Central Cape Breton Parishes

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St. Columba Church, Iona, St. Andrew’s Church, Boisdale, St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale, St. Michael’s Church, Baddeck, Queen of the World Church, Wagmatcook

CANCELED- MASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED for Saturday Jan 8 – Fr. Vargheese has cancelled mass due to inclement weather conditions.

Covid -19 Update – Dec 21-2021

Letter from Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick
December 21, 2021
(St. Peter Canisius, Doctor of the Church)

My Dear Clergy and My Dear People,

In providing a COVID -19 update today, Premier Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will require further restrictive measures effective tomorrow, December 22, 2021.

We will need to continue wearing masks and maintain physical distancing and now faith gatherings indoor and outdoors are limited to 25 % capacity to a maximum of 50 people.  No choirs or congregational singing will be permitted but there can be one person singing.  

Wedding and funeral Masses may be celebrated following the same protocols of 25 % capacity to a maximum of 50 people but there can be no receptions. 
Please find attached the following link to the latest provincial update. 

https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20211221004

Such restrictions are a major disappointment for all of us especially as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, but as Bishop, I support these directives and I instruct that our churches follow these provincial protocols. 

Fraternally in Christ,

+ Wayne Kirkpatrick

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick