St Paul the Apostle Parish

Lakefield Ontario

“Do everything for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31

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COVID-PHASE 3, JULY 16, 2021

St. Paul’s Church, 4 Reid Street Lakefield, will be open for mass.


In Step 3, there is no capacity limit for churches. However, physical distancing of 6 feet is still required between parishioners attending Mass who are not from the same household. 

 At this time, face mask use indoors is mandatory for the celebrants and the faithful, even for those who are fully vaccinated.  

  • St. Paul’s is committed to practicing safety protocols and keeping everyone safe.

Mass Times

Saturday evening 7:00 pm 

Sunday Mornings 9:00, 11:00 am 

Please continue to pray for the good health of our people and our parish. 


The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available before weekend masses or by appointment.  Please call 705-652-3095


Welcome to our parish! 

One parish, operating in three sites: Buckhorn, Lakefield and Young’s Point, has been offering worship to God, Faith, Hope and Love to the Catholic faithful and Christian witness to the broader community for more than 150 years.

If  you are not able to attend mass for any reason you can follow mass from the Cathedral of St. Peters in Chains at the link below.


 Parish Office

The parish office is open Wednesday and Friday.  You can also contact the office by Email which is checked regularly. 

St. Paul the Apostle

Pray for us 


SYNOD OF BISHOPS – 2021 to 2023


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Synods in the Catholic Church generally feature an assembly of bishops, who come together to assist the Holy Father in addressing the needs of the Church.  Initially, many of these synods were held locally, within various regions of the world, to deal with local disciplinary issues.  Synods of this type, date back to the 4th century.

Pope Paul VI revived the idea of the synod and established the Synod of Bishops in 1965 with the Motu Proprio Apostolica Sollicitudo.  The current Code of Canon Law details the purpose of this smaller group of bishops who meet to discuss various topics.

“It is for the synod of bishops to discuss the questions for consideration and express its wishes but not to resolve them or issue decrees about them unless in certain cases the Roman Pontiff has endowed it with deliberative power, in which case he ratifies the decisions of the synod.”


Pope Francis has convoked multiple synods during his pontificate, and in 2021 initiated a synod on the theme “For a Synodal Church”.  This synod will include both an Ordinary General Assembly and local Diocesan synods connected to it. This synod will end in 2023, concluding a two-year synodal process.


Pope Francis has announced that in preparation for the next Synod of Bishops, there will be a worldwide conversation in the Church – a “synod” about community, engaged participation, and the mission of evangelization.  This conversation will follow a two-year path and involve the People of God – everyone, everywhere.  On Sunday, October 17, 2021, +Most Reverend Bishop Miehm celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains to launch the synod locally.  This celebration rooted the synod in prayer, sacrament, and community.  View the Mass here.  

To open the conversations, the Diocesan Pastoral Planning Committee has launched a survey inviting the input of all the People of God.  This input will be part of both the worldwide and local conversations to establish pastoral priorities within the Church.  The survey is open until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26th, 2021.  The survey is offered in two formats.  The Thought Exchange format will give you the opportunity to see what others (without names) have entered on the survey, and the Google Form format has questions specific to communion, participation, and mission.  Please feel welcome to choose the survey format that is the most convenient for you.

 St. Paul the Apostle

Pray for us 


Contact Us:

St. Paul the Apostle Parish
St. Jean Brébeuf Church,
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
Box 462-4 Reid Street, 
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0

Phone: 705-652-3095

Parish Priest:
Father Raymond Rick

Locations and Directions

St. Paul the Apostle Church is located at 4 Reid Street, Lakefield. Please see our Lakefield page for directions.

St. Jean de Brébeuf Church is located at 2291 County Road 36, Buckhorn. Please see our Buckhorn page for directions.

Our Lady of Good Counsel is located at 2109 Young’s Point Road, Young’s Point. Please see our Young’s Point page for directions.

About St. Paul the Apostle Parish

Our parish serves northeast Selwyn township and the northern Kawarthas and is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough. It includes St. Paul the Apostle Church (Lakefield), St, Jean de Brébeuf Church (Buckhorn) and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (Young’s Point).

Whether you are a resident of the area or a welcomed guest, we offer many opportunities for worship, spiritual growth and Christian formation.

If you are new to our community or would like to visit one of our weekend celebrations, please see the Mass Schedules page for detailed Mass times and locations.