Being CHRIST on Earth bringing CHRIST to ALL

315 Douglas Avenue East Regina, Saskatchewan  S4N 1H7 Phone 306-757-1325    email:  hc.office@holycrossregina.ca  

New on the Website (as of May 22, 2020)

* Masses to start at Holy Cross again the weekend of Pentecost and how to participate.

* A Letter from Archbishop Donald Bolen on the re-starting of Eucharistic celebrations and sacramental devotions. 

REALLY GOOD NEWS !

Holy Cross Parish Re-Opening for Mass and What Parishioners Can Do.    

May 22, 2020

It is with great joy that we can announce the resumption of the celebration of the Mass at Holy Cross Parish, even though Mass will be celebrated with a reduced number of participants. In accordance with the provincial guidelines for gatherings (groups of no more than 10) Holy Cross Parish is in the process of implementing a way to ensure fairness and equity amongst our parishioners desiring to attend Mass. Please be reminded that, as per Archbishop Donald Bolen’s letter, dispensation to forgo Mass attendance is still in effect. If you are not comfortable coming, you do not have to. Three key elements are to be kept in mind:

  1. We are looking to collect the names of all parishioners who are wanting and comfortable to come to a Mass. Please phone and please help us get this message out by sharing this letter and information.

  2.  We want to minimize the “first come first serve” principal. We expect it to take 2-3 weeks to get the message out and responses from all who wish to come back to Mass.

  3. We want to give all those wishing to be at Mass the opportunity to do so before we start to have individuals repeat coming to Mass.  

Names of those wishing to attend Mass will be collected by Martin. Please call (306) 347-0929 and speak withy him directly. It is at that time you will be booked in for a Mass. If he is unavailable, please leave a message and he will return your call promptly.

We will require your name, email address and telephone number.

We have five weekly Masses: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

1).  Please indicate which Mass you may like. Weekend Masses will be more desirable. We will fill weekday Masses as per request but weekend Masses will be assigned. Martin is manually scheduling and he would like to fulfill your desire but that may not be possible. Please be patient.

2).  On Thursday mornings Martin will check, confirm and finalize the schedule for the following two (2) weeks. It is your responsibility to keep track. There will be no reminders. If you do not have a space and been confirmed by Martin, please do not come. 

3).  If you are not able to attend the Mass you have agreed to or if the number of attendees in your household has changed please contact Martin as per contact info above.

a.    Cancellations with advance notice are much appreciated and replacements will be placed as is possible.

b.    Each Attendee must have taken the Public Health Assessment questionnaire prior to attending Mass. Click here to go to the online assessment tool. The questions are below. You will be asked prior to entering the church if you have taken the questionnaire.

c.   Contact info, as per #1, is required for contact tracing in the event someone in your household becomes sick.

d.    Weekend Masses will be randomly assigned.

Public Health Assessment Questions:

  1. In the past 14 days, have you returned from international travel? 

  2. Were you exposed to someone who is under investigation for COVID-19 or has been confirmed as having COVID -19 within the last 14 days?

  3. Do you have any of the following:  Fever, Cough,  Shortness of breath,  Sore throat, Headache, Muscle or joint pain, Chills, Runny nose, Loss of sense of smell or taste.                                                              

If the answer is “yes” to any of these, you will not be allowed to attend Mass.

4) Mass Attendance Requirements:

a.    Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early in order that instructions can be given and social distancing / health requirements can be adhered to.

b.     Please ensure social distancing is maintained while entering the church.

c.      Enter and exit through the Gerein doors off the south parking lot.

d.     Our Greeter will meet you at the door, maintaining social distancing, to:  

i.     Check off names of attendees / household. 

 ii.     Ensure Public Health Assessment questionnaire has been  completed. 

 iii.     Provide liturgical celebration procedures specific to Covid-19. 

iv.     Direct attendees to open pews for seating.

5) Mass times effective Saturday, May 30, 2020 until further notice are

a.     Tuesdays 7:00 pm

b.      Thursdays 9:00 am

c.     Fridays 9:00 am

d.     Saturdays 5:00 pm

e.      Sundays 9:30 am

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult and trying times. We look forward to seeing each of you once again at Mass and wait in the peace and hope that only Our Lord can provide, until we can once again celebrate unrestricted in numbers.

In closing we would like to ask each of you to reach out to those parishioners that you know do not have email and share this letter will them.