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Welcome to
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

ADORATION
MASS SCHEDULE
CONFESSION

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.)

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

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. 

COVID PROTOCOLS LIFTED — SEE BELOW

MASS FROM THE CATHEDRAL
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SPECIAL COLLECTION – JUNE 11 & 12
PRIEST BENEFIT FUND

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DONATE (Select "2. Care of Retired Priests" from Fund dropdown)

The weekend of June 11/12, there will be a Special Collection for the Priest Benefit Fund.  The purpose of the Priest Benefit Fund is to ensure that the retired and sick priests of the diocese receive financial benefits each month to supplement the federal pension and to provide a basic health insurance plan.  The Diocese supports priests in retirement or those on sick leave every month through your generosity.  Additionally, as they age, some priests experience illness which prevents full active ministry.  Therefore, the stewardship of this fund is essential and must be a priority for the Diocese and its faithful in supporting our priests.

PRIEST BENEFIT FUND 2022 POSTER
Letter of Appeal from Bishop Miehm

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NEW PROGRAM
COMING TO IMMACULATE
FOR AGES 3-6 YEARS

This Ministry provides:

  • An opportunity for children to fall in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, in a prepared space called an atrium.

  • Guided presentations to aid meditation on Bible scripture and the mysteries of the Christian faith, facilitated by formed adults (catechists).

  • An opportunity for each child's unique spiritual needs and capacities to be respected and nurtured.

What if every child could have time and space specially set aside for an encounter with Christ?  The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a time-tested approach to faith formation.  It feeds the deepest needs of children, allowing each one to get to know God personally.  In a retreat-like atmosphere, through the use of special materials designed just for 3–6-year-olds, children hear the Word proclaimed and grow in their relationship with God.  The most essential treasures of the Christian faith, from scripture and liturgy, touch the heart of each child and lead to deep contemplation, prayer, and joy.


It is with joy on Good Shepherd Sunday, that we announce that a new home for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd has been found here at Immaculate Conception.  The program will be Saturday mornings 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. starting September 24th.  (Registration information will be forthcoming.)

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WALKING TOGETHER—PAPAL VISIT TO CANADA
July 24th to 29th, 2022
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The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will travel to Canada from July 24th to 29th, 2022.  The historic visit follows up on the Indigenous Delegation's visit in March/April of this year.  The Pope's visit in July will continue the journey with Indigenous Peoples of healing and reconciliation.

Pope Francis' visit will be the fourth papal journey to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s visit in 2002. Informed by private encounters with 32 Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, residential school survivors and youth representing the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Métis National Council (MNC), and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Pope Francis apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system on April 1, 2022. To fulfill the TRC's Call to Action #58, Pope Francis is coming here to express this apology on Canadian soil.

"We call upon the Pope to issue an apology to Survivors, their families, and communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools. We call for that apology to be similar to the 2010 apology issued to Irish victims of abuse and to occur within one year of the issuing of this Report and to be delivered by the Pope in Canada."  (TRC, Call to Action, 58)

Let us pray for Pope Francis' good health to make this journey to Canada and for our relationship with Indigenous Peoples.
 

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has made a financial pledge of $30 million dollars and established the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund.  Dioceses across Canada are joining this financial pledge.

 

To learn more about the purposes of the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, the governance of the Fund, and how the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough will participate, read Most Rev. Bishop Miehm's May 16, 2022 letter.

You can provide your donation to Immaculate Conception through THIS SECURE FORM.
(Be sure to use the dropdown beside "General Donation" and select "Indigenous Reconciliation Fund".)

INDIGENOUS RECONCILIATION FUND
EMERGENCY RELIEF EFFORTS FOR UKRAINE

Russia ‘s attack on Ukraine has had a substantial impact on civilians and millions of Ukrainians have fled the country in search of refuge. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough reached out to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada to ask how we can help.  The Eparchy has recommended that the Diocese encourage parishes and parishioners to donate, and they provided advice on how to do so.  In this regard, the Diocese has made a $10,000 donation to Ukraine to help ease the suffering of the Ukrainian people.  You may help the Ukrainian people as well, through one of the following options:

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:  100% of your gift will go directly to the displaced people through the Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund.  The website automates the donation to USD funds, just click the drop-down button to switch to CAD funds.

 

CATHOLIC NEAR EAST WELFARE ASSOCIATION (CNEWA) CANADA:  CNEWA Canada typically holds back 10% of donated funds to administer the organization.  For the crisis in Ukraine, this fee has been lowered to 5% so 95% of your donation goes directly to Ukraine.

 

Let us continue to carry the people affected by this aggression in our prayers.

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God of infinite mercy and goodness, with grateful hearts we pray to you today for Peace. You offer us your peace continually and constantly remind us that peacemakers are blessed, “for they shall be called children of God” (Mt.5:9). May your voice resound in the hearts of all, as you call us to follow the path of reconciliation and peace, and to be merciful as you are merciful.

 

We pray to you for the people who are experiencing aggression, conflicts, injury, and deaths. We pray to you for those who have fled their homeland - surround them with your comfort and strength.  Bless the leaders with wisdom, vision, and perseverance needed to build together a world of justice and solidarity, and to break down walls of hostility and division.

To you, we entrust all families and pray that they may never yield to discouragement and despair, but become heralds of new hope to one another in this challenging time. May you continue to inspire all of us to the oneness of heart and mind, to work generously for the common good, to respect the dignity of every person and the fundamental rights which have their origin in the image and likeness of God impressed upon every human being.

 

Grant eternal rest to the dead and quick recovery to the wounded, we pray through Christ our Lord, Amen!

COVID-19 UPDATES
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KEEP CURRENT ON COVID

Visit the Diocesan website for the latest information.

As of March 21st, 2022 the COVID restrictions have been lifted as follows:

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

+Bishop Miehm,

         November 10, 2020

  • Indoor masking requirements are lifted in churches, parish halls and offices.

    Some people will still want to wear masks in churches and offices, and they should not be discouraged from doing so.  Continuing to wear a face mask amid health precautions easing in Ontario is a "personal choice" related to the individual’s assessment of risk factors such as an underlying health condition or a family member with an underlying health condition or other personal considerations.
     

  •   Parish halls have had all Covid-19 health precautions lifted; they can now be rented and serve food and drink.
     

  •   Choirs have had all health precautions lifted.  

 
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Fr. Stephen DeCarlo

Parish Priest 

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