The parish is now open at 15% capacity!!!
Masses will be as normal schedule
Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

MESSAGE From our Pastor

Hi everyone: how are you doing today? Hopefully everybody is doing well.

  • Fr Alex Salazar, IVE, wasn’t able to enter in Canada today. He went back to the USA and we have to wait for the next move to see how it affects us. Thank you for your prayers;
  • I am forwarding you the letter from the Re-opening committee of the Diocese of Peterborough for you to know the good news. So, on Friday we will have a special Mass in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Sacred Heart Church at 7:00 PM. Then we will have the regular Sunday schedule: Saturday 4:00 PM at St John and 5:30 PM at Sacred Heart; Sunday 9:00 AM at Sacred Heart and 10:30 AM at St John. Then we will go back to regular weekday schedule of Masses: Monday and Wednesday 8:00 AM (St John) and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM (Sacred Heart)

COMMUNICATION **Please share at will**

  • Step One of the Reopening Strategy

Premier Doug Ford announced yesterday that Step One of the Reopening Strategy begins at 12:01 am on Friday, June 11th, 2021 – the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

As of Friday – these provisions will apply as follows:

  • The capacity for indoor religious services, rites, and ceremonies including weddings is limited to 15% capacity of the church.
  • Outdoors religious services, rites, and ceremonies including weddings are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres.
  • Drive-In religious services continue in accordance with the legislation.
  • Parish halls remain closed during Step One.
  • Funeral services and visitations (regulated by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario) have new restrictions starting on Friday, June 11th:

Indoors – Maximum of 15 percent capacity of a particular room to a maximum of 50 attendees in the entire facility

Outdoors – Two metres physical distancing to a maximum of 50 attendees

The health precautions pertaining to the wearing of face masks, physical distancing and handwashing/cleaning, etc. remain in effect.

  • We thank Sr Inmaculada, SSVM for the file attached to this email; it is a very valuable compilation of material about the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I think this is all for today. God bless you all, sincerely yours,

Fr Salvador Maria Tadeo Curutchet, IVE
Pastor of Sacred Heart- St John Parish
+1 705 933-879


Our Lady of Luján is the patroness of our Religious Family of the Incarnate Word and her image accompanies us in all our foreign missions. Every year our Religious Family honours Our Lady of Luján on May 8, her feast day, with Novenas, Solemn Masses and the Marian Consecration of our new Novices. Our Lady of Luján is a celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The image is on display in the Basilica of Luján in Argentina.

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