Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish
Bradford ON

L3Z 2B6





Who we are

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!



Church Address

Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish
167 Essa Street
Bradford, ON L3Z 2B6
Canada
Phone: 905-775-2065
Fax: 905-775-9241
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Church Pastor

Rev. Joshua Roldan
Rev. Joshua Roldan
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167 Essa Street
Bradford, ON L3Z 2B6
Canada
Phone: 905-775-2065
Fax: 905-775-9241
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Associate Pastor:​ Father Massillamani (Mani) Zacharias​
Permanent Deacons: Deacon David Langley
Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann
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Bradford, ON
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Monday
7:00 PM, English, (Open at 6pm to 8pm.)
Tuesday
9:00 AM, English, (Open at 8am to 11am.)
Wednesday
7:00 PM, English, (Open at 6pm to 8pm.)
Thursday
9:00 AM, English, (Open at 8am to 11am.)
Friday
7:00 PM, English, (Open at 6pm to 8pm.)

Saturday
9:00 AM, English, (Open at 8am to 11am.)
Saturday Vigil
5:00 PM, English, (Open at 4pm to 6pm - Seniors Mass / Walk ins.)

Sunday
10:00 AM, English, (Registration required - Mass is livestreamed.)
12:00 PM, English, (Registration Required)
6:30 PM, English, (Walk-ins, all age groups.)

Online Mass: https://www.youtube.com/c/HolyMartyrsofJapanParish/

Mass Times last updated on the 12th of July, 2020
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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
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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History of Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish Bradford

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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