Mass Attendance Limits

New attendance limits for Stage 2 Reopening

June 10, 2021

The Province of Alberta has entered its Stage 2 Reopening Plan

Beginning June 10, 2021

The capacity limit for churches is now 1/3 of fire code occupancy

  • Attendee limits in Holy Name Parish (not including pastor and volunteers:
    • Holy Name Church: 110
    • St Columba Church: 40
    • St Joseph Church: 15
  • All protocols dealing with proper physical distancing, the use of masks, contact tracing, sanitizing remain in effect.

From the Archdiocese

  • The distribution of Communion on the tongue is temporarily not allowed during Stage 2.
  • Wedding ceremonies may now have up to 20 people.
  • Funerals continue to have a maximum of 20 people.
  • Pastors may confer the Sacrament of the Confirmation, especially if the parish postponed the celebration due to the recent restrictions.
  • Visitation to the Sick. During Stage 2, a priest or deacon may take Holy Communion to the sick. If visitation is to a hospital or nursing home, we must adhere to the institution’s admission and risk mitigation policies.
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues to be permitted with adherence to canonical guidelines and proper physical distancing and mask use.
  • Outdoor social gatherings, with proper distancing, allowed up to 20 people.
  • Indoor social gatherings are not permitted. This can limit visits to parishioner’s homes until Stage 3, which could begin in a few weeks.

Latest full details at the Archdiocese website here.

Catholic Parish of the Holy Name