St. Mary of the Assumption Church
Owen Sound ON

N4K 1X3





Who we are

Seating just over 300 and constructed in 1870, St. Mary’s is the Mother Church of our parish. The church is a designated historic building but it is very much alive — refreshed and well-maintained over the years, especially through the addition of a parish centre in 1996.



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St. Mary of the Assumption Church
554 - 15th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1X3
Canada
Phone: (519) 376-0778
Fax: (519) 376-0779
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Fr. Wojciech Kuzma
Fr. Wojciech Kuzma
Parish Priest
554 - 15th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1X3
Canada
Phone: (519) 376-0778
Fax: (519) 376-0779
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But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

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St. Mary of the Assumption Church Mass Times

St Mary's, Owen Sound

5:00 pm Saturday
9:00 am Sunday
11:00 am Sunday
3:00 pm 3rd Sunday of the month (Extraordinary Form)

9:00 am Monday through Friday
7:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday


St Stanislaus, Chatsworth 9:00 am Sunday

St Vincent's, Meaford 11:00 am Sunday

St Thomas Aquinas, Wiarton 11:00 am Sunday

St Mark's, Lion's Head 9:30 am Saturday (Sunday Liturgy)

St Thomas the Apostle, Tobermory 11:30 am Saturday (Sunday Liturgy)

Holy Family, Sauble Beach Open from April through October
5:00 pm Saturday (July 1st to Labour Day weekend)
9:00 am Sunday (April through October)

St Mary of the Rosary, Hepworth Open from November through March
9:00 am Sunday

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554 15th St. E. Owen Sound, ON N4K 1X3
519-376-0778
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History of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Owen Sound ON

In the early 19th century, Owen Sound had no Catholic church. Jesuit missionaries from Wikwemikong, and later from Guelph, came by from time to time. In 1854, St Mary's was founded as a parish of the (then) Diocese of Toronto. It extended very nearly to Windsor. Our first pastor, Fr M Muncog, drowned in 1856 off Walpole Island, and the Jesuits stepped in again.

By 1858 Hamilton was a Diocese of its own and sent Fr Vincent Bardou to us. Five years later, the Basilian Fathers arrived. First Fr MJ Ferguson, then Fr John Cushing, then Fr François-Xavier Granottier, who was to remain until 1917, and of whom many stories are still told.

During Fr Granottier's years, St Mary's Church, Rectory, and School were built, as were the mission churches in Chatsworth, the Irish Block, Wiarton, Meaford, Thornbury, Dornoch, Glenelg, Melanchthon, and Hepworth.

In subsequent years, St Mary's assumed the Southampton mission from Chepstow, built churches in Port Elgin and Sauble Beach, and consolidated the congregations in Lion's Head and Tobermory.

In 2008, after a 145 year presence in the parish, the Basilian Fathers ceased staffing St Mary's & the Missions due to the dwindling number of priests in their religious order. St Mary's & the MIssions is once again being staffed by Diocesan priests.

The parish currently covers the northern half of Grey and Bruce counties (approximately 1/3 the area of the entire Diocese of Hamilton). Besides the Owen Sound church, there are seven missions, three elementary schools (one of them French), and a high school. Four hospitals and 12 extended care facilities round out the priests' pastoral responsibilities. Parishioners are active in a broad range of ministries: liturgical, custodial, pastoral, and social.   Edit


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Accept, O Lord, my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my will. All that I am and have thou hast given to me; and I give all back to thee to be disposed of according to they good pleasure. Give me only the comfort of thy presence and the joy of thy love; with thee I shall be more than rich and shall desire nothing more.
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