St. Gerard Parish (Yorkton, SK)
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Our Mass Schedule for the upcoming 7 days is available on every page of our website, and is updated continuously. When you select "All Services" at the bottom of the Mass Schedule, you will find a list for the next 7 days which includes times for Devotions, Prayer Vigils, and Reconciliation.
Parish events have been organized into our Events Calendar.
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June 4, 2020
Dear St. Gerard Parishioners:
It is with great joy that I can announce the resumption of the celebration of public Mass at St. Gerard Parish, although with a reduced number of participants and with a few changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These changes comply with the Government of Saskatchewan and the Archdiocese of Regina directives.
Please read this letter and keep in mind of the new procedures in our Church for the near future, until the restrictions are relaxed.
1. Please be aware that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass granted by Archbishop Donald Bolen in his letter dated March 18, 2020 continues to remain in place. If you are not comfortable coming, you do not have to, as well as if you are elderly or in a vulnerable category as determined by the Government of Canada.
2. According to the guideline from the Archdiocese of Regina, we are going to have a registration for those who wish to attend weekend Mass. Therefore parishioners will be required to register online at www.stgerard.ca
If you do not have access to the internet, please phone the Parish Office at 306.782.2449 between 9am Monday and 4pm Thursday. If you are leaving a message during this time, please provide your name and telephone number so that your call can be returned.
3. Following the current guidelines per the Archdiocese of Regina and the Government of Saskatchewan, the maximum who may attend as of June 8, 2020 is only 30 people at each Mass.
Because of this number and the fact that we have a very large parish, I will add two more Masses each weekend to accommodate all who wish to attend. This will commence Sunday, June 14, 2020 with the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).
The Lord’s Day Mass times are as follows:
Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am
Saturday 7:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am
Sunday 1:00 pm
With your confirmation of your registration you will receive a detailed list of instructions which we must follow per the Archdiocese of Regina and the Government of Saskatchewan.
Your cooperation with all of the points will allow all of us to celebrate safely. We are One Body in Christ. If one suffers, we all suffer. Similarly, as you rejoice at the opportunity to attend Mass again, we all rejoice.
I am happy to say welcome back and we will try our best to protect ourselves and others. I am grateful if you follow these instructions. Please be patient, as I hope and pray that the restrictions will only be for a short time.
I look forward to seeing you again soon! Love you all!
Rev. Louis Nguyen