Welcome to The Eucharistic Community
St. Mary, St. James, St. Francis Xavier
We are a Roman Catholic parish community within the Archdiocese of Toronto, with three churches located in Tottenham, Colgan and Achill, Ontario.
Beginning on Monday March 1st, our area enters the gray-lockdown zone. There will be no public celebrations of Holy Mass. St. James' Church will be open daily for private prayer from 10 am to 4 pm with a maximum of 10 people at a time inside.
The Archbishop continues to offer dispensation from our Sunday & Holy Day obligation.
A live stream Mass is available daily from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto on Youtube by clicking here.
Please see Upcoming Events below to join members of our parish community in prayer via Zoom.
St. James' Church
2118 Adjala-Tecumseth Townline,
Saturday at 5.30pm and Sunday at 8.30am & 10.30am Monday & Friday at 7.00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday at 9.30am, Saturday at 10.30am
Prior to Mass on Friday and Saturday evening
St. Francis Xavier Church
72 Queen Street North,
Saturday at 5.30pm & Sunday at 8.30am Tuesday & Wednesday at 9.30am
Every Saturday from 5.00pm - 5.30pm
St. Mary's Church
2458 Concession Road 4,
Sunday at 9.00am Mass is also celebrated in the chapel of Simcoe Manor Care Home, Beeton, on Saturday at 10.30am.
During ongoing construction, St. Francis Xavier Church is closed. Perpetual adoration will resume in the near future.
Your offerings make such an important contribution to our parish and are always greatly appreciated, especially during this ongoing period.
Simply click here to be redirected to the Archdiocese secure site and be sure to select "St. James Parish, Tottenham" from the drop-down list of parishes.
If you prefer to set up Pre-Authorized Giving from your bank instead of using a credit card, please download this form.
Year of St. Jospeh
Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8th, 2020 to December 8th, 2021.
Prayer to St. Joseph (Pope Leo XIII)
To thee, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and wilt succor us in our need by thy power and strength.
Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen off-spring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.
Enthrone The Bible in Your Home
Just as we set the sacred Scriptures in a place of honor in our churches, we can place the Holy Bible in an honorable location in our homes. Read more on the 'Our Faith' page of our website.
Pray the Rosary Daily Online
Michael and Lori-An Lewis invite our parish community to join together every evening at 7.30pm to pray the Rosary together. You can join online using Zoom by clicking here.
Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet Online
Fely Ragudo and Sheryl-Ann Trumble invite our parish community to join together every Friday at 3pm to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet together. You can join online using Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here. Meeting ID: 760 4807 8503 Password: 2icpuH
Rosary Apostolate In The Schools
Pray the Rosary online with the Rosary Apostolate's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRosaryApostolateInc
Direct video links for the month of March 2021:
Emergency Lecture Series on Bill C-7 and Palliative Care
February 23rd and 24th, 2021 : Online. Hosted by the deVeber Institute
We are at a crucial juncture in Canadian law, medicine and society. The deVeber Institute will host an emergency two-day lecture series to address concerns regarding Bill C-7 and its potential effect on palliative care.
More information is available on the Archdiocese website by clicking here.
Learn More about Euthanasia
The federal government is working to radically expand euthanasia in Canada. Learn more about what the government is proposing, Bill C-7 and how we can better serve the sick at the Archdiocese website by clicking here.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition have two online resources that you might consider signing:
Campaign Life Coalition has a blog explaining their support for Bill C-268 and how you can tell your MP to support it. Bill C-268 "would ensure that medical professionals who choose to not take part in, or refer a patient for, euthanasia or medical assistance in dying would never be forced ... to violate the sovereign rights we all enjoy by virtue of our citizenship in this nation". Click here for their website.
Catholic Mom's Group
Perhaps now more than ever, moms need inspiration, encouragement and good old fashioned help. The Catholic Mom's Group ministry is continuing to reach out to moms, on a mission to revive the vocation of motherhood. Find out about the virtual Mom's Group at catholicmomsgroup.com and watch the Midday Moms YouTube channel by clicking here.
Virtual Online Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience
In these stressful times, give your marriage a booster shot! Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance. The Marriage Encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where together, you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths. Rediscover the love in your relationship!
March 5-7th, 2021. Contact: Marge & Gerard McCauley at (905) 792-1925 or wwme.org
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) is an approved ministry of the Archdiocese of Toronto.
The cemetery at St. James Church is a special and holy place. It has served as the burial ground for the Catholics in this area for many generations. It is a large cemetery located behind the church.
The cemetery now has a new Columbarium. There are a number of niches available to choose from overlooking the historic and quiet church grounds. The surrounding countryside offers a scenic setting to remember and visit your loved one.
Memorial urns are also available for purchase for your convenience. We offer both single and companion urns in a modest selection of cultured marble designs. For more information contact the Parish office.
Please be reminded that all stand-alone wreaths are not allowed on cemetery grounds during the period of April 1st through October 31st. Also, we ask all lot owners to remove any item which could pose a safety hazard for visitors and maintenance staff or cause damage to equipment. Prohibited items include: glassware, ceramics, metal rods/hooks, lawn ornaments, toys and stones. We appreciate your co-operation in helping to keep our cemetery safe.
Catholic Education Week Song Hope by Chris Rait
We have provided these links as a helpful resource but we are not be responsible for the content of external websites.
Shalom World, a 24/7, family-friendly Catholic TV channel. Recipient of the North America Catholic Press Association’s 2020 Gabriel Award for "Best TV Station of the Year," this commercial-free network is an official partner with the Vatican, authorized to telecast papal liturgies. As a parish, St. James' parishioners can now access Shalom World online absolutely for FREE and without any obligations.