DUE TO LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS IN THE CITY OF TORONTO, MASSES ARE CANCELLED STARTING NOV. 23, 2020.
The church will be open for private prayer and confession as follows:
(with a maximum of 10 people, including the priest and usher)
Mondays - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesdays - 7:30 am to 9 am
Wednesdays - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Thursdays - 7:30 am to 9 am (no confession)
Fridays - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Saturdays - 9 am to 10 am & 3 pm to 4 pm
Sundays - 9 am to 12 noon (no confession)
November 23, 2020
Dear Parishioners of St. Monica's Parish,
We want to thank all of you for your ongoing support during these times of great uncertainty. It has been wonderful to see so many of you at Mass since we re-opened in June. We are especially grateful to the volunteers who have helped ensure our church is a safe place to gather.
As you know, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Greater Toronto Area has increased significantly in recent days and, at present, Toronto and Peel Regions are in the “Lockdown Stage” as identified by the Province of Ontario.
In addition, Premier Ford announced on November 20, 2020 special emergency measures that need to be taken in our area.
For this reason, as of Monday, November 23rd , we must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people, including priests hearing confessions or a staff member/volunteer to monitor capacity restrictions. Sadly, due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. Priests will continue to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from Covid-19.
Our church will remain open for private prayer and for the faithful to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 12:30 pm, Tuesdays from 7:30 am to 9 am, and Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am and from 3 pm to 4 pm. The church is also open for private prayer only on Thursdays from
7:30 am to 9 am and on Sundays from 9 am to 12 noon.
Weddings, funerals and baptisms will now be restricted to 10 persons, including the priest. First Holy Communions and Confirmations will need to be postponed at this time.
The parish office will be open by appointment only. If you want to contact the parish, please leave a message by calling 416-483-1513 or send an email to email@example.com.
I invite you to consider how you might share your time and talents as a volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please complete this registration form.
So many of the faithful rely on the reception of the sacraments and our churches to find solace, peace and support during this period of pandemic. Despite these new restrictions, we will make every effort to continue our outreach to you. We also ask that you find opportunities to assist those who are vulnerable or alone among us.
We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. May God continue to bless you now and always!
Yours in Christ,
Father Damian Young-Sam-You
Pastor, St. Monica's Parish
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Welcome to St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church. It is a community of approximately 800 families in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Our Parish family is made up of people of diverse and multicultural backgrounds.
We are excited to live out our Catholic faith with love of God and neighbour. The parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Toronto and celebrates Mass daily. We encourage you to visit our Sacramental Life page for information about preparing to receive the sacraments.
Our 2019 Financial Report can be accessed here.
Sunday Eucharist / Mass
Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 9:00am and 11:00am
Weekday Eucharist / Mass
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 12:10pm
Tuesday/Thursday - 8:00am
Saturday - 10:00am
Public Holidays - 10:00am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
11:40 am to 12 noon
Tuesday / Thursday
7:30 am to 7:50 am
9:00 am to 9:50 am
For private confessions, call the Parish Office or click here.
Devotions & Prayer Group
Divine Mercy Devotion
Cancelled until further notice
First & Third Friday Adoration
Cancelled until further notice
Click here to submit your prayer requests which will be offered at the next First Friday Adoration.
Daily Mass Readings
Access the readings from
Living with Christ through this link.
Sunday Missal for 2020-2021
Due to pandemic restrictions, we are not permitted to place the Sunday Missal in the pews. You can purchase a copy through the website of Joseph's Inspirational.
Names Of The Dead
During the month of November, the faithfully departed will be
remembered at each Mass.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, we are providing several alternatives for you to submit the names of your departed relatives and friends:
1. Submit the names by completing this form.
2. Send your list of names to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Prepare a list of the names and place your list in the basket provided in the church foyer before Mass starts starting Oct. 31, 2020.
4. Drop off your list of names through the mail slot of the Parish Office.
5. Mail your list of names to:
St. Monica's Parish
44 Broadway Ave.
Toronto, ON M4P 1T4.
St. Monica’s Parish, Archdiocese of Toronto
Address: 44 Broadway Ave.,
Parish office hours:
By appointment only starting Nov. 16, 2020
Pastor: Father Damian Young-Sam-You
Youth Minister: Beki Sunseri
Parish Secretary: Eloisa Mandelker
St. Monica Catholic Elementary School