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Letter From Our Pastor Fr. John
Dear parishioners of Holy Martyrs of Japan, I am incredibly happy and excited to be assigned as your...
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Farewell Message from Father Joshua
To the faithful of Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish,   As many of you know, this is my...
Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed – August 18
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person services for the 2021 Annual Mass for the...
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Celebrate Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday, July 25
Catholics around the globe will honour the older members of their community this weekend during the first-ever...

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167 Essa Street
Bradford, ON
L3Z 2B6

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167 Essa Street, PO Box 1180 Stn Main
Bradford, ON
L3Z 2B6

t:  905.775.2065

Rev. John Pak

Rev. Massillamani Zacharias
Associate Pastor

Deacon David Langley
Deacon Assistant

Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann
Deacon Assistant

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Raymond Reitzel
Youth Minister

Delia McEvenue
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Anna Maria Mongillo
Office Assistant

Anthony Venroy

Holy Martyrs of Japan Cemetery
Holy Martyrs began as a small church and cemetery site on the 9th Line as a chapel for the local farmers in West Gwillimbury and surrounding area.
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Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish
In 1857 Bradford was incorporated as a village, and six years later the Catholic families purchased three lots on Queen Street running west from Moore Street. The mission church, a small brick building, was built in the center of this property and blessed in 1864 by Bishop John Joseph Lynch, of Toronto. It was dedicated to the twenty-six Martyrs of Japan, who had been canonized at a historic ceremony in Rome two years earlier, at which Bishop Lynch had been present.
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