Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish

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.

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, The Chief Medical Officer of Health for NL recommends wearing masks while in church, even when seated. The changes in the guidelines state that masks MAY be removed once seated. This is further stated by Bishop Daniel's in his August 12 letter to Priests and Pastoral Leaders ( To be clear though, whether or not you take your mask off when seated, is entirely your choice and will depend upon what you are comfortable with knowing your own personal situation at this time.
At the Cathedral, masks MUST be worn while moving inside the church (eg. entering and leaving, going to the washroom, going to the Ambo and going to Holy Communion) because physical distancing cannot be maintained. Indeed, at the time of Holy Communion everyone in the procession comes within 6ft of other parishioners and most definitely within 6ft of Father Joseph. Therefore, masks are REQUIRED at these times.
We hope this clears up any confusion.

Parish Staff:

  • Fr. Joseph Uy, Parish Priest
  • Iris Walsh, Secretary/Housekeeper
  • Max Rideout, Custodian


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.

Phone: 709-489-6587


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.

Pope Francis' message for the 1st World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly
Link to Prayer - will open in a new window

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:]


Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish Church continues to follow the directive issued by our Provincial Health Authorities to ensure not only our safety but that of all those entrusted to our care and all our fellow citizens. Please stay safe. God bless


August 12, 2021

Bishop Daniel's letter to Priests and Parish Pastoral Leaders of the Diocese of Grand Falls regarding use of masks in church given recent provincial Mask Mandate changes.

March 24, 2021

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.

March 8 , 2021

Provincial Department of Health Covid Alert Levels
To be Followed by Parishes within the Diocese of Grand Falls

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.

Covid-19 Diocesan press releases from 2020 can be found under the Covid-19 tab at the top of this page, or by clicking here.


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      • Parish Bulletin is in production once again.  To find your copy please see EVENTS AND BULLETINS located under the PARISH LIFE tab at the top of this page.  Alternately you can visit our Facebook page: Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish Facebook Page.
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      • A weekly Children's Liturgy can be found under the Catechetics tab of this website, or by clicking here.  It is produced by the Cathedral Catechism Program.  You can find these and other resources for youth on their Facebook page as well
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  • Interac e-Transfer is a simple, convenient, and secure way to send and receive money directly from one bank account to another. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through a participating financial institution, and you can send money to Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish — without sharing any personal financial information. It's a great alternative to cheques and cash.
  • To give using Interac e-Transfer please use this email address to send your donation to The Cathedral:
  • For the time being, you will need to use a question and answer for the secretary to accept your funds transfer.  We suggest: “What was the occupation of St. Joseph?” The secretary knows the answer is carpenter.
  • If you choose a different question, please email the parish secretary the answer to It would also be most helpful, for accounting purposes, if you indicated your envelope number in the comments section of the transfer or in the email indicating the answer to your question.
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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.

Clicking on photo will take you to the reporting system page. Link will open in a new window.

Mass Intentions

Live-Stream Schedule


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

Holy Hour

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction Wednesdays at 3:00pm

Live Stream - Mass, Rosary or Holy Hour

Masses and Rosary or Holy Hour are live-streamed at the times noted above.  Live video will appear in the space below.

If you would like to view a Mass celebrated in the past week please visit either our Facebook page or our YouTube Channel. Masses are stored on our YouTube Channel for approximately one year.

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