
The reservations for Sunday mass this weekend are now open and will close Thursday at 2pm.
Give a Chance to Others:
For those who were able to attend a Sunday liturgy last weekend (Saturday 4:30pm & 6pm, Sunday 9am & 11am), we ask you to please given an opportunity to others, who were not able to attend mass, to register first, by waiting to register for a mass until Wednesday evening if there are any places remaining.
Don’t Be Late:
Also, for those who register for mass, you must show up before mass starts. if you are more than 5 minutes late, your reservations will be cancelled and your place(s) will be given to those who show up for mass without a reservation.
If for whatever reason you need to cancel your reservation, please send an e-mail to the secretary before Friday 2pm (email@example.com); informing her of the name, number of people, and which mass you are cancelling your reservation. If you need to cancel after Friday at 2pm, please e-mail Fr. Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are the links to reserve place(s) at the various masses:
Saturday 4:30 pm (November 21st)
Saturday 6:00 pm
There is no 6:00 pm Mass this week.
Sunday 9:00 am (November 22nd)
Sunday 11:00 am (November 22nd)
Notice July 2020
After nearly four months of being closed to the public, I am happy to inform you that beginning this Thursday (July 9th) Our Lady of Fatima Parish will be open to the public as we resume our usual mass schedule.
The Mass Schedule:
Tuesday (followed by Adoration) – 7pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am (Adoration following Friday mass)
First Saturday of the Month – 10am (followed by Marian Devotions & Adoration)
Saturday (Sunday Vigil) – 4:30pm
Sunday – 9am & 11am
Please note that due to the COVID-19 virus still being a very serious threat to everybody’s health, there will be some strict guidelines that we all need to follow, until further notice. Therefore, please note the following;
Before coming to the Church, or going out in general:
There are some standard questions one must ask themselves. If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you are to stay home and remain isolated and/or be tested for the virus before circulating among the public:
– Have I had a temperature / fever recently?
– Do I feel sick or unwell?
– Have I started coughing more than usual recently?
– Have I started to feel some cold / flu symptoms?
– Have I been in contact with someone who has the Covid-19 virus within the last 14 days?
Again, if you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you should avoid other people and get tested.
When you come to the Church:
– Doors will open 30min before all masses. Try to get to church a little earlier than usual due to the distancing and sanitizing requirements.
– You must wear a mask
– You must enter through the main entrance.
– If there is a line up to get into the Church, keep 6 feet distance from those in line with you.
– At the entrance of the church there will be a staff member there to greet you, ask some questions, and provide you some instructions.
– When you enter the church, you will have to sanitize your hands. You can either bring your own sanitizer, or use the sanitizer provided by the church.
Inside the Church:
– The washrooms are for emergency use only. If you do use the washroom, please inform one of the staff members so that they can sanitize the bathroom.
– To ensure a 6 foot distance inside the church, every second pew will not be available for use.
– For the pews that are available, you are required to sit at the ends. This is to keep 6 foot distance between those sitting on either side of the pew.
– Instructions will be given regarding how to proceed for Holy Communion.
Leaving the Church:
– Following the conclusion of mass, be mindful of maintaining a 6 foot distance from those around you as you exit the building.
– Be mindful not to block the exits, if you find yourself talking with other parishioners.
A Few Additional Notes:
– Due to being closed over the last several months, we haven’t been able to collect non-perishable food for the Oasis Food Bank. Over the next few weeks, please be all the more mindful of the Food Bank, and bring in some non-perishable food for the poor.
– Be My Disciples program is still on hold. For the families with children in the program, more information will follow in the weeks to come.
– The guidelines are often changing due to the ever evolving situation with the virus. We will keep you informed of changes as they develop.
– We are updating and reorganizing our parish contact list. Please send to the secretary at email@example.com an email with your name, phone number, and email address.
Fr. Jason Piper