Ontario enters Stage 1 reopening from Covid restrictions on Friday, June 11. For our church, this means that we can accommodate 35 parishioners per service, in addition to 2 clergy. Registration is still required in order to attend. If the church capacity is filled, you can always view the livestream of the divine liturgy on your phone or listen to 91.1 FM on your car radio while in the parking lot and receive holy communion at the end of the service.
On Saturday, June 19, we will celebrate parastases for the deceased of the parish at the following cemeteries:
2PM – at Pinecrest (in English)
4PM – at Notre Dame (in Ukrainian)
Please submit the list of your family members whom you wish to have commemorated to the parish email: email@example.com. You can submit the names of anyone you wish to have commemorated, they do not have to be buried at the cemeteries where we will be celebrating the services. When you submit your lists of names, please note whether you wish to have them commemorated at the Ukrainian service or at the English service. The parastases will be livestreamed on the parish Facebook livestreaming group.
In-person attendance at the parastases is allowed. Note that distancing must be kept between groups of people who live in different households. If you do not keep the required 2m distance, then you must wear masks. At the conclusion of each parastas, you may have the graves blessed of your loved ones buried at the respective cemetery. Since we already commemorated your loved ones at the parastas, we will bless the graves you indicate to us, but we will not celebrate a separate panakhyda at each grave. That could be arranged for a later date. Please make your donations at the church or through the mail or else via etransfer when you submit your names to be commemorated. On account of Covid concerns, donations will not be collected at the cemetery.