Marian Shrine

A Memorial of Gratitude to the Mother of God

Basilian Fathers Monastery Weston Ontario The Memorial of Gratitude since its erection in 2005 keeps drawing ever more visitors. People of diverse ethnic origin, of various nationalities, races and cultures come to visit from morning to late evening.
A Place of Prayer, Peace and Quiet
Coming here, people feel as though they were entering their own home where they are welcomed with the love and the open arms of their mother. Here, deep in their soul, the visitors experience a renewed faith, and in their hearts the hope for motherly help is born. O Most Holy and Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of our Saviour! We are aware of our sinfulness, but we are your children, so please help us in our needs. Heal the illnesses of our souls and bodies. Help us to do what your Son Jesus teaches us in the Gospels. (Cf. "Do whatever he tells you," John 2: 1-11). Some of the visitors fall on their knees with faith, others stand and raise their eyes and arms to the Immaculate Mother of God, revealing their wounded hearts and souls to her. No one here feels to be a stranger, or distant or unwanted. By the will of her Son, she became the Mother of all people. "Standing near the cross of Jesus was his mother...When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom He loved standing beside her, He said to His mother, 'Woman, here is your son.' Then He said to the disciple, 'Here is your mother.'  And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home"  (John 19: 25-27).
The Memorial of Gratitude to the Mother of God has become a place of prayer, peace and quiet. Some come here to say at least a brief prayer, others to implore the Mother of God for her protection and blessing for themselves, their families, friends or acquaintances. Still others come to open their wounded hearts to the Mother of God following diverse spiritual and corporal experiences, concerns, family problems, or seeking healing. Many bring flowers in thanksgiving to the Mother of God for graces or healing received through her intercession. Whoever comes to  this blessed place, regardless of his ancestry, race, colour of skin or culture, feels as though in the home of his own mother. The Mother of God embraces all her children, rejoices in their presence, and sends no one away empty-handed, disappointed or without hope. People leave strengthened in spirit, with the desire to return, but not alone: they bring along their family members, friends or acquaintances.

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Daily, Weekly and Monthly Celebrations (between May - October, 2016)
 Mother Mary
† ROSARY
2:30-3:00 p.m. Italian, daily
7:00 p.m. English, Thursdays
5:00-7:00 p.m. Ukranian Community
5:00-6:00 p.m. The Moleben (Some Sundays Holy Mass will be offered)
† PRAYER MEETING (SPANISH) Come to praise and worship with the Spanish Community Santiago Apostol EVERY THURSDAY at 7:30p.m. For information contact: Ana Victoria Garcia (647) 979-1555 / Luis Cruz (647) 525 1117
† SACRED HEART OF JESUS Every FIRST FRIDAY between May to October 2016 7:30-9:30 p.m. Holy Mass Celebration, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration
† IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Every FIRST SATURDAY between May to October 2016
7:30 p.m. Holy Mass Celebration
8:30-9:30 p.m. Candlelight Rosary Procession 
† 2,000 HAIL MARY’S Every SECOND SATURDAY of the month  from May to October 2016  all are welcome to come and pray 2,000 Hail Mary’s.
9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 2,000 Hail Mary’s
7:30 p.m. Holy Mass Celebration

Special Events 2016

† MOTHER’S DAY May 8th, 2016 Come celebrate Mother’s Day in honor of Mother Mary on. 8:30 p.m. Candlelight Rosary Procession
† OUR LADY OF FATIMA Come celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2016 Mass 7:30 followed by 8:30 p.m. Candlelight Rosary Procession
† FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS Come celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 3, 2016 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mass, Eucharistic Procession, Adoration, Litany and Consecration to Jesus
† FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Come celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on June 4, 2016
7:30 p.m. Holy Mass Celebration
8:30 p.m. Candlelight Rosary Procession followed by Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
† MARY, UN-DOER OF KNOTS Come and enjoy inspirational talks & prayer every THIRD SATURDAY beginning June 18, 2016 8:00 p.m. Inspirational talks and prayer
† GENERAL ASSEMBLY - GRAN ASAMBLEA (Spanish) on July 23, 2016
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Praise and Worship - ALABANZAS, TIEMPO DE UNCION ESPIRITUAL
Contact: SERGIO ELIZARDE (416) 890 6962 LISSETTE RUIZ (905) 903 0230 CONSEJO DIOCESANO HISPANO - RENOVACION CARISMATICA CATOLICA
† ADORATION TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - ADORACION EUCARISTICA (Spanish) on August 19, 2016
10:00 p.m.-12:00a.m. Praise and Worship - Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament
Contact: Sarina Flores 416 409-2319 Spiritual Director: Father Juan Trivino
† Come Celebrate "World youth day 2016" from Poland to Toronto live! on July 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. telecast live on large screen join us in worship
August 13, 2016, Mass at 7:30 pm followed by Movie to be announced
† FEAST OF OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION Come celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Assumption on August 15, 2016. Event will be held from 7:30 a.m. until midnight.
7:30 p.m. Holy Mass Celebration
8:30 p.m. Candlelight Rosary Procession
† GENERATIONAL HEALING MASS Come pray for the healing of your family and past generations on August 20, 2016. Genogram conference will be given by Father Terry McKenna. During the workshop, we will identify your family’s need for renunciation and healing. During the vigil mass, we will pray for the specific areas of concern. Please contact Father Terry McKenna at 416-414-2497 in order to receive genogram via mail (Please note: the genogram must be completed at home prior to attendance). Please register on or before August 14, 2016 for a suggested donation of $15.00. Later registrations we are asking for a suggested donation of $20.00.
Genogram Conference / Workshop
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Generational Healing Mass followed by Candlelight Rosary Procession
7:15 p.m. (Celebrants: Fr. Terry McKenna and Fr. Basil Cembalista)
† PRAISE AND WORSHIP CONCERT - 3ER CONCIERTO DE ALABANZA ** Join Us on August 27, 2016
3:00 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME - Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Oscar Guzman (416) 892-6640 Mary Cruz (647) 887-5517 Sergio Elizarde (416) 890-6962 CONSEJO DIOCESANO HISPANO - RENOVACION CARISMATICA CATOLICA
† COME CELEBRATE OUR BLESSED MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY Join us on September 3, 2016 to celebrate Mother Mary’s Birthday.
7:00 p.m. Holy Mass Celebration
8:00 p.m. Candlelight Rosary Procession
† HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER MARY Come and join us on September 8, 2016 to celebrate Mother Mary’s Birthday.
7:30 p.m. Holy Mass Celebration
† OUR LADY OF FATIMA Come and join us on October 13, 2016 to celebrate Our Lady of Fatima.
7:00 p.m. Statue of our Lady of Fatima with film & presentation of the third secret of Fatima by Marc Lascelle. Holy Mass and Rosary.
† FEAST OF ST. JUDE Come and join us on October 28, 2016 to celebrate the Feast of St. Jude.
7:30 p.m. Holy Mass (St. Jude Novena will be prayed after Rosary) Weather permitting otherwise, inside Chapel.
On the FIRST FRIDAYS and FIRST SATURDAYS of the month, as well as main events, we will be exhibiting First Class Relics of: True Cross, Veil of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, and many more!
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