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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
on the YouTube Channels for the following parishes:
LA NATIVITÉ-DE-MARIE PARISH
57 St-Aubin Avenue
P.O. Box 180
Moonbeam ON P0L 1V0
Priest (resident) – Rev. Gérald Chalifoux
Secretary: Paulette Filion
Office is open upon request.
This information is noted in your weekly parish bulletin.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
June 7, 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.
More detailed information concerning “church operations during pandemic emergency situations” is available on
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 :