9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1-hour before each Mass for
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
20-minutes before each weekend Mass on any 5th Sunday
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE APRIL 19TH
WEEKEND MASSES — Cancelled until further notice
WEEKDAY MASSES — 8:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday at a 10-person maximum
PRIVATE PRAYER — The church will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (except Monday)
(Please ensure that there are no more than 10 people in the church at a time.)
We will still stream the Saturday evening Mass on Zoom and post the recording on this page (below) by Sunday morning. Click this link any Saturday just before 4:30 p.m. to join live.
I will celebrate the scheduled Saturday and Sunday Mass intentions privately. If you wish to reschedule your Mass intention(s), please contact Patsy at:
Baptisms, weddings and funerals may proceed, observing the capacity limit of 10 people.
As usual, I am available for confession at any time. Just phone me to make arrangements.
Let us pray for a speedy end to this crisis in this year and forever.
STATE OF OUR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
"Attached to Fr. Stephen's report are the financial reports from the Diocese for the year, with the summary financial statements of revenue and expenses as well as a comparison for the past four years. One statement is presented with just operating numbers and the other includes operating and capital. There are corresponding graphs for each statement.
We thank everyone for their commitment to the parish and their financial support, especially those, who although unable to attend services, have faithfully delivered their offertory and Saint Vincent de Paul envelopes to the Rectory.
It is plain to see in the statements that the pandemic has had a notable affect on our finances ($217, 501 revenue) and even though some of the shortfall was offset when we received some government funding for wages ($21,527 ) our revenues are down $23,855 year-over-year. Fortunately, thanks to Fr. Stephen and staff we have been able to reduce expenses $10,443 year-over-year to ($213,723).
Capital expenditures for the year were $3,706 to replace an outdated and unreliable telephone system in the rectory and the other $18,035 were expenses toward the elevator project. We had hoped to proceed with the elevator project this spring and had approached the Diocese for a $35,000 loan to allow us to proceed before prices escalated too much. However, after posting the drawings for a month at the Construction Exchange we did not receive any interest from local builders. We solicited some interest from the contractor who did the ramp, but when the proposal was analyzed before signing a contract, it was found to be lacking. So we were unable to proceed.
We received a call at the Rectory from a neighbour during the period of high winds a few weeks back noting the copper roofing on the church was waving like a blanket in the wind. Estimates received so far to mitigate this problem by installing new screws are in the $10,000 range. Renting the equipment to work at that height is not cheap.
I would estimate that we need to raise about $56,000 to repair the roof and move forward with the elevator project. To this end, and with some reluctance, we are proposing another pledge campaign to help address that need. Refer here for details on our 2021 PLEDGE CAMPAIGN.
Fundraising is a challenge in these times but we will be re-instituting our parish raffles, yard sale and dinners when permitted, to help address this shortfall as well. We look forward to your continued support. Stay Safe.
Your Finance Committee:
Paul Ayotte, Luc Matteau, Brendan Moher, Paul O'Brien"
2020 STEWARDSHIP REPORT
The Diocese has completed the year-end review of our finances. Here is the report for your review. Our Finance Committee provides the following explanation:
MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL - 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
GRATITUDE AND FAREWELL FOR THE "POLISH SISTERS" (MAY 9, 2021)
Order of the Passionist Sisters
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
FR. STEPHEN ZOOM MASSES
Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass will continue to be broadcast over Zoom with a recorded copy posted to this page each Sunday morning, to continue to accommodate those who still are unable to attend Church.
NOTE: The audio no longer has echo or feedback as you may have experienced from previous recordings.
KEEP CURRENT ON COVID
Visit the Diocesan website for the latest information.
Weekend Masses cancelled as of April 19th until further notice.
Weekday Masses 10 person maximum (see above).
Church open daily (except Monday) for private prayer 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (also 10 person limit).
The faithful are reminded that the Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect.
— +Bishop Miehm,
November 10, 2020
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.
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.