Holy Eucharist Parish and COVID-19

We Will Keep Our Focus on Christ

Take heart, it is I; have no fear.
Matthew 14:27

As of Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Province of Manitoba has issued a new Public Health Order and Metropolitan Lawrence has issued a new Archeparchial Directive.

There is no need at this time to register for liturgical services and events at Holy Eucharist Parish. You will need to sign our contact list upon arrival. This confidential contact list will be kept in the Parish offices for 14 days and then will be destroyed.

For all liturgical, sacramental, other prayer services, and other faith-based gatherings (UCWLC, Seniors, UCBC, Youth, Young Adult, etc.), the maximum number of participants is 33% of capacity (Church – 99 people; Church auditorium – 60 people; Parish Centre Hall – 137 people; Parish Centre Multi-Purpose Room – 36 people; Parish Centre Classrooms – 16 people). If the number of people at a Sunday Divine Liturgy starts to exceed the capacity restriction, we will add another Divine Liturgy to our schedule.

Masks are required to be worn by all participants for all liturgical, sacramental, other prayer services, and other faith-based gatherings. Please wear your masks properly – covering nose, mouth, and chin, with no gaps.

Households are to be socially distant in these gatherings. The pews are marked for your convenience.

For liturgical services, we may have two active cantors who are socially distanced from all others. Everyone may sing with their masks on but quietly.

The Metropolitan-Archbishop, Lawrence, has stated that the dispensation from the obligation to participate in-person at Sunday and Feast Day Liturgies remains in place for those who are sincerely concerned that attending in-person my put their health or the health of a loved one at risk.

Non-parish events (e.g., rentals) are to adhere to the current provincial health order (October 5, 2021).