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Happy Easter season dear people of God, and many thanks to you most faithful parishioners for your continuous support to our parish’s financial needs. Your graciousness in sending in your collections and donations are greatly appreciated. Please do continue.


Moreover, many of you have responded quickly to getting yourself vaccinated as required, just as I did on the 6th of this Month (April), and hoping to complete it in subsequent Months. This is the best way we could overcome this pandemic and come back together again. Please be encouraged to get it done as soon as you can.

Thank you once again and may God bless us all as we play our part to keep each other safe.


--Fr. Collins Okafor, SMMM



28 Day Provincial State of Emergency and a Stay-at-Home Order was extended by Premiere Ford to May 19, 2021.

The Premier’s announcement impacts the churches in these ways: 

NORTHERN DEANERY – Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, Bishop Miehm gives his permission for the Sunday and weekday Masses to be celebrated publicly with 10 people (including the priest and liturgical ministers) if the pastors feel that it is safe and feasible to do so.  All health precautions related to the pandemic must be observed.   


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough has a YouTube channel.  The Sunday Mass will be live-streamed from the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays until further notice.  The Masses will be available thereafter on the YouTube channel.  The link to the YouTube channel follows:

Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough - YouTube

Let us continue to care for and look after one another's good health during this third wave of the pandemic.

Here are the links to register for Masses for the week of April 26th-May 2nd.  The links will go live at 12:00pm on Sunday, April 25th.  You will not be able to register for masses until that time. New links are updated every Sunday. 


Register here for Mass at St. James, Wednesday, May 5th at 9:00am


Register here for Sunday Mass at St. Anne's, Saturday, May 8th at 5:00pm


Register here for the EXTRA Sunday Mass at St. James, Saturday, May 8th at 7:00pm


Register here for Sunday Mass at St. James, Sunday, May 9th at 11:00am


To see all events, you can go to: https://stjamesmactier.eventbrite.ca/


-We have added an EXTRA Sunday Mass at St. James on Saturday at 7:00pm due to popular demand.  With the new restrictions of only 10 people allowed at Mass, this allows for more people to attend.

-ALERTS ABOUT COVID-19 VIRUS EXPOSURES AND OUTBREAKS:  As soon as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough is informed of an exposure, confirmed case, or outbreak of the COVID-19 virus at a parish or mission, it is posted on the website at the link below.  

Additionally, parishioners are encouraged to visit the website of their local health unit to check on the number and locations of outbreaks in the region.


-Mass for the Sixth Sunday in Easter: +His Excellency Most Reverend Bishop Miehm celebrates the Mass for the Sixth Sunday in Easter from the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough, ON. (May 9, 2021)

The Mass will be broadcast on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough YouTube channel starting at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Please join in prayer by clicking this link:


Happy Mother's Day!



With thanks for the work of Fr. Craig Cruikshank and the Sacramental Preparation team at St. Joseph Parish in Bowmanville, the online resources for First Reconciliation sacramental preparation have been updated.  The link to these resources follows below.



Easter Message 2021 from Bishop Daniel Miehm

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