Dear parishioners, friends and benefactors,
We invite you to read a Pastoral Letter from His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, regarding the recent discovery of the unmarked graves of children at the former Kamloops Residential School.
An excerpt can be seen below. Read the full message along with further resources at:
"Dear sisters and brothers in Christ:
The sad legacy of Residential Schools and the reality that Catholic entities participated in the Government policy which removed Indigenous children from their families and from their culture has once again been brought to the attention of Canadians. The discovery of 215 bodies of children in graves beside a former Residential School in Kamloops has brought us face-to-face with the stark and tragic history that many Indigenous children in Residential Schools died. When they died, often their bodies were not returned to their families and communities for burial.
This tragic and painful part of our history as a nation and as a Church causes us to grieve with the families of these children and feel sorrow and deep shame for our participation in the policies which created the Residential Schools. The recent discovery in Kamloops moves us to renew our efforts, which began many years ago, to bring about healing and reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of our land..."
Dear parishioners, friends and benefactors!
Effective Friday, June 11th, we will move to Step One of the Provincial Reopening Plan. This means that our churches are permitted to open at 15% capacity for Masses beginning on the weekend of June 12-13, 2021.
Starting Friday, June 11th, we will have Holy Mass at the church at 15% capacity and no registration is required. Please fill out our COVID form prior to entering the church.
We will be celebrating Holy Mass for St. Anthony feast on Sunday June 13th at 12:00 noon. Mass will be celebrated under the pavilion and everyone is welcome as long as we are able to maintain the 2 meter distance and wearing masks.
It is expected that churches will be permitted to move to Step Two approximately 21 days later to accommodate 25% capacity.
Dragi župljani, prijatelji i dobročinitelji!
U ovu nedjelju 13. lipnja 2021. imati ćemo proslavu Svetog Ante i Svetu misu pod paviljonom u 12 sati u podne. Molimo Vas da, koliko je to god moguće, držite 2 metra razmak tijekom mise te noseći maske. Svi ste nam dobro došli!
Već u ovaj petak. 11. lipnja imati ćemo prvu Sv. misu s narodom sa 15% kapaciteta. Molimo Vas ispunite COVID formu prije ulaska u crkvu. Registracija nije potrebna, svi koji ne budu mogli ući, moći će slušati misu vani.
Očekujemo da bismo tri tjedna kasnije, ulaskom u Drugi Korak otvaranja, mogli slaviti Sv. misu sa 25% kapaciteta.