Using current rules for gatherings.
Matthew Nguyen and Parish Joint Committee
God, through the intercession of St. Theresa, bless you abundantly and keep you
in His care!
understand that the safety measures have caused some inconveniences, as we are
eager to attend Mass. We try our best to welcome you and to make you feel to be
in God’s family. We thank you for your patience and collaboration.
h. You are advised that washroom are not to be used
unless absolutely needed. There are designated people who will sanitize the
washroom after every mass.
g. For safety measures, Communion will take place after
the final blessing, at the end of mass. Fr. Matthew will distribute Communion
at the back of the church in the foyer. Ushers will direct you to leave the
church, following the marked arrows and keeping social distancing. As mentioned
earlier, please don’t forget to put your personal information note and donation
in the basket at the church entrance.
Hymn books are
not permitted to be used during the Mass. Minimal singing will occur at this
time and words will be projected on the screens if necessary.
e. We are not to take collection during the Mass. Please
put your donation in the basket at the church entrance when you leave. If you
would like more information on donation giving through your bank, contact
Michelle at the parish office.
d. Before coming to church, please write down on a piece
of paper: your full name, phone number and date you are attending Mass. For
safety measures, we don’t provide pens and paper. When arriving for mass,
please drop it in the collection basket at the church entrance. This procedure meets
the protocol for possible contact tracing, as set out by the provincial
c. The ushers will give you a post-it note and assist you
to sit at a marked spot in the pew. You
are asked to stick the post-it note at your seat. This will help the volunteers
know your seat and will disinfect this spot after the Mass. Please keep the social
distancing of 2 meters. However, family members can sit beside one another.
b. On Saturday/Sunday Mass there will be ushers to clean
and disinfect the doorknobs, handles at the elevator and at the church
entrance. You are asked to use the hand sanitizer, which is placed on the table
at the church entrance when entering the church.
a. Cleaning supplies are available in the entrance
vestibule for cleaners after every mass.
There is a cleaning protocol posted for cleaners.
Protocols that need to be
*NOTE If you want to attend Masses on
Saturdays or Sundays moving forward, please call the parish office at 306
233-4230 and leave a message or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday
of each week leaving your name, contact # and which mass you would like to
attend. Fr. Matthew will check the message daily and Michelle Luciuk will do
the same on Thursday. The first 29 people to call will be allowed to attend the
Saturday/Sunday Mass. If you are beyond the limit capacity of 29 attendees for
that weekend, we will inform you to attend the next Saturday/Sunday Mass.
- Beginning Saturday,
June 20th there will be Masses on Saturday at 7: 30 pm. and
Sunday at 9:00 a.m for the month of June. Please note that Mass time will
be changed to 11:00 a.m. for the month of July.
- As of June 16th, 2020,
the weekday Masses will also be opened from Tuesday to Friday at 9:00 a.m.
in the church. There is no Mass at the Wakaw Lodge on Thursday at this
point. If you want to attend the weekday Mass, you don’t have to call the
parish office. We rarely have 29 people
attend. However, please sanitize your hands upon arrival and maintain the
social distancing 2 meter protocol.
One or more attendees must volunteer at each weekday Mass to follow
cleaning protocol, as posted in the back vestibule.
- Moving forward, we
really need volunteers/ushers to direct people, and to maintain cleaning
protocol at each Mass; so people who are attending this first mass will be
training others to assist at future Sunday Masses. Please let the office
know if you can help for future masses.
- As of June 8th,
the allowable occupancy is 30 individuals.We will reopen the first Sunday
Mass in Wakaw on June 14, 2020. This Sunday has been scheduled for the 95th
Annual Pilgrimage in honor of St. Theresa, our Patron Saint. Unfortunately
we cannot proceed as other years but we are excited to have the Mass livestreamed
at 10:30 a.m. presided by Bishop Albert; I will concelebrate the Mass; 3
people from the Chancery Office will do the live-stream; 11 other people
will participate in the Mass as ushers, musician, cantor and reader and 14
others will be able to attend the “first trial mass”. For this first
Sunday Mass, we suggest that we would call members of the pilgrimage
committee. If numbers permit we
would extend a personal invitation to other council members. The mass will be live streamed through
the “Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert”. This will be the live-streamed Diocesan
mass for Sunday, June 14th.
We are very grateful to Bishop Albert for celebrating with us once
again and the Diocesan team who graciously accepted our invitation to
livestream this 95th Annual St. Theresa Pilgrimage Mass.
response to the bishop’s letter, our parish joint meeting met to discuss all
the requirements. It is so important that we take a little time to prepare
before reopening the church. Our discussion and preparation is as follows:
the pastoral letter dated May 22, 2020, Bishop Albert Thevenot has allowed our
parish to reopen weekday and Sunday Mass with restrictions. We need to follow
the guidelines, restrictions and safety measures from the Bishop’s letter,
Saskatchewan Health Authority and Diocesan Insurance Company guidelines. These
Guidelines have been posted on our parish website (www.sttheresawakaw.com) and Facebook (Wakaw – St.
It is with joy that we
would like to inform you the great news of reopening Mass!
parishioners of St. Theresa parish,
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