With the rising number of people who have Covid-19 in Quebec, the Provincial Government has imposed a new limit to the number of people allowed in a place of worship; 25 people is currently the new limit in Montreal. Because of this new limit, many people will not be able to enter the church for mass this weekend.
Therefore, for this weekend’s masses: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 9am & 11am, those who wish to come to mass, must reserve their place ahead of time, before coming to Church. To reserve a place, you must either e-mail or call the secretary, Leonora, who will confirm your reservation.
Please note that requests will be accepted for this weekend’s masses as follows:
– Requests will be accepted in order from the time they were received.
– Requests for reservation will end 2pm Friday (September 25th), or once all the available places are booked.
– When you e-mail or call the secretary (don’t do both) please provide your following information:
* Contact name
* number of people
* for which mass preference(s) (Sat 4:30pm or Sunday 9am or 11am)
* your contact info: e-mail and/or phone
– The secretary will send you confirmation via e-mail or phone to inform you that your request for seating in the Church has been accepted. *Do not consider your request granted until you receive confirmation.*
– You must arrive at church before mass starts, or you will forfeit your reservation. Again, if you are late, you will lose your place.
The secretary’s contact information for reservation:
phone: 514-747-4226 ext. 0
Parish office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm
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