Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish Bradford ON

L3Z 2B6
Canada
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About Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish

Holy Martyrs began as a small church and cemetery site on the 9th Line as a chapel for the local farmers in West Gwillimbury and sarounding area.

In 1857 Bradford was incorporated as a village, and six years later the Catholic families purchased three lots on Queen Street running west from Moore Street. The mission church, a small brick building, was built in the centre of this property and blessed in 1864 by Bishop John Joseph Lynch, of Toronto. It was dedicated to the twenty-six Martyrs of Japan, who had been canonized at a historic ceremony in Rome two years earlier, at which Bishop Lynch had been present.

In the fall of 1940 the mission church in Bradford was separated from St. John's Chrysostom Parish, Newmarket; and erected as a separate parish, with Rev. Fr. Melville Bolan as its first parish priest.

The parish continued to grow, due especially to the post war immigration. A campaign of funds to build a new church began in 1954. Finally on May 5th, 1957 the completion and blessing of the new building of modern design with sandfaced brick took place.

On April 1990 the doors to the new home of Holy Martyrs of Japan on Essa Street opened. The celebration of the 50th Anniversary as a Parish was a time to rejoice and to reflect on the journey of Faith our Parish Family has walked daily since 1864.

This year 2015 we joyfully celebrate the 75th Anniversary of our Parish, we open our hearts to give thanks to Almighty God for all the blessings He has bestowed on each of us. We pray for our priests and deacons and for all the families who have worshiped the Lord and walked together this journey of Faith.

Lord let your love be evident and let Your peace reign in our Parish home and in the faith we profess and live. May our Parish be a place of generosity, understanding, renewal, forgiveness and joy. And grant that Your grace guide our path to holiness as a family of faith.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen!




Location of worship

Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish
Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish
167 Essa Street
Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2B6
Canada
Phone: 905 775 2065
Fax: 905 775 924

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Church Pastor

Rev. Joshua Roldan
Rev. Joshua Roldan
Pastor
167 Essa Street
Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2B6
Canada
Phone: 905 775 2065
Fax: 905 775 924

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2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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Associate Pastor:​ Fr. Massillamani (Mani) Zacharias​
Priest Celebrant Spanish Mass​: Fr. Efren Alvarez-Pelayo​ (Pastor of St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket)
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Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish Bradford Mass Times

SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday Vigil at 5:00 pm

Sunday Morning at:

8:30 am

10:00 am

11:30 am

Spanish Mass at 4:45 pm

LifeTeen Mass at 6:30 pm

WEEKDAY MASSES

Mondays at 7:00 pm

Tuesday at 8:30 am - Mass Followed by Eucharistic Adoration (9am to 7pm)

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion for families

Thursdays at 8:30 am

Fridays at 7:00 pm - Holy Hour every first Friday of the month

Saturdays at 9:30 am – Mass is celebrated in Our Lady's Chapel

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Christmas Masses

Monday December 24th
Christmas Eve
6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 12:00 am (Midnight)

Tuesday December 25th
Christmas Day
10:00 am and 11:30 am (No Adoration)
(Office wil be closed)

Wednesday December 26th
Boxing Day
9:00 am
(Office wil be closed)

Monday December 31st
The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God - Vigil
5:00 pm
(Office wil be closed)

Tuesday January 1st
The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
10:00 am and 11:30 am (No Adoration)
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BAPTISMS
Please contact us one month or more in advance.
MARRIAGE
Please contact us one year in advance for adequate
preparation.
HOLY COMMUNION for SHUT-INS and SICK
If you know of anyone who is sick and would like to
have communion brought to them or would like the
Sacrament of the Sick, or simply would like to be
included in the Prayers of the Faithful, contact us.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Holy Trinity High School—905-775-4841
St. Marie of the Incarnation—905-775-3492
Mother Teresa—905-778-8653
St. Charles—905-775-6762
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Parish Office Hours—Monday to Friday-9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm   Edit


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History of Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish Bradford ON

Holy Martyrs began as a small church and cemetery site on the 9th Line as a chapel for the local farmers in West Gwillimbury and sarounding area.

In 1857 Bradford was incorporated as a village, and six years later the Catholic families purchased three lots on Queen Street running west from Moore Street. The mission church, a small brick building, was built in the centre of this property and blessed in 1864 by Bishop John Joseph Lynch, of Toronto. It was dedicated to the twenty-six Martyrs of Japan, who had been canonized at a historic ceremony in Rome two years earlier, at which Bishop Lynch had been present.

In the fall of 1940 the mission church in Bradford was separated from St. John's Chrysostom Parish, Newmarket; and erected as a separate parish, with Rev. Fr. Melville Bolan as its first parish priest.

The parish continued to grow, due especially to the post war immigration. A campaign of funds to build a new church began in 1954. Finally on May 5th, 1957 the completion and blessing of the new building of modern design with sandfaced brick took place.

On April 1990 the doors to the new home of Holy Martyrs of Japan on Essa Street opened. The celebration of the 50th Anniversary as a Parish was a time to rejoice and to reflect on the journey of Faith our Parish Family has walked daily since 1864.

On 2015 we joyfully celebrated the 75th Anniversary of our Parish, with open hearts we continue to give thanks to Almighty God for all the blessings He has bestowed on each of us. We pray for our priests and deacons and for all the families who have worshiped the Lord and walked together this journey of Faith.

Lord let your love be evident and let Your peace reign in our Parish home and in the faith we profess and live. May our Parish be a place of generosity, understanding, renewal, forgiveness and joy. And grant that Your grace guide our path to holiness as a family of faith.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen!   Edit


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Bradford, ON
L3Z 2B6   Edit

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The power of Christian prayer When we stumble...
O Lord our God, Who has called us to serve You in the midst of the world's affairs, When we stumble, hold us; when we fall, lift us up. When we are hard pressed with evil, deliver us. When we turn from what is good, turn us back and bring us at last to Your glory.
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