Welcome to The Eucharistic Community

of

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.

At this time, St. Francis Xavier Church and St. Mary’s Church remain closed and all celebrations of Holy Mass will take at St. James' Church, where we have plenty of space to worship together and protect each other. The Mass schedule is below. Mass intentions can be found here.

Capacity is restricted and we are operating on a first come, first seated basis. Please be patient if the Church is full when you arrive and consider attending the next or a weekday Mass. The Church will be sanitized after every use.

When you enter into a public indoor space in Simcoe Muskoka, including our church, you should wear a face covering. A face covering means a medical or non-medical mask or other face covering such as a bandana or scarf that covers the nose, mouth and chin.

The Archbishop continues to offer dispensation from our Sunday obligation. For those unable to join us in person at St. James' Church, a live stream is available from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica on Youtube by clicking here.

St. James' Church

2118 Adjala-Tecumseth Townline,

Colgan, Ontario

Mass Times:

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

Confession:

Prior to Mass on Friday and Saturday evening

St. Francis Xavier Church

72 Queen Street North,

Tottenham, Ontario

Mass Times:

Saturday at 5.30pm & Sunday at 8.30am

Tuesday & Wednesday at 9.30am

Confession:

Every Saturday from 5.00pm - 5.30pm

St. Mary's Church

2458 Concession Road 4,

Achill, Ontario

Mass Time:

Sunday at 9.00am

Mass is also celebrated in the chapel of Simcoe Manor Care Home, Beeton, on Saturday at 10.30am.

Perpetual Adoration

During ongoing construction, St. Francis Xavier Church is closed. Perpetual adoration will resume in the near future.

Upcoming Events

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 by telephone or online using Xoom. You can find the joining instructions 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 Xoom:

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here. Meeting ID: 760 4807 8503 Password: 2icpuH

Virtual/Online Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience

Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October, 25. Online event offered by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Live your best life in love. No matter where you are in your marriage journey, the Marriage Encounter experience is a heart haven that helps you listen, share and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving couple you can be. Reclaim your love’s joy. It is based around Catholic values, but couples of all faiths are welcome. Contact Gerard & Marge McCauley at 905-792-1925. http://www.wwme.org

Beatification of founder of Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus was founded by Father Michael J. McGivney on Feb. 6, 1882 with a mission of charity. Father McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., gathered a group of men at his parish and proposed establishing a lay organization to prevent Catholic men from entering secret societies antithetical to Church teaching, uniting Catholic men and helping families of deceased members. Now a worldwide organization, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood. His beatification Mass will be celebrated on Oct. 31 and broadcast live by EWTN and Salt + Light TV.

Retrouvaille Weekend: Help for Troubled Marriages

Friday, November 6, 2020 – 6 p.m. to Sunday, November 8, 2020 – 2 p.m. Niagara Falls, Ontario

If you are thinking of separation or divorce — or you are already separated but want to try again — then Retrouvaille can help. This program will give you the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will also give you the opportunity to rediscover one another and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. PHONE: 416-281-6007

St. Augustine’s Seminary Lay Formation Program

Water and Fire: The Person of the Holy Spirit in Christian Life. Saturday, November 21, 2020. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is hosted online by St. Augustine's Seminary. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son, working to sanctify us every day. This workshop will explore the activity of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians. COST: $25 CONTACT: St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto at 416-261-7207

Cemetery

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.

Parish Schools

St. James School, Colgan. Tel. 905-936-4191

Website

Father F.X. O'Reilly School, Tottenham. Tel. 905-936-3364

Website

Monsignor J. E. Ronan School, Beeton. Tel. 905-729-3473

Website

St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Tottenham. Tel. 905-936-4743

Website

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