Reopening Info

Sunday experience at St. Luke’s parish
(Covid 19 update as of December 18th, 2021 –
Legal capacity: 250 – Capacity of St. Luke’s church: 150 people)

In-person masses are offered according to the following schedule:

Saturday -- 5pm in English (anticipated mass)
Sunday -- 9am in English
Sunday -- 11am in French
Sunday -- 2:30pm in Spanish.

Registration is required for all weekend in-person masses. Please register as this will avoid being refused entry should the church have reached full capacity. Registration closes on Sunday morning at 6am or when capacity has been reached.

Registration opens on Wednesday at 10:00 am. Links are provided on our website or in the Newsletter sent out on Wednesday. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the parish office for assistance: 514-684-6488.

When registering online, via Eventbrite, please order the number of tickets you require per household as this is how you will be seated. Each household must make a separate reservation. A household is defined as all individuals living at the same address.

As the number of tickets are still limited, please only reserve tickets if you are certain of attending so as not to deprive someone else. However, if you have attended a Sunday mass and there are still spaces available on the following Saturday, feel free to register again. To cancel a reserved ticket, please contact the parish office as soon as possible.

Communion is offered on Sunday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm for those who could not attend the in-person mass. We do recommend that you view a mass, either on-line or on TV, on the day that you come to receive communion.

Streaming of our 3 Sunday masses can be viewed live at times indicated above or at your convenience later. Please join us live and let us know that you are there by saying “Hi” in the chat.

All links to view a live-streamed mass can be found at www.st-luke.ca.

The following protocols have been put in place

Our goal is to provide everyone with a safe and joyful church experience.
Our hospitality ministers will be on hand to guide you through the protocol procedures
and answer any of your questions.

Entrance procedure:

  • Everyone enters by the parking lot door and maintains a safe distance from each other.
  • NEW: Please have your vaccination passports on hand as well as an identification document with a picture.
  • Upon entrance each person sanitizes his or her hands.
  • Masks must be worn at all times and must cover the nose and the mouth. Masks are available should you require one.

Seating: Ushers are on hand to assist everyone with the seating protocol and safe seating arrangements. Once seated, we ask that you remain in your seat until the end of mass.

Music at mass: Music ministry is an important part of our worshipping experience. Keeping our masks on allows the congregation to not only respond joyfully but praise the Lord through song.

Collection: To avoid movement, there is no passing of the collection baskets during mass. As you enter, a collection basket is provided, or you can find collection baskets in the last pews on your way out.

Communion: All communicants remain at their seat and wait for the Eucharistic minister to approach the pew. Only remove your mask to consume the host. Reposition your mask once again to cover your nose and mouth.

Exit procedure: At the end of mass, please remain seated in your pew until an usher guides you towards your exit. Everyone exits by the main doors located on Anselme-Lavigne.

NOTE:
If you display any symptoms of cold, fatigue or any other health symptoms, please refrain from attending an in-person mass.

If you have traveled for business or personal reasons, please allow a minimum of 14 days before seeking to attend an in-person mass.

We are so looking forward to having you join us at mass soon!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the parish office.

Communion distribution on Sundays


Communion in the hall is offered on Sunday’s from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. and will remain in effect for the duration of the Covid 19 restriction period. However, should the government or diocesan guidelines not permit such gatherings, it will be stopped but will resume when permission is given. We will keep you informed of any changes via the Parish Newsletter or our website www.st-luke.ca.

It is recommended that you view mass either on-line or on TV on the day that you want to receive communion.

Thank you for your understanding.

PROTOCOL

  • Communion will be distributed in the hall.
  • Entrance will be by the parking lot door that leads into the church.
  • Exit will be by the door that leads to the patio (located in the back of the hall).
  • Upon entering, each person will disinfect his or her hands.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters must be respected.
  • Communion is to be received in hands (no gloves) and not on the tongue. Mask must remain on while in front of the Eucharistic minister.
  • Communion is to be consumed by taking a few steps to the left of the Eucharistic minister then partially removing the mask to consume the host.
  • Once the host is consumed, each person is invited to exit the building through the back door.
  • On the way out, the collection basket will be available to receive your offerings.
  • Missals are available for purchase.

NOTE: At no time will circulation be allowed in other parts of the church.