Looks like the Latin Mass is growing just a wee bit in the Archdiocese of Toronto. While Pickering is farther out in the East end of the Archdiocese, just past Scarborough, it is still included in its boundaries.
I had heard from a friend or an acquaintance in the Latin Mass circles, that the Pastor of the parish, Fr. Paul Dobson, who had in past helped out the St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir, was doing a monthly Latin Mass at this parish. Well, if this has been going on sometime, I do apologize for the long delay, but only now I have been able to confirm through their parish bulletin it is TRUE!
So allow me to add to my Latin Mass offering page, and to announce to all of you, that a new MONTHLY Latin Mass offering has been added to our Archdiocese:
NEW!!! St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church (1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering (Toronto), Ontario)
- Website: http://www.stisaacjogueschurch.com/
- Contact Information:
- Phone: 905-831-3353
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Every First Saturday of the Month @ 11am
Hopefully, those of you with a car, or who live out the far east end of our Archdiocese, will attend this latest offering. Just please, be a bunch of Glad Trads when you go, and do support the Parish and it's pastorship. They recently in the last year renovated the sanctuary to have a lovely stone "reredos" behind the altar, and have other thriving ministries such as their EDGE/LifeTeen ministries active in their parish. I also believe, that they have acquired one of last year's ordinandi, a Fr. Michael Simoes to their clergy there.
Regardless, I do hope that this will help promote the success of their TLM offering. Remember laity, the Latin Mass cannot progress in our Church without YOU! Your time, your funding, and your charity and positivity, is what makes it happen. Do give generously when you do arrive there and support their Latin Mass (and others in the Archdiocese of Toronto, and worldwide).
P.S. You do know that also, there is a devotion to the First Saturdays involving the Rosary as well as the Mass? You can knock off two birds with one stone as they say, with this Latin Mass!