Saturday, September 15, 2018

at 11:00 a.m.

The Community of Holy Cross Priory

Celebrate our annual patronal festival with us.
Join us in worship and stay for a light reception.
Please RSVP by email at or give us a call at 416-767-9081 ext 24

Download poster here

Guest Speaker: The Rev’d Louise Peters, Vicar, St. James Cathedral, Toronto

The service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, West Toronto , 288 Humberside Ave, Toronto.

St. John’s Church is two blocks north of Bloor St., just west of High Park Ave at Humberside.
Nearest TTC Station: High Park Station. A 12 minute walk from High Park Station or a brief bus ride, (No.30, Lampton), north on High Park Ave. Street parking available.
St. John’s is wheelchair accessible.

We hope to welcome you on September 15th at 11am.

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Lenten Quiet Day, Saturday, March 3rd , 2018

Go to Your Room: Treasures in Heaven

with speaker The Rev. Louise Peters

This Quiet Day will explore the invitation from Jesus to practice our piety in a particular fashion. We will delve into the instructions found in the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6, deeply engaging in prayer practices, exploring motivation and meaning, intention and methods of prayer. The day will provide a calibration of our Lenten prayer journey as we continue to make our way with Jesus to Jerusalem, the upper room, the garden and Golgotha.

St. John’s West Toronto, 288 Humberside Ave, Toronto, ON
corner of Humberside & Quebec Aves.
Saturday, March 3rd, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
$10.00 ~ lunch and refreshments included

This quiet day is the joint effort of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Holy Cross Priory, & St. John’s, West Toronto. To register email or call St. John’s 416-763-2393


9:30 am Gather
10:00 Morning Prayer
10:15 1st Address
10:45 – 11:30 Quiet time for reflection
11:30 Eucharist & 2nd Address, followed by lunch
1 pm Final Address
1:30 Quiet time for reflection
2:20 Prayer and dismissal

Flyer download: Lent 2018 Quiet Day Flyer.pdf



Mary: Her Salutation, Her Song, Her Service

with The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
151 Glenlake Avenue, corner of Glenlake and Indian Grove, 1 block north of Bloor & Keele.
Saturday, December 9th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
$10.00 lunch and refreshments included

This quiet day is the joint effort of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Holy Cross Priory , & St. John’s, West Toronto

To register, email or call St. Martin’s 416-767-7491

Download event poster here: Advent 2017 Poster FINAL.pdf



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From the Priory’s autumn 2017 newsletter:

Br. David Bryan writes: Holy Cross monastic life continues to attract and to welcome new brothers. There are 3 brothers in temporary vows, 2 novices and 2 postulants. We are frequently asked why we chose to join a monastic order; why Holy Cross; and why we stay in community. Each brother responds in his own way. I shall tell my story.

Download the full Holy Crosstide 2017 newsletter here


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