St. Augustine Church
Dundas
Ontario

L9H 2T9
Canada



Who we are

Our parish of St Augustine’s is the Mother Parish of the Diocese of Hamilton. In 1827, Fr. James Campion built a small wooden chapel in Dundas, marking the beginning of St. Augustine’s Parish. The first baptism recorded in our register is August 06, 1827, and since then a vibrant community of faith has called St. Augustine’s home to this very day. Visit our history pages and learn more about the beginnings of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.



Location of worship

St. Augustine Church
58 Sydenham Street
Dundas, ON L9H 2T9
Canada
Phone: (905) 628-2880
Fax: (905) 628-1202
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Fr. Robert Love
Fr. Robert Love
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58 Sydenham Street
Dundas, ON L9H 2T9
Canada
Phone: (905) 628-2880
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St. Augustine Church Sunday Mass Times

+ Saturday 5:00 pm.
+ Sunday 9:00, 10:30 am

+ Weekday Tue 7:00 pm.
Wed - Fri 8:00 am.

Confession Sat. 4:00-4:45 pm

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Children’s Liturgy Program is for children in ECE to Grade 2 (Children must be 4 years old)
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History of St. Augustine Church Dundas ON

The first Catholic priests to visit the site of Dundas may well have been Father Jean de Brebeuf in 1626, and, somewhat later’ Father Louis Hennepin, who is said to have accompanied the famous French explorer, La Salle, in his exploration of this area, between 1668 and 1671. Probably because of the wetness of the terrain La Salle and Hennepin called this vicinity New Flanders. However no known European settlement or lasting missionary work followed for over a century.

Catholic priests probably visited the Niagara area steadily from 1783 onwards, largely because the British Army units included many Catholic Irish and Highland Scots, but there were no parishes. The entire area was within the Bishopric of Quebec, even after the establishment of Upper Canada in 1791. Ken Foyster has reported the tradition that in the autumn of 1819 two settlers in Trafalgar

Tp.(Bartholomew O’Connor and Charles O’Hara) walked the forty miles to Dundas to presuade a Fr. O’Reilly to visit their area to present the sacraments and celebrate Mass in Mr. O’Hara’s cabin. Since there was not yet a priest resident in Dundas, this suggests (if true) that the chaplain from Niagara made the occasional side trip from Dundas to Trafalgar before returning to Niagara.

Perhaps because of such requests for a priest, on December 30, 1820 the Rev. Alexander MacDonnell of Kingston was appointed by Quebec to be Vicar Apostolic for all of Upper Canada. He designated a Fr. Connor to service Niagara and the Head of the Lake. Fr. Connor is said to have visited Dundas regularly from 1821 onward, to have said Mass and to have performed marriages and baptisms in private homes...

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