St Paul the Apostle Parish

Lakefield Ontario

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


  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.

 As of December 26, 2020

weekend masses at

St. Paul the Apostle Lakefield

will be suspended until further notice 

due to provincial COVID lockdown restrictions.

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

Please keep our community safe

 Here’s what you can expect at St. Paul the Apostle during this time:

 Sunday Mornings

St. Paul’s Church will be open on Sunday Morning for private prayer from 10:00 am until noon. Please sign in on the contact tracing sheet at the door and sanitize the pew when you leave. We are not allowed to have more than 10 people inside the church at one time.

 Please join our Sunday morning ZOOM meeting at 10:00am. If you do not have a link please call the office at 705-652-3095 or email at

Non-public Sunday masses will be celebrated for the Intentions of the People.

 Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals can be celebrated but only ten people, including the Celebrant, can be in attendance. Parents are still able to prepare for the baptism of their child. Preparation is done online at whatever pace parents set. After preparing, parents can contact the parish office to take the next step.

 Weekday Daily Masses

Our pastor will continue to celebrate Mass and will honour already arranged Mass intentions. Please sign in on the contact tracing sheet at the door and sanitize the pew when you leave.

We are not allowed to have more than 10 people inside the church at one time. Mass times are Tuesday @5:00pm, Wednesday 8:30 am, Thursday 8:30 am, Friday 8:30 am


The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available on by appointment.  Please call 705-652-3095


Parish Office

 The parish office is closed. Our staff will be working remotely, from home. Feel free to call and Fr. Rick will answer when he is available. If he is not available please leave a message.  Email to the office is checked more regularly. 

Meetings and Groups

All in person activities, meetings and groups are suspended. Groups may meet or arrange activities online.

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation for Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation continues to take place online.


Friends, although we have to close our church building for a little while, we are a Christian community and we will continue to share our faith and stay in touch with one another. We are being called to take our Christian Discipleship to the next level, and I am fully confident that we will rise to the occasion.


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.