Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Grafton, Ontario
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Sunday Mass Schedule

  • Saturday 5:00 PM
  • Sunday 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
  • Weekdays: please check the bulletin

Office Hours

  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Telephone No: (905) 349-2504
  • Email:

Dear Reverend Monsignor and Reverend Fathers,

The provincial government today declared a 28-day State of Emergency
and issued a Stay-at-Home Order.  These measures are taken in addition
to the Emergency Brake Shutdown that took effect on Saturday.  The
Stay-at-Home Order does not impinge upon the 15% capacity limit for
places of worship and therefore parish churches remain open for Sunday
and Daily Mass.  The Missions may be opened or closed at the discretion
of the pastor.   Pastors are reminded to ensure adherence to the
COVID-19 Safety Plan and the WorshipSafe guidelines.

Under the current circumstances while remaining open, you might
encourage parishioners to access televised options for worship.

The Stay-at-Home Order does not apply to parishioners making the trip
from home to the church.  (Legislation reference - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Staff will continue to work from home in accordance with the
Stay-at-Home Order for the next 28 days.  If staff are not currently
working from home, I ask the Pastors to revisit these working
arrangements to ensure that the Emergency Measures and Stay-at-Home
legislation are respected.

I thank you for your pastoral ministry during these pandemic days,
especially as we face this latest shutdown.  It has been a long siege
and while the administration of the vaccine is a hopeful sign, we need
to exercise great caution for a little while longer.

In Christ,
Bishop Daniel Miehm

Office of the Most Reverend Bishop Miehm

Diocesan Pastoral Centre

Office of the Most Reverend Bishop Miehm

Happy Easter Season!


Livestream of the Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter


The live stream of the Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The Mass taping will be available thereafter on the YouTube channel for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough.


Here is the link for the live stream:



Worship Safe Reopening Plan

Worship Safe Summary

How to Worship Safely video

Face mask


The 2021 theme – "Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit."  (John 15:5-9) – calls us to pray and to work for reconciliation and unity in the church, with our human family, and with all of creation. Drawing on the Gospel image of vine and branches, it invites us to nourish unity with God and with one another through contemplative silence, prayer, and common action. Grafted into Christ the vine as many diverse branches, may we bear rich fruit and create new ways of living, with respect for and communion with all of creation.

Please click the link below for some resources from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity to prepare for the celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 next week: