COVID-19
Re-Opening Information

Re-Opening Guidelines

GOOD NEWS! The Government of Ontario has permitted Churches to reopen effective Friday, June 12th, 2020, provided we implement safety measures. Below, please find detailed guidelines to register your household to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the church.

Although the government has permitted attendance up to 30% of the building seating capacity, we are starting with only a fraction of this capacity to ensure everyone’s safety and to establish a system for familiarizing the congregation with the new guidelines. 

We kindly ask that you register your household for only one liturgy per week and avoid registering for Sunday liturgies two weeks in a row, in order to provide an opportunity for all congregation members to partake in the prayer. 

Please bring your own water bottle, communion napkins and head coverings. We highly recommend you bring your own masks and gloves.

When parking, please keep one parking spot empty between adjacent cars. Underground and above ground parking will be available to accommodate leaving a space in between cars. Please observe physical distancing at all times and follow all ministry guidelines for COVID-19 protocols.

All individuals entering the church are requested to confirm their registration, answer basic questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms, and will be assigned a seat. We appreciate your cooperation with these arrangements, understanding they are in place for the safety of the entire congregation. Please arrive early to the Liturgy and allow for an extra 10 minutes to finish these procedures.

We kindly ask that you leave immediately following the conclusion of the service in an orderly fashion as instructed by the ushers. There will be no activities or social gatherings in the church following Liturgy.

As you register, you will be requested to confirm that SMSV is your home parish, you have not registered to celebrate Liturgy at any other parish, you understand all the risks of participation, and you don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms.

We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate our way through these unprecedented times. If you have any special requests or if these times do not fit your schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us to explore other options.

We will continue to pray for God’s grace as we all come back together to celebrate His presence in our midst.

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas & Fr. Pishoy



Registration Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need an SMSV Account to be able to register to attend liturgies. If you do not have an SMSV Account, kindly refer to the following instructions to create an account. If you have any questions about creating an SMSV Account, please email registration@smsv.ca for assistance.

Mobile Phone instructions:

  1. At the top of our website, press the beige button that says “LOGIN”
  2. It will navigate you to another webpage. Click the green “Sign Up” icon.
  3. Enter your information and click the “Create an account” icon.

Computer instructions:

  1. Navigate to smsv.ca.
  2. At the top right of the page, click “Don’t have an account? Sign up” under the beige Login button.
  3. Enter your information and click the “Create an account” icon.

Once you’ve created an SMSV Account, kindly navigate to the registration form you wish to register in. 

The system will ask you to sign in to your SMSV Account. Once you’ve signed in to your SMSV Account, please select all family members who will be attending liturgy before proceeding. This is imperative, as it will allow the Church to keep track of number of congregants registered. 

Once you’ve selected all family members, please complete and submit the registration form.