Dear Sisters and brothers,
Greetings of Love and Peace in the name our loving God and beloved Mother Mary. We hope that you all are coping well with the new normal but still keep enjoying the rest of the summer. It gives immense joy and privilege to announce to you about resuming of our Diocesan Shrine Days of Our Lady of Rosary, together with our dedicated parishioners and generous volunteers this year.
Last year we were not able to open the Shrine at all. This year we are opening the Shrine, but with limitations due to Covid-19 protocols. The July 2nd and July 13th Shrine Days have been cancelled but we will have a modified Shrine Day on July 16th.
NEW STARTING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14TH
Starting the week of September 14th, the Church will have MASS said Daily 6.00 to 7.00 pm for personal prayer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with mass following at 7.00 pm. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the morning mass will be at 8.00am. We ask everyone to please help us out . . .
Over the last weeks we have experienced a number of positive cases of Covid 19 in our area, with a significant increase in the numbers in the past few days. This is extremely concerning to us for the Church and Shrine. Fr. Antony, Fr. Sebastin and myself, Andy Van Zelst, had a lengthy discussion concerning this increase. We had planned on having a Mass outside in the Shrine on both August 15th, The Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary, and August 22nd, The Feast Day of the Queenship of Mary. Regretfully we have decided that the best course of action to protect everyone and keep everyone SAFE is to cancel both of these Masses.
As we celebrate today the 10th year of our existence in Merlin, Canada, first of all we Thank God for the manifold blessings that He showered upon the Rosarian community.
A message from Bishop Fabbro about the Year of Prayer: Novena from May 22 until May 30 to bring to a conclusion our Year of Prayer.
Updated Guidance on Cutting Grass at Parishes and Cemeteries … also pertaining to caring for our Shrine Gardens.
Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020.
What To Do on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19)
A beautiful idea for participation and marking of Palm Sunday this year.
We the Rosarians come to you with great love and concern about your health and well-being . . .