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.

Holy Week Resources

Due to the current situation, Holy Week will be different this year. However, we can still celebrate, pray and reflect in private. We can still be engaged during these holiest days of the year.

A message from Cardinal Collins

Please click here to read a Holy Week message from the Archbishop of Toronto.

Holy Week Services

Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins will preside at all Holy Week services at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto and these will be live streamed. You can watch by clicking here.

  • Tuesday April 7 - 10:00 a.m. Chrism Mass (renewal of priestly vows, blessing of holy oils)
  • Thursday April 9 - 7:00 p.m. Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Friday, April 10 - 3:00 p.m. – Good Friday Passion of the Lord
  • Saturday April 11 - 7:00 p.m. Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)
  • Sunday April 12 - 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass

Salt & Light TV, the National Catholic Broadcasting Council and EWTN will offer televised services for the faithful without access to the internet.

Perpetual Adoration

While perpetual adoration at St. Francis Xavier Church is suspended, why not pray before our Blessed Lord online? “So, could you not watch with Me one hour?” (Matt 26:40) Click here to view live perpetual adoration from Tyburn Convent in London, England, courtesy of EWTN.

Cardinal Collins on FacebookLive

Cardinal Collins will take part in a FacebookLive chat with parents and children on the Wednesday of Holy Week to answer their questions. You can watch and participate by clicking here to visit the Archdiocese's FaceBook page on April 8th at 11am.

Films for Holy Week

Why not watch a movie during Holy Week? Although the Parish Library remains closed, the Knights of Columbus provides some recommendations by clicking here. These movies are available to rent from providers like Google Movies, Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, although this list is provided to be helpful and is not an endorsement of any.

Coronavirus COVID-19:

Given the present situation, we have lots of information to share and will be updating regularly. Please visit our Covid-19 page for more information, online resources and information from the archdiocese.

Click here to visit our resources page.

All celebrations of Holy Mass are cancelled, both on Sunday and weekdays. Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins grants the faithful dispensation from their Sunday obligation. Perpetual adoration is also suspended.

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

None at this time.

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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