Churches or Chapels for Pilgrims

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In Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis said: “The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.”(Bull of Indiction 14)

Besides Holy Doors, Pope Francis said every local church may open a Door of Mery during the Holy Year: “On the following Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, the Holy Door of the Cathedral of Rome – that is, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran – will be opened. In the following weeks, the Holy Doors of the other Papal Basilicas will be opened. On the same Sunday, I will announce that in every local church, at the cathedral – the mother church of the faithful in any particular area – or, alternatively, at the co-cathedral or another church of special significance, a Door of Mercy will be opened for the duration of the Holy Year. At the discretion of the local ordinary, a similar door may be opened at any shrine frequented by large groups of pilgrims, since visits to these holy sites are so often grace-filled moments, as people discover a path to conversion. Every Particular Church, therefore, will be directly involved in living out this Holy Year as an extraordinary moment of grace and spiritual renewal. Thus the Jubilee will be celebrated both in Rome and in the Particular Churches as a visible sign of the Church’s universal communion. ” (Bull of Indiction 3)
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St. Paul's Basilica, Toronto
83 Power Street, Toronto map
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St. Patrick's Parish, Toronto

Merciful Redeemer Parish,Mississauga
2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga map

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Bramalea
940 North Park Dr., Bramalea map

St. Patrick's Parish, Brampton
11873 The Gore Rd., Brampton map

St. Theresa's Parish, Scarborough
2559 Kingston Rd., Scarborough map

The Martyrs' Shrine, Midland
16163 Highway 12 West, Midland map

Marylake Shrine, King City
13760 Keele St., King City​ map

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (Chapel Doors), Mississauga
4260 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga map