COVID-19: Returning to YELLOW phase:
March 6th Update
a 19h00 |Category: Diocese
Dear Sisters and
Brothers in Christ Jesus,
All zones in the
province will move to the updated Yellow level at midnight on
Sunday, March 7.
So, in our
celebrations (masses, funeral, weddings, etc.), we can have people
seated together as a family bubble (up to 15 people) or one person,
at two meters (6 feet) from each other. Wearing the mask remains
mandatory for all people in the assembly except for the cantor who
can remove his or her mask while singing but staying at 4 meters
from all other people. The faithful can sing in the church while
wearing the mask. I think it is important to remind people that
singing is a high-risk activity during a
Here is the
actual text from the Department of Health in their update of the
guidelines related to the revised "yellow"
can continue to be open as long as two metre of distance is
maintained between people outside of their household or Steady15 at
a maximum of 50% of the venue, and everyone is wearing a mask.
Masks must be worn, and two metres of distance must be in place,
for singing to be permitted – otherwise, no singing is
The list of
attendees must continue to be established and saved, the premises
must be disinfected and circulation at the entrances, exits, during
communion, and in the church must be carried out according to the
If I receive any
further information, I will send it to you as soon as
possible. Let us encourage our faithful to follow all
the sanitary measures to ensure that we can stay in the "yellow"
level for Holy Week.
May the Lord
bless us and continue to watch over us.
the office of Youth Faith Development
Given that Zone
1 has moved to Yellow Phase of COVID-19 Recovery, beginning Sunday,
March 14 catechetical sessions will now return to in-person
gatherings for those who were part of that format previously.
The Province of New Brunswick indicates the following on the
website respecting indoor formal gatherings, under which criteria
this would fall: “Occupancy limits are based on capacity of
facility to maintain physical distancing of people who are not
members of the same household or Steady15 and are to be no more
than 50% of the facility’s capacity. Continuous mask use is
required. Record keeping for participants is required to facilitate
contact tracing.” Our parishes will ensure that this
criterion is followed.
St. Bernard’s Roman
Catholic Church, with Acadian and Irish roots, is located in
downtown Moncton, New Brunswick.
Most recently, our
church has become a reflection of a multicultural congregation as
new families to Canada have made St. Bernard’s their church of
parishioners come together as a Catholic spiritual community for
worship, faith formation, fellowship and outreach.