Sacrament of Baptism

Please contact the office to make arrangements.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Upon request.

Sacrament of Marriage
Please call the office at least six
months (preferably one full year) prior to the wedding date to make arrangements.

Sacrament of the Sick
Please contact the parish Office to arrange either for a home or a hospital visit to celebrate the sacrament of the sick.

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
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

Immaculée-Conception Parish

Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Parish

St. Patrick’s Parish





8 Cedar Street

Kapuskasing  ON P5N 2A8

Tel.: 705-335-4673

Fax: 705-335-6676

Email: stpatrick55@hotmail.com

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 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.

Weekend masses continue to be streamed on our Facebook page and also our YouTube Channel.


June 21, 2021

Here is the novena to St. Joseph which starts tomorrow – June 22, 2021.   St. Joseph Novena (English)

Novena to St. Joseph & Act of Entrustment

Bishop Prendergast is inviting all parishioners in the diocese to take part, from Tuesday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 30, in a Novena to Saint Joseph. As you know, this year has been dedicated to St. Joseph. We are also invited to join in an “Act of Entrustment of our country Canada” to Saint Joseph on July 1, Canada Day.

The spiritual guidelines for each day of the Novena, from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is attached for you to follow each day of this devotion. It is in both English and French. It’s a beautiful devotion for us.

At the mass on July 1 we will pray the Act of Entrustment to Saint Joseph. For those of you who will not be at the mass, you may recite the Entrustment at home.

As parish family, this is a beautiful devotion for all of us to participate in.

God bless you,

Father Praveen


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 not 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

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 12, 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.

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 from 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.

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 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.

Restrictions for wedding and funeral ceremonies and receptions_June 13, 2020 (French)

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:

June 13, 2020 – Restrictions Eased on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

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

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. 

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 

Approved Copy – ACBO Worshipsafe Guidelines

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

March 14, 2020

Diocese Pandemic Precautions: