Sacrament of Baptism
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Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Marriage
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
on the YouTube Channels for the following parishes:
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 noted in your weekly parish bulletin.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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: