Our Church, Grounds, and Office are closed until 2021.
Please note that our Church, and Grounds are closed to all visitors until May 1, 2021.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff have been laid off until March of 2021. Telephone and email messages will not be monitored.
Although pilgrims cannot be physically present on the shrine grounds, or in the Church, we continue in our Mission of Prayer and Healing through our website by clicking any of the following:
- You can request a candle be lit for you in our votary by a Jesuit priest.
- You can send in a prayer intention to be prayed for by a Jesuit priest by the relics of the Martyrs by email.
- Weekly Prayer Reflection Videos on our website & YouTube account
- Online Donations through Canada Helps
Our grounds, Church, and Office are currently CLOSED to all visitors.
Not Available Until March 2021
Whilst our staff will be away from October to March, the following services will not be available:
- Online Gift Shop Orders
- Mass Requests, and Martyrs' Shrine Association Memberships and Renewals.
- Group Bookings (You can email us, and our team will do our best to respond when we return
- Questions about tax receipts, or telephone donations
- Telephone or email inquiries.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our staff will be happy to assist you upon their return in March of 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff have been laid off until March 2021. Our telephone and email will not be monitored. Please contact us when staff have returned in March.
Unfortunately, no. Both the Church and the Grounds are closed to visitors until May 1, 2021.
Donations made online receive a tax receipt instantly by email. If you need assistance with a donation that was made online, please contact CanadaHelps.
Our annual tax receipts for income tax purposes, for donations made in-person, by mail, or by telephone, will be issued as usual in February.
Unfortunately, we cannot process any requests for a Mass, MSA memberships, or donations made over the telephone. Our staff will be happy to assist you upon their return in March. Donations can still be made online through our website and tax receipts for donations made online are issued instantly by email.
We are almost entirely funded by the donations made by visitors who come and visit our Church and Grounds. We now have an urgent need for donations. If you can, we ask that you donate online to help support the us today so that we can be here to serve you tomorrow.
Our staff are not here to process any bookings-related requests. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff will follow-up upon their return in March.
Unfortunately, no. Our gates are locked, and our property is closed to visitors. We look forward to reopening on May 1 2021. In the meantime, you can request a candle be lit for your intention, or submit a prayer intention.
At this time, Martyrs’ Shrine will not reopen until May 1, 2021.
Light a Candle with Us
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!