Mass Registration

Mass Registration

Registration for Mass

Parishioners are required to register for Sunday Masses in advance

Register for Sunday Mass by clicking on the button below. If this is your first time using our new registration system, please review the steps below before proceeding.

Mass Registration: December 5 & 6, 2020

How do I register for Mass?

  1. Click on the Register for Mass button above.  The Mass Registration form will be displayed.
  2. Click Sign Up beside the Mass you want. 
  3. You will be prompted to enter your name and your email or phone.  Our registration system is unable to send registration confirmation messages via text message.  As such, we ask that you register with your email address. Click Sign Up when done entering your name and email address. 
  4. Under How Many People Are Coming?, please select the total number of people who will be sitting with you, including yourself (if you plan to attend).
  5. Enter the name of the persons you are registering.  Please do not enter names like: “guest 1”, “visitor 1”, “child 1’.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. You will receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes. You are now registered for Sunday Mass!

Important Notes

Registration for Weekend Masses 

  • Online Registration will be made available every Monday at 12:00PM for the following Saturday evening & Sunday weekend masses .
  • Registration closes every Wednesday at 11:59PM
  • Once you have completed your registration, if you create a second registration, your first registration will be cancelled.
  • Try to register persons who can sit with you.

If you have difficulty, or cannot register online, please:

  • call the parish office at 613-728-9811, or
  • email office@stmarysottawa.ca

Safety Guidelines

While we have done our due best to ensure that attending our parish is safe, as with attending anywhere during the pandemic, there remains risks that cannot be eliminated. Therefore, all those attending Mass and entering our parish building shall do so at their own risk.  Please recognize the importance of families and individuals to take responsibility for protecting themselves and others.

30% Capacity

In compliance with the public health authorities, Mass in the Church will be celebrated with a maximum of 30% capacity which will also include distribution of Holy Communion.

For the well being of all our Parishioners we require that the following people stay home:

  • People with COVID-19 or who live with someone with COVID 19.
  • People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • People with any cold or flu or COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Anyone having recently travelled outside of Canada.
We would highly encourage the following people to stay home:
  • Anyone living with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms.
  • All people, especially the elderly, with comprised medical conditions.
  • Family members who live with elderly people or those who are risk.

If you are waiting for the results from a COVID-19 test:

If someone is concerned enough to get a COVID-19 test, they should also be concerned about the potential to be asymptomatic and pass COVID-19 onto others without knowing it. So if someone is going for a test, they and their family should stay home until the test results come in, and depending on the results potentially longer. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still lifted. We have livestream options. So please stay home if you or someone in your household is awaiting test results.

The only exception would be if you fall into the Lowest Risk category (see link below), where you had “NO close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, NO travel outside of Canada, and NO symptoms. You should self-monitor, but you are NOT required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.” 

If you are awaiting test results please see the following chart on what the Government is asking of you: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/resources/Corona/Covid-19-Tested-What-Now-Handout_-EN.pdf

Also please see the Class Order given to all those in Ottawa from Dr. Vera Etches on September 22, 2020. https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx#September-22-2020–Special-statement-from-Dr-Vera-Etches

All persons entering or remaining in these premises 
must wear a mask that securely covers the nose, 
mouth, and chin as required by the Directive issued
under the Province’s Emergency Management
and Civil Protection Act.

For more details and for exemptions as to who does
not need to wear a mask Click Here

Limited Washrooms

The washroom in the vestibule (Main Foyer) will be open for emergencies. Our other washrooms will be cordoned off because we will not be able to keep up with sanitizing them after each use. 

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing rules will be in place everywhere in the church and outside in the entrance ways and parking lot. People will not be permitted to meet in groups before or after Mass. Please enter and exit the church as directed by the ushers.

Hand Sanitizing

 Hand sanitizing is mandatory. Sanitizer will be provided at the church entrances.