COVID-19 Updates

By April 25, 2020 May 29th, 2020 Enriching faith

(Updated May 29, 2020)

Public celebrations, including celebration of the Eucharist, were temporarily suspended in parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon by Bishop Mark Hagemoen in March 2020, in conjunction with directives and advice of federal and provincial health authorities. An update to the diocese was issued by the bishop on May 29, 2020 addressing Phase 3 of resuming public celebration of Mass with limited numbers.

May 29, 2020 – Bishop Mark Hagemoen Letter to the Faithful providing updated directives regarding the resumption of sacraments in Phase 3 of easing COVID-19 restrictions

May 15, 2020 – Letter to the Faithful about what to expect when public celebration of Mass begins to be phased-in (LINK to PDF)

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

Other directives and statements:

May 29, 2020 – Government of Saskatchewan releases guidelines for re-opening places of worship

May 29, 2020 – Media release from Saskatchewan faith leaders on consultation to re-open places of worship

May 15, 2020 – UPDATED Directives to parishes from Bishop Mark Hagemoen related to COVID-19 and public celebrations

May 15, 2020 – Liturgy Committee guidelines to accompany the phased-in resumption of public celebration of Sacraments in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon

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April 24, 2020 – Update from Bishop Mark Hagemoen and launch of prayer initiative in response to COVID pandemic (Click here for PDF)

“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:

Links to a variety of faith resources

Archdiocese of Toronto Resources related to Spiritual Communion

Infographic from Archdiocese of Toronto

CCCB statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 – EN   /  CCCB statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 – FR

Letter to faith leaders from Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada – April 3, 2020

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