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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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

  • 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.   Hymn books will not be replaced as the earlier restrictions on singing continue. 
     

  • 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. 

MASS FROM THE CATHEDRAL

NO ZOOM MASSES
 

With the reopening of the churches to 100% capacity, Fr. Stephen will no longer be streaming Saturday night Zoom Masses.

Therefore, for those at high risk who still are unable to return to Mass, we will provide the weekly LIVE Sunday Mass from the Cathedral.

STATEMENT FROM THE CANADIAN CONFERENCE
OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
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DATE of the Delegation to the Holy See
For Reconciliation between the
Indigenous Peoples and the Church in Canada

Following the 10 June 2021 announcement regarding the delegation of Indigenous people to meet with the Holy Father to foster meaningful encounters of dialogue and healing, the Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that the delegation is scheduled to take place from December 17th to 20th, 2021 in compliance with global travel restrictions.
 

Pope Francis is deeply committed to hearing directly from Indigenous Peoples, expressing his heartfelt closeness, addressing the impact of colonization and the role of the Church in the residential school system, in the hopes of responding to the suffering of Indigenous Peoples and the ongoing effects of intergenerational trauma.  The Bishops of Canada are deeply appreciative of the Holy Father’s spirit of openness in generously extending an invitation for personal encounters with each of the three distinct groups of delegates—First Nations, Métis and Inuit—as well as a final audience with all delegates together on December 20th, 2021. 
 

This pastoral visit will include the participation of a diverse group of Elders/Knowledge Keepers, residential school survivors and youth from across the country, accompanied by a small group of Bishops and Indigenous leaders.  Planning for the delegation is ongoing and further details will be announced when they are available. 
 

The Bishops of Canada reaffirm their sincere hope that these forthcoming encounters will lead to a shared future of peace and harmony between Indigenous Peoples and the Catholic Church in Canada.
 

MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL - 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
GRATITUDE AND FAREWELL FOR THE "POLISH SISTERS" (MAY 9, 2021)

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COVID-19 UPDATES
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KEEP CURRENT ON COVID

Visit the Diocesan website for the latest information.

  • As of July 16th, no capacity restrictions, provided social distancing is maintained.

  • More relaxed restrictions, but 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.

    • Singing is still prohibited.

    • Communion protocol remains the same.

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

 

+Bishop Miehm,

         November 10, 2020

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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.

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.

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