For each person that has been in our congregation, I want to thank you for being an important part of the Daily TV Mass Community. The folks that watch each day are so touched by the Mass and by the participation of our faithful congregation.
I am writing you today to let you know that the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) has asked us to restrict participation in the tapings of the Daily TV Mass to the crew only for the next while.
Therefore, effective immediately we ask that you do not come to Loretto Abbey until we have received the all clear from the School Board. We will be cancelling our porters so there will not be anyone present to open the doors. We hope you understand that this action is taken at the request of our landlord the School Board and for the safety of all concerned.
In closing, I wanted to share some feedback that was forwarded to us through the Archdiocese of Toronto about our joint ministry – the Daily TV Mass:
“Good evening. This message comes from Kuwait. We are in a state of lock down with all church services cancelled for the last 3 weeks and will continue indefinitely. I followed through on masses that were televised and yesterday I reached out to alternative masses and stumbled on this daily mass. I was thoroughly impressed with the homily today. Really awesome – WOW – I am touched. The recital of the responsorial psalm was splendid – and the singing – please keep the spirit flowing. Ralph”
Deacon Mike Walsh