• Opening Day 2017

    Over 200 people gather for Opening Day Mass Martyrs’ Shrine opened Saturday, May 06 2017 with an Opening Day Mass at 12:00 noon. Approximately 208 people gathered to celebrate the beginning of a new season at Martyrs’ Shrine. Attendees gather in the St. Ignatius Chapel to witness the placement of the Blessed Sacrament Those present […]

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  • An outpouring of generosity at Martyrs’ Shrine’s fundraising dinner and auction

    An outpouring of generosity at Martyrs’ Shrine’s fundraising dinner and auction MIDLAND (18 October 2016) – One hundred and fifty generous community members attended the 3rd annual Tiawenk fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday September 24th 2016. Together, with the support of the Organizing Committee, the attendees, sponsors, and community, donors raised $45,814, surpassing this […]

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  • Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal: The New General of the Jesuits

    Fr. Sosa was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 12, 1948. He entered the Society of Jesus in September 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1977. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic University Andrés Bello in Caracas, a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, and a […]

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  • Feast Day Mass 2016

    Martyrs’ Shrine would like to thank everyone who made our 2016 Feast Day Mass a memorable celebration.

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  • Martyrs’ Shrine Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Martyrs’ Shrine Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence MIDLAND (June-3-16) – Martyrs’ Shrine proudly announces receiving a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include […]

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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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  • 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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