(Updated June 12, 2020)
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, working with restrictions put in place to protect the community, especially the lives of the most vulnerable. An update to the diocese was issued by Bishop Mark Hagemoen on June 12, 2020 addressing expansion of numbers that are now permitted to gather for public celebration of Mass and other sacramental activities, distancing requirements, etc.
LINK: June 12, 2020 – Directives For Resumption of Sacraments in COVID-19 (Compiled Directives) – Letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen – Number for public worship is now increased to 150 or one-third capacity of worship space, whichever is less.
A general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect.
A number of parishes are live-streaming Mass, with links published at saskatoonmass.com
Earlier directives and statements:
June 11, 2020 – Bishop Mark Hagemoen Updated directives related to Phase 3 of easing COVID-19 restrictions(Reception of Holy Communion)
Heart of Jesus – Bishop Mark calls for fasting and prayer on Fridays: rcdos.ca/Heart-of-Jesus
“Please join with me in prayer for a rapid end to the COVID-19 virus. May God grant healing to those who are ill, and eternal rest to those who have died. May the Lord’s blessing come upon our medical professionals and civic authorities, who continue to strive with enormous effort and expertise to keep all of us safe.” – Bishop Mark Hagemoen
Resources and information:
- When to call the 811 Hotline / Self assessment (LINK)
- COVID-19 symptoms and treatment (LINK)
- Saskatchewan Coronavirus Information (English LINK)
- Saskatchewan Coronavirus Information (French LINK))
- COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Facilities (LINK)
- PHAC-infographic-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19 / ASPC-a-propos-maladie-coronavirus-covid-19