St. Francis of Assisi Parish****St. Anne's Parish**** St.Martin's Parish

SUMMER HOURS July and August

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday : 9:00- 2:00 pm

Friday 9:00-11:00 am



About Us

Pastor : Rev. Doug MacDonald

Associate Pastor : Rev. George Palamattam CMI

Pastoral Associate / CYM : Karen MacCannell

Unit Office Administrator : Laurie Smythe

Pastoral Unit Administrative Address and information :

St. Francis of Assisi

5 Lowther Drive                                                                                                      

P.O. Box 219                                                                                                            

Cornwall, P.E. C0A 1H0                                                                                      

For Information telephone:  (902) 566-3876  FAX (902) 566-5949

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Parish Information

St Francis of Assisi Office Hours: 

In general the office will be open from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 9:30- 12:00pm on Fridays. We encourage you to utilize the morning hours for office as much as is possible as sometimes the afternoon hours may belimited due to pastoral calls out of the office.

SUMMER HOURS July and August

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday : 9:00- 2:00 pm

Friday 9:00-11:00 am


( see cancellations page at left for any weekly mass changes )

St. Francis of Assisi                

 Monday 12:05 pm                                                                                 Tuesday 10:30 Beach Grove Home                                                        2nd Tuesday of each month, Sept to May - CWL Mass (open to all ) 7pm  Wednesday 12:05 pm                                                                                      Friday 10:00 am Burnside Continuing care home                                    Friday 9:00 am                                                                                                  Saturday 4:00 pm   ( Sunday Vigil Mass)                                                      Sunday at 9:00 am                                                                                         Sunday 11:00 am                                                                                                 

St. Martin's

Thursday at 4:00 pm                                                                              Sunday 11:00am

St. Anne's 

Tuesday 9:00 am                                                                                  Thursday 9:00 am                                                                                   Sunday at 9:00 am 

Fr. Doug MacDonald: Pastor

Fr. George Palamattam CMI : Associate Pastor

Fr George is the firstborn of seven children, 6 boys and a girl. His six siblings together have 15 children of whom 9 are already married, who together have 16 children. His only sister’s, only daughter, is a nun of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation with a doctorate from Angelicum, Rome, in Scriptural Studies. His Father died in June 1979 and his mother, is now 93 years old. He is a Religious Priest belonging to the first indigenous Religious Order of India, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) established in 1831 by St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias.

Fr George had four years of preparatory religious formation, and did his religious commitment in 1965 May. He has bachelor’s degree each in Philosophy, theology, and commerce & accounting, a postgraduate degree in Commerce and business management and a doctorate in Educational Administration.

Fr George was ordained priest on 1978 October 28. From 1976 on-wards, he was in the teaching faculty of a university college, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Cochin in Kerala, India, and later was the Principal of the college for eight years with 2500 students and over 200 staff. Fr George retired from the college in 2000 and was instrumental in starting two other educational institutions.

From 2004 December onward he has been in Canada, first simultaneously as pastor of St. Patrick’s and St. Lawrence parishes in Hamilton Ontario with an associate. In 2012 he was moved to Sacred Heart Parish in Hamilton and in July 2015 he joined the parish of the Most Holy Redeemer, Charlottetown as pastor. On the 15th of June 2017 he was moved to the Good Shepherd Pastoral unit, Cornwall and appointed the associate pastor of Fr. John Molina.

Fr George sometimes writes in newspapers, magazines and periodicals, and he was the editor of a Catholic monthly for a few years along with his teaching assignment. Often, he writes in the Guardian Newspaper in Charlottetown. Fr George used to have a regular personal reflection column in the Church bulletins in Canada from 2005 on-wards. He proposes to continue that reflection and will post in the parish website under the "Priests' message" link ( to your left) and may post on Facebook.

Karen MacCannell : Pastoral Associate/Youth Minister 

Karen resides in Meadow Bank and has been a parishioner at St. Francis Parish for 27 years and has been a Pastoral Associate at St. Francis of Assisi Parish for 14 years. She is also a graduate of the Canadian Youth Ministry Program. Her main duties include: Director of Religious education and Youth Ministry  for the children and youth of the Pastoral Unit as well as assisting all parents in their challenging role as the first teachers of the faith for their children
Other responsibilities include: 1.) Caring Community Chair ( screening ) for the Pastoral Unit as well as a member of the Diocesan Caring Community Committee. 2.) Ecumenical Representative for St. Francis of Assisi. 3.) Music Ministry Coordinator 4.) Oversees scheduling of special events and celebrations. 5.) R.C.I.C. 6) Funeral Ministry 8) Outreach Coordination.
First Aid / CPR certified, NVCI, ASSIST, Advanced Food Safety certified.
**Presently enrolled in an online diploma for Childrens Mental health.
Pastoral Unit Prayer Line  621-0171 or 566-1250



Baptism: One months notice, please.

Reconciliation (Confessions) : Before weekday masses or by appointment at St. Francis of Assisi Parish - Saturdays: 3:00 p.m and the First Friday of the month: 9am                                        

Marriage: Six months notice appreciated. Marriage preparation required.  Couples may register by calling the office at 566-3876.                                                                                                              

Sacrament of the Sick: upon request.                                                                                          

Rite of Christian Initiation (adult and children) call Karen 566-3876

Notices to Parishioners:                                                                                                                             

Scents / Peanuts/nuts                                                                                                                                    

  * We are a Scent Free Church and we ask all parishioners to please come scent free to liturgies. We have a number of parishioners with serious allergies/migraines. Thank you.                        

  * This is a peanut/nut free facility as there are many children with life threatening peanut allergies.                                                                                                                                                                       

*Celiac Intolerance- During Communion Rite, approach the Minister of the Eucharist and indicate your need for a "celiac safe" form of Eucharist by simply saying, " Celiac". ( available at Communion station nearest the choir )

Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit  "Zones"  include the following areas :

Zone One - East Wiltshire:                                                                               Allison Drive, Barbara Drive, Part of Cornwall Rd., Cornerstone Drive, Fulton Drive, Kellow Dr. Part of Kingston Rd, Jessie Dr., Kerri Dr., Krista Lane, Lorrie Dr., MacRae Dr., Nevin Lane, Park St., Pleasant Dr., Queens Rd., Skipper Dr., part of TCH. 

Zone Two - Chateau Estates:
Trailer Park (Cartier, Heritage, Glooscap, Selkirk, Wolfe) Lakeview Dr., part of Warren Grove Rd., (North York River Rd.) Sam’s at N. River and part of TCH to causeway.

Zone Three - Cornwall North:
Centennial Dr., Cornwall Rd., Heatherway Dr., Jewel Rd., Part of Kensington Rd., Lacardy, Muttart, Penzie Lynn Dr., Patti-Lee Dr., Popular Dr., Scott Dr., part of TCH.

Zone Four - Cornwall East:
Brookside Drive, part of Ferry Road, James St., Karla Court, laura Jean Crescent, Lowther Dr., MacArthur Dr., part of TCH, York point Road. Townsview Cres. Hillside Meadows.

Zone Five - York Point
Candlelight Park, Cathy Dr., Jillian Dr., Karen Dr., MacEwen Land, MiacKinley Cres., Marianne Dr., Pamwayne Dr., parts of TCH, Wilfred Dr., part of York Pt. Rd.

Zone Six - Ferry Road
Alcan Dr., Byways Trailer Court, Crosby St., Eliot Park( Arbour, Fernwood, Woodland) part of Ferry road, Meadowbank Rd., Pond St., Primrose Pt., Waterview Dr., Part of York Pt., Rd..

Zone Seven - Cornwall South
Appleby Lane, Birch Street., Bonavista Dr., Eliot Dr., Hilltop Dr., Howard Drive., Hyde St., part of Meadowbank Rd., Sobey Dr., part of TCH.

Zone Eight-West of Town of Cornwall
Appin Road, Bannockburn Road., Bonshaw, Cameron Road; Clyde River’ Colville Road; Green Road; new Haven; St. Catherine’s; Riverdale; part of TCH.

Zone Nine - East of Town of Cornwall
Beach Grove Road; Brackley Pt. Road, Charlottetown; Maypoint; Milton; North River; Warren Grove Rd. (N. York River Rd. West Royalty) Winsloe.

Zone Ten - South of the Town of Cornwall
Argyle Shore; Canoe Cove; Cumberland; Darrach Road; Fairview; Long Creek; Meadowbank; Upper Meadowbank Rd;New Dominion; Nine Mile Creek; Rocky Pt.; Rice Point; (St. Martin’s Parish in this area)

Zone Eleven - North of the Town of Cornwall
Emyvale, Hampshire; Hunter River; Kingston Road; North Wiltshire; Springvale; Warren Grove; This includes St. Anne's Parish

Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit Contact Information:

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, St Anne's Parish and St. Martin's Parish

St Francis Of Assisi

Parish Finance Committee Chair :  Leonard Rogers 

Custodian : Derry Virtue, Sheila Herron

St Anne's Parish

Finance Chair : Vernon MacQuillan

St Martin's Parish

Finance Chair : Gary Stewart

Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit office administrator :Laurie Smythe

Laurie Smythe: Unit Office Administrator: Laurie has been a Parishioner at the Parish of St. Francis for 24 years. She has served on and has been a member of many committees and ministries within the parish during her time here.