COVID-19 PANDEMIC NEWS AND INFORMATION
May 27, 2020:
As you already know from the news Wednesday May 27th, the Government of Ontario has extended the emergency measures until June 9, which means that churches are not about to reopen. We will advise further once we hear otherwise.
The State of Emergency declared by the Government of Ontario forbidding the gathering of more than 5 people invites us to do our part to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
All masses remain cancelled until we receive clearance from the Government of Ontario.
March 19, 2020:
As you know, everything is changing rapidly and new clearer directives from the Porcupine Health Unit have been issued on March 17, 2020 concerning churches. Our diocese is therefore following these new directives concerning Masses and all gatherings. As of today’s date ALL MASSES and CHURCH ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
For your information, please review the following most recent directives/communique of March 17, 2020 from the Porcupine Health Unit :
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March 26, 2020
On Friday March 27, 2020, at 7:15 p.m., the Stations of the Cross will be held at the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral in Hearst.Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, this celebration will NOT be accessible to the public. It will however be aired LIVE on their Facebook page:
Mass will also be aired LIVE on the above Facebook page on Saturday, March 28th at 7:15 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Let us pray for our nation and our community , for the protection of Canada and the healing of all those who are sick.
Prayer for Covid-19 virus Victims
(a video is available on YouTube – EWTN)
O God, our Father,
Mercifully look upon Your people who come to You
and grant through the intercession of St. Rosalie,
who turned away from earthly delights to the joys of contemplation,
that we may be delivered from all harm here on earth
and one day be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven.
St. Rosalie, confessor and virgin, we pray to God for our families and friends.
Through your powerful prayers, may we obtain health, life, and eternal salvation.
I also pray today for this special need and intention (make your intention known).
O glorious virgin and confessor, St. Rosalie, I promise henceforth to remember and follow your example
of faith and love.
Pray for me and mine.
“In 1625, the city of Palermo in Sicily, Italy suffered a terrible plague. During this hardship Saint Rosalie appeared first to a sick woman, then to a hunter, to whom she indicated where her remains were to be found. She asked him to bring her remains into the city; He did what she had asked in the apparition. After her remains were carried around the city three times, the plague miraculously ended. After this Saint Rosalie was venerated as the patron saint of Palermo, and a sanctuary was built in the cave where her remains were discovered.”