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.

Easter schedule

18 April - Holy Thursday - 7 p.m. Mass at St. James Church, Colgan

19 April - Good Friday - 3 p.m. Service at St. James Church, Colgan, preceded by Divine Mercy at 2:45p.m.

19 April - Good Friday - 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross at St. James Church, Colgan

20 April - Holy Saturday - 7 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass at St. James Church, Colgan

21 April - Easter Sunday - Regular Mass Schedule

St. James' Church

2118 Adjala-Tecumseth Townline,

Colgan, Ontario

Mass Times:

Sunday at 10.30am & 12noon

The 12noon Mass is not celebrated in June, July, Aug. & Sept.

Monday & Friday at 7.00pm

Confession:

Every Friday from 3.30pm - 6.30pm

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.

Upcoming Events

Parish Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

This pilgrimage will take place from July 12th - 15th by bus and include visits to the Basilica of The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Museum of the Bible, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Anne Seaton and the Grotto of Lourdes National Shrine. There will also be free time to relax and explore the US capital and a shopping trip to the Tangier Outlet Mall. All pilgrims must have either a valid Canadian passport or a valid foreign passport with appropriate Visas. The costs including travel and hotel (with daily breakfast, wifi, coffee & tea, heated indoor pool), based on a full bus of 56 passengers, are: single occupancy, $770; double occupancy, $490; family occupancy for 2 adults and 2 kids up to 14 years, $1,285. For more details, pick up a reservation form at the back of the church or contact the Parish Office.

Confirmation Class

Candidates and sponsors will meet on May 12th following the 12 noon Mass in St. James Church.

First Communion Dates

April 28th and May 5th at 12 noon Mass at St. James Church.

Confirmation Dates

May 19th and 26th at 12 noon Mass at St. James Church.

Parish Ladies' Retreat

All ladies are welcome to Marylake on May 3rd, 4th & 5th. This year's theme is "My Grace is sufficient for you". For more information or to book, please call Pam at 905-936-4107

Annual Cemetery Cleanup

All parishioners, especially those who have loved ones buried at St. James and those with cemetery lots, are invited to attend this year's cemetery clean-up on Sunday April 28th at 1.30pm (Rain date, Sunday May 5th). This event is an excellent opportunity for high school students to earm community service credits. Chores include upgrading and seeding sunken graves and ruts, removal of fallen tree limbs, dead shrubs and litter. Please bring rakes, shovels and a willing spirit. Tractors with buckets would be a welcome blessing. Please meet at the main cemetery entrance.

Adult Faith Study Nights

Join us on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the St. James Parish Office as we study the Book of Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come. It is an intriguing study that shows how the Kingdom of God is established by Christ, our Blessed Lord.

ShareLife supports agencies that carry out the mission work of the Church. By supporting ShareLife, we extend a helping hand to some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in our Archdiocese. ShareLife is how the Catholic community demonstrates commitment to fulfilling the Gospel value to “love one another as I have loved you.”

ShareLife Sunday collection dates are March 31st, May 5th and June 2nd, or donate online by clicking here.

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

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

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

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

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