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    Holy Door officially opens at Martyrs’ Shrine

    Holy Door officially opens at Martyrs’ Shrine MIDLAND (May 07, 2016) – The Martyrs’ Shrine has officially opened their Holy Door for the 2016 season. Following their Opening Day Celebration, local dignitaries, mayors and members of the community gathered next to the historic church to witness the blessing and official opening of the Holy Door […]

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    Martyrs’ Shrine Receives Celebrate Ontario Funding For First Light

    MIDLAND (April 21, 2016) – Martyrs’ Shrine has received a Celebrate Ontario grant of $17,269 from the province of Ontario to expand programming for Sainte-Marie among the Hurons’ First Light festival. The grant, in addition to the investment made by Martyrs’ Shrine, will cover costs related to offering complimentary event programming on the Martyrs’ Shrine […]

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    Holy Door at the Martyrs’ Shrine

    The Martyrs’ Shrine is excited to announce that we have been Officially Designated a Holy Door site. For months staff have been hard at work in preparation for this exciting new feature for the 2016 summer season. “This will be a very exciting time for the Martyrs’ Shrine as we welcome pilgrims who have answered […]

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  • New Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Shrine

      MIDLAND (Ontario) – The Martyrs’ Shrine has hired Allex Laurin to fill the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Local to the area, Allex joins us with a diversified skillset in tourism, events, and marketing. He previously has operated his own communications business and worked for the Town of Penetanguishene to coordinate the commemorative […]

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  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Mass Times

    Martyrs’ Shrine is closed for the season and will not be celebrating New Year’s Masses. However, here is a list of local parishes that have published their Mass Schedules for December 31 and January 1. (Call your local parish to confirm) St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 589 Hugel Ave, Midland December 31 – 5:00 pm January 1 […]

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  • Christmas Mass Times – Local Parishes

    Martyrs’ Shrine is closed for the season and will not be celebrating Christmas Masses. However, here is a list of local parishes that have published their Christmas Mass Schedules. (List is current as of December 17, call your local parish to confirm) St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 589 Hugel Ave, Midland December 24 – 5:00 pm, […]

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  • Photos from the Open House for Fr. Bernie

      The Martyrs’ Shrine Board of Trustees would like to express their gratitude to everyone who came to give their best wishes to Fr. Bernie at the open house held on Monday, December 14th.  We shared stories and memories and enjoyed spending time together during this busy Christmas season. Fr. Bernie Carroll is finishing his […]

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  • Join us for our open house for Fr. Bernie

    The Martyrs’ Shrine Board of Trustees and staff invite you to join us in wishing our Director Fr. Bernard Carroll, S.J. a happy retirement! Open House on Monday, December 14 from 3:30pm – 6:30pm at the Martyrs’ Shrine Church, Filion Centre. Words of thanks at 5:00pm. Address: 16163 Highway 12 West, Midland, Ontario. We hope to […]

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  • Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing

    On the evening of November 21st, 2015 the 85ft spruce tree at Martyrs’ Shrine was lit up for the 2015 Christmas Season! Over 100 local residents and visitors came to the Shrine during this evening event. As a light snow fell, the largest Christmas tree in Simcoe County was illuminated. The tree is strung with bright […]

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  • New Director for Martyrs’ Shrine: Fr. Michael Knox, S.J.

    Fr. Michael Knox, S.J. is a Roman Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).  After entering the order in 1997, he completed a four-year honours bachelor’s degree in history at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, followed by a diploma in philosophical studies. In 2006, he completed a MA thesis in history at Memorial […]

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