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La Nativité-de-Marie Parish – Moonbeam














Join us as we pray for our world in this difficult times.

Mass celebrations are broadcast LIVE from the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral in Hearst, through their Facebook page:

Mass celebrations at the Hearst Cathedral [24]
at Radio CKGN 89.7 FM, with Father Sébastien Groleau at 10:15 am every Sunday.


on the YouTube Channels  for the following parishes:

La Nativité-de-Marie Parish [25]

Immaculée-Conception Parish [26]

Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Parish [27]

St. Patrick’s Parish [28]



To prepare us to accept the Word of God in the Eucharist, we invite you to read the Gospel Mark 16, 15 – 20



57 St-Aubin Avenue

P.O. Box 180

Moonbeam  ON  P0L 1V0

Tel.: 705-367-2112

Fax: 705-367-2085

Email: paroissemoonbeam@hotmail.com [31]

Priest (resident) –  Rev. Gérald Chalifoux

Secretary: Paulette Filion


Office is open upon request.


This information is noted in your weekly parish bulletin. 

Attendance at celebrations are limited because of the pandemic. Please refer to the News [32] and Covid-19 [33] pages for more accurate information.


March 22, 2021

Effective March 22, 2021 our district (Porcupine Health Unit) is now in the “YELLOW” zone. Your Public Health Unit may have additional restrictions. Find out on their website. [34]

[35]March 6, 2021

Please see below the links to our Youtube & Facebook page. Feel free to invite your congregation members to join us online to celebrate this Chrism mass on March 11th at 1:30 p.m.

Chrism Mass – YouTube [25]

Chrism Mass – Facebook page [36]


February 16, 2021

We are going back to ORANGE MODE as of next Wednesday (February 17th) which means that we are returning to 30% of the capacity of our church.

January 13, 2021

Starting January 14, 2021 at 12:01 am, Ontario  is putting in force a second provincial emergency to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. This will last 28 days and could also be extended. For more details on the regulations, refer to the website www.ontario.ca [37]

January 8, 2021

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Ontario government extended the shutdown in Northern Ontario for another 14 days to Saturday, January 23, 2021, aligning with the shutdown period in Southern Ontario.

December 22, 2020

Following is the Hearst-Moosonee Diocese Inter-Par of December 27th. This is an important message from Mgr Prendergast, S. J., Diocesan Administrator, regarding provincial measures and our own personal arrangements at this time of isolation.

Inter-Par – December 27, 2020 [21]


June 18, 2020

Please note the following poster “Health and Safety Rules to Protect Against Covid-19 At The Entrance And In The Church”, as provided by the Catholic Church of Montreal . (Click on the poster to enlarge)


June 17, 2020

Attention all priests and parishioners of the Hearst-Moosonee diocese. 

The Diocese is looking at the possibility of organizing an ecumenical celebration in each area of the diocese once we are freed from constraints of government restrictions. This would be for ALL Catholic and non-Catholic people who have lost a loved one during this pandemic.

For additional details, please refer to the following June 17, 2020 letter from Bishop Robert Bourgon. To show your interest and to better prepare for those celebrations you are invited to contact the Bishop’s office.

2020-06-17 – Ecumenical celebration_English [39]

June 7, 2020

Good News!!!

As you have certainly heard in the media, the churches have received government approval to celebrate Sunday and daily masses with social distancing starting this Friday, June 12 at 12:01 pm. The government allows us to accommodate 30% of the capacity of the church with the distance of 2 meters or 6 feet between each person. 

More detailed information concerning “church operations during pandemic emergency situations” is available on 

Approved Copy – ACBO Worshipsafe Guidelines [40]

March 19, 2020:

As you know, everything is changing rapidly and new clearer directives from the Porcupine Health Unit have been issued on March 17, 2020 concerning churches. Our diocese is therefore following these new directives concerning Masses and all gatherings.

For your information, please review the following most recent directives/communique from the Porcupine Health Unit :

Porcupine Health Unit Covid-19 March 17, 2020 Update [41]