SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH
A WORSHIPING COMMUNITY
OF ST. FRANCIS AND ST. CLARE OF ASSISI PARISH

A Roman Catholic Community 
In Halifax Nova Scotia
 
 
"Home of the Franciscans of Halifax"


Due to new provincial COVID-19 restrictions
all churches in HRM and surrounding area are closed for
Masses and meetings until at least December 9th 2020.

Re-opening our Church

Parishioners of St. Catherine’s can call the Parish Office

EACH Wednesday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm to pre-register

for the Sunday Masses (11:00 am & 7:00 pm)

Phone:  902-454-8221 (Ext. 221)

Registering with the Parish Office:
One person can register for himself/herself and for the members of their same household or, as the Diocese has clarified, for those of the same ‘close social grouping’ (as defined by Public Health).  These groups may be seated together but must be 6 feet from others. 
A person cannot register for multiple Masses.   
Those with mobility issues should indicate that need when calling to register.

Coming back to Church:
Only YOU can decide if you are ready and feel comfortable to return to Mass.  
Please self-screen before attending Church.  If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or generally feel unwell, you should remain at home.   
Public Health has now made MASKS MANDATORY for everyone over the age of two in the congregation.  (We will have masks available for those who don’t have one.)
Children must remain in the pew with their parent(s) at all times.   
6 foot physical distancing to be strictly maintained. 




We remind you that SUNDAY MASS WITH THE FRANCISCAN BROTHERS CONTINUESLivestream Mass:  Saturday at 4:30 pm; Sunday at 9.30 am

Video:  This recorded Mass will also be available at any time on the Youtube Channel.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QgKeNNdXQOpZaxOhNNGzg/featured

How to donate during the COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY

The church communities within the Parish of St. Francis and St. Clare continue to operate although churches are closed and strict social distancing is in effect.  Clergy and parish staff are working, on-line masses are made available as much as possible, buildings are being maintained and fixed costs continue.  Parishioners are encouraged to rely on the bond of communion that unites us with Christ and His church in faith, hope and love. 

Regular collections have ceased, and pre-authorized payments represent a fraction of the usual church income. 

If you wish to continue contributing or to make a special donation at this time, you have a number of options:

Electronic transfer
You can use the Interac transfer feature of your bank account to email a donation to
office@stfrancisandstclareparish.ca.  It will be automatically deposited, and the parish office notified.  Please use the message feature of the Interac transfer to indicate your name, the church to which you are donating, your envelope number if available, and if the donation is for a special collection.
  

Mail
You can mail donations to your church or to the parish office, indicating the specific church or other purpose to which you are contributing.  Cheques must be made payable to St. Francis & St. Clare of Assisi Parish.  The parish office address is:
6351 North Street, Halifax, NS  B3L 1P7

Pre-authorized payments

This might be the time to sign up for the monthly pre-authorized payments that dozens of parishioners are already using for the Sunday collection.  It means your planned support of your church community is not interrupted by unexpected events. 

You can email office@saintcatherineofsiena.ca for the form authorizing pre-authorized payments.  You can print, complete and sign the form, scan it and email it back to start the pre-authorized donations.  You can also use regular mail to receive, complete, sign and return the pre-payment form. 

Thank you in advance to any and everyone who contributes at this time.  We know a day will come when we can again assemble to celebrate the Eucharist and receive Christ in communion.  Until then, may God bless you and keep safe.

 

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