Graduale ritorno alla celebrazione pubblica della S. Messa
Massimo numero dei partecipanti 50
Per proteggere i nostri parrocchiani, quanti lavorano in chiesa e i sacerdoti dalle infezioni. Ciò richiede alti livelli di attenzione e protocolli straordinari per la salute in ogni parrocchia.
Ecco quanto si richiede:
1. Telefonate o email alla parrocchia per prenotare la S. Messa (obbligatorio )
2. Limitare a 50 il numero massimo dei partecipanti ad ogni Messa, ed anche meno se necessario per assicurare la distanza tra uno e l'altro
3. Chiedere agli addetti ai lavori di essere in regola secondo le norme di sicurezza e di spostamento raccomandate dai Servizi Sanitari dell'Alberta.
4. Segnare i nominativi degli addetti e le indicazioni per contattarli e rintracciarli in caso di necessità
5. Disinfettare le mani all'entrata e all'uscita
6. Mantenere la distanza fisica durante la celebrazione
7. Sanificare la chiesa tra una Messa e l'altra
8. Chi vorrà fare la Comunione dovrà presentarsi con la mascherina
Orario - Martedi - Venerdi' alle ore 7 pm
Domenica alle ore 11 am (una Messa bilingue)
A Gradual Return to Publicly Celebrated Mass
Please be assured that we remain committed to doing everything we can to protect our parishioners, church staff, and clergy from infection. This will mean high levels of diligence and extra safety protocols at each parish.
These will include:
1. Please you MUST call or email to pre-register your name to attend the Mass
2. Limiting the total number of participants at each Mass to 50, or fewer if that is required to ensure physical distancing
3. Asking attendees to answer a series of health and travel-related questions as recommended by Alberta Health Services
4. Recording names and contact information of attendees for the purpose of contact tracing if necessary
5. Sanitizing hands upon entry and exit
6. Observing physical distancing throughout the celebration
7. Extra cleaning of the church between masses
8. Wearing of masks will be required for those who wish to receive Communion
Santa Maria Goretti parish Mass Schedule
Tuesday - Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ( bilingual Mass - only one Mass in this first stage)
Please pre-register with the Parish Office to attend Mass (mandatory)
Tuesday June 2
7 pm (Italian)
Wednesday June 3
7 pm (Italian)
Thursday June 4
7 pm (Italian)
Friday June 5
7 pm (Italian)
Sunday June 7 - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
11 am (Bilingual)
Note: Sunday Mass recordings will continue to be posted to this website, see below.
What to expect when attending Mass
As explained above, your pre-registration with the Parish Office (via phone or email) is required in advance to attend Mass in person.
Pre-registration information shall include:
Your first and last name
Your phone number
The date and time of Mass you wish to attend
Collection of this information is mandatory per Alberta Health Services in order to maintain a contact tracing list should an outbreak occur.
After pre-registering, ingress to the Church will commence 30 mins before scheduled mass time. Safety coordinators will be onsite to remind everyone to respect physical distancing rules.
Entry to the Church will be closed before Mass commences.
Before entering the Church, you will be asked a series of COVID-19 screening questions supplied by Alberta Health Services. Please remember to wear a mask - for your safety and for the safety of those around you.
An usher will seat you when entering the Church to respect physical distancing rules. Sanitize your hands when entering and leaving the Church.
Please follow the directions of the Priest for receiving communion and when leaving the Church.
Thank you for your patience as we respect Alberta Health Services rules in order to keep everyone safe.
Calling all Volunteers!
If you are an existing Santa Maria Goretti Parish volunteer and have completed your Called to Protect training, please consider volunteering in one of the following most urgently needed roles:
Point of entry volunteers
Cleaning & disinfecting teams
These specific roles require many volunteers in order to sustain the Parish Mass schedule. Please contact the Parish Office to volunteer your time for these most important roles.
Parish Calendar of Events
Watch a video recording of the Mass for Pentecost Sunday here...
A message from Pope Francis, recorded April 4, can be viewed here...
Weekly Radio Program & Mass
The Parish's weekly Italian radio program can be heard on World FM 101.7 every Sunday morning at 8:30 am.
Listen to the May 31st edition (Pentecost Sunday) here...
In absence of the Sunday collection basket, an appeal for donations...
Archbishop Smith is appealing to Catholics for financial support as the drop in donations due to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced layoffs of church staff and even threatened the viability of some Parishes in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. He acknowledges that charitable giving won't be easy for many during current financial conditions. "I'm inviting you prayerfully to consider how you can support your Parish's mission, to the extent possible during this extraordinary time." Invitiamo tutti ad aiutare la nostra parrocchia con la vostra generosita. Grazie!
An update from Alberta Bishops: Date on resumption of public Masses not yet set...
The Catholic Bishops of Alberta remain committed to the gradual reinstatement of public celebrations of the Mass and welcome the recent release of the Guidance for Places of Public Worship document as part of the provincial government's relaunch strategy.
These guidelines are being carefully considered by the task force that the Bishops have established under the direction of Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton and Bishop William McGrattan of Calgary.
The task force is drafting for the Bishops a set of directives for the gradual reintroduction of Masses in public. The Bishops will present these to Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health. The proposed directives will take into consideration the information that will be received from the Telephone Town Hall with the Premier and the Chief Medical Officer scheduled for Thursday, May 21. No date will be set for the resumption of public liturgies in our Catholic churches and institutions until the Bishops are satisfied that their own directives can be fully and properly implemented.
Any announcement of the date for the gradual reintroduction will be made at least five days before the first scheduled Mass. Parishes by then will have received diocesan guidelines which help ensure the safety of everyone.
"It is critical that we understand the risks and take steps in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 through prudent planning," said Bishop McGrattan. "The health and safety of our parishioners, priests, and church staff are of utmost importance. Each and every life is a precious gift from God, and we are called to do everything in our power to protect them. This has been a tremendous sacrifice on the part of the faithful who strongly desire to celebrate the Eucharist in their parish communities. We are grateful for their cooperation, their patient endurance, and especially for their prayers."