Saturday, 3 July 2021

Traditional Latin Mass of the Society of St. Pius X in Toronto - Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham!


There is much local history about this magnificent edifice in Markham, northwest of Toronto. Its cornerstone and bell were blessed by Pope John Paul II during his cross-Canada visit. At the time, its superstructure was completed and its concrete exterior, exposed. Canadian mining magnate Stephen Roman of Denison Mines built it on his own land and with his own money for the Slovak Byzantine Eparchy. For many reasons, it is no longer the case.

Here we are in 2021 in a crazy CCP virus province where, starting tomorrow, July 4, attendance at church grows to the incredible number of 25% up from 15% in a month and 10 persons since November.

The St. Michael's Priory of the Society of St. Pius X has operated in Toronto for decades. From various locations to their home in Etobicoke, Church of the Transfiguration. It is a small church building that was purchased from a Baptist congregation and has served them well but is bursting at the seams. The new church committee was formed before the current situation but its work is even now more critical. 

Through incredible grace, the Cathedral above has been made available to the Society to supplement their Mass schedule and this is particularly helpful at this time. It allowed them to transfer the afternoon Mass to Markham in order to meet the needs of the faithful within the restricted numbers. 

If you are looking for Mass in Toronto on Sunday then may I recommend to you the booking page for the Society's church in Etobicoke and in Markham. The Read (Low) Mass is at 5:00 P.M. There are two Masses at the Etobicoke church 

Schedule of Mass and Announcements for Toronto Area - District of Canada (

SSPX Toronto & Markham Mass Booking (

For the Sacrament of Confession or Holy Communion outside of Mass:

Society of St. Pius X Ontario | SSPX Toronto New Church Campaign | Canadahelps


john Grant said...

Can't bring myself to book/register in advance for a seat at Mass. Doing so diminishes Mass to the level of a music concert. Sometimes, the most important person at Mass is the one who perceives at the last minute a need to attend or the person just wandering in form the street. There should not be any limits on attendance other than fire safety and if there is, it should be first come first serve.

Tom A. said...

Are there pictures anywhere of the interior?

Anonymous said...

@ John
I'm not sure if you are aware of the tyranny in Ontario, but this faithful congregation is abiding by the rules and has found ways to minister to the faithful by providing sacraments throughout the entire pandemic. As far as I can tell they are the only ones willing to do so. I will also add that I have heard that the fines now have been increased to over $100,000 and manslaughter charges (I have not been able to verify this). If true they are meeting the restrictions but offering multiple masses. What is the problem in this. There is also a neighbor to this church that patrols the situation and will report them if they don't comply.

Christina ofs said...


Can you please confirm the The Church of The Transfiguration in Markahm is with the Holy See of Romman? It is SSPF; is this correct?

I understand that the SSPX is not. I learned that only in emergency we could go to SSPX, especially to receive the Holy Eucharist.

I am only one of the many, many scattered flocks of Fathers that will not feed their children. I wont receive it from a priest wearing a mask either.

Christina ofs said...

Adding to my former comment concerning SSPX

Are we in a state of emergency? I havent received the Holy Eucharist for a few months now.
I will not receive it, unless on my tongue and on my knees, adoring Him first.

Ontario is being used as a China Communist model for isolation and lockdown.
Only God knows when this persecution will end and His mercy granted to us again, despite the wretched behaviour of heirarchy and apostasy. I'm guilty of my own in the past, but awake now to God's ways for His Sacred Altar and to receive Him most worthily.

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