Pandemic Preparation in our Parish for the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
In light of the concerns regarding COVID-19, Archbishop Albert has granted all the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface dispensation from their Sunday obligation (cf. Code of Canon Law, 87).
Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region was moved to the critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System on Monday, November 2nd. As of Thursday, November 12th, religious gatherings at places of worship have been suspended until further notice. While we are in lockdown, we will be publishing bulletins once a week. Any updates we receive will be posted to our parish’s website (https://www.stgerardwinnipeg.com/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/St.GerardParishWpg/). We encourage you to check frequently for updated information.
Remember, we can all reduce our risk by focusing on the following fundamentals and adopting the following habits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: check yourself for symptoms every day, stay home when you are sick, get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19, wash your hands or use alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently, cover your cough/sneeze, maintain social distancing and wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.
We look forward to the day when we can gather restriction free again. If you need anything, do not hesitate to call the parish office and we will do our best to assist you. Thank you for your support and for being a part of the community of St. Gerard Parish!
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