Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Marriage
Sacrament of the Sick
As of April 15, 2020, Rev. Sebastien Groleau shares prayers to help us through the Covid-19 pandemic. You may listen to the prayers at the following Facebook page for the St. Patrick parish:
Mass is broadcasted in French from Immaculate Conception Parish on CKGN 89.7 FM Radio as of 10:15 a.m. on Sundays.
Masses are also broadcast LIVE from the Facebook pages of the (Hearst) Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral:
At the level of the Catholic faith, the Salt and Light network presents a whole range of good programs, well prepared and well done.
ST. PATRICK’S PARISH
8 Cedar Street
Kapuskasing ON P5N 2A8
Pastor: Rev. Sébastien Groleau
Associate Pastor – Rev. Praveen Sangabathuni
Office Administrator: Liz McInnis
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This information is provided in your weekly parish bulletin.
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.
June 17, 2020
The following is further to the June 13, 2020 news item regarding “Ontario eases restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies”.
Refer to the attached French document from the Ministry of Health concerning the restrictions regarding marriages and funeral ceremonies. This document can be confusing, but the difference is between the words “Ceremonies” and “Receptions”.
For a wedding or funeral ceremony held indoors: a maximum of 30% of the capacity of your church.
For a wedding ceremony or funeral held outside: a maximum of 50 people.
For all wedding or funeral receptions held outside or inside the number is 10 people.
June 13, 2020
Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies!
Refer to the original “News Ontario” bulletin and additional information regarding Stage 2 Reopening in Ontario, on the following link:
The Ontario government is providing more flexibility on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most.
Based on positive public health trends the government is extending the number of people allowed to attend an indoor wedding or funeral ceremony to a maximum of 30 per cent capacity of the ceremony venue.
Wedding and funeral ceremonies taking place outdoors will be limited to 50 attendees. For both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, those attending must follow proper health and safety advice, including practising physical distancing from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle.
“With recent progress to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are able to ease restrictions on these special ceremonies,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “We have taken deliberate steps to increase testing and increase our ability to track and contain this virus. As we loosen these measures, I strongly urge everyone to remain careful and cautious as we are all still at risk.”
The changes came into effect on Friday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. The maximum number of people allowed to attend indoor or outdoor wedding and funeral receptions remains at 10 people. As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves in Ontario, further direction will be provided on capacity restrictions for weddings and funerals going forward.
June 9, 2020
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.
St. Patrick’s Church will be opened for Mass on the weekend, starting Saturday June 13. The church is also open for Mass at 9 am on Friday morning, June 12.
Again, no more than 30%, social distancing in effect. More details to come. Please stay tune.
More detailed information concerning “church operations during pandemic emergency situations” is available on
March 17, 2020
Following Premier Ford’s latest announcement this morning to stem the spread of COVID-19, Bishop R. Bourgon wishes to contribute to this common public health effort and act in solidarity with the civil authorities. Consequently, he is announcing the immediate adoption of the following directives until March 31, 2020. Please select the link below for these directives for our Diocese.
March 14, 2020
Diocese Pandemic Precautions: