Weekday Mass Schedule for the Week of July 6-10

This coming week we will have daily Masses on:

Monday July 6                                 

Tuesday July 7 at 9:30 a.m.           

Private Intentions
Wednesday July 8 at 9:30 a.m.   

Private Intentions
Thursday July 9 at 9:30 a.m.        

Private Intentions
Friday July 10 at 9:30 a.m.           

Private Intentions

As with the weekend Masses, it is recommended that you check your temperature before coming to the church, wear a mask and sanitize your hands when you enter the church. Please follow social distancing recommendations.

Please note: anyone wishing to request a Mass can call the office at 613-257-1284. There are spots available especially during the week.

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Virtual Rosary on Zoom on Thursday July 2, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Please join us.

Annette Meadows is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Thursday Evening Rosary
Time: Jul 2, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tuesday June 30, 2020- Virtual Rosary on Zoom at 7 p.m.

Annette Meadows is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Please join us.

Topic: Tuesday Evening Rosary
Time: Jun 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mass Requests for the Week of June 29, 2020

Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Mass at the Church for the health and safety of our country during this pandemic

Saturday July 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.– for the Parishioners

Sunday July 5, 2020 at 9 a.m.- For the deceased members of the Kennedy family  requested by Richard and Linda Greene

Sunday July 5, 2020 at 11 a.m.– For Joseph “Roy” Missud requested by Anthony and Mae Vella

Please note that The live streamed Mass is at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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Mass Requests for June 27-28, 2020

Saturday June 27, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Sanctity of Life in All Its Stages requested by St. Mary’s CWL

Sunday June 28, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Jean Byrne requested by Lore Coyne

Rosemarie Gesner requested by Lore Coyne

Sunday June 28, 2020 at 11 a.m.

The Parishioners

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Thursday June 25, 2020 Virtual Rosary at 7 p.m.

Annette Meadows is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Thursday Evening Rosary
Time: Jun 25, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tuesday June 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. the Virtual Rosary

Annette Meadows is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

The Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday June 23, 2020.

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In preparation for a safe return to church by God’s people, the archdiocese of Kingston together with other Catholic dioceses in Ontario issued some guidelines to be followed in parishes by priests, liturgical ministers and by all God’s people. It is important to carefully consider the excerpt of these guidelines tailored for use in our parish of St Mary’s.

Mass Times

During this phase 2 of re-opening, when churches are allowed to re-open, we will resume with our usual weekend Mass schedule unless otherwise adjusted and stated. Therefore, our mass times are as follows:

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Virtual Mass 11:00 AM

Weekday masses will be scheduled in no distant time. There may be need to adjust these times depending on record of attendance. We will communicate such changes if they should arise. We will also communicate to you when our church office re-opens. Meanwhile you can always reach us at our parish numbers.

Church Capacity

We recognize that these guidelines may be awkward/uncomfortable and contrary to our culture of hospitality and community. In working to foster a safe environment for all, we thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. Churches are limited to a 30 percent capacity. This means that our parish will witness a limited number of people attending Mass each Sunday.

Personal Care and Safety

Before coming to church: Please care for your own health. Anyone attending any liturgical celebration does so at their own risk. Please check temperature of all family members before coming to church. If any family members have a fever, please remain home for the health and safety of all. Consult your family doctor. If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, please remain home at this time – cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, headache, runny nose, sore throat, chills with shakes. Attendees and volunteers from demographic groups that are at a great risk of serious illness, such as people 65 years of age or older and individuals with chronic medical conditions, are encouraged to stay safe by avoiding public gatherings, but not prohibited from attending these liturgical celebrations if they so choose. The use of masks and face coverings are recommended but not mandatory at this time. Parishioners must provide their own masks or face coverings. Arriving at church Maintain physical distancing at all times – two metres (six feet) from others – in the parking lot, church entrance and in church itself. Upon arrival, put on mask/face covering before entering church. Parishes will likely be using one entrance only – it may not be the entrance you are familiar with. Follow direction of volunteers, signage as appropriate. Sanitize hands upon entry and regularly wherever possible.

Social Distancing in Church

Our church, chairs and aisles have been properly marked to note physical distancing requirements. You will not be able to sit where you wish or where you normally do. Please follow the instruction of our ushers (COVID-19 ministers of care) for proper entrance, seating, and exit. Families and households living at the same residence may sit together; the same two metres (six feet) distance should be maintained concerning others. Follow direction of ushers for seating.

The Church been emptied of prayer books, hymnals, etc. You may bring your own missal or prayer book, as long as you take it home with you. Parish bulletins will not be published at this time. Holy Water font has been emptied and not in use at this time. The Parish Hall, Chapel, board room (except for musicians) Fr Gus’ room will not be in use during this period unless otherwise permitted by Fr. Cosmas.

Celebration of the Eucharist and Parts of the Mass

Please listen carefully to announcements before the start of Mass. Follow directions as advised. Altar Servers, Lectors will be kept to an absolute minimum during this period of time. Please do not enter the sacristy unless you have been asked to assist during Mass.

Since it appears that a prolonged contact with others is the prime way the Covid-19 virus is spread, the time for the celebration of the Eucharist will be limited. For this reason, the following changes to the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist and Solemnities which are celebrated with the people in Phase Two have been authorized.

1) There will be only one reading and a responsorial Psalm to be read before the Gospel.

2) The Glory to God and the Creed may be omitted.

3) Only a few petitions should be included for the Prayer of the Faithful.

4) The Homily will be concise and to the point

5)Third Penitential Act rather than the “I confess”, may be used since it reduces the amount of words spoken by the people.

Liturgical Activities and Gestures

Other than a Cantor or choir appropriately physically distanced, there will be no singing at Mass until further notice. There will be no offertory procession or collection. Please leave donation in the designated basket upon entry/departure as directed. Please do not hold hands or shake hands during any portion of the celebration of the Eucharist. At the Sign of Peace, a nod or bow to others is appropriate. If a mask/face covering is worn during the Mass, it should be removed prior to reception of Holy Communion and may be put back on after consumption. During this time of pandemic and under the guidance of local medical health officials, the faithful are asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand by placing one on top of the other, allowing the Eucharistic Minister to safely place the Body of Christ in one’s hand without contact. Since each communicant has the right to receive Communion either on the tongue or in the hand, those wishing to receive on the tongue should receive Communion after all others. The Priest or Communion Minister should sanitize their fingers in case the tongue or face of the communicant is touched. Follow the directions of the ushers for the Communion flow, ensuring physical distancing at all times. In our church foyer, just before the entrance doors leading to the main church area, we have marked an AMEN stop sign. This is where you stop to say amen before proceeding to receive communion.

Departure After Mass

Following Mass, please depart the church so that cleaning may commence. While it is our nature to congregate/socialize in the foyer or parking lot, we ask you NOT to do so at this time. Please maintain physical distancing. General If you suddenly feel ill, start coughing or sneezing, please leave the church for the health and safety of others gathered.

Suspension of Various Ministries

Children’s ministry, prayers groups and other ministries that gather in the church/church grounds are either suspended or operating virtually only at this time.

Use of Washrooms

Please use washrooms only if absolutely necessary. One person or family at a time should be in the washroom. Ensure that all wash their hands with warm, soapy water after using washroom facilities. Please respect physical distancing outside the washroom.

In Case of Exposure to COVID-19

If, within 14 days of attending Mass, you learn that you or someone in your family who attended Mass with you has tested positive for COVID-19, you are asked to: a) contact the Ontario Public Health Authority; and, b) contact the parish office. Your identity will not be revealed to anyone other than the Public Health Authority, and only to ensure that any spread is contained.

For adequate recording keeping and contact tracing in case of exposure, we will after each mass take a picture of all attendees before the end of mass. This picture will not be used for any other purpose other than contact tracing if such situation arises.

I thank you all for your patience and generosity especially those men and women who stepped up to be of assistance at this time as ushers and helpers. May God continue to protect and bless us all.

Fr. Cosmas Ajawara

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Procedures for Coming Back to Mass June 20-21, 2020

To all those coming to back to Mass this weekend-  coming to church will look a little different than usual  at St. Mary’s so we ask that you please follow the instructions of the Ushers/ Ministers of hospitality. We are doing our best to ensure that all sanitizing and social distancing standards are met.This means you may not be able to sit where you normally sit, or you may have to wait to be seated etc.  We thank you in advance for your patience.


Ushers/ Ministers of hospitality

 Usher Captains must and undergo a temperature check prior to entering the church. If the individual’s temperature is at

or above (>37.8 C oral or >37.5 C forehead) or they show ANY compatible symptoms, they must not enter the church and are asked to seek medical help.


  • Usher captains at each Mass are to ensure that all tasks are reviewed and performed. They need

1)      to survey the church to ensure that all slip, trip and fall hazards are identified and     corrected.

2)      to check that all cleaning and sanitizing measures have been adhered to.

3)      to check that all entrance and exit doors are in normal working condition.

4)      to check that all signage is adequately displayed and all social distancing measures are functional ie. pew closures, floor markings, signage, etc.


  • Ushers should report to their captains at the sacristy door 1/2 hour before Mass (5 p.m. Mass- Gary O’Meara, 9 a.m. Mass- Keith Nephin, 11 a.m. Mass- Bill Bowman) and must undergo a temperature check prior to entering the church. If the individual’s temperature is at or above (>37.8 C oral or >37.5 C forehead) or they show ANY compatible symptoms, they must not enter the church and are asked to seek medical help. Temperatures will be recorded by the captains.


  • Ushers must wear disposable gloves and masks, which will be provided by the church. Ushers are free to use their personal masks if they prefer. Sanitizers are stored in the janitorial room while gloves and masks are stored in the sacristy.


  • Ushers are needed in the following areas:

1)      2 ushers at the church entrances to remind parishioners to sanitize their hands, (you may have to spray sanitizer into their hands- please spray from the side so as not to spray their clothes) to remind parishioners to follow the social distancing lines on the floor and to let them know that two other ushers will seat them when they get to the church entrance. Family seating is reserved for the area on the outskirts of the church.

2)      4 ushers to assist with the seating of parishioners and at Communion time to ensure people are not crowded together. (4 chairs between household/family groups)  Please only seat people in the rows marked in green tape, beginning at the front of the church. Ask that they move to the far end of the row. These ushers should also show the parishioners the location of the collection baskets just inside the church and show them the “AMEN” line at the church entrance where they are to stand and say Amen before moving forward and receiving Communion.

3)      2 ushers will be seated at the back of the church to monitor the bathrooms to ensure that only one person uses the facilities at a time unless they are from the same household. Bathrooms must be sanitized after each use (gloves masks and disinfectants as well as a cleaning in progress sign are provided in the vestibule between the two washrooms.

4)      2 ushers to monitor the collection baskets. After Mass make sure that the baskets are brought to Fr. for safe keeping.

Church Entrances

  • Church doors will remain open, weather permitting, if not then ushers will open the doors for the parishioners so they don’t have to touch the door handles.
  • Families residing in the same household and individuals should be seated in pews so that there is two metres (six feet) of space between them and next family/individual  seated.
  • Try to seat families in one area with plenty of space for them.
  • Remember to skip every other row when seating people. There is green tape on the rows that can be used for seating. Please do not seat people on the end of the rows. Those chairs that cannot be used are taped off with orange tape.

Communion and Exiting

  • Communion will take place after the Blessing at the exits of the church. When Fr. Cosmas and Fr. Cyril are in place in the entrance to the church, the ushers will then signal the parishioners to approach them for communion starting with the parishioners seated at the back of the church- one row on the left followed by one row on the right until all parishioners have left the church.
  • Ushers must ensure that the 6 foot distances are maintained in the line up to Communion.
  • Remind parishioners to stop at the “AMEN” line on the floor and only after saying AMEN move forward to receive Communion.

 Sick Parishioners

If an usher notices that someone is demonstrating visible signs of COVID 19 including, but not limited to cough, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, aching muscles, confusion – that person and any related parishioner should be asked to leave and seek medical treatment in a tactful way.

The usher should not attempt to lift or help the parishioner in any way. If the parishioner is too sick to move, the paramedics should be called at 911.

Sanitizing the church between Masses

Sanitizing of the Church before/after mass will not be manually done but rather by fogging. We have the equipment. The coordinators and Usher captains will take a lead on that. Please check with your captain to see if your help is needed before leaving.

Again, we thank everyone in advance for all your work and for your patience.


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Virtual Rosary Thursday at 7 p.m.

Here is the link for the Thursday evening Virtual Rosary.

It would be great if everyone is set up in advance  as Zoom is no longer extending the 40 minutes limit.  I will open the meeting around 6:55 to ensure we have enough time.

Annette Meadows is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Thursday Evening Rosary
Time: Jun 18, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 738 0369 2411
Password: 3YB6TR



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