There will be no VBS this year, due to the COVID pandemic.
The VBS committee would like to suggest a small alternative activity for your children. About 30 seniors from St. Agnes Parish live in retirement homes in our community. We would love for parish children to make something bright and colourful on paper, to let these seniors know that we are thinking of them. Children could make a card with a hopeful message inside, or simply draw a picture. Children could draw an animal, a landscape, an image from the Bible, rainbows, flowers, etc..
Please bring pictures or cards to church by Sunday August 23. You can put them in the offering basket after mass, or drop them in the parish office mailbox, any time. Thank you for participating in this initiative. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leslie, Lisa, Andreas
The 2020 Annual Parish Meeting will be held after evening Mass on Thursday, June 18 using Zoom and the Mass meeting ID.
The following related documents are available:
AGM 2019 Meeting Minutes
2020 Annual Parish Report
Our Church will be reopened on Tuesday, June 16.
Schedule of Holy Mass
WEEKDAY Tuesday – Friday 7.00pm; Saturday 9.00am
WEEKEND Saturday 5.00pm; Sunday 10 am & 7.00pm
* This schedule is valid until June 29.
Please note there is no Monday Mass.
You must abstain from attending church for your safety and for the safety of other Parishioners if your immune system is compromised, you have serious health problems, you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms or have traveled outside the province of Ontario within the last 2 weeks.
There will be limits on the number of attendees, and seating will be arranged for you by our Ushers to keep physically distant. Following the recommendation of the Government of Ontario you are encouraged to wear face masks as you come to church. Other precautions, like using hand sanitizers, are also recommended.
We will continue to stream Holy Mass on Zoom from St. Agnes while the church is open.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still granted to all Catholics in the Diocese of Hamilton by Bishop Douglas Crosby.
Please read the letter below from Most Reverend D. Crosby OMI, Bishop of Hamilton Diocese
Letter to Parishioners regarding the opening of churches and resuming Masses