We are reopening this weekend!
June 9th, 2021
A letter to the faithful from Bishop Fabbro is available at this link, announcing that churches can reopen this weekend (June 11). Holy Trinity will be open for daily Mass starting on Friday June 11th at 9:30am. Registration is not required for daily Mass but for you will need to register for weekend Masses.
Bishop Fabbro's Statement on the Tragic Discovery at the Former Kamloops Residential School
May 31, 2021
I am shocked and profoundly saddened by the horrifying discovery of the remains of at least 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
When the operation of residential schools was delegated by the federal government to several Christian faith-based groups, there were many failures in fulfilling Christ's mission of bringing the good news of the kingdom of God and helping the oppressed, including failures of the Catholic Church.
The presence of the graves of these innocent ones sheds light on a clear failure of those responsible in not embracing the Gospel values of love, mercy, justice and compassion, and for forgetting their commitment to respect the dignity of all people. These lost innocent ones are another reason why we must continue to learn from these failings and work with Indigenous communities towards the healing called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Yesterday, a memorial was placed at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica in London as part of a nation-wide commemoration of the lost children. I visited the memorial today to pray, asking God to bring comfort to the families of the deceased and all survivors of the residential school system. We will continue to pray for the families of these children and survivors and commit ourselves to playing a constructive role in the journey towards healing and reconciliation.
Most Rev. Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB
Bishop of London
Knights of Columbus
The Ontario Knights of Columbus Charity Raffle, will feature a “50-50 Raffle” as opposed to a prize board this year as well as all sales going digital. While the lottery has adapted to our new social distancing reality, it remains committed to use the money raised to help its traditional charities. These include the Arthritis Society, Special Olympics Ontario, the Children’s Wish Foundation, and many other worthwhile charities. Click to see list.
Holy Trinity Woodstock Council # 3515 is participating in the sale of tickets and will continue to receive a portion of the funds to help support our local charities.
To purchase tickets from Council #3515 Holy Trinity Woodstock please visit this link.
Live Streamed Masses
All of our daily and weekend masses are broadcast using You Tube.
WEEKEND MASS ONLINE REGISTRATION!
Masses have been suspended, effective Monday April 19th. Check back to find out when we will resume in-person attendance. Meanwhile we will continue to offer live stream Masses on our YouTube channel.
In respect of our volunteers who wish to attend Mass, please come at least 10 minutes prior to Mass time as the doors will be closed at 5:00 pm, 8:30 am and 12 noon. Thank you.
We have our online registration up and running. There is a separate link for each weekend Mass so please choose which one you will attend and register for that Mass. These links can be used to register for the weekend Masses up until the first weekend in September. HOWEVER, please ONLY register for the Masses you will definitely be attending as there are a limited amount of numbers in our church. There is also a link for Holy Cross and registration for their Masses.
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish - Mass Registration
To register for one of the Holy Trinity Mass times click on the appropriate time below.
Holy Cross Polish Catholic Community - Mass Registration
To register for one of the Holy Cross Mass times please use https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QRFZK2L
PLEASE NOTE even volunteers, ushers, hospitality ministers and Eucharistic ministers MUST register.
As per government guidelines only 30% of our capacity will be allowed for each Mass. Everyone is asked to arrive no later than 10 minutes before Mass.
Please note the requirements for entering the church and participating in any liturgical celebrations:
- Entrance is not permitted to those who have an elevated temperature,(above 37.5 C/ 99.5 F) or are suffering from cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, undue fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aching, runny nose, chills involved shakes and/or loss of taste or smell. Those who feel sick are expected to stay home.
- You MUST take your temperature at home prior to coming to Mass.
- Be sure to follow the guidance of the ushers/ministers of hospitality and sit only in the designated places to ensure physical distancing at all times.
- Avoid touching your face or other persons.
- All persons MUST wear a mask for the duration of Mass.
Please feel free to call the office at 519-539-0876 if you have any issues with the online links.
Thanks for all your understanding during this time!
Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on Plenary Indulgences for the deceased faithful in the current pandemic.
Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic.
We are still looking for parishioners, preferably outside of the high risk category to help with the following:
Cleaning/sanitizing/defogger – over the age of 15
Hospitality/ushers – for the 5 p.m. and 12 noon Mass to ensure safety protocols are followed.
Please contact the office if you would like to volunteer. Training will be provided.
To volunteer contact the parish office at email@example.com or call 519-539-0876
If you are unsure about the at risk category please visit this website:
Secure Mail Slot
A new secure mail slot has been provided for those wishing to drop off their donation. It is located at the Staff entrance door beside Fr. Rick's memorial garden. Your envelope will go directly into the building where only staff will have access to it.
Whatever way you wish to donate to us know that all is very much appreciated.