Norms for Lenten Observance ~ CLICK HERE


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION RESUMES FOR LENT!  Before morning Mass begins, there will be Lenten Adoration from Wednesday through to Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:30 am.


For safety reasons, RESTROOMS ARE CLOSED IN THE CHURCH. For emergencies, the HANDICAP WASHROOM will remain open, however, it is the responsibility of the user to clean up after themselves with the cleaning supplies provided.   Signs have been posted at the entrances.  Thank you for your understanding and support.


COVID RESTRICTIONS EASED

Dear Parishioners,

The Ontario government has once again allowed Churches to open up to 30% capacity.  If you do not have an opportunity to register online for Mass  (links provided on the ‘Mass Times‘ page), you will need to sign-in when you arrive.  Please follow the proper protocols and be attentive to the directions of the Ushers.

Looking forward to seeing you.  Let us pray, wherever we may find ourselves, for a Holy Lent.

Blessings and peace,

Fr. Tim


WEEKLY e-BULLETIN:

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A TIME OF PRAYER: 

  • We are pleased to offer parishioners the opportunity to sit with Our Lord in the Church proper during office hours, Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  If you desire to spend time in front of the Tabernacle, please enter through the Parish Office door, located off of 4th Avenue.  A disinfecting station and sign-in sheet will be provided. 
  • Please take into consideration that if our custodian is working in the Church, he will need to continue.  Thank you for your understanding.

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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Please see me 15 minutes before any of our Masses, or email me at pastortpvn@blessedsacrament.ca, or call the office for an appointment (613-232-4891). 

I will hear your confession either in my office or another suitable place, exercising the ‘distancing policy’.  

“Blessed are the humble of heart, for they shall see God!” 

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EMERGENCY SACRAMENTAL CARE – “ANOINTING OF THE SICK”

~ Please call the Office at 613-232-4891 ~

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HOW TO MAKE A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

When you are home sick or unable to get to Holy Mass, despite your efforts:

  • Set time aside on the Sunday Morning, and/or Daily as you wish and, where possible, watch Holy Mass on TV, participating as we are expected to, with the Hymns, Antiphons and Responses. This will assist in making your Spiritual Communion all the more meaningful.
  • During the reception of Holy Communion of the televised Mass, offer the following prayer:

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.  I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen!

Be sure to say other prayers as Communion continues, then Bow for the Blessings and make the sign of the Cross accordingly.  At your earliest opportunity, GO TO MASS.

ANOTHER OPTIONAL PRAYER

SEND YOUR ANGEL TO HOLY MASS
(Another Optional Prayer)

O holy Angel, at my side,
Go to the church for me.
Kneel in my place, at Holy Mass,
Where I desire to be.

At Offertory, in my stead,
Take all I am and own,
And place it as a sacrifice
Upon the Altar Throne.

At Holy Consecration’s bell,
Adore with Seraph’s love,
My Jesus, hidden in the Host,
Come down from heaven above.

And when the priest communion takes,
O, bring my Lord to me,
That His sweet Heart may rest on mine,
And I His temple be.
Amen!


HERE IS THE CORONAVIRUS NOVENA PRAYER TO PETITION HEAVEN TO END THIS CRISIS.

There is no time, like the present to begin this novena.  Let us storm heaven with our prayers and petitions!

While we face the coronavirus pandemic, let us turn to the face of God in prayer and ask for His healing, His help and His protection.  We will pray for all who are affected, for all who are sick and suffering, for all those who work in the medical profession, and for those who have died as well as for their grieving family members.

During this novena we will be asking the intercession of these saints: The Fourteen Holy Helpers (link to Helpers names/patron of) who lived during the time of the plague; +St. Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases; +St. Edmund, patron for victims of pandemics; +St. Damien of Molokai, who put himself at risk to minister to lepers; +St. Rocco, who is venerated for his prayers for those suffering from infectious diseases; +St. Joseph, patron of the dying; +St. Jude and +St. Rita, patrons of impossible causes; +St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, who founded hospitals dedicated to caring for the sick; and +Mother Mary, Undoer of Knots.

For the Coronavirus Novena – CLICK HERE

Coronavirus Prayer – CLICK HERE

CORONAVIRUS OUTREACH PROGRAM

Pierre Mignard (1612-1695), “St. Charles Borromeo Ministering to Plague Victims”

In the spirit of St. Charles Borromeo, who went out during the plague of 1576 in Milan, we are hoping to be of some assistance to those who are in need due to isolation during these difficult times.  We are looking to provide pastoral care with the following services: 

  • Grocery pick up;
  • Pharmaceutical pick up;
  • Sacramental Care – “Sacrament of the Sick” (Anointing, Confession, Holy Communion);
  • Being added to our Prayer List.

If you are interested in helping out with this program or know of someone who is in need of this outreach, please contact CHRIS MOFFAT at 613-316-0526 or email chrismoffat@me.com.