St. Mary's Collingwood, 1858.
In the 1640's Jesuit Fathers worked among the Petun Indians in the Collingwood area, the western limit of their Huronia mission field. From the 1830's priests from Penetanguishene said mass occasionally in communities near the southern shore of Georgian Bay. In 1855 with the coming of the railway from Barrie, priests served Collingwood more regularly.
On March 14, 1858, Bishop de Charbonnel of Toronto blessed the first Catholic Church in Collingwood - on Pine Street. Originally served from Barrie, it became part of the new parish of Nottawasaga in 1871. In 1886, the pastor, Rev. Edward. J. Kiernan, moved from Stayner to Collingwood and began the present church. The cornerstone was laid May 24, 1888, by Bishop T.J. Dowling of Peterborough. The church was blessed December 16, 1888, by very Rev. R.A. O'Connor, Dean of Barrie.
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HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-IN'S
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Couples planning to get married must contact a priest one year in advance for an appointment. They must also received personal preparation for entering a marriage. Please do not book the time and place of your reception before your appointment with the priest. If either party has gone through any form of civil or religious marriage with another person, the priest is not permitted to set a date for the wedding until the Bishop's office has been consulted.
All parishioners should be registered, please contact the parish office. Also would you kindly notify the office when you are moving out of the parish or have a change of address within the parish.
Must be received at the parish office by Wednesday at noon. Announcement will appear for no more than 2 weeks and should contain only pertinent information.