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.

Capacity continues to be restricted by the need for physical distancing 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 Mass. Only St. James' Church in Colgan is open for the public celebration of Holy Mass at this time and the normal Mass schedule is shown below.

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 that covers the nose, mouth and chin. The Church will be sanitized after every use.

The Archbishop continues to offer dispensation from our Sunday & Holy Day obligation. A live stream is available from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica on Youtube by clicking here.

Please see Upcoming Events below to join members of our parish community in prayer via Zoom.

Unfortunately, at this time due to the pandemic restrictions, we are unable to procced with preparation for candidates for first communion and confirmation. We hope to resume as soon as possible and an update will be provided as the situation changes.

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


Available Saturday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm or by appointment.

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.

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.

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 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.