Coronavirus Updates and Directives

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As the cases of coronavirus continue to increase the Parish and the Diocese of Hamilton have been closely monitoring the situation.

As of March 16th Bishop Crosby has released a new update suspending all weekday Masses and weekend Masses for the public.

Weekly Sunday Masses

The Pastoral team at St. Andrew’s has chosen to provide access to our Sunday Masses online on our parish website.

These weekly Masses can be found here.

A Letter from Father Con


Pope Francis’ Moment of Prayer and “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing

View the special event and read the whole homily here

Diocesan Directives

For the Common Good Letter on the Pandemic Sacrifices from Bishop Crosby January 18, 2021

“Grey Zone” Lockdown Update December 23

Re-Opening Notice and Procedures June 10

Read Bishop Crosby’s Lift up Your Hearts Message

Directives from the Diocese March 16th

Additional Directives March 18th

Prayer Resources

Prayer of Pope Francis

Pope Francis has composed a prayer to Mary, Health of the Sick. We are a people called to prayer. It is available on the Diocesan website.

Call to Prayer during the day. 

Morning:   Prayer for those infected with the virus and all who are ill. 

Lord, place your healing hand on those who suffer illness. Bring them to full health and ease their anxious hearts.  May our prayer and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary encourage them that they are not alone. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN

Noon:         Prayer for health care workers and those attending to the sick

Lord, we are ennobled by those who put their lives at risk in caring for the sick. Keep them safe and embolden them when they are weary. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN

Afternoon: Prayer for first responders and essential workers

Lord, we pray for those who run to danger to keep us safe and those who serve the common good. Embrace them with your mantle of protection and comfort the fears of their families. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN

Evening:     Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders

Lord, the pandemic opens our eyes to see each other as brothers and sisters in one human family. We pray for people of every nation and their leaders, asking that they be inspired to seek the good of all and quell the voices of division. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN 

Night:         Prayer for those who have died today

Lord, we grieve the passing of our sisters and brothers who have died this day. We commend them to your tender mercy, confident that nothing, not even death, will separate us from your love. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN

Adapted from a prayer writer for the Archdiocese of Chicago – March 20, 2019