As we are beginning of New Year 2021, we still find ourselves in the midst of the COVID PANDEMIC. I want to assure all of you that as your pastor I will keep you and your families in my daily prayer and Holy Mass. Let’s hope that Christ – our Light and our Savior – will lead us closer to him as we celebrate the Joyful and Blessing Reason of Christmas and New Year: Jesus Christ is born for all of us. He is the Light that has enlightened our hearts and given us Hope again in the time of darkness, anxiety and loss. May he be born again in our families, in our lives and bring us his blessings, good tidings, glory and healing so that we all will be gathered in joy and happiness to feast at the tables of His Word and His Eucharist. Here are few latest updates:
1. Schedule of New Year (Solemnity of Mary Mother of God) Celebration:
Thursday Dec 31 (New Year Eve): 7 PM
Friday January 1, 2021 (New Year): 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 PM (noon)
2. Your 2021 Contribution Envelopes are ready for pick up in the foyer and at the office. Thank you for your ongoing support and generosity to the parish.3
3. Effective Sunday August 2nd, 2020, below is Mass Schedule at Holy Trinity:
Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat at 9 AM. & Wed at 7 PM
Weekend: Saturday at 5:30 PM (Sunday Vigil); Sunday at 9 AM, 11 AM, 5 PM
At this time, we are planning to celebrate New Year as we scheduled. All guidelines of health and safety required by law must be followed such as: face mask use is mandatory; frequent hand sanitizing upon entering and leaving the Church, physical distance from those not in the same household, health screening questions be asked, name and phone number be provided,…If you are feeling sick, exhibiting some flu-like symptoms, or exposing to someone with Covid, please be at home and follow live streaming Mass at https://www.catholicyyc.ca/livestreammass.html
Effective on Sunday Dec 13,2020, we are allowed to have only 15% capacity of Church Occupancy (120 people). Due to this restriction, please be understanding that Church’s entrance will be closed when we reach the number of people allowed.
May we all joyfully sing together on these Octave of Christmas: “Christ is born for us today. Come, let us adore him. Christus natus est nobis. venite, adoramus” . Let us in harmony with all angels echo wide and far the hymn of Christmas: Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to the people of good will.
May GOD’S ETERNAL LOVE FILL YOUR HEART AND YOUR FAMILY WITH JOY AND BLESSINGS on EVERYDAY in the COMING NEW YEAR.
Merry Christmas to you and your families! Have a blessed New Year! May God bless you all! May our Mother Mary intercede for us to see the end of this pandemic as soon as possible.
Sincerely yours in Christ!
Rev. Minh Binh Doan, OP