Sunday 25 July 2021

Traditional Latin Masses in the Archdiocese of Toronto

The late Very Reverend Jonathan Robinson, C.O. offers the Holy Mass
at the Toronto Oratory Church of the Holy Family
There has been no published announcement from the Archdiocese of Toronto in reaction to the repugnant motu proprio of Pope Francis against the Holy Mass in its traditional form. There is no need. The current status quo applies. "Qui tacet consentit"  - silence gives consent! There will be no changes and for this, we can thank Thomas Cardinal Collins for his pastoral care and the announcements made last Sunday at all Masses that there will be "no changes." 

What we must do, as faithful in Christ, is to not despair and not abandon Our Mother, the Church at this time of Her suffering from abuse and a hostile takeover by malefactors. 

In Toronto and elsewhere, go to the Traditional Latin Mass. Go today and always. If you have never been, go anyway. Don't worry about not understanding or knowing what to do. Just go. 


263 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Sunday: Read (Low) Mass at 9:30 A.M.


1372 King Street West, Toronto
Sunday, Solemn Mass at 11:00 A.M.  
5:00 P.M. Read Mass (Due to CCP Virus restrictions)
Monday to Friday Read (Low) Mass at 11:30 A.M.
Saturday Read (Low) Mass at 8:30 A.M.

91 Church Street, Schomberg
Sunday Read Mass at 11:00 A.M.

2210 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough
Sunday Read (Low) Mass with organ/hymns 1:00 P.M.
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 A.M.
Thursday: ​7:00 A.M.
Friday: 7:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M.

Church of the Transfiguration
11 Aldgate Avenue, Etobicoke
Sunday 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.

Cathedral of the Transfiguration 
10350 Victoria Square Boulevard, Markham Sunday 5:00 P.M. 

Church of the Canadian Martyrs
364 Regent Street, Orillia
10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Also. Sudbury, St. Catharines and New Hamburg
Complete schedule

Sunday 18 July 2021

The abrogation of Summorum Pontificum

It is with deep regret that all of us learned of the rumoured and now fulfilled action by Francis, Bishop of Rome as he abrogates that which cannot be abrogated. At this time, we must remember that God is in charge. The motu proprio is a seriously flawed document. It is, as most which has come since the Second Vatican Council, poorly written and ambiguous. If he were not the alleged "supreme lawgiver" it would be an illegal document for its deficiencies. It is cruel, hurtful, vindictive and spiteful document and bears no sign of the Grace of the Holy Spirit. 

Our advice is to "Carry on." 

We will not submit to evil.

Attend Sunday or daily Mass at the following: 

St. Vincent de Paul at 9:30 A.M.
Holy Family at 11:00 A.M.
St. Patrick's Schomberg at 11:00 A.M.
St. Lawrence the Martyr at 1:00 P.M.
If so inclined.
The Society of St. Pius X
Church of the Transfiguration at 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.
Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham at 5:00 P.M. NO PRE-REGISTRATION!

A priest friend has provided a letter which you may wish to write with any modifications you wish. 

His Holiness, Pope Francis                                                                                      

Apostolic Palace

00120 Vatican City


Your Holiness, 

I am writing this letter to express my dismay and consternation of soul at the promulgation of the Motu Proprio Traditionis custodes which restricts the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Missale Romanum (editio typica, 1962) in use prior to the promulgation of the Novus Ordo Missae in 1970

Since the promulgation of the Motu Proprio of Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, I have been privileged to attend the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on a regular basis/ somewhat regular basis at …. Parish in…. Ontario.  I would like Your Holiness to know that I have derived immense spiritual benefits from the celebration of this Mass and the instruction I have received during it. My participation has been conscious, active and fruitful. As a result, my commitment to our faith has deepened. Our community has grown in fervour and charity and I have come to know, to understand and to love our faith more deeply. My commitment to Christian life spiritually and in active charity has intensified because of the spiritual nourishment I have received. 

I am asking Your Holiness to consider the spiritual needs of your children. We are sons and daughters of the Church who desire the greater glory of God, the salvation of our own soul and the salvation of all people. The charity of Christ Our Saviour which excludes no one, has urged me to write this letter; and it is my hope that Your Holiness will rescind your Motu Proprio bearing in mind what your venerable predecessor Pope Benedict XVI observed in the letter accompanying Summorum pontificum: what earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. 

I have the honour to profess myself with the most profound respect, a faithful son/daughter of Holy Mother Church and Your Holiness’ humble servant,  




Sunday 17 May 2020

Father Robert Reddy - Requiescat in Pace

Fr. Bob Reddy - Rest in Peace May 16, 2020

The Reverend Robert Reddy of the Archdiocese of Toronto has passed away. He was in residence at St. Mary's in Barrie and was formerly the pastor at Holy Family in Whitby, St. Andrew's Church in Brechin and at St. Mary Immaculate in Richmond Hill, Ontario which is where I came to know him. Father Reddy was a great priest, faithful, kind and doctrinally sound. While not offering the traditional Mass himself, he was a friend of tradition in every way. He welcomed the traditional Mass at St. Mary Immaculate by his Associate Pastor and never turned down a request by the Toronto Traditional Mass Society - Una Voce Toronto - for the use of the church for Feast Day Masses. 

I will miss him. 

Please remember Father Reddy in your prayers at Mass today in whatever way It takes place. 

O GOD, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Robert,
to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ,
according to the Order of Melchisedech,
giving him the sublime power
to offer the Eternal Sacrifice,
to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar,
and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name.
We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness
and to forget his faults,
admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence,
there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labours.
This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.


Saturday 7 December 2019

Toronto Rorate Masses - Saturday, December 14, 2019

To all those who attended both of these Masses, thank you for your continued support and for your faith. 

We will have a Midnight Mass at the Carmel in Mississauga in addition to the Oratory and Society of St. Pius X. We will have a Missa Cantata on St. Stephen's Day and on Epiphany.

All contributions to the Mass at the Carmel go directly to the Sisters for their upkeep whilst they develop the new retirement home and chapel. 

David Domet
Toronto Traditional Mass Society

Monday 27 May 2019

Ascension 2019 Toronto and Barrie

For those in Toronto, your choice of Mass for the Ascension on its proper day includes St. Mary's as below, as well as St. Lawrence the Martyr for a Read Mass at 11:00AM and Holy Family at 11:30. 

Father Paul Acton will offer a Read Mass at Holy Spirit in Barrie at 9:00 A.M.
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Thursday 24 January 2019

Candlemas - Sung Latin Mass in Toronto

A Sung Latin Mass will be held at 9:00AM at St. Mary's (Polish) Roman Catholic Church.

Other Masses offered are at:

Holy Family at 8:30 A.M.
St. Lawrence the Martyr at 10:00 A.M.
Transfiguration (SSPX) at 8:00 A.M. 

Saturday 1 December 2018


The Toronto Traditional Mass Society is organising three Latin Masses according to the Roman Missal of 1962. All three are at St. Mary's Polish Roman Catholic Church on Davenport Road in Toronto. While parking is always difficult at St. Mary's all three of these are on Saturdays making parking a lot easier.


We begin on Saturday, December 8 at 9:00AM with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Family will have a Read Mass at 8:30AM and St. Lawrence the Martyr at 10:00AM. The Latin Mass is offered every Saturday at 9:00AM at St. Mary's except for the First Saturday of the month. This will be the only Sung Mass of the three.



On Saturday, December 15, the Votive Mass of Our Lady In Advent, also known as the Rorate Mass from the first word of the Introit will be offered at 7:00AM. Tradition is that the Mass begins in the early morning hours before dawn and ends as the sun breaks, from darkness into light.


Finally, on Saturday, December 22 at 9:00AM, the Mass will be for the Ember Saturday in Advent with its multiple prophetic Lessons and Graduals and the Canticle of the Three Children.

As a note, a Sung Mass will be held at 9:00AM on the Second Day of Christmas for the Feast of the Protomartyr, St. Stephen.

Saturday 28 October 2017

The Traditional Latin Mass returns to Saint John, New Brunswick!

This coming Sunday, October 29, the Feast of Christ the King, the traditional Latin Mass returns to Saint John, New Brunswick.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 348 Rockland Road and the Pastor is Father Peter Melanson ordained to the priesthood just a few years ago.

The Mass will be a Read, or Low Mass with organ music and hymns. 

Catholics of Saint John and the surrounding area are urged to attend and show support by means of prayers, presence and filling the collection basket.

May God bless this community, its Pastor and the many Catholics who came forward requesting the offering of the Holy Mass under the provisions of Summorum Pontificum.

Friday 20 October 2017

The Subdeacon - there is no "Straw"

The question of the qualifications for the Subdeacon in a Solemn Mass continue to be raised and the need for clarity is important. Some are very confused, there is no need to be.

The Subdeacon was abolished along with the minor orders of Porter and Exorcist by Paul VI. The Lector and Acolyte were retained and part of the process of seminarian development on the journey to the priesthood. The clerical state does not formally begin until the Diaconate. The vision of Paul VI was that since the Subdeacon was not formally the clerical ordained state, it was still, technically speaking, a layperson. A seminarian is still today, a layman until diaconal ordination. Paul VI left open the possibility, and perhaps hope, that lay people would be formally "instituted" as Lectors and Acolytes for parish life. This has happened in the Diocese of Lincoln and as far as we can tell, nowhere else.

During the period of the traditional Mass growth under the old "indults" of Pope John Paul II, the Subdeacon was not a particular pressing issue. The Mass was generally celebrated as a Read, or Low Mass and sometimes sung. This is particularly true outside the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and even in their case, outside their seminary or large parishes, they would not have generally offered Solemn Mass.

Let us be clear, the Mass should always be Solemn, the Sung Mass and Read Mass came about as exceptions. A decade now after Summorum Pontificum we've seen much growth of the traditional Mass and the desire for people to have Solemn Mass.

Now here is where we get into a problem and what can be called a creeping modernism by those influenced by the ever changing liturgical dynamic of most parishes and the options of the revised modernist Roman Missal.

After 1962, an option was created for a "semi-solemn" Mass with a deacon undertaking the sub deacon responsibilities. There also began, after 1965, an abhorrent thing called a "straw" Subdeacon, a layman, without maniple and with some other changes, serving as such. After Summorum Pontificum, this practice began to take hold again.

After questions, the Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a statement that those men "clothed" in seminary, could fulfil the duties. This was fairly and legitimately given broad interpretation. What did "clothed" mean? For a short period of time then, it was tolerated for a seminarian to serve as Subdeacon.

In 2013, a formal instruction was issued prohibiting this. The Subdeacon, could be in seminary or theoretically, could be a married man with a family, but he must be a formally Instituted Lector and an Instituted Acolyte.


It behooves everyone associated with working toward liturgical restoration and involvement in the traditional Latin Mass to follow what is expected. The great danger is for incrementalism or "gradualism" and the "novus ordo mentality" to take hold within the traditional Latin Mass. It must be resisted and rebuked at every turn whether globally with the suggestion of the new lectionary supplanting the traditional to the local level and parishes or groups of people who associate together for the purpose of organising a Mass.

There is no such thing as a "straw Subdeacon." It does not exist, those who insist it does and that any layman, including a seminarian not formally instituted are wrong.

If it is not possible to properly offer a Solemn Mass in accord with the rubrics and norms it should simply not be done and a Sung Mass should be done it its place.

There is a duty of those who purport to be authorities or put themselves forward as having some depth of knowledge and authority over the liturgy and to instruct with clarity and truth.

Questions on this matter can be directed to

Thursday 17 August 2017

Una Voce Buffalo Presents: A Day With Fr Shannon Collins.

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Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT 

We are pleased to announce the Fr Shannon Collins And fr Sean Kopczynski will be having a one day mini conference here at St Anthony's.

We will begin at 9am with Traditional Latin Mass. Light Breakfast. Conference by Fr Collins. Boxed Lunch. Confession. Conference by Fr Sean. Ending with Benediction.


Cost is $20 pre sale and $25 at the door. Cost includes lunch and donation to Fr Collins grotto being built.

Children under 16 are free so bring the whole family! We will have babysitters available during the conferences and ask for donations for them.

Fr Shannon Collins to speak on Fatima...title of talk: Our Lady of Fatima: Queen of the Holy Rosary and Queen of Families...


Fr. Shannon Collins was born in 1964 and is a native of Cohasset, MA. After undergraduate and graduate work in history and education, he taught in Catholic schools for a number of years. Having completed his seminary training at St. Philip Neri Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 2000.

He has appeared on EWTN and had previously served as chaplain for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Father is currently a traditional religious priest under Bishop Roger Foys of Covington, Kentucky. He is the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Personal Parish which acts as an ecclesial home for those attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. He is also a co-founder of the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist, a private religious association.

Fr. Sean Kopczynski, MSJB

Talk Title: The Old Mass: Treasure and Tradition


Father Sean Kopczynski, MSJB was born and raised in Montana. As a young man he pursued a career in engineering by attending undergraduate and graduate studies at Montana State and Oregon State Universities. God, however, had other plans for Fr. Sean. On August 15, 1991, while attending Mass he perceived a call to leave his worldly pursuits and sacrifice his life for Christ and His Church. After a period of study, prayer and struggling with God, he obeyed the call to abandon his engineering career and enter religious life with the Fathers of Mercy, eventually professing perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on August 15, 1996. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 2000.

Fr. Sean has served as a parish priest, a missionary, and also as a chaplain to Discalced Carmelite Nuns. Since the beginning of 2011 Fr. Sean has been working on a project of restoration in the religious life as well as the Sacred Liturgy under the direction of Bishop Roger J. Foys of Covington, KY. He is a co-founder of a Traditional Latin Mass community known as the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist. He is also the associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Latin Mass Parish in Park Hills, KY.

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