Please note that the Catholic Pastoral Centre and parish offices are closed at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff can find more information on the Archdiocese of Toronto's employee website.
Frequently Asked Questions on the
Archdiocese of Toronto's Response to COVID-19
This page is meant to be a resource for Archdiocese of Toronto clergy, staff and volunteers who are navigating the issues surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). More questions will be added here over time. (Document last updated Tuesday, March 17, 2020).
Q: I have returned to Canada from overseas. What should I do?
A: Everyone entering Canada from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days. It doesn't matter how you feel or what country you entered Canada from. This measure is recommended by public health officials and governments for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Toronto Public Health has created documents that provide self-isolation advice for those with COVID-19 symptoms and those without COVID-19 symptoms.
If you have any questions, please contact your local public health agency.
Q: How will parish and sacramental life change now that the Province of Ontario has declared a state of emergency because of COVID-19?
A: On March 17, 2020, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, wrote a detailed letter explaining how parish life and the celebration of the sacraments will temporarily change as a result of the COVID-19 medical emergency.
Q: I think I have COVID-19 symptoms. What should I do?
A: Please take this COVID-19 self-assessment tool from the Government of Ontario and follow its directions.