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.

The Province of Ontario as a whole entered lockdown from 12.01am on December 26th, suspending the public celebration of Holy Mass until at least January 23rd.

The parish office will be closed during this lockdown but we are easily accessible; please leave a message and we will return your call at our earliest convenience.

First Communion and Confirmation preparation will not take place at this time. Once these restrictions are eased by authorities and it is logistically possible, we will resume.

Updates will be issued as we are informed of any new developments.

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,

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


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


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.

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.

Upcoming Events

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


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


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


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


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


Catholic Education Week Song Hope by Chris Rait

Produced for Catholic Education Week 2020 by Christopher Cizmar, Educator, Dufferin-Peel CDSB.

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.