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Knights Support Saint Faustina Parish With Drive-In Masses

Saint Faustina Parish in Cumberland has been providing three “Drive-In” Sunday masses for parishioner’s during the pandemic lockdown. Only 50 cars are allowed in the parking lot for each mass. Brother Knights from Saint Edith Stein Council 13049 (Rockland) are on site for each mass, collecting donations, directing vehicles to parking spots and assisting them to leave the parking lot at the end of the mass.

Brother Knights helped parishioners construct the “Covid Shack” where Father Gerard Monaghan is able to celebrate mass during any type of weather. Attendees listen to the mass through their car radio while remaining safely in their vehicle.

These photos show Brother Knights assisting to build the Covid Shack and acting as "parking marshals'" during the 3 Sunday masses.

This story has been featured in various media including, The Catholic Register, CTV News Ottawa and Radio-Canada, Ottawa-Gatineau.

 

Many hands, Knights and parishioners, design and build the "Covid Shack" at Saint Faustina Parish

View from inside the "Covid Shack" of parishioners waiting for mass to begin.

Father Gerard and Deacon Tom prepare to celebrate Christmas Day mass.

Adoration

Vehicles parked in a socially distant manner with the help of Brother Knights.

Father Gerard taking communion to attending vehicles. To keep everyone safe, no one is allowed to leave their vehicle.

Brother Harold collecting donations before mass starts.

Father Gerard speaks to CTV News Ottawa about the importance of offering parishioners the ability to attend Sunday mass while complying with all Pandemic precautions

Grand Knight Pat Callaghan speaks to CTV News Ottawa about the Council's involvement at Drive-In masses.