The lockdown restricts the church to a limit of 15% capacity. Sunday mass will be by Pre-Registration Only for our Regular Sunday Parishioners through a special link on the website. We are carefully following Public Health guidelines, and remind all parishioners to please log in at the entrance, follow the directions of our Ushers and Pre-screen themselves before entering the church.
- Do you have a temperature?
- Do you have any symptoms of COVID-19?
- Been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19?
- Travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?
Christ is risen – He is truly risen!
April – dedicated to Eucharist and Holy Spirit
The month of April is dedicated both to devotion to the Eucharist and devotion to the Holy Spirit. April is a month of Easter, and we remember the Eucharistic sacrifice Christ gave us and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, which comes from Jesus’s resurrection.
The Eucharist (Holy Communion), simply is Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity, but under the appearance of bread and wine. It is not a symbol, but the true Body and Blood of Christ – the real Jesus Christ! At the Consecration we kneel in adoration, because by God’s divine power the bread and wine become His eternal Son, Jesus Christ (GIRM 21). The bread and wine become Jesus Christ’s Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity!
The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the Eucharist the “source and summit of our faith” (1324). It is in that moment when we receive the Eucharist that our soul is in ecstasy because Christ is truly in us. Jesus Christ loved us so much at the last Supper, even though He knew His death was near, He gave us the joy of being with Him eternally.
Clearly we need Jesus Christ as He is the “…only way, truth, and life”, and it is in the Most Holy Eucharist that the veil between Heaven and earth is the shortest and we receive Our Lord, Most High. That intimate moment can not be put into words as it is only the soul that speaks with such fervent love that some are moved to tears. We truly are living Our Saviour’s Command: “Take ye, and eat. This is my body” (Matthew 26:26).
The month of April is also dedicated to the Holy Spirit. To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess that the Holy Spirit is one of the persons of the Holy Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and the Son: “with the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.” (Catechism)