Capacity Limit Announcement for parishes in
“Lockdown” - Moving to 10 person capacity - November 2020
We want to thank all the parishioners of St. Casimir’s Parish for your ongoing support during
this period of great uncertainty. It has been wonderful to see so many of you at Mass since we re-
opened in June. We are especially grateful to the volunteers who have helped ensure our church
is a safe place to gather – they have done incredible work!
As you know, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Greater Toronto Area have increased
significantly in recent days and, at present, Toronto and Peel Regions are in the “Lockdown
Stage” as announced by the Province of Ontario. In addition, Premier Ford announced on Friday,
November 20, 2020 special emergency measures that need to be taken in our area.
For this reason, as of Monday, November 23 rd , we must restrict attendance inside the church to
10 people, including priests. Sadly, due to these measures Cardinal Collins has announced, that
public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. Priests will continue to celebrate private Mass
daily for the intentions of parishioners.
Our church will remain open for private prayer and for the faithful to receive the Sacrament of
Reconciliation wherever possible. The confession will be available in our parish in Advent, on
Sundays, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the parish hall. Please keep in mind, that only 10 people,
including priest can be at any time in the parish hall. Also every day the church will be open to
the public for a private prayer from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Again, please keep in mind that only 10
people are allowed inside the church.
Funerals and baptisms will now be restricted to 10 persons, including those who are involved in
ministry (priest, organist, etc.).
While we recognize it is not a substitute for attending Mass in person, I encourage you to view
online/ livestream Masses from our church at www.kazimierz.org
Also, all meetings in the parish will be postponed. Our staff will also be working; however, we
encourage you to contact us by phone only.
We recognize these measures are extremely challenging. I am also so incredibly grateful for the
efforts of our heroic volunteers who have been faithfully welcoming parishioners and cleaning
the church between services, ensuring that we can operate safely and responsibly.
So many of the faithful rely on the reception of the sacraments and our churches to find solace,
peace and support during this period of pandemic. Despite these new restrictions, we will make
every effort to continue our outreach to you.
The pandemic has also had a negative impact on the parish financial health. Offertory revenue in
the March-November period declined by 40% as compared to 2019. We thank all those who
have continued their contributions to the parish even though many of you cannot attend in
person. You can drop your donation at the parish, send it by mail or use a credit card, using link
on our web page: donate now, making sure that you choose from the list St. Casimir’s Parish.
We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones
remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always!
More information on the archdiocese's webiste.
Let us show responsibility for our parish church and support the parish through an online donation. Enter the link below and select our parish from the list (St Casimir Parish Toronto). Payments are made by credit card.
God bless you for all donations!