COVID-19 Updates

This is your place to access ongoing communications from us about COVID-19, specifically how this outbreak is affecting the diocese and parish, and how we are responding to it.

June 13, 2020: Bishop Fabbro’s directives about re-entry into our churches:

June 10, 2020: Letter from Bishop Fabbro and note from Fr. Bob Remark regarding Ontario’s Phase 2 step in reopening public spaces. Read it here.

Per Bishop Fabbro’s direction, all Catholic parishes and their offices are CLOSED until the end of June, 2020.

Read it here … 2020 05 26 COVID-19 Update

COVID – 19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (MAY 5)  2020 05 21 COVID-19 Update_A Message from Bishop Fabbro

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (APRIL 21): The Episcopal Council met this morning to consider many questions that have come forward from across the Diocese related to our current situation… Read more.

A LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL FROM BISHOP FABBRO (APRIL 9): Our Lenten journey now inevitably comes to its intended destination, Holy Week and the celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Because of the coronavirus, it has taken on an unexpected form, so too our marking of these high holy days of the Church’s year… Read more.

HOLY WEEK RESOURCES: The Diocese of London has provided a list of resources, like liturgies, prayers and activities, to help you celebrate Holy Week in your home. Access them on their website here.

A LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL FROM BISHOP FABBRO (MARCH 30): A month ago when we began our Lenten journey, we could hardly have imagined how that spiritual journey would be drastically altered by the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic… Read more.

A SPECIAL ONLINE SERVICE ON APRIL 1: This coming Wednesday (April 1), we will have a special online service of Reconciliation available on YouTube to replace All Day Lenten Confessions. Time to be determined… Read more.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (MARCH 27): I convened the Episcopal Council and the following represents a consensus of the Council, and it is my intention that these new directives become effective immediately…. Read more.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (MARCH 20): With our situation changing on a daily – and sometimes hourly – basis, I convened the Episcopal Council in a conference call to get a sense of how they, our pastoral teams, our employees, and our parishioners are faring in this difficult time…. Read more.

NOTE TO PARISHIONERS FROM FR. BOB (MARCH 19): My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, I am pleased to be able to connect with you following this past weekend of Sunday mass and building closure. I missed you and your encouraging presence… Read more.

COVID-19 SURVIVAL KIT: The Holy Family Parish COVID-19 Survival Kit is a collection of resources to help you and your loved ones feel the peace and love of God during these difficult times. Download the survival kit by clicking here.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (MARCH 17): Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,  The following directives, which include the temporary suspension of all public Masses in our diocese and restrictions on the celebration of the other sacraments, will be hard on all of us… Read more.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (March 14): Some Medical Officers of Health across the region are banning gatherings of 250 people or more. In light of this and the continuing concern for the health and safety of our parishioners, Bishop Fabbro announced today that all Masses shall be cancelled for this weekend… Read more.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (MARCH 13): The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, but the risk remains low in our area. The Diocese of London is implementing the following pro-active measures to help protect our parishioners and communities based on updates from local and provincial authorities… Read more.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DIOCESE OF LONDON (MARCH 2): The Diocese of London is monitoring the current situation and will make decisions about changes to liturgical practices, such as restricting the handshake during the Sign of Peace and Communion from the cup at the recommendation of local public health units… Read more.