Clergy News: August 11th, 2021
To all parishes – clergy and parishioners:
This is a reminder, that as yet we have not entered into Step 4 of the Province of Ontario’s reopening plan but remain with the protocols from Step 3.
These protocols continue to require the wearing of masks while at Mass and also practicing social distancing both in Church and outside of the Church. People of the same family, however, can sit together as a group.
Our pews are still to be used – every second pew – for proper distancing at celebrations and with the capacity limits of each church.
No one can change these protocols, and only the Bishop’s Oﬃce can give a new direction for parishes at this time.
Please review the last Clergy News of July 26, 2021 (attached) with the few changes allowed for Step 3 at this time.
If anyone has any questions, they are to please contact me at the Pastoral Centre for any clariﬁcation.
+Fred J. Colli
Bishop of Thunder Bay