St. Therese of Lisieux

COVID-19 Measures Relaxed Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Posted : Mar-01-2022

Cardinal Thomas Collins has confirmed that the Archdiocese of Toronto will ease major COVID-19 measures on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Below are some of the big changes to the Archdiocese’s COVID-19 policy by March 1st:

  • All churches return to 100% capacity, without physical distancing requirements.
  • Registration to attend Mass (e.g. by phone, online, logbook, etc.) is no longer required.
  • Communion on the tongue resumes.
  • Holy water fonts can be refilled.

Some COVID-19 measures remain, including:

  • Mandatory mask use for those over the age of two.
  • Bowing to each during the Sign of Peace.
  • Hand sanitation at the church’s entrance and exit (NOTE: Priest and Eucharistic Ministers continue to sanitize hands before and after Communion).
  • Masking for choir members – choirs and cantors still must be masked or remain 3 meters/9 feet from anyone else while singing.

St. Theresa’s Parish will be announcing these relaxed measures at all Masses throughout March 2022.

UPDATE: Effective March 21, 2022, mask requirements are relaxed at St. Theresa's Parish. Parishioners may choose to wear, or not wear, a mask beyond March 21, 2022.