St. François Xavier

WEEKLY BULLETIN:

 

 


Weekly mass celebrations are broadcast LIVE from the Cathedral Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Hearst, through their Facebook page on Saturdays at 7:15 pm .

Mass Celebrations – Notre Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral

Join us as we  pray for our world in this difficult times. These celebrations will be bilingual.


 

How to support your Mattice Parish during the containment required by the COVID-19 pandemic

Parishioners can:

1. Come deposit their donation by envelope in a safe container dedicated to this purpose at Jack Corner Store or in the church entrance on Thursdays starting at 10a.m. a box will be there to take you donations.

2. Make an “Interac E-Transfer” directly to the parish by email to paroisse.mattice@gmail.com It’s a way to send your weekly contribution easily and safely.

3. Post your donation by mail to: Paroisse de Mattice, Box 40, Mattice, On P0L 1T0

Thank you for your support during these difficult times.


 

 

ST. FRANÇOIS-XAVIER PARISH

165 Mgr. Proulx Ave

Mattice  ON P0L 1T0

Tel. 705-364-2393

Email: paroisse.mattice@gmail.com

Administrator/Priest (resident): Father John Okoh

     Cell: 705-372-3801

Administrator/Secretary: Rosanne Nolet

    Cell: 705-372-8561

OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MASS SCHEDULE:

This information is provided in your weekly parish bulletin.


NEWS:

The Novena

2020 Pastoral Theme: “Fear not, put out into the deep!”

The Saint Anne Novena is held from July 17 to 25 and is followed by the Feast of Saint Anne on July 26.

 


June 18, 2020

Please note the following poster “Health and Safety Rules to Protect Against Covid-19 At The Entrance And In The Church”, as provided by the Catholic Church of Montreal . (Click on the poster to enlarge)


June 17, 2020

Attention all priests and parishioners of the Hearst-Moosonee diocese. 

The Diocese is looking at the possibility of organizing an ecumenical celebration in each area of the diocese once we are freed from constraints of government restrictions. This would be for ALL Catholic and non-Catholic people who have lost a loved one during this pandemic. 

For additional details, please refer to the following June 17, 2020 letter from Bishop Robert Bourgon. To show your interest and to better prepare for those celebrations you are invited to contact the Bishop’s office.

2020-06-17 – Ecumenical celebration_English


June 17, 2020

The following is further to the June 13, 2020 news item regarding “Ontario eases restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies”.

Refer to the attached French document from the Ministry of Health concerning the restrictions regarding marriages and funeral ceremonies. This document can be confusing, but the difference is between the words “Ceremonies and “Receptions.

For a wedding or funeral ceremony held indoors: a maximum of 30% of the capacity of your church.

For a wedding ceremony or funeral held outside: a maximum of 50 people.

For all wedding or funeral receptions held outside or inside the number is 10 people.

Restrictions for wedding and funeral ceremonies and receptions_June 13, 2020 (French)


June 13, 2020

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies!

Refer to the original “News Ontario” bulletin and additional information regarding Stage 2 Reopening in Ontario, on the following link:

June 13, 2020 – Restrictions Eased on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

The Ontario government is providing more flexibility on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most.

Based on positive public health trends the government is extending the number of people allowed to attend an indoor wedding or funeral ceremony to a maximum of 30 per cent capacity of the ceremony venue.   

Wedding and funeral ceremonies taking place outdoors will be limited to 50 attendees. For both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, those attending must follow proper health and safety advice, including practising physical distancing from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle.

“With recent progress to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are able to ease restrictions on these special ceremonies,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “We have taken deliberate steps to increase testing and increase our ability to track and contain this virus. As we loosen these measures, I strongly urge everyone to remain careful and cautious as we are all still at risk.”

The changes came into effect on Friday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. The maximum number of people allowed to attend indoor or outdoor wedding and funeral receptions remains at 10 people. As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves in Ontario, further direction will be provided on capacity restrictions for weddings and funerals going forward.


June 9, 2020

Good news!!!

As you have certainly heard in the media, the churches have received government approval to celebrate Sunday and daily masses with social distancing starting this Friday, June 12. The government allows us to accommodate 30% of the capacity of the church with the distance of 2 meters or 6 feet between each person. So we are able to accommodate around 30 people.

So, this Sunday, June 14, for Mass of the St-Sacrament, we will have a mass in our church at 10 am.  Purell hand sanitizer will be at your disposal at the entrance of the church. Someone will be there to open the door for you. If you prefer to wear your mask this is at your discretion. Communion will be distributed as before, always respecting the distance. There will be no mass servants and the quest will not be made, but a basket will be placed at the entrance of the church.
The choir will also be back to charm you.

Now that our Sunday and weekday masses can resume, we ask that you take note of a few small changes in our celebrations, at least until all the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Additional information should be provided to you in your weekly parish bulletins.

More detailed information concerning “church operations during pandemic emergency situations” is available on 

Approved Copy – ACBO Worshipsafe Guidelines


June 8, 2020

We have good news to share today!!

The Ontario government announced a regional approach to Stage 2 of Phase 2 of reopening the province amid the coronavirus pandemic on Monday.

As of Friday at 12:01 a.m., Ontario residents will be allowed to gather in groups of 10 — up from the previous five. Also places of worship will be allowed to reopen, however with physical distancing measures in place and allowing no more than 30 per cent capacity.

Certain public health units will also see the reopening of services such as hairdressers and barbers, restaurant patios and more outdoor spaces.

More detailed information concerning “church operations during pandemic emergency situations” is available on 

Approved Copy – ACBO Worshipsafe Guidelines

Please refer to the link below for the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services’ resource entitled Guidance on Health and Safety for Places of Worship During COVID-19.

Guidance on Health and Safety for Places of Worship During COVID-19

This document includes resource links, tips and best practices to help employers and workers prevent the spread of COVID-19 and work together to reopen the province.

Please note that much of what is covered in this resource is also in the Worshipsafe manual..


March 25, 2020

Letter to parishioners regarding the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on our parish:

Letter to parishioners re Covid-19 – March 25, 2020 (French)


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 March 19th, ALL MASSES AND PARISH EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

For your information, please review the following most recent directives/communique from the Porcupine Health Unit :

Porcupine Health Unit Covid-19 March 17, 2020 Update


OTHER INFORMATION:

The Parish of Mattice will have a draw for a Harley Davidson on August 29, 2020 (new date) and in addition we will give 4 cash prizes for a total of $ 5,000. Tickets sell for $ 50 each.

Harley Davidson Draw

At this time of pandemic, it is difficult to sell the tickets in person, for this reason we are taking your requests for purchase of a ticket by email at rosanne.nolet@gmail.com. Proof of purchase will be sent either by email or by mail. For payment, e-transfers are accepted at rosanne.nolet@gmail.com . Note that 100% of the proceeds will go towards repairing the roof of the church.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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