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8 Church Road, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J3
8 Church Road, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Welcome to Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish. We are located in the beautiful town of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. We are a large parish family welcoming all parishioners, visitors, children, elderly, new Canadians, and returning Catholics. Please join us as we journey together in prayer, loving God and our neighbour every day. May this site be an effective instrument to enhance our faith in God, and enrich our love of the Church.
Parish Office has reopened to the public.
We ask you to please call to office to determine if visiting is absolutely necessary. Parish staff will still be available to answer the phone during regular office hours. If you wish to drop off a donation envelope or other item, you can still call the office in advance and, when you arrive, place it in the basket on the door. If you need to pick something up, the same applies. Please call the parish office and your item will be placed in the basket at the time you indicate. Please do not leave items in the basket without first calling the office. Never leave anything in the basket outside of regular office hours - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Pope Francis has designated Sunday, July 25, 2021 the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. In light of this, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has released a message from Pope Francis for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The message can be found by clicking here . The theme is “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20), which conveys the closeness of God and the Church to the elderly and emphasizes the intergenerational closeness between the young and the elderly. Additionally, there is a Prayer for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The link for this is provided below.
A Plenary Indulgence has been granted on the occasion of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The elderly can obtain an Indulgence by participating in one of the Masses celebrated on the occasion of this World Day. In view of the continuing health emergency and the fact that some elderly people are unable to attend Mass in person for health reasons, the Indulgence is extended to those who participate via television, radio or the internet.
The Indulgence is also granted to all those who perform a ‘work of mercy’ on this World Day by visiting an elderly person who is alone. In places where visiting in person is expressly forbidden by the public authorities in order to avoid contagion, it is also possible to obtain the Indulgence through a virtual meeting.
An indulgences is defined as "the remission before God of the temporal punishment due for sins already forgiven as far as their guilt is concerned." The first thing to note is that forgiveness of a sin is separate from punishment for the sin. Through sacramental confession we obtain forgiveness, but we aren't let off the hook as far as punishment goes.
Indulgences are two kinds: partial and plenary. A partial indulgences removes part of the temporal punishment due for sins. A plenary indulgence removes all of it. This punishment may come either in this life, in the form of various sufferings, or in the next life, in purgatory. What we don't get rid of here we suffer there. [source: https://www.catholic.org/prayers/indulgc.php]
Bishop Daniel's reiterates that churches of the Diocese of Grand Falls located in the communities now in Alert Level 4 are closed and will remain closed until we can have attendance of at least 50 people.
These are instructions specific to churches in our Diocese. This format was necessary as there are times when parts of the Diocese may be at different Alert Levels. This 'simplified' format will help guide planning and preparation for the safety of all ministers are parishioners. To read the document please click here.
In a letter to all priests and pastoral leaders of the Diocese of Grand Falls on May 6, 2021, Bishop Daniels announced that "Acting on the direction of the Holy See, the Catholic Bishops of Canada have launched a National Reporting System for people to report allegations of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable persons committed by a Bishop or allegations that a Bishop attempted to cover up allegations of sexual abuse. It is important that this information be shared with the people of our Diocese." The information is below.
Tuesday at 4:45 pm
Wednesday to Friday at 9:00 am
Tuesdays at 5:15 pm
Wednesdays to Fridays at 9:30 am
Sundays at 11:00pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction Wednesdays at 3:00pm
Masses and Rosary or Holy Hour are live-streamed at the times noted above. Live video will appear in the space below.
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