Earlier directives and statements:
Dec. 8, 2021 – UPDATE – Directives for Sacraments in COVID-19 – LINK to PDF of Dec. 8, 2021 Letter from Bishop Hagemoen
Dec. 2, 2021 – UPDATE – Directives for Sacraments in COVID-19 (LINK to PDF of Dec. 2 letter from Bishop Hagemoen)
Sept. 17 -2021 – Updated Directives for Sacraments during COVID-19 – Sept. 17, 2021 Letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen
Sept. 16, 2021 – Updated Directives for Sacraments during COVID-19 – Sept. 16, 2021 Letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen
Sept. 15, 2021 – Reinforcing July 9 Guidelines – Sept. 15 Letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen
July 9, 2021 – Lifting of Health Restrictions & Directives for Sacraments in COVID-19 – July 9, 2021 Letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen
June 18, 2021 – Click here for directives regarding celebration of Sacraments during COVID-19– As of June 20, 2021, the capacity for public indoor and outdoor non-ceremonial gatherings has increased to groups no larger than 150 or 30 per cent capacity, whichever is less, as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
Dec. 22, 2020: Compiled and updated directives for Sacraments during COVID-19 – Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays or on Holy Days of Obligation continues
Dec. 22, 2020: Click here for Dec. 22 update of Directives from Bishop Hagemoen regarding celebration of Sacraments during COVID-19 (numbers reduced)
Nov. 26 2020 Update (regarding reduced numbers): “Bishop Mark Hagemoen Nov. 26, 2020 LETTER – click here
Nov. 18, 2020 – Update (regarding masks): “The Government of Saskatchewan has mandated the use of masks in all public places in Saskatchewan effective Thursday, November 19, 2020. We have been informed that updates with respect to guidelines for places of worship will be forthcoming. We will advise of any further changes to the directives at that time. At this time, the directives from the Diocese of Saskatoon of November 6, 2020, remain, with the exception of the mask requirement which is now mandated for all parishes.” – Office of the Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
- Masks be worn in all indoor public places has been extended to all communities in Saskatchewan
- It is important to note that masks are recommended for outdoor areas (sidewalks and parking lots) as well if two-metre physical distancing cannot be maintained or is unpredictable.
- Wearing a mask in public can be considered an additional line of defence, but does not replace the need for other public health measures that are proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (distancing, hand hygiene, stay home when sick, cough or sneeze into your elbow).
- Masks must be worn by music leaders (singers, choirs, soloists, etc…)
- Participants in religious services must wear their masks throughout the service even when seated.
Note: As of Nov. 13 an exemption from wearing a mask has been issued for “Clergy members or religious leaders who are leading a service or ceremony while speaking from a podium, lectern, platform, stage, desk or other standing or seating area dedicated to speaking.” Physical distancing and other restrictions remain in effect.”
Heart of Jesus – Bishop Mark calls for fasting and prayer on Fridays: rcdos.ca/Heart-of-Jesus