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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.
In accordance with the Bishop’s direction, both the Cathedral and St. Joseph’s Church are now closed. New Year’s Masses including those for the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan 2) are cancelled. Further information regarding live-streaming will be released when it become available.
PLEASE NOTE: There have been NO official NOTIFICATIONS from NL Public Health that either St. Joseph's Church or the Cathedral are exposure sites. There may be some confusion because St. Joseph's Parish Church in Gander has an exposure notification associated with it's Christmas Eve Mass. We have not received any calls from Public Health and therefore, as far as we know, all our Masses at the Cathedral and St. Joseph's are NOT ASSOCIATED with a public health exposure notification. If you are looking for accurate information regarding exposures, please use our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/immaculate.conception.cathedral.parish.church), this website, or the potential exposures page of the Provincial Government (https://www.gov.nl.ca/.../potential-covid-19-exposures/) as your only sources. (Updated: December 30, 2021 at 10:15am)
Parish Office is currently CLOSED 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.
As you know, Saturday evening Masses at both the Cathedral and St. Joseph’s Parishes were suspended when we closed our doors due to Covid-19 in March of 2020. With the change to rules surrounding occupancy at Churches and the return of parishioners to our buildings, we would very much like to reinstate this Mass in January 2022. This can only happen if we have volunteers for the various ministries. An extra Mass means we need more people to serve as ushers, musicians (cantors and accompanists), readers and sacristans. The number of people filling these roles has declined since the start of the pandemic and we need people like you to come forward to help. Those already serving in ministry cannot be asked to do even more. When the Saturday evening Mass resumes, we will be having one Mass for both parishes - for two weeks the Saturday Mass will be at St. Joseph’s and then for 2 weeks at the Cathedral, alternating back and forth. The Sunday Masses will remain unchanged. We recognize that time commitments are a concern for everyone and hope that by alternating, we can attract those of you who have a little time to give. If you have a little time to give to one of these rewarding ministries, please call your parish office.
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.
Tuesdays at 5:15 pm
Wednesdays to Fridays at 9:30 am
Sundays at 11:00pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction
*new* Immediately following Wednesday Mass
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