December 2020:



4 Summers Ave.

Kapuskasing  ON P5N 3J7

Tel. : 705-335-3473 (Office)

Tel. : 705-335-6333 (Hall rental)

Email: paroisseic21kap@outlook.com

Priest/Resident priest: Rev. Sébastien Groleau

Deacon: Mr. Jean Beausoleil

Assistant: Orane Rodrigue


From Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


This information is noted in your weekly parish bulletin.

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

Note that Sunday Mass is broadcast on CKGN 89.7 FM Radio as of 10:15 a.m. .

As well, it is broadcast LIVE on our  Facebook  page and our YouTube channel



Communion at home
If you wish to receive communion at home, please contact Father Sébastien.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
On demand.
Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact the office to make arrangements.

Sacrament of marriage
Please contact the
parish at least six months (preferably one year) before the date fixed for the marriage in order to make the arrangements.

Sacrament of the sick
Please contact Father Sébastien to celebrate the sacrament of the sick either at home or in the hospital.


April 30, 2021

The repair of the roof was completed on April 30. One month to the day as the firm began installing security

measures around the perimeter on April 1. On April 30, despite the cold and the snow the day before, the employees finished the small cornices above the entrance doors to the office and the presbytery!

April 7, 2021

At the request of H. E. Archbishop Prendergast, please read the following information pertaining to the third provincial emergency stay-at-home order.

Directives Third Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-home-April 7, 2021

April 1, 2021

All health units in the Province of Ontario move to Shut-down for COVID-19 restrictions starting at 12:01am on Saturday April 3. It will last at least 28 days.

Religious services will have a reduced limit of 15% of capacity (down from 30%). Meetings and other in-person gatherings are nt allowed indoors.

More detailed information is provided in the

April 1, 2021 News Release from the Office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

March 30, 2021

Please read the following press release. This is regarding the new appointments by His Excellency Bishop Prendergast which will come into effect on Easter Sunday April 4, 2020.

Newsletter – March 30, 2021 – Clergy Appointments


“You, when you pray, retire to your most withdrawn room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is present in secret; your Father who sees in secret will return it to you. “




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.

March 11, 2021 – **New Parish website**


On our new website you can browse our In Memoriam pages, leaf through a calendar for upcoming events (post-COVID-19!), register your child for the sacraments (if your child does not attend Catholic school), make an e-transfer in all security, sign up to receive
notifications and news, browse some historical archives, and more… because our site is growing.

Thanks to Rémi Dumais for the realization of our new website.

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

Chrism Mass – Facebook page

Chrism Mass

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, i.e. 110 people maximum.

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 21, 2020

As most of you have heard on the news, attendance at parish masses is reduced to 10 people. This is in effect as of December 26th for at least a 14 day period.

Therefore, the Masses of December 26 and January 2 are now canceled. However, Masses on December 27, January 1 and 3 will be broadcast on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.
Let us pray together that the situation will improve.

December 13, 2020

Good news
Mgr. Terrence Prendergast, our new apostolic admin, will preside over the 7:15 pm mass on Saturday, December 19th at our parish. Everything will be available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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

June 10, 2020 – Parish press release

Following the announcement by the Government of Ontario, the parish of the Immaculate Conception will resume service for Sunday and weekly masses. However, to meet government standards, we cannot fill the church to more than 30% of its capacity, so a total of 140 people at a time. For this reason, we ask people interested in participating in these masses to reserve by calling 705- 335-3473. Only the central doors will be accessible.

A protocol was prepared by the bishops of Ontario. We can ask people who do not respect the protocol to leave the premises.

Clearly identified volunteers will be responsible for specific tasks and will be able to answer questions and concerns from people on site. These people will be reception staff, guide parishioners to the benches and ensure respect for social distancing. It is necessary to wear a mask during mass and sanitation of the hands is compulsory when entering the church.

Unfortunately, this week we cannot offer access to the elevator or washrooms, as is the case in many businesses in the city where there is no access to public washrooms.

Church doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Saturday for Mass at 7:15 p.m. and at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for Mass at 10:15 a.m.

Sunday morning mass will be broadcast on CKGN starting at 10:15 a.m. as usual. There will be no Facebook transmission this week.

Weekday masses will be celebrated Monday to Friday at 9:00 a.m. and doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The same rules will apply as at weekend masses.

As part of the protocol, people are asked not to sing. However, they are invited to respond aloud.

The guidelines that were in place when the pandemic started last March are still in effect.

There will be no socialization before or after mass, inside or on church property.

We recall that the directives of the bishops are to be followed to the letter. In addition, the Catholic Mutual insurance company will perform occasional checks to ensure that the guidelines are followed. If we do not follow these guidelines, we may lose access to the church for an indefinite period. Let’s not forget that in this time of pandemic, it’s a privilege to be able to come together to pray.

June 9, 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 details are provided in the June 14th weekly parish bulletin.

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

Approved Copy – ACBO Worshipsafe Guidelines

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


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.

17 March 2020 Directives for Preventive Measures from Bishop R. Bourgon