I noticed in my search terms for the blog that Christmas Latin Mass 2014, or variants are appearing. So in taking a gander across the Internet and making a phone call, I've compiled for you a listing of known Latin Masses for Christmas happening in and around the Archdiocese of Toronto. This listing will ONLY cover the Archdiocese of Toronto, and will NOT COVER any other (arch)dioceses in Ontario. Please check other avenues and bloggers on the internet, should you be seeking EF masses in other (arch)dioceses.
Due to the fact that Christmas is one of the most well-attended liturgical days in the calendar, and an important MANDATORY ATTENDANCE/OBLIGATION DAY TO GO TO MASS!!!! I have also included Masses outside the GTA. Normally I focus on the core of the Archdiocese, but including the outskirts will give more available Mass choices for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
Might I also add that January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, IS ALSO MANDATORY ATTENDANCE/OBLIGATION DAY TO GO TO MASS!!!!
The offerings are divided into 1) The ``Core`` offerings which consist of those in the Greater Toronto Area, or are part of Latin Mass churches that do not need a couple hours driving time to get to, and
2) Outskirt offerings, which require more driving time by car to get to, and are NOT part of the municipal boundaries that is the Greater Toronto Area, but are part of the Archdiocese of Toronto`s boundaries that are much different from municipal ones.
"Core" of the Archdiocese of Toronto
Holy Fanily Church, 1372 King St. West, Toronto, ON
- Extra Confessions 7:00-8:00pm EST
- Solemn EF/Latin Mass for Nativity of Our Lord - Midnight Mass
- Solemn EF/Latin Mass for Nativity of Our Lord - 11:00am
- Extra Confessions 4:00 - 5:00 pm
- Extra Confessions 10:00 - 11:00 pm
- Solemn EF/Latin Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
St. Vincent De Paul Parish, 263 Roncesvalle Ave, Toronto, ON
- EF/Latin Low Mass for Nativity of Our Lord - 9:30am
St. Lawrence the Martyr
2210 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, ON (Near Lawrence Ave. E. & Kennedy Road)
- Missa Lecta/Low Mass for Nativity of Our Lord - 1pm EST
- Missa Lecta/Low Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - 1pm EST
St. Issac Jogues
1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering, ON
- No Christmas or New Year's offerings in the Extraordinary Form. If interested in any Novus Ordo offerings, please see here: http://www.stisaacjogueschurch.com/
- However, there will be the regularly scheduled 11:00am High or Solemn Latin Mass for January 3, 2015.
None known at this current time.
Outskirts of the Archdicoese
Convent of Carmel in Zephyr, OntarioCarmel of the Infant Jesus, 12519 Concession Road 2, Zephyr, Ontario
- December 25th - 3pm, Nativity of our Lord (Celebrated by Fr. Russell Asch, Assistant priest of St. Joseph's Catholic Church (streetsville) Mississauga). This Mass is likely a Low Mass due to location and chapel size, without external assistance.
St. Patrick's Schomberg, Ontario
91 Church Street, Schomberg, Ontario
- 9am, Nativity of our Lord (Likely celebrated by Fr. Liam Gavigan). This mass is likely a Low Mass, as usual.
- 9am, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God *Likely celebrated by Fr. Liam Gavigan). This mass is likely a Low Mass, as usual.
One more note. just because these parishes are not offering Christmas Day or New Years Day masses in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, or Masses not at the level you want them to, or in large quantities, that does not mean you skip them entirely on such days. I highly encourage you to go to these parishes that host the Latin Masses on Christmas or New Years and drop a big fat wad of cash in the collection plates. Why? Because while it won't be for the specific purposes, remember:
The Latin Mass does not just run on prayers and attendance. Your money goes toward keeping those parishes in the black, weekly upkeep including supplies (e.g. candle oil, hosts, INCENSE AND CHARCOAL FOR THE THURIBLE, etc.,) and possibly even buying new liturgical items for the Latin Masses.
When those parishes are financially struggling, they will not continue with a Latin Mass in the future, or drop it, cause they can receive more support financially, verbally, physically, and spiritually from the remainder of the parishioners. . You have to keep them open! In addition, if you so choose, you could write on the envelope "For Latin Mass purposes only". It's not a guarantee but it will send a message to the priest/money counters that there is a demand and it cannot be ignored. Photo your envelope if you want before Mass as proof in case you must provide it when protests of lies are being made by angry Lie-berals, selfish complainers, or Latin Mass-hating clergy who are drowning in liberal theology.
Bottom line, support these Latin Mass hosting parishes, or ones that hold Latin Novus Ordo Masses, why even REVERENT Novus Ordo Masses. Or they won't remain open to support your spiritual needs. Quid Pro Quo, people. Also, don't forget to support the parishes in other ways, such as when they need volunteers to setup/takedown events, charity drives, youth ministry, etc. Be the shining forces and light in their programs. Don't just be a 1-hour clock in, clock out person!