School News & Announcements

FIRST RECONCILIATION for children preparing this year for their First Communion will be at St John the Apostle Church (2340 Baseline Road) on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00pm.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the parish office (613-829-1760).  Fr Lindsay Harrison.

2020 Registration for Communion and Confirmation

posted Dec 2, 2020, 7:38 AM by Amelia Deslauriers

St. John the Apostle Parish is extending the registration date for First Communion and Confirmation till before Christmas (cut-off date Dec. 23). See attached PDF for registration information.

Nov. 23 Newsflash

posted Nov 23, 2020, 6:25 PM by St. John the Apostle School

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posted Nov 2, 2020, 7:59 AM by St. John the Apostle School

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Newsflash week of October 19

posted Oct 19, 2020, 10:22 AM by St. John the Apostle School

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Message from OPH

posted Oct 5, 2020, 7:25 AM by St. John the Apostle School

Dear School Partners,

 

The provincial guidelines related to COVID-19 screening were modified on October 1st. Ottawa Public Health has updated our screening tool to be consistent with the changes, while maintaining the guidance that is specific to Ottawa for isolation. The tool can be found on our website:

 

Ottawa Public Health School Screening Tool

 

Briefly, the changes are that the symptoms have been tiered.

 

If you have one of the first tier of symptoms, you should get tested, or you must isolate for the entire isolation period of, now, 10 days. In Ottawa, all household members also stay home until you receive a negative test and 24 hrs after symptoms have subsided, or for the entire, now, 10 days. The following is the message you receive from the screening tool:

Your child should NOT attend school/childcare today and should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.  

Based on your answers, we recommend that your child goes to a COVID-19 assessment centre or care clinic to get tested as soon as possible. Please do not attend school/childcare and stay at home while awaiting test results.

Household contacts must also isolate at home until test results are received.  

If the test is negative (shows your child does not have COVID-19) household contacts who are symptom-free can end their self-isolation and your child may return to school/childcare 24 hours after symptoms have resolved.  (Note that any time a child’s symptoms include vomiting or diarrhea, then the child has to be well for 48 hours before returning to school/childcare).

If the test result is positive follow the instructions from Ottawa Public Health.

If you have one of the second tier of symptoms, like a runny nose, the following instructions are provided:

Based on your answers, your child should stay home for at least 24 hours from when the symptom started.

Household contacts must also isolate at home while monitoring your child’s symptom.

If the symptom is improving and your child does not have a fever during the first 24 hours, your child may return to school/childcare when they feel well enough to do so. Please note that any time a child’s symptoms include vomiting or diarrhea, then the child has to be well for 48 hours before returning. A negative COVID-19 test is not required to return. Household contacts who are symptom-free can also end their self-isolation.

If the symptom persists or worsens or if your child develops an additional symptom(s), your child should either i) go to a COVID-19 assessment centre or care clinic to get tested as soon as possible or ii) contact your child’s health care provider for further advice, assessment, or other treatment. Your child may return to school/childcare when either:

·       A negative test result is received AND 24 hours have passed after symptoms have resolved. (Note that any time a child’s symptoms include vomiting or diarrhea, then the child has to be well for 48 hours before returning.) Household contacts who are symptom-free can end their self-isolation when the negative result is received.

·       A physician or nurse practitioner concludes the symptoms are not from COVID-19 and provides an alternative diagnosis AND 24 hours have passed after symptoms have resolved. (Note that any time a child’s symptoms include vomiting or diarrhea, then the child has to be well for 48 hours before returning.) Household contacts who are symptom-free can end their self-isolation when the alternative diagnosis by a physician or nurse practitioner is received.

 


Newsflash -October 5th

posted Oct 5, 2020, 7:20 AM by St. John the Apostle School

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September 21 Newsflash

posted Sep 21, 2020, 7:15 AM by St. John the Apostle School

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From the Parish

posted Mar 23, 2020, 3:45 PM by St. John the Apostle School

It is with sadness that I share with you the difficult but necessary decision Archbishop Terrence Prendergast made today (Monday, March 23).  I quote:   

“Following the orders of Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit concerning closure of places of worship, I ask that effective immediately all churches in the Alexandria-Cornwall and Ottawa dioceses be closed—even for private prayer—until further notice.”

 

St John the Apostle Church will therefore be closed until further notice. 

 

It is in times like these that we must all look out for one another. Reach out by telephone to those who could use a friendly voice to talk to.  And remember, social distancing does not equal spiritual distancing.  There are plenty of internet sites where you can participate in daily masses and find inspirational talks.  A list of some schedules for TV masses can be found on our website.

 

On the Archdiocesan website (catholicottawa.ca) the Archbishop has posted some “Thoughts in the Time of COVID-19.” Simply scroll down and click on the image of his Coat of Arms.  He plans to post daily messages to keep in touch.

 

My own private masses and daily prayers are being offered up for all of you.  I will video record a weekly homily/reflection to be posted on our Facebook page on Sundays.  


Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested or impacted.  Thank you.


God bless.

 

Fr Lindsay Harrison

Pastor

St John the Apostle Parish

Newsflash March 23

posted Mar 23, 2020, 6:57 AM by Stephanie Guilfoyle

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