Canada's National Shrine
to the North American Martyrs
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Our Church, and Grounds are closed to visitors until 1 May, 2021. We continue to serve you online.
Message from the Director
We are very much aware that the current circumstances of COVID–19 are leaving many people in isolation from work, family, and friends, many more uncertain about their economic future, and all worried for the health and well being of themselves and those whom they love.
Traditionally, the Church and grounds of Martyrs’ Shrine, time praying with St. Jean de Brébeuf and his companions to Christ, and the consolation of spiritual conversation with a Jesuit, would be a corner stone of support to you in times such as these. It is, with a heavy heart, that we must inform you that important temporary restrictions set in place, both by government and ecclesial authorities, prevent us from offering these to you. And, just as requirements around social distancing are in effect across the country, the Jesuit Fathers here are, for the moment, limited in the means in which we can serve you.
This being said, the prayers of the Jesuits at Martyrs’ Shrine are not halted and, indeed, are all the more fervent for you, each of our pilgrims, and the world. Though we cannot, at this moment, offer you a physical space of support, we have instituted, on our website, the means for you to send us prayer petitions. We will light a candle and pray for you if you so desire it.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Michael Knox, SJ
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Masses in honour of our annual pilgrimages
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As Martyrs' Shrine has been forced to postpone all pilgrimages until 2021, an unprecedented reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jesuit fathers here have invited the priests and organizers of our annual cultural pilgrimages to come say Mass for their communities inside the Church of St. Joseph. We look forward to welcoming all our pilgrimages in 2021 when we reopen May 1st.
Annunciation Byzantine Romanian Catholic Mission Mass - June 2nd 2020In honour of the annual pilgrimage of the Annunciation Byzantine Romanian Catholic Mission that could not take place in physical form in 2020, Martyrs' Shrine welcomes Fr. Ionel Maier, who shared a Mass for members of their community.
Martyrs' Shrine is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider supporting our Mission during these difficult times at www.martyrs-shrine.com/donate
Czech Mass Recorded June 8 2020 at Martyrs' ShrineThis Mass is offered to the members of the Czech community who were unable to attend the annual pilgrimage at Martyrs' Shrine in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fr. Ján Čukáš presided at the Church of St. Joseph at the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs.
Mass in honour of the Konkan and Goan PilgrimagesFr. Patrick Coldricks, SJ offers this Mass inside the Church of St. Joseph at Martyrs' Shrine to the members of the Konkan and Goan pilgrimages.
July 18 2020 - Our Lady of Good Health, Tamil Catholic Community of Toronto MassThis special Mass said for the Tamil Catholic Community of Toronto was said at Martyrs' Shrine in Tay, Ontario in honour of their annual pilgrimage. Although Martyrs' Shrine remains closed until May 2021, this Mass is said inside the Church of St. Joseph for the intentions of the members of the community.
Sri Lankan Pilgrimage - CSLCAONTFr. Claude Perera, OMI presided at Mass in honour of the annual Sri Lankan Community Pilgrimage to Martyrs' Shrine.
Feast of Our Lady of SorrowsThis Mass was filmed with the participation of the Dolorosa community. It was presided by Fr. Michael Knox, SJ, Director of Martyrs' Shrine.
Rosary Sunday 2020
Ask a Jesuit to Light a Candle
Amidst the challenges we are all facing with the COVID – 19 epidemic, is there a particular person or intention that you would like to offer up to God in prayer? Whether on the front-line serving others, at work, in isolation, at home, or abroad, click below to have a candle lit for you by a Jesuit Father at Martyrs’ Shrine. Our prayers transform us, and the world around us!
Martyrs' Shrine Association
Through MSA membership, you and your family will share in the spiritual community of prayers and benefit from a hundred Masses offered for you each year. Receiving “The Shrine Message” twice annually is an added benefit as well!
- Annual Family Membership ($25 donation)
- Perpetual for a Family, living and deceased ($150 donation)
- Perpetual for a Deceased individual ($40 donation)
Call us today and our staff will be happy to enroll you into the MSA.