21 Lansdowne St. (Office)

26 Lorne street North (Church)

P.O. Box 490

Chapleau  ON  P0M 1K0

Tel.: 705-864-0747

Fax: 705-864-2204

Facebook: Sacred Heart Parish Chapleau


Priest (resident): Rev. Maxwell Ojukwu

Administrative (secretary): Hélène Pineau

Communion at home
Please contact the office  to make
arrangements.Sacrament of Reconciliation
Upon request.Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact the office to make
arrangements.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 office  to
arrange either for a home or a
hospital visit to celebrate the
sacrament of the sick.

Weekly mass celebrations are broadcast LIVE from Notre Dame Cathedral in Hearst via their Facebook page. These bilingual  mass celebrations take place on Saturday evening at 7.15 p.m. and on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Join us as we pray for our world in these difficult times. 

Notre Dame de L’Assomption – Hearst

Sunday mass celebration at the Immaculate Conception parish is broadcast on Kapuskasing radio on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. – CKGN-FM at 89.7 or 94.7

as well as LIVE on their Facebook page

Be  advised that the daily masses are also available on the website:

OFFICE HOURS: (The office is closed as of December 26, 2020)

Monday to Thursday – 10 a.m. at noon and 1 p.m. at 16 o’clock.

Friday – 10 a.m. at noon


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.











June 23, 2021

Rev. Mr. Jean Beausoleil, Permanent Deacon and Chancellor for the Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee, wishes to inform you that all parishes in the Porcupine Health Unit will be moving to Step 1 starting Friday, June 25, 2021 at 00:01. As per documents previously received, and available on web, this means that we are now authorized to celebrate mass and other celebrations at 15% capacity of our places of worship, e.i. churches, chapels, etc.

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

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 12, 2021

NOTICE – Church closure during Grey Zone Lockdown. Effective March 12, 2021 and until further notice, all public masses at Sacred Heart church are cancelled. Posted mass intentions will be celebrated privately by Fr. Maxwell. We thank you for your cooperation in this difficult time and ask you to pray that this lockdown be lifted as soon as possible.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Inter-Par – December 27, 2020

December 22, 2020

Please note the following providing additional information regarding “church closure information during the province wide lockdown”.

Note that the Sacred Heart Parish office will also be closed to the public. Any communication with the rectory may be made by calling 705 864-0747.

There will be no weekly bulletins for the following two weeks.

Notice – church closure during province-wide lockdown

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 8, 2020

We have good news to share today!!

The Ontario government announced a regional approach to Stage 2 of Phase 2 of reopening the province amid the coronavirus pandemic on Monday.

As of Friday at 12:01 a.m., Ontario residents will be allowed to gather in groups of 10 — up from the previous five. Also places of worship will be allowed to reopen, however with physical distancing measures in place and allowing no more than 30 per cent capacity.

Certain public health units will also see the reopening of services such as hairdressers and barbers, restaurant patios and more outdoor spaces.

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

Approved Copy – ACBO Worshipsafe Guidelines

Please refer to the link below for the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services’ resource entitled Guidance on Health and Safety for Places of Worship During COVID-19.

Guidance on Health and Safety for Places of Worship During COVID-19

This document includes resource links, tips and best practices to help employers and workers prevent the spread of COVID-19 and work together to reopen the province.

Please note that much of what is covered in this resource is also in the Worshipsafe manual..

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. 

Now that our Sunday and weekday masses can resume, we ask that you take note of a few small changes in our celebrations, at least until all the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. 

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

Pray for those affected and the caregivers.