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Welcome to
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

ADORATION

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

4th Sunday
1-hour before each Mass for
45-minutes

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

ROSARY

20-minutes before each weekend Mass on any 5th Sunday

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE:  June 11th, 2021

  • WEEKEND MASSES — 15% capacity at usual schedule (see above)

  • WEEKDAY MASSES — 8:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, now at 15% capacity

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.

  

Baptisms, weddings and funerals may proceed, observing the capacity limit of 15% 

 

As usual, I am available for confession at any time, in addition to Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. to
4:15 p.m.  Just phone me to make arrangements.

 

Let us pray for a speedy end to this crisis in this year and forever. 

 

God Bless,
Fr. Stephen

STATE OF OUR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
 
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"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Capital expenditures for the year were $3,706 to replace an outdated and unreliable telephone system in the rectory and the other $18,035 were expenses toward the elevator project.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.

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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:

STATEMENT FROM THE CANADIAN CONFERENCE
OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
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The discovery of children's remains at the former
First Nation Residential School in Kamloops 

On behalf of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), I express our deepest sorrow for the heartrending loss of the children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.  The news of the recent discovery is shocking.  It rekindles trauma in numerous communities across this land. Honouring the dignity of the lost little ones demands that the truth be brought to light.  This tragedy profoundly impacts Indigenous communities, with whom many people across this land and throughout the world now stand in solidarity. 

As we see ever more clearly the pain and suffering of the past, the Bishops of Canada pledge to continue walking side by side with Indigenous Peoples in the present, seeking greater healing and reconciliation for the future.  We lift up prayers to the Lord for the children who have lost their lives and pledge our close accompaniment of Indigenous families and communities.  May our Creator God bless all of us with consolation and hope. 

—  +Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
 

12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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.

 

Click this link any Saturday to join live.

NOTE:  The audio no longer has echo or feedback as you may have experienced from previous recordings.

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

AGM Audio

Order of the Passionist Sisters

COVID-19UPDATES
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KEEP CURRENT ON COVID

Visit the Diocesan website for the latest information.

  • Weekend Masses resume on June 12/13 at 15% capacity.

  • Weekday Masses 8:30 a.m. as usual, now at 15% capacity.

  • All health precautions remain in force:

    • 6 feet or 2 metres of distance between households.

    • Face masks are required indoors.

    • Hand sanitizers are available at the doors of the church for parishioners to use when they enter and exit the church.

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