MESSAGE FROM FATHER MARTIN

New Guidelines from the Province of Ontario

June 8, 2021

Brothers and Sisters,

Pursuant to the new instructions from the Archdiocese about the Provincial Roadmap to reopen following the Stay-at-home Order. Some adjustments have been made that permit us to open the churches for worship from June 11, 2021, at 15% capacity.

With this in mind we would like to welcome you back for worship starting this weekend June 12, 2021 at the 4.30 pm Mass. We shall use the “First Come First Served” basis. It will be helpful if we come in time in order to give time for the ushers to be able to get us seated and to avoid last minute inconveniences. We shall return to our normal routine of 3 weekend Masses.

I thank all the volunteers for the tireless efforts you have put in ensuring that our parishioners are welcomed, made to feel safe as well as feeling respected. We owe you a debt of gratitude. We are calling on you once again to come and resume your volunteer duties as ushers, cleaning crew, livestream team, liturgists etc. Kindly call the office or send an email to Marlene Pignat at pign123@yahoo.com to let her know which mass you are attending in order to plan ahead for this. I hope everybody can come, we should be able to accommodate parishioners at 15%. Before you come to church, make sure that you have no symptoms of coughing, sneezing, high temperature or any other symptoms. If anybody is feeling unwell or still nervous about joining the group, we shall continue to livestream the Masses as we have been doing.

See you at Church!!

Father Martin

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MASS SCHEDULE

SUNDAY MASSES

4:30 p.m. (Saturday)
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. (including Children’s Liturgy)
12:00 p.m. (Hungarian)

CONFESSION

On Saturday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
* or by appointment.

WEEKDAY MASSES

Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 a.m.
Holy Rosary: 8:30 a.m.
First Fridays: Anointing of the Sick

Evening Prayer (Vespers), Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction:
Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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We are a community of believers who, with Jesus as our Guide, endeavour to proclaim the word of God through Evangelization, Sharing the Word of God in the Scripture, Mission Outreach to the poor and disadvantaged.

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DEAR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST

Welcome Message

Our website has been going through several changes and adaptations with the intention of serving you better. I hope you will find the new format more user friendly and will help you to interact with our parish and the rest of Mother Church. We have included a link to other useful websites that you will find helpful to acquaint yourself with news and events that are happening in our church today.

We are pleased to report that we have resumed the celebration of the Eucharist at St. Elizabeth Parish! So far, it has been a very engaging activity but has been worth the effort. We are so grateful to the volunteers who have been generous with their time and resources to organize the return to church and to do it within the established guidelines.

To comply with provincial health regulations, the Archdiocese of Ottawa requires us to adopt some best practices for safeguarding the health of our parishioners and volunteers. Many of these adaptations will be familiar as we have been doing most of these things already. The most significant are the following:

Physical Distancing and Safety Precautions:

  • Masks are required inside the church.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at the Entrance and Exits.
  • To maintain physical distancing, pews are assigned for seating. Please only use pews with are labelled. Families may sit together.
  • There will be no hymnals, bulletins or other paper handouts. Bulletins are posted on the website.
  • At Holy Communion, we remain standing and the ministers will come to our pews and will offer communion to us there.
  • Only one washroom for emergency use will be open. Downstairs’ toilets are out of bounds.
  • Please observe physical distancing in the parking lot and exit expeditiously after Mass to avoid congregating in groups. This is a bit difficult, but we have to try for the sake of one another.

Thank you for your prayers and cooperation in reopening the church. We are excited about this.

CHALLENGING FINANCIAL SITUATION

As you may know, our revenue from donations has significantly declined due to the Covid-19 restrictions limiting our gathering size and given that most of our members are in the vulnerable zone, who we have encouraged to stay home for now. Please help support St. Elizabeth by making a donation by cheque, cash at Mass or anytime online at our Canada Helps link on this website. If you donate online, you will receive a tax receipt immediately from Canada Helps. Also, you can donate through Interac E-Transfer at stelizabethparish@rogers.com

Please support St. Elizabeth Parish community with your prayers and a financial contribution if you are able to do so at the present time. Your donation helps pay salaries, utilities, and costs for cleaning the church among other necessities. The additional precautionary measures such as cleaning the church after every Mass have increased our expenses when our revenue is already falling below our needs, so your financial assistance is appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation.

Due to the changes brought about by covid19, the morning adoration to the Blessed Sacrament has been temporarily suspended. In the meantime, we shall be having Evening Prayers and Adoration Wednesdays from 4.15pm to 5.00 pm and Fridays from 5.00pm to 7 pm.

I welcome you to the new website and am hopeful that it will unite amongst ourselves as members of St. Elizabeth, as well as members from outside our environs. Praised Be Jesus Christ.

Fr. Martin Ndyanabo
St. Elizabeth Parish

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INTENTIONS

  • Wednesday, July 21: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi
    9:00 a.m., In Thanksgiving for the Conversion, & Healing of Erla, Elma Lind & Baby Amato

  • Thursday, July 22:  Saint Mary Magdalene
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Guiseppe Midena by Lidia Zito

  • Friday, July 23: Saint Bridget
    9:00 a.m., Blessings on Gerald Normoyle by the Family

  • Saturday, July 24: Saturday Vigil
    4:30 p.m., For All Parishioners

  • Sunday, July 25:  17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    9:00 a.m., Anniversary Blessings on Deacon Fred & Sarah Jardine by Terry Normoyle
    10:30 a.m.,  Soul of Joseph Nkuba by Don & Chris Graham

  • Tuesday, July 27:  Weekday
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Joseph Nkuba by Gladys & Glennys
    Soul of Victor Pantaleon by Rosa Frias

  • Wednesday, July 28: Weekday
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Paula Folkel by Beth Manley

  • Thursday, July 29:  Saint Martha
    9:00 a.m., For All Parishioners

  • Friday, July 30: Saint Peter Chrysologus
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Joseph Nkuba by Lourdes Villena

  • Saturday, July 31: Saturday Vigil
    4:30 p.m., Soul of Ruth Tumambo by Lourdes Villena

  • Sunday, August 1:  17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Augusto Cruzado by Gertrude Cruzado
    10:30 a.m., Soul of Eva Bwitirire by the Normoyle Family
    For All Parishioners

PARISH

ACTIVITIES

  • Choir Rehearsal (Saturday at 3:30 pm)
  • Children’s Liturgy (Sunday at 10:30 am)
  • Youth Group (Saturday afternoon)
  • The Ladies Auxiliary (2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm)
  • Coffee Sunday/Bake Sale (1st Sunday of the month after the 9:00 and 10:30 am Masses)
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry (3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:15 pm)
  • Christian Meditation Group (Wednesday at 9:45 am)
  • Eucharistic Adoration (Tuesday to Friday at 8:30 am)
  • Holy Rosary (Tuesday to Friday at 8:30 am)
  • Anointing of the Sick (first Fridays)
  • Evening Prayer (Vespers), Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction (Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

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