Saint Patrick’s History
- Patrick was born in about 385 A.D. in Roman Britain. His father was a Roman official. His name was Calpornius, and Patrick's mother's name was Concessa.
- Patrick was taken from his home by pirates and sold as a slave to Miliucc, who put him to work tending the sheep and swine on Slemish mountain in County Down, Ireland.
- Six years later he escaped to France and thence to Italy. He studied and was ordained as a priest, and in 432 A.D. he arrived back in Ireland as a bishop.
- Over the course of the next 29 years, he traveled the country, confronting kings and druids, and converting the people of Ireland to Christianity.
When he died on March 17, 461 A.D., he had succeeded in his mission. The conversion of the people of Ireland was one of the most peaceful missions of the Catholic church. There were no martyrs (they came later). The church that he established there was to survive to this day, through much suffering and persecution.
- In 1856, Bishop Charbonnel realigned the area of Toronto Township (Mississauga) and Etobicoke into a separate parish.
- On October 17, 1872, Archbishop Lynch blessed and officially opened St. Patrick's Church at Dundas Street and Dixie Road. The church measured 60 ft. by 36 ft.
- The church was demolished in 1972 after the new St. Patrick's was built on land donated by the McCarthy Family, at Flagship Drive and Tomken Road.
- Construction began on the new church in 1970 with Fr. John Buckley as Pastor of St. Patrick's. On June 16, 1971, His Grace Most Rev. Philip Pocock, Archbishop of Toronto, blessed and officially opened the new church.
Saint Patrick’s Parish celebrated there 150th birthday in 2006.
Saturday Evening - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (Children's Liturgy) 12 noon, 7:00 p.m.
Daily (Monday - Saturday) - 8:15 a.m.
Civic Holidays - 10:00 a.m.
Evening Mass - Tuesday & Friday at 7:00 p.m. and every evening during Lent and Advent
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday: 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. & any day by appointment