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
“FROM THE DESK OF THE PASTOR” Has moved!
Pope Francis’ Moment of Prayer and “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing
View the special event and read the whole homily here
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 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