The 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time was the first occasion for many of our parishes to hold a public Sunday Mass.
The gatherings were limited to 50 people total. Assuring proper distance between all who attended.
Pews were cordoned off so that there would be two empty benches in front of every occupied pew. Song books, missals and other materials were removed. No congregational singing for a while.
Because we are not able to “Pass the Collection Basket” along the rows as usual other collection boxes had to be assembled.
The attendance at the first weekend Masses were light in Kensington and Summerfield (less than 30). I heard there were 35 at one Mass in Cornwall and 44 at a Mass in Seven Mile Bay. Attendance will level as the summer moves on. Facebook Live Masses will continue in many of our parishes untill the churches are fully reopened.
Be sure to check with your local parish because the usual schedules may have been changed for this stage of PEI Recovery.
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