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Holy Angels Parish walks with you in your journey of faith.   We are a community of believers, coming together to pray and give glory to God through liturgy and sacraments.  Our Catholic community welcomes you.  We pray that each parishioner will be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ our Saviour and live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and love.  May God bless you always!
 

COVID-19 Update from Cardinal Collins

April 16, 2021                                                                                                                                                

To the faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto,

Late this afternoon, the provincial government announced further restrictions in an attempt to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, given the alarming increase in new cases over the past 10 days. The new measures have a direct impact on places of worship as part of an extended stay-at-home order, which will be in place until at least May 20, 2021.

As you are likely aware, the number of new cases, especially in Toronto, Peel and York, have increased dramatically. While I firmly believe we offer an essential service and have demonstrated our ability to welcome the faithful safely given our stringent WorshipSafe measures, we must also recognize the serious nature of the current situation and respond out of love for our neighbour.

Restrictions for All Parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto as of Monday, April 19, 2021

  • Parishes must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people, including priests hearing confessions or a staff member/volunteer required to monitor capacity restrictions. Due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. Priests are asked to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from COVID-19.
  • Churches, wherever possible and according to the judgement of the pastor, are encouraged to remain open for private prayer and for the faithful to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Parishes may also proceed with Holy Communion services on Saturday afternoon/evening or Sunday as in the past, if desired. Weddings, funerals and baptisms are restricted to 10 persons, including those who are involved in ministry (priest, cantor, etc.). First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmations should be postponed at this time. Please consult with your local parish as they develop their own plans in the coming days.
  • Virtual meetings should replace in-person meetings wherever possible. Parish offices will be operating with essential staff only – many will have extremely limited operating hours or conducting administrative business remotely. Once again, please consult with your local parish.
  • Given the alarming increase in new cases in recent days, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems or other health conditions are strongly encouraged to remain home. Livestreaming of services will continue where this practice is underway and the dispensation from the Sunday Eucharist remains. A full list of livestream services can be accessed here.

I very much recognize the significant stress and anxiety that many people are feeling given the current situation and the frustration and spiritual pain inflicted by these restrictions over the past year. Be assured of my prayers as we face these challenging days. Please continue to pray for all those who are sick and those caring for them.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Sincerely in Christ,

Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

April 15, 2021

To the faithful parishioners of Holy Angels Parish,

Happy Easter! We wish to thank all parishioners for their assistance in implementing our Return to Church health protocols. It is very much appreciated.

I would like to make you aware that earlier today we learned that a member of our parish community tested positive for Covid-19. The individual was last at church at our 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass (April 4, 20201) and also attended a funeral on Monday, April 5, 2021. The parishioner was physically distanced, wearing a mask and followed the extensive health and safety protocols that we have in place. The individual is currently doing well and self-isolating at present. Both Toronto Public Health and the Archdiocese of Toronto are aware of the situation.

While the risk of transmission is very low, at this time, we ask that all parishioners continue to self-monitor for symptoms. As we have said in the past, if you are not feeling well or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please stay home, consult with your family doctor or consider getting tested for Covid-19.

A self-assessment tool can be found by visiting: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. You can also contact the Toronto Public Health Hotline at (416) 338-7600 between 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. if you have questions about Covid-19. Translation is available in multiple languages.

Thank you for your continued co-operation as we pray for all those who are sick and those who are caring for them.

Please be assured of my ongoing prayers during this Easter season.

 

May God bless you,

 

Fr. Mariusz (Mario) Wilk, OMI
Pastor

 

Mass Schedule 

Saturday Vigil:  5:00 PM English

Sunday:  9:30 AM (Italian) 11:30 AM  (English) 7:00 PM (English)

Weekday Mass:  8:00 AM English (Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri)  No Mass on Tuesdays

Confessions:  Saturdays 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM or anytime by appointment

 
 Due to provincial restrictions, effective
Monday, April 19, 2021:
 
 All public Masses will be cancelled.
For funerals, weddings and baptisms max. 10 people in the church allowed.