St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Toronto ON

M5T 1W3

Who we are

We are a welcoming, diverse, inner-city community of believers, united in the Catholic Faith. Through spirit-filled worship, education and outreach, we are called to live out the Gospel in our contemporary world.

St. Patrick’s Church is an English and German speaking parish located in downtown Toronto. St. Patrick’s Church is served by the Redemptorists of the Edmonton-Toronto Province and is the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.​

Die deutsche St Patricks Gemeinde übernimmt seit Jah​rzehnten die Seelsorge der deutschsprachigen Katholiken in der Erzdiözese Toronto unter der Leitung des Redemptoristenordens. So versucht sie, zwischen der einstigen Heimat vieler Auswanderer und der Kultur Kanadas Brücken zu schlagen. Seit Juni 2011 bildet die deutsche Gemeinde einen Teil von St Patrick und wird von Pater Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R. betreut.

Die Kolping Society und Legio Mariens tragen das Vereinsleben der Gemeinde. Beide Vereine nehmen neue Mitglieder jederzeit gerne auf.

Außerdem treffen sich die Gemeindemitglieder einmal pro Woche im Anschluss an den sonntäglichen Gottesdienst in der Pfarrhalle zu einem gemütlichen Beisammensein. Dazu sind Gäste herzlich willkommen.

The German St Patrick's parish has, for decades, taken on the pastoral care of German-speaking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Toronto under the leadership of the Redemptorists. It thus tries to build bridges between the former home of many emigrants and the culture Canada’s. Since June 2011 it is a part of St. Patrick and is under the pastoral care of Father of Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R.

The Kolping Society and Legion of Mary as clubs bring life to the community. Both clubs are happy to accept new members at any time.

In addition, members of the community meet once a week following the Sunday service in the parish hall for coffee. New guests are always welcome.

Church Address

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
131 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W3
Phone: 416-598-3269
Fax: 416-598-3869
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Church Pastor

Fr. Tom O'Rourke C.Ss.R.​ ​
Fr. Tom O'Rourke C.Ss.R.​ ​
131 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W3
Phone: 416-598-3269
Fax: 416-598-3869
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For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.




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Other Church Leaders:
Rev. Phuong Dinh (John) Le, C.Ss.R. Associate Pastor
Rev. Carl Schmidt, C.Ss.R. Residence
Rev. Jacek Cydzik, C.Ss.R. Residence
Rev. Joseph Ruta, C.Ss.R. Residence
Rev. Joy Varkey, C.Ss.R. Residence
Rev. William Comerford, C.Ss.R. Residence
Rev. William Fitzgerald, C.Ss.R. Residence   Edit

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We are located at 131 McCaul Street in the heart of downtown Toronto across from the AGO. Nearest Major Intersection is University and Dundas West.

From the Gardiner Expressway:

Exit York Street, and travel north. At Front Street, veer​​ left unto University Avenue​. Pass Dundas Street, as there is no left turn allowed onto Dundas.

Make a U Turn at the designated area, and then you will travel South on University Avenue.

Turn Right onto Dundas West and the first Light will be McCaul Street.

Take a Right onto McCaul Street and the Church is on the Right, and Parking on the Left.

From Dundas Street West:

Travel East on Dundas Street, past Spadina.

You will approach Beverly Street, take Left Turn onto Beverly Street (No Left allowed on McCaul during the day).

Turn Right onto Baldwin Street

Turn Right onto McCaul Street

Church will be on your Right, Parking on your Left.

From Dundas Street East:

Travel West on Dundas Street, past University Avenue.

Next Light will be McCaul Street.

Turn Right on McCaul Street and the Church is on the Right and Parking on the Left.   Edit



St. Patrick's Catholic Church Toronto Mass Times


Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Afternoons

The Church opens 1 hour before Mass, and closes immediately after the Mass for cleaning and maintenance.
*Confessors on the weekend are only available Saturday 3-4pmSaturday



8:30 am MASS
11:00 am MASS (NEW)
5:00 pm MASS

Weekday Mass Times

The Church opens 1 hour before Mass, and closes immediately after the Mass for cleaning and maintenance.

Monday 12:10 pm MASS
Tuesday 12:10 pm MASS (Confessions 11:00 am - 11:45 am)
Wednesday (See Schedule below)
Thursday 12:10 pm MASS (Confessions 11:00 am - 11:45 am)
Friday 12:10 pm MASS

Wednesdays (Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help)

The Church opens 1 hour before Mass, and closes immediately after the Mass for cleaning and maintenance.
* Please Note: No Confessors are available on Wednesdays, and there is no 7:30 am Mass on Wednesday.

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12 pm MASS
2:30 pm MASS
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9:00 am Mass Only (Church closes soon after Mass in Lieu of the Holiday)

Holidays included: Family Day, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Boxing Day

Know that the clergy, staff, and our wonderful volunteers are working hard to provide for you a safe and welcoming environment at St. Patrick's as we gather once again as a parish community. Welcome Home!

Please read the Welcome Back Message with important information for Masses, Confessions, and visits to the Church:

Mass Times last updated on the 15th of September, 2020
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St. Patrick’s Parish has a dynamic Family and Children Ministry program. The program’s goal is twofold:

to engage children in age appropriate activities that deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ

to provide parents an occasion to grow in the faith with their child

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St. Patrick's Church

131 McCaul St., Toronto (416) 598-3269 (University Avenue and Dundas St. West)

Holy Week and Easter Liturgies

PASSION (Palm) SUNDAY — March 25, 2018: 5:00 pm (English) — Saturday evening 8:30 am (English) 10:00 am (German) 12:10 noon (English) 5:00 pm (English)

Monday March 26 and Tuesday March 27, 2018: 7:30 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 5:05 pm & 7:00 pm (Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions and Masses)

HOLY THURSDAY: Mass of the Lord's Supper — March 29, 201
7:00 pm Mass (English & German)

GOOD FRIDAY: Solemn Liturgical Service — March 30, 2018: 3:00 pm (English & German) Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm

HOLY SATURDAY — Easter Vigil Mass — March 31, 2018: 8:00 pm (English & German)

EASTER SUNDAY — April 1, 2018: 8:30 am (English) 10:00 am (German) 12:10 pm (English) 5:00 pm (English)

EASTER MONDAY — April 2, 2018: 9:00 am (English / German)   Edit

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History of St. Patrick's Catholic Church Toronto

Parish History

1850 – St. Patrick’s established as a Mission Church – served by St. Michael’s & St. Mary’s​

1867 – St. Patrick’s Gothic Church (presently Mount Carmel) built to replace the wooden Church

1881 – The Redemptorists were given charge of St. Patrick’s

1881 – Dec. 4: The Picture of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, arrived from Rome. The Church was filled to overflowing

1886 – Laying of the corner stone of the present Church

1905 – In September: Blessing of the corner stone

1905 – November 1: Dedication of St. Patrick’s by Archbishop McEvay

1908 – “Old St. Patrick’s” became Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, for the Italian Congregation

St. Patrick’s began as a mission from St. Michael’s, but was given its own parish boundaries in 1861. After the Redemptorists preached a mission at St. Michael’s in 1880, they were invited to take charge of St. Patrick’s. This they did in 1881. St. Patrick’s became a center for many ministries: Germans and other immigrants, parish missions and retreats, confessions of religious, hospital chaplaincies, devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. As the headquarters for the Vice-province and Province when these were established, it was also the scene of much administration and the works that flowed from that. In many ways, it was the Province’s “mother house”. The present rectory on McCaul was built in 1886; the present church in 1908.​   Edit

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