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8 Church Road, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J3
8 Church Road, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Welcome to the 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.
The Parish Office is CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. Parish staff will be available to answer the phone during regular office hours. If you wish to drop off a donation envelope or other item, please 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 to 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.
In his letter to the Parishes of the Diocese, Most Reverend Anthony Daniels, Bishop of Grand Falls, indicated that in a effort to anticipate spread of Covid-19 in the communities of the Diocese, and to proactively care for the parishioners of these same communities, he has decided to immediately close the churches of the Diocese to the public at this time. This is in response to the growing number of cases of Covid-19 in our province.
To read Bishop Daniels' letter in it's entirety, please see below.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will be live-streaming Sunday Masses at 11:00am on our usual channels and here on this page. Weekday Masses, Rosary and Holy Hour will continue to be live-streamed from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph's Church as they have been. Please be safe and be well and may God bless you all.
Thanks to the great generosity of parishioners near and far, we have purchased to equipment necessary to live stream our in-person masses. Starting on the 2nd Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2020, our Sunday 11:00am Mass which is offered with parishioners in attendance, will be simultaneously live-streamed on this page, our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Weekday masses will continue to be live-stream only for the time being.
Registration is required for all in-person masses. A quick call to the parish office is all you need to secure you position but, since attendance is capped at 100 people (including the ministers), call early to avoid disappointment. Most of our masses are now reaching full capacity. Those who arrive at our doors without pre-registration will likely be disappointed. You must call EVERY WEEK and register.
Once registered, our secretary will assign you (and your bubble) a seat in the church. Upon arrival at the church, you will be greeted by an usher, your name confirmed on the seating chart and then escorted to your pew. You must wear a mask when you arrive at the church and leave it on until you are seated. Once seated you cannot leave your pew, except to received Holy Communion. You may remove your mask when seated but we strongly suggest that you leave your mask in place for your protection and the protection of others. Directions on the flow to receive Communion will be explained at Mass. You must wear your mask in the processional line to receive Communion.
If you watch or attend these Masses you will notice that we will have a cantor in attendance along with an accompanist. The cantor will sing a Processional, Communion and Recessional hymn and will wear a mask while doing so. Parishioners, however, cannot join the cantor in singing. This is in accordance with our Diocesan Policy on singing in church.
The Proclaimer of the Word (reader) will continue to remove their mask when they reach the ambo and replace it when returning to their pew. The ministers will not share microphones and only one lay-minister at a time will be permitted in the sanctuary.
Once mass is concluded and all are dismissed by the ushers, the church will be thoroughly sanitized in accordance with Provincial and Diocesan policy. This includes all pews, washrooms, high touch surfaces and microphones.
We hope that you understand that these procedures are in place for the protection and safety of all our parishioners. We ask that anyone registered for Mass who feels unwell to stay at home. You will be able to join us virtually on this website (see the bottom of this page) or on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/immaculate.conception.cathedral.parish.church) or YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrNidjyFCWwlteO2kdKhJw).
On July 2, 2020 Most Reverend R. Anthony Daniels, Bishop of Grand Falls, sent the following letter to the parishes. In the letter he outlined the plan for the RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES in the Diocese of Grand Falls under Alert Level 2.
The Cathedral will reopen for in-person masses on Sunday, July 12 at 11:00am. In-person Masses are held every Sunday at 11:00am
For those wishing to attend any in-person Masses, please know there are health and safety restrictions in place. YOU MUST CALL THE PARISH OFFICE (489-6587) AND REGISTER TO ATTEND every week. MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE IS 100 PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE PRIEST AND OTHER MINISTERS. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT REGISTRATION.
For a video depicting what changes you can expect when you come to Mass at the Cathedral, please go to our YouTube Channel. Please be sure to subscribe to the channel so that you can see all of our latest videos - including the live-streamed Masses and Rosary.
Before you come to ANY Mass, please ensure you have completed the self-assessment Screening Questionnaire found on the Provincial Government Website. If you answer yes to any of these questions, do not come to Mass. Instead please call 811 or visit https://www.811healthline.ca/covid-19-self-assessment/ to determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 am
Thursdays at 10:15 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