Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish, Bradford, Ontario, Canada
Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish, Bradford, Ontario, Canada
Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish, Bradford, Ontario, Canada
Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish, Bradford, Ontario, Canada
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Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish

Bradford
Ontario
L3Z 2B6
Canada

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!

Quote of the Day

Deuteronomy 8:17-18

"You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today."

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Rev. Joshua Roldan   Edit
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Associate Pastor: Rev Fr. Massillamani Zacharias

Priest Celebrant Spanish Mass: Rev. Fr. Juan Triviňo

Deacon: Rev. Mr. David Langley

Deacon: Rev. Mr. Pedro Guevara-Mann   Edit

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Holy Martyrs Of Japan Parish
167 Essa Street
Bradford
Ontario
L3Z 2B6   Edit
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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   Edit

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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
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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
St. Jean de Brebeuf—905-775-8460   Edit
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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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Delia McEvenue   Edit
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P.O. Box 1180
Bradford, ON
L3Z 2B6   Edit

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