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

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4:00 pm Sat Evening                                                                                                             

8:30 am Sunday

10.30 am Sunday

1:00 pm Sunday


6:00 pm Sat


NO MASS AT THIS TIME ( Please refer to the WORSHIP SAFE LINK  on the left or read BELOW)




DATED:   June 22, 2020


The Directives of Worshipsafe focus on the safe opening of our Churches and the participation of the faithful in the celebration of the Eucharist and other Sacraments and Rites of the Catholic Church. 

The practice of these directives provides no guarantee that viruses such as Covid 19 will not be contracted.  But they are the best and most practical measures to ensure the safety of our people.

Worshipsafe contains directives not guidelines.  They shall be implemented in every Catholic Parish Church and chapel.  Parishes/Units shall implement these directives or remain closed to public worship. 

The obligation of Sunday observance is suspended in this Diocese of Charlottetown until further notice.

Priests with compromised immune system or suffering symptoms of cold and flu shall not offer Mass for the public. The parish church where he serves shall remain closed unless that Pastor can find a substitute priest.

Physical distancing - Sanitizing - Registering
Public seating shall be restricted to every third pew. The two pews in front of and behind an occupied pew shall be cordoned to prevent access.. This ensures a 6’foot distance both behind and in front of parishioners. Families from the same household may sit together in a single pew.  
Churches without pews using chairs or churches in which pews are aligned in an arc shall devise a seating plan for the congregation to ensure social distancing, 

No choir may gather in Church due to physical distancing. One cantor with instrumental accompaniment may lead congregational singing and maintain a distance of 12’.

In Phase 3 of Renew PEI we read “Microphones should not be shared” .  This is taken to mean duets, and trios etc. speaking or singing simultaneously.

All songbooks, hymnals and missals shall be removed from the pews and entrance of the Church.

 After every ceremony, places of contact such as pews, door knobs, handles and washroom facilities shall be sanitized. Note: the cordoned off pews need not be sanitized. 

Handwashing and sanitizing areas shall be available in churches and church washrooms.  

Signage shall be posted at the entrance to each Church indicating the requirements of physical distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection practices in the Church and respiratory etiquette regarding coughing and sneezing.

Signage shall indicate that individuals with symptoms of Covid 19, such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose should not attend Mass.  Priests with such symptoms shall cancel Mass or find a substitute priest. 

It is highly recommended to prop the entrance door open so that people do not have to touch the doorknob or surface.

It is highly recommended that measures be taken to shorten the length of the Mass because the time spent in proximity to other persons increases the risk of transmission; for example, announcements can be kept brief or eliminated; cantors may delete verses of a song; select the shorter versions of the readings if the option is presented; preach a brief homily; limit the number of general intercessions and keep each brief. 

Every parish/unit and chapel shall devise a method, to record the name and phone number of one person per household in attendance at Mass. This record must include the number of people attending from the household.  This data shall be dated for each Mass and kept with parish records for one month..  At any time, the Public Health Office may request access to this information. 

Ceremonial Adaptations 

Altar servers shall remain 6’ apart in the sacristy and during Mass. 

All personnel in the sacristy shall wash/sanitize their hands before Mass. 

It is highly recommended that entrance and recessional processions enter from and return to the sacristy directly. This avoids the occasion of gathering at the church entrance.

Entrance and recessional processions from the Church entrance to the Sanctuary shall be planned so that servers, ministers and presider maintain 6’ distancing. Processions shall be  single file respecting the 6’distance.   No gathering of ministers or of parishioners is permitted at the Church entrance at any time.  

For the presidential prayers, place the Roman Missal on the altar or on a stand at the chair.

Servers shall NOT hold the book for the Presiders. Servers shall NOT present the wine and water or perform the Lavabo. The cruets are to be placed in proximity to the altar for access by the Presider. Lavabo is done by the priest alone.

There shall be no water in the holy water font. 

Children’s liturgy of the word shall be cancelled.

Crying rooms shall be closed or locked.

The Offertory Procession shall be omitted. 

One or two secured containers shall be placed in the vestibule of the Church.  These secured containers shall be clearly signed inviting parishioners to deposit their Sunday offering (donation),There shall be NO COLLECTION taken during the offertory. 

After extending the Sign of Peace the Presider may invite parishioners to exchange a simple nod of the head, a head bow.

A second corporal shall be placed on the far right corner of the altar. On it shall be placed a ciborium (and if necessary a second for celiacs) filled with the bread for communicants. The bread in the ciborium shall be covered with a lid or a pall.  Before the words of Consecration the lids or palls shall be removed and then returned after the words of consecration.  This exercise avoids having the Presider breathing or possibly coughing over the bread for communicants. . The Priest’s corporal and paten with host are as usual.   

Distribution of Holy Communion:   
A single file of communicants to the sanctuary shall respect the 6’ distance requirement and where possible their return to their pew should proceed by a different aisle. It is highly recommended to mark the floor with tape at 6’ intervals facilitating social distance for the file of communicants to and from the sanctuary. It is highly recommended, where possible, to have communicants return by a separate aisle. It is highly recommended to invite the faithful to proceed for communion by sections if this allows the file of communicants to return  by a separate aisle. 
The priest shall wash/ disinfect his hands before and after distribution of communion.  This can be done at the credence table or other suitable space visible to the congregation. This is in addition to washing his hands thoroughly before the Mass.
Due to the higher risk of transmission there shall be no distribution on the tongue. This is a temporary measure to reduce the risk of transmission.
Before distribution, communicants shall be asked to remove their gloves and mask. 
Before distribution communicants shall be asked to stop six feet in front of the priest so that he may say “Body of Christ”.  The communicant responds “Amen” and bows, then steps forward to receive communion on the hand. It is highly recommended that some demarcation be used to mark the floor indicating where to stop before receiving communion.
Holy Communion shall be placed at arm’s length (X2) onto the hand of the communicant. 
Those who present themselves or their child for a blessing may be blessed by the priest when they stop to bow at a distance of 6’.
It is highly recommended to remind the congregation to maintain 6’ spacing as they leave the Church and to avoid gathering at the back of the Church 
It is highly recommended to avoid greeting parishioners before or after Sunday Mass as this tends to gather people which would compromise physical distancing. 
The Presider and other ministers shall NOT wear masks or gloves during the celebration of Mass and must remain at least six feet distant from one another and the members of the congregation.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday : 9:30- 12:00 pm, 1:30-4:00pm

Friday 9:30-11:30 am

click  CANCELLATIONS LINK for an important message from Bishop Richard Grecco        


About Us

Pastor : Rev. Doug MacDonald

Pastoral Associate:Catechetics only: Karen MacCannell

Unit Secretary : Laurie Smythe

Pastoral Unit Administrative Address and information :

St. Francis of Assisi

5 Lowther Drive                                                                                                      

P.O. Box 219                                                                                                            

Cornwall, P.E. C0A 1H0                                                                                      

Parish telephone number :  (902) 566-3876  FAX (902) 566-5949

Parish Office Email:

Parish Information

Good Shepherd Pastoral unit office hours 

(office located at St Francis of Assisi Parish) : 

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- 11:30am on Fridays. We encourage you to utilize the morning hours for office as much as is possible as sometimes the afternoon hours may be limited 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 

Friday 9:00 am 

Saturday 4:00 pm   ( Sunday Vigil Mass)                                                     Sunday 11:00 am                                                                                                 

St. Martin's                                                                            

Sunday 9:00am

St. Anne's 

Saturday at 6:00 pm 

Fr. Doug MacDonald: Pastor

Karen MacCannell : Director of Catechetics

Pastoral Unit Prayer Line  621-0171 or 566-1250



(based at St. Francis of Assisi Center)

The Cornwall Food Bank serves Cornwall and local surrounding areas

Clients are given a three day supply of food ( depending on what is in the cupboard) .



Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon by appointment
Thursdays  2 to 4pm by appointment
Saturdays Open 10am to 12 noon

Office Phone Number 566 3876
REGULAR HOURS From June 1st to August 31st
> Tuesday AM and Thursday PM by appointment 
                   Sat. Open 10 to12 noon


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 Priest 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