Fr. Timothy Shea
Blog #25: Christmas is Coming
December 1, 2021
The news this week was very discouraging with COVID cases going up again with this latest variant. So, I guess we will be having our second “COVID Christmas”. Therefore, like last year, our Christmas Masses will have assigned seating. That means you will have to register to indicate which Mass you prefer and how many people are in your bubble group sitting with you. We will add one more Mass on Christmas Eve so that, hopefully, we will be able to accommodate everyone with social distancing, masks and sanitizing hands.
Christmas Eve there will be two Masses in Blessed Sacrament Church and two Masses in St. Linus Church. Also, there will be a Christmas morning Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church. Registration forms are available at the back of the churches, or after December 10th you can register by phone (613-389-2009) or by email. The seating plan for each Mass will be posted in the Church on the weekend of December 18/19.
Health experts have started to vaccinate children, and if we can be more vigilant wearing our masks, we can get this COVID pandemic under control. All in all, life has improved since last Christmas because of the vaccine and because we have adjusted some of our lifestyles. So, let us be optimistic, happy and practical this Christmas! Merry Christmas!!!