Public masses continue to be suspended

Public masses continue to be suspended

In the attached memo the Archbishop informed us about the continued protocols from November (see the attachment). Among other things this means that public masses continue to be suspended until January 8th, 2021.

 

The season of Advent, which we used to enter into with the celebration of dawn/Zornica masses, has been altered for many. Now the Christmas season, so dear to our hearts, when we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ will look very different for most of us. Nevertheless let us not lose heart. Let us enter with our whole heart into the liturgical seasons that we are living.

Advent the joyful expectation – the presence begun. Let us prepare our hearts by listening to God’s Word through frequent prayer and meditation on the Scriptures as individuals and families.  Through this we imitate our Lady who received the Word into her heart and then gave birth to the Word – The Word made flesh. The Scripture passage that is an icon for the season of Advent is the Annunciation (Lk 1:26-28). The other Gospel passages are the ones about John the Baptist. We can find the daily readings and other resources on our Archdiocesan website: https://www.archwinnipeg.ca/main.php?p=135

It’s important to make time for God everyday and especially on Sunday. Whether we pray with the Scriptures as a family or watch live-stream mass. Whatever works and however most we can receive and share the love of God and experience the reality of being Church – communion of saints and offer ourselves more to God.

Croatian live-streamed masses from Holy Cross Church, Hamilton,

English live-streamed Sunday masses from St. Mary’s Cathedral, Winnipeg,

English live-streamed masses in Ordinary and Extraordinary form

 

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