OTTAWA -- The Archdiocese of Ottawa has cancelled all masses at churches this weekend. In a letter, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast explains his decision to cancel all public Vigil and Sunday Masses in the Archdiocese of Ottawa to follow the directive from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer to cancel any gatherings larger than 250 people to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Archdiocese release: "Archbishop Prendergast announced that public Masses in the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall this Saturday evening and Sunday are suspended."
In his letter, which is found below, the Archbishop writes, “Realizing that a number of parishes will have difficulty in keeping Mass attendance below 250 this weekend, I have regrettably decided to ask our Catholic parishes to cancel all public Lord’s Day Masses.”
Full Text below from the Archdiocese: https://www.catholicottawa.ca/