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Welcome to
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

ADORATION

1st Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ROSARY

English:  20-minutes before each 
               weekend Mass on any 
               5th Sunday
Polish:  30-minutes before each
             Sunday Mass
(11:00 a.m.)

MASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m.             (English)
Saturday 4:30 p.m.                           (English)
Sunday 9:30 a.m.                             (English)

Sunday 11:30 a.m.               *(English/Polish)

        * Full Polish Mass on 1st & 3rd Sundays

CONFESSION

Saturday 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Upon request:  Anytime

Simply call 705-742-5466
and speak with a priest,
to set up a time.

For Masses on Tuesday to Friday, please enter in the side door
(south side) directly off the parking lot, where the ramp is located. 

MASS FROM THE CATHEDRAL
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You are invited to a virtual celebration for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  We are unable to gather locally due to the pandemic, so the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough and area churches are joining in prayer virtually with the Greater Toronto Council of Churches. The Greater Toronto Council of Churches invites you to a livestream celebration on Sunday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Click here to join in prayer for Christian Unity.

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STORIES OF A GENERATION – WITH POPE FRANCIS

This video premiered on Netflix on Christmas Day. This four-episode series is based on the Pope’s 2018 book, Sharing the Wisdom of Time.  The series showcases people over the age of 70 from across the globe (including the Pope himself) sharing their insights and stories with young filmmakers. Each of the four episodes takes up a central theme: “Love,” “Dream,” “Struggle” and “Work.”  Although a few well-known people like Martin Scorcese and Jane Goodall are featured, most of the participants are not household names.  This project reflects Pope Francis’ often stated desire that young and old should speak with one another.   If you subscribe to Netflix, it is well worth watching!

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
AND THE CHURCH:
WALKING TOGETHER TOWARD
HEALING AND RECONCILIATIO
Rome Delegation – December 2021

Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council,
and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome


December 7, 2021 – After careful assessment of the uncertainty and potential health risks surrounding international travel amid the recent spread of the Omicron variant, the Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami have jointly decided to reschedule a delegation to the Vatican in December 2021 to the earliest opportunity in 2022.


The decision to postpone was a heartbreaking one, made after careful consultation with delegates, family members, community leaders, public health officials and the leadership of each of the three National Indigenous Organizations. Particularly for many elderly delegates as well as those who live in remote communities, the risk of infection and the fluid nature of the evolving global situation presents too great a threat at this time.


We take comfort in the desire, conveyed to us by the Holy See, that the safety of the delegation should inform any decision to move forward. It is also important to note that the delegation is postponed not cancelled.


Currently, the world’s health experts are still learning about the transmissibility of the Omicron variant. As more information becomes available, we will continue to assess the feasibility of future travel plans, based on guidance from the Canadian government and relevant international authorities.


Our shared commitment to walking together towards healing and reconciliation remains strong. We understand that the Holy See is very much committed to rescheduling this visit in the new year and we look forward to the opportunity for Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, residential school survivors, and youth to participate in private meetings with Pope Francis.

COVID-19 UPDATES
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KEEP CURRENT ON COVID

Visit the Diocesan website for the latest information.

  • As of January 5th, 2022 the church is restricted to 50%.

  • The following are still in place:

    • 6 feet or 2 metres of distance between households.

    • Face masks are mandatory indoors.

    • Hand sanitizers are available, but not mandatory.

    • Communion protocol remains the same.

  • More details below:​

DISPENSATION
The faithful are reminded that the Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect.

 

+Bishop Miehm,

         November 10, 2020

  • Physical distancing of two metres (six feet) remains the requirement for attendance in church and parish facilities, including seating, however, groups of people from the same household may be seated together.  
     

  • Wearing a face mask remains required.   Masks should be fitted properly to the face. 
     

  • Books:  Missals and prayer books may be replaced in pews.   
     

  • Paper:  Bulletins, envelopes, pamphlets, and newspapers may again be distributed as per pre-COVID-19 practices. 
     

  • Votive light stands may be re-opened, subject to notices requiring appropriate distancing of two metres (six feet).  
     

  • Rooms:  Crying Rooms and Small Chapels/Devotional Areas may be used again as long as proper distancing is maintained. 
     

  • Confession:  The preference continues that confessions should be heard outside of the Confessional to allow for proper distancing, cleaning and contact tracing (if it becomes necessary). Where Confessionals are used, both priest and confessor will be required to wear masks. 
     

  • Collections may again be taken up using baskets in the traditional fashion.   All Ushers involved in taking up collection should ensure that they wear masks while undertaking this task and use a collection basket with a long handle to maintain the two metres (six feet) distancing.
     

  • Hand Sanitizing: It is no longer necessary for all entering a church to use hand sanitizer, though churches are encouraged to provide hand-sanitizers should people wish to use it.  The priests and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion should continue to use hand-sanitizers.
     

  • Altar servers may be utilized again, as long as they maintain the two metres (six feet) distance between each other and the priest.  Altar servers and the priest need to wear face masks when distance cannot be maintained.  Altar servers from the same household do not need to maintain physical distancing. 
     

  • Communion procedures are unchanged despite the lessening of restrictions in other areas.
    Holy Water fonts at the church doors are not reopened. 

     

  • Choir members may remove their face masks to sing as part of a religious rite, ceremony, or service; face masks must be put back on at the end of each hymn.
     

  • Congregational singing is discouraged (January, 2022).  Hymnals do not need to be removed from the pews.

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Fr. Stephen DeCarlo

Priest | Administrator

Welcome to our new parish priest, Fr. Stephen DeCarlo!  Fr. Stephen is originally from Peterborough and was baptized at Sacred Heart Parish. He went to Sacred Heart Elementary, King Edward Public School, and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. He attended university at the University of Toronto, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry's Bay, St. Philip’s Seminary in Toronto and St. Augustine’s Seminary in Scarborough. He also completed courses through the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, Illinois. He did his pastoral internship at St. Joseph’s Parish in Bowmanville and was ordained to the priesthood on May 25th, 2018. He served at St. Mary’s Parish in Lindsay in 2018-2020 and replaced
Fr. Bill Moloney at Immaculate
on July 29th, 2020.

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Fr. Peter Seabrooke

Retired Priest in Residence

Fr. Peter Seabrooke was baptized in Immaculate Conception  Parish but raised in Sacred Heart Parish, both in Peterborough and was ordained to the priesthood on May 6th, 1972. He served in parishes in Cobourg, Lindsay .Newcastle and Peterborough,in addition to serving as  Youth Director, Director of Christian Family Ministries and Chancellor of Temporal Affairs.  He officially retired in September 2019 and resides at the Immaculate rectory while continuing to serve  as chaplain of Mount St. Joseph.

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IMMACULATE IS A COMMUNITY
THAT FINDS JOY IN SERVICE TO GOD
AND OTHERS