Diocese of Kamloops
February 5, 2021
Dear Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Kamloops,
In light of the extension of the ban on social gatherings and events “until further notice” from the Provincial Health Authorities, I want to assure you that Holy Mass will continue to be daily celebrated and offered for you and your intentions by our Priests in every parish of our Diocese.
I am very grateful to all Priests, parishioners, and volunteers for continuing with our diocesan COVID protocols and precautions to keep our parishes safe.
During this temporary restriction, please continue to check the diocesan and your local parish website for live-stream Mass updates. Holy Communion will continue to be available for the faithful at the Parishes which are offering this and who have attended Mass virtually prior to.
Our churches continue to remain open for people to have private prayer as well as visits to the Blessed Sacrament. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also continue to be offered. As we are committed to the safety and well being of all those entrusted to our care, please continue to observe all our COVID protocols and precautions.
Please continue to pray and offer our sacrifices to prevent further spread of the virus, to heal those who have been affected in so many ways by this pandemic, that our churches may reopen for this coming Holy Triduum and Easter celebrations, and also that all celebrations in the life of the Church may soon be back to normal.
May the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph and St. John Vianney continue to protect and accompany us through this challenging pandemic.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Joseph Phuong Nguyen
Bishop of Kamloops