ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕС! ВОІСТИНУ ВОСКРЕС!
CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!
My brother priests and all faithful in the Eparchy of Saskatoon:
The Updated Saskatchewan Public Health Orders for Places of Worship that were announced on April 13, 2021 by Premier Scott Moe and Dr. Shahab, and became effective on April 16th, have now been extended to May 10th – Unless Otherwise Amended.
These restrictions apply to all places in Saskatchewan. Both of these measures are a return to the guidelines in effect earlier this year.
- Effective Friday, April 16th, all places of worship in Saskatchewan will be limited to a maximum capacity of 30 persons. All existing provisions including 2 metre distancing, hand sanitizing, masking, and contact tracing will remain in effect: (Places of worship guidelines). For clarity: the regulations permit concurrent meetings, but the combined capacity within the facility may not exceed 30 persons; the capacity limit applies to all persons within the place of worship except clergy/religious leadership and key staff/volunteers. Please keep this number as low as possible.
- Effective immediately, April 13th, all private indoor gatherings are prohibited immediately. Residents may not expand their household “bubble”. All indoor gatherings are restricted to immediate household members only.
Reminder: outdoor public gatherings are limited to 10 people, provided physical distancing between households can be maintained.
These measures are included in the current public health order that expires on April 26th. We can expect further information on the renewal of the health order next week.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Janko Kolosnjaji, Chancellor and Vicar General of the Eparchy of Saskatoon