Picture of parishioners in front of the altar after the 11 am Mass on Aug. 27, 2023

Welcome to St. Monica's Parish!

Welcome to St. Monica’s Parish! We are a community of approximately 800 families in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Our Parish family is made up of people of diverse and multicultural backgrounds.

We are excited to live out our Catholic faith with love of God and neighbour. The parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Toronto and celebrates Mass daily. 

We celebrated our Centennial (100 years) as a Parish in 2006 and look forward to building up and serving both our local and universal community for another 100 years as we fulfill our mission to joyfully Christ to the world and intentionally bring the world to Christ! Read more about our parish here.

We hope you will help us fulfill our mission by sharing your time, talent, and treasure.  Here is our latest financial report.

Drawing of the 1907 church building
The Original Church
St. Monica's Parish occupies a unique place in the history of the City of Toronto and in the life of the Church.  It was established in 1906 through the generosity of Mr. Eugene O'Keefe.  The name "Saint Monica" was given in honour of Eugene O'Keefe's wife, Helen, who had a great devotion and admiration for St. Monica.  It was to be built in Eglinton, Ontario, in the "far northern suburbs" of Toronto, and was to serve the needs of all Catholics living north of St. Clair Avenue.
Read about the life of Saint Monica
Map of Eglinton area in 1909
Mother Church of Mid-Toronto
St. Monica's Parish is the "Mother Church" of mid-Toronto --- Mother Church of the parishes of Our Lady Perpetual Help, Blessed Sacrament, St. Anselm's, and Our Lady of the Assumption.
The Church Rebuilt in 1959
The present Church was erected in 1959 and is a modified cruciform design.  The interior of the Church has undergone several renovations since then.
Drawing of the 1959 proposed church building
Picture of upper section of church building with cross at peak
The Future
Recognizing the limitations of the current church building, St. Monica's Parish has once again embarked on a redevelopment plan in order to continue serving the needs of the local parish community in this new millennium and beyond.
Read about the Parish Development plans

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