Saturday, 12 December 2020

No Mass for you in York Region

York Region (for my American readers, these were formerly known as Counties) is now under the lockdown diktat of Ontario Politburo General-secretary Douglas Ford effective Monday at 12:00 A.M. York joins Toronto and Peel Region in the imposed lockdown. As with many places in the United States of America, Walmart and Costco remain open but the Main Street dress shop or shoe store remain closed. Home Depot can sell a stove or washer but Bad Boy and The Hudson's Bay Company, cannot. It is illogical. What is also illogical is that the population centres are the three cities in the south Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham as well  Newmarket and Aurora with the rest of York being bucolic countryside, rural farms and villages. Why wipe out what is left of Schomberg (including the Latin Mass) or the hamlet of Snowball?

To his credit, last evening Cardinal Thomas Collins issued a letter wherein he states: 
"It is increasingly frustrating for all of us to see certain businesses open while others remain closed and that some, including places of worship, appear to be severely restricted with little evidence to suggest they are a cause of transmission. Earlier this week, I communicated these concerns directly to Premier Ford."
At the same time, His Eminence again goes beyond Ford's inane reduction of church capacity to ten by eliminating public worship in these regions. The Cardinal reiterates that over 13,000 Canadians have died of SARS-CoV-2 which originated in Wuhan, China. The Cardinal states that he recognizes the "significant spiritual suffering that these restrictions have placed both upon our clergy and the faithful that look to us for guidance and direction." He continues that he hopes we will "soon be able fully (sic) to resume public worship." He also states that "we have demonstrated our ability to safely worship together."  

Again, this writer reiterates the same as before, there is no reason to close the public celebration of Mass. Abide by the provincial diktat and protest it. It is worth the challenge of limiting the congregation and at the same time, take the province to court.

The Cardinal has again advised that churches remain open for public prayer at the pastor's discretion. Obviously, this is happening, right?

Toronto Catholics, are your churches open?

Are you able to receive the Sacraments privately? 

Advise me at if your pastor is not accessible and we will report it directly to the chancery and here. 

Do you even care?



Viva Cristo Rey said...

Knew it was coming.

After tomorrow I will be stopping my pre-authorized offering to the Archdiocese of Toronto. My offering will be redirected to a diocese that shepherds their flock. Once the stop payments is made I will let the Cardinal know.

Brother de Montfort said...

Viva Christo Rey, redirect your money to a traditional religious order or seminary. In this way the diocese can't syphon from your donations.

A few mentions:

Male Religious Orders:

Marian Friars Minor (based out of Kentucky)
The Monks of Clear Creek Abbey
The Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Female Religious Orders:

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles
The Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa
Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey

(Unfortunately there are not many traditional religious groups in Canada thanks to our unwelcoming Bishops.)

You can also donate directly to the FSSP seminary, or redirect your money to the local SSPX parish.

The SSPX in Toronto have been raising money to build a new Church, I'm sure they would appreciate funds for that purpose as well.

There are plenty of better places to give your money than the Toronto Diocese.

Anonymous said...

OLPH at St. Clair & Mt. Pleasant appears to be closed for private prayer.

Tom A. said...

FSSP is simply the tradional wing of the modernist apostate church. Have nothing to do with them either. In order to exist they have to keep their mouth shut about the heresies of their “pope.”