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Belong Before You Believe

Here at Our Lady of Lourdes, you belong even before you believe. No matter what you do, what you’ve done, what you have, or what people say about you - you are welcome.

Come As You Are

We exist because God is real, God loves you, and God has a plan for your life. We believe church should be a place where you can be yourself.

Our Community

We are a vibrant and diverse Catholic church in the heart of downtown Toronto. We welcome all people into a loving community of shared faith and generous self giving— a home away from home.

Our Story

Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto was founded in 1879, and we’re named after a series of Marian apparitions that occurred in 1858 near a village in France called Lourdes. The parish is administered by the Society of Jesus - the largest religious order in the Catholic Church - whose members are known as the Jesuits.

Next Steps

If you’re still searching, or if you have doubts about Jesus, the Christian faith, or Catholicism - we’re glad you found us. We offer programs like Alpha where you can learn about the basics of Christianity, ask questions, and discuss doubts freely. No pressure, no follow-up. We’re here for you. Or, join us any Sunday for mass.

Grow With Us

If you are new to the neighborhood, looking to go deeper in your faith journey, or searching for a faith community that supports and challenges you - Lourdes is for you. We believe that God has called us to be disciples of Jesus in all aspects - including service, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and evangelization. Take advantage of our many opportunities for growth and community.