Sundays 10 am
**Parishioner Reservations Only**
Week Day Masses
**Open to ALL**
(Seating is assigned on first come, first served)
Monday | Wednesday | Friday 7 pm
Doors open for Prayer at 6 pm
Tuesday | Thursday | Saturday 8 am
Confessions (also blessing of water) available ONLY by appointment, while maintaining social distancing throughout.
Fr. Antony ~ 1-519-350-3437
Baptism / First Communion / Marriage:
Contact our office.
St. Francis Xavier Parish in Tilbury
Virtual Sunday Mass at 10:00 am.
RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO ALL MASSES
Under present guidelines churches remain open for services at a capacity limit of 25% indoors.
Bishop Fabbro Update#19
PLEASE NOTE: If you are feeling unwell, or think you may have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please stay home.
RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
MASKS • Masks must be worn at all times throughout the entire service. • Masks must cover your nose and mouth. • Masks must be left on at all times. • Masks also required for confessions. If you are not able to adhere to these requirements due to medical reasons or any other undisclosed reason, then we ask that you please refrain from attending services. We ask that you stay home until such time that everyone gets vaccinated or the restrictions are lifted. TRACEABILITY It is imperative we maintain records of those attending in order to comply with record keeping and traceability requirements. The log book that is at the back of the church and in the confession area must be filled in for contact tracing. You MUST provide your Name, Phone Number and Address. This information will only be used in the event contact tracing is required. After 30 days these sheets are destroyed. PRE-REGISTRATION As before you must register for Sunday services. There are strict capacity limitations which dictate how many we can accommodate at one service. The seating structure in place with the taped area on the pews will remain the same. Please note, capacity limits include Parishioners, Officiants, and staff. PHYSICAL DISTANCING Physical distancing measures are still being implemented. (Board of Directors)
RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
July 25, 2021
17TH SUNDAY OT
July 18 , 2021
16TH SUNDAY OT
This Sunday, July 25 is the First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly as proclaimed by Pope Francis.
For this joyful occasion, the Holy Father has granted Plenary Indulgences to grandparents, the elderly and all the faithful who participate in one of the following “motivated by a true spirit of penance and charity.”
~By participating in a solemn liturgical celebration on July 25th, either in person or watching virtually “uniting themselves spiritually to the sacred functions of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, offering to the Merciful God their prayers, pains or sufferings of their lives, especially during the transmission, through the means of television and radio, but also through the new means of social communication.”
~By devoting adequate time on July 25th, to actually or virtually visit those who are elderly and in need or in difficulty (such as the sick, the abandoned, the disabled and other similar cases).
Gaining a Plenary Indulgence is significant because it is the remission of the punishment for all sins committed from the day of baptism. The indulgence can be applied to any deceased person you wish but it cannot be applied to any living person, except yourself.
The following conditions must also be met:
- Confess one’s sins to be in God’s grace, (either 8 days before or after July 25)
- Attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion
- Pray, in particular:
For the intentions of the Pope (The Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)
- Renounce all attachment to sin, even venial sin
Let us make a special effort this Sunday, to show our love, gratitude and respect for our grandparents (if living), the elderly and the disabled, that we know and encounter, and learn from their wisdom. But most of all, take the time to look into their eyes, earnestly listen and give them your undivided attention. For our grandparents who have died, we should remember to pray for the repose of their souls, that God grant them eternal rest.
Have you checked out the section WAYS TO GET INVOLVED? (located on the Home Page) There will be more topics coming as “things open up”. In the meatime check out the one called PRAYER. There are weekly prayers and monthly devotions.
Contact the Church Office
(519) 689 – 7760
Leave a message, your phone number and email, and the information will be directed to the Cemetery Board.
Someone from the Board will get back to you.
Here is a link to the latest Updated COVID-19 Protocols for Cemeteries