Hall rental: please contact Hélène Jean.
Communion at home: If you wish to receive communion at home, please contact Jean Beausoleil or Ghislaine Dostie.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: on request during the visit of the priest.
Sacrament of Baptism: Please contact John for make the arrangements.
Sacrament of Marriage: Please contact John at least six months (preferably one year) before the date fixed for the wedding in order to make arrangements.
Weekly bilingual mass celebrations are broadcast (Saturdays at 7:15 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am) LIVE from the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral in Hearst through their Facebook page:
Join us as pray for our world in this difficult times.
The Salt and Light network also presents daily masses and a whole range of good programs, well prepared and well done.
Weekly Mass is also broadcast from Immaculee Conception parish at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays, on CKGN Radio 89.7
As well, you can access weekly Sunday masses “Live Streamed” on Facebook from the three Kapuskasing churches being Immaculée-Conception; Notre-Dame-des-Victoires and St. Patrick’s.
5 St. Antoine Street
P.O. Box 122
Opasatika ON P0L 1Z0
Tel. : 705-369-2082
Tel. in case of emergency: 705-335-6802
Fax : 705-369-2082
Parish Animator (non resident) – Rev. Deacon, Jean Beausoleil
Priest-moderator (non resident) – Rev. Sébastien Groleau
Responsible for Hall – Hélène Jean
There are no set office hours. To contact simply leave a message on the answering machine to communicate with the parish animator,
This information is noted in your weekly parish bulletin.
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.
March 21, 2021
On March 21, the parishioners of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue received the visit of His Excellency Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Apostolic Administrator of Hearst-Moosonee. Everyone was very happy that Monsignor celebrated the Eucharist with them on this 5th Sunday of Lent. He was accompanied by the deacon Jean Beausoleil, animator of the parish.
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.
Prayer in this time of pandemic
God our Father, it is with confidence that we turn to you to ask that the pandemic that afflicts us be brought under control as quickly as possible.
Accompany the afflicted and their families.
Help the health workers who fight it, bless those who work to control it and those who provide for our basic needs.
Welcome people who have died of this disease and comfort their families. Lord Jesus, we trust you, even though we feel helpless right now.
Stay with us as we pray and implore you to give us the strength to keep the faith and hope. Give us peace in these times of uncertainty and anxiety. Help us to follow in your footsteps, you who gave your life for love.
Teach us to be your faithful people in order to work for the greater good of all our brothers and sisters.
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.
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.
Our parish will therefore resume Sunday celebration activities as of Sunday June 14. For additional information, please note below the letter from Jean Beausoleil, Deacon and animator of the parish.
More detailed information concerning “church operations during pandemic emergency situations” is also available in the following document.
March 25, 2020 –
Letter to parishioners regarding the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on our parish:
March 19, 2020:
As you know, everything is changing rapidly and new clearer directives from the Porcupine Health Unit have been issued 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 :