The following bulletin announcement has been included in the September 26th bulletin:
“The official position of the Catholic Church is that all available COVID vaccines are ethical and all Catholics who are able are encouraged to receive the vaccine. All employees serving in the Diocese of Hamilton are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or to submit to a COVID rapid test every Monday and Thursday in order to carry out their responsibilities. Volunteer liturgical ministers are required to be fully vaccinated. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, encourages every member of the Catholic Church within our Diocese of Hamilton to be fully vaccinated.”
At this time, people who are simply attending Mass are not required to be fully vaccinated. Masking and social distancing is still required. Please note that all employees of St. Joseph Church are double vaccinated.