The VAST MAJORITY of people who were invited to attend Mass
this weekend at Holy Redeemer have had those invitations cancelled. Despite us
sending out the cancellation email twice, we are still receiving questions from
parishioners who should have received an email from us.
Those who applied online, and who are STILL ABLE TO ATTEND,
will be receiving a confirmation email from us. If you don’t receive the
confirmation email, unfortunately, you will not be able to attend.
If you didn’t receive either email, please check your spam
Due to the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Campbellton region of the province, Premier Higgs has made the difficult decision to delay the next phase of reopening for the province. That means that we will not be able to increase to 50 people at Mass this weekend. Unfortunately that also means that many of you who received an invitation from us to attend Mass this weekend, will now have that invitation cancelled. We will reach out to those who will not be able to attend in the next several hours. While this is a disappointing development, please remember it is in the interest of keeping all of us safe.
With the upcoming Pentecost Sunday marking the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and celebrating the beginning of the Church, the churches of the Diocese of Saint John will be allowed to re-open for Eucharist with up to 50 of our faithful.
The general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains in effect. Parishioners who are ill or vulnerable to illness according to public health advice, should remain at home. Masses continue to be offered online to assist in your Spiritual Communion, and you are free to inquire about pastoral visits to receive the Sacraments outside of Mass.
Distribution of Holy Communion will take place after the final blessing, at the end of Mass, so that you may exit immediately after receiving Holy Communion. The faithful should remove any face covering and sanitize their hands before coming forward for Holy Communion.
Please contact the parish office about any questions prior to attending Mass, or you may also ask an usher at Mass for any clarifications.
Fr. Aaron Knox will hear Confessions in the church today, Tuesday, May 26, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Please use the front entrance. We ask that you please remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others as you wait your turn to go to Confession.
For us to expand our attendance capacity to 50, we will need to have additional ushers at each Mass. Ushers will guide parishioners to their seats and the correct exit after Mass. They will also be present to help ensure that the parish follows all of the current safety requirements. If you can assist in this area, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), including your name and Mass that you normally attend. At this time ushers will not have to wear masks, however they are welcome to do so.