STE GERTRUDE PARISH
P.O. Box 700
Smooth Rock Falls ON P0L 2B0
Priest – Rev. Jean Morin
Secretary – Suzanne Lambert
Tuesday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to noon
The Christmas mass celebration schedule is provided in your weekly parish bulletin.
Masses are now cancelled from December 26 until January 9, 2021. For more information please refer to NEWS and the Covid-19 pages.
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.
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 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.
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.
As of March 19th, ALL MASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
For your information, please review the following most recent directives/communique from the Porcupine Health Unit :