May Festival of Mary

The May Festival is sponsored by the Our Lady of Hope Ward of the Society of Mary

Festival Opening at St Bartholomew’s, Regent Park

Saturday 6 May, 2017

  • 10:00 am – Solemn Mass of Our Lady with Procession and the May Crowning
    (lunch to follow)
  • 1:00 pm Quiet Day led by Father Hannam with a medieval Marian music workshop led by Katherin Hill (3:45 pm)
  • 5:00 pm Vespers of Our Lady and Solemn Benediction

“Mary: The Mother of All Christians”: On Saturday May 6th St Bart’s will be holding a half-day Quiet Day to explore, through talks and prayer, the significance of Mary to the church and why Anglo-Catholics mark this festival every spring. The Quiet Day is scheduled to fall between the morning Mass and Saturday Vespers at 5pm. Father Hannam will be speaking on Mary’s significance to the Church, and our Choir Director, Katherine Hill will teach us about the unique ways convents in the Middle Ages honoured Mary in their music.

Solemn Mass at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church

(383 Huron Street, Toronto)

Saturday 13 May, 2017

  • 10:00 am Solemn Mass

Quiet Day at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church

(477 Manning Avenue, Toronto)

Saturday 20 May, 2017 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

“Behold Thy Mother: Understanding Guadalupe, Lourdes and Fatima in Today’s World”:
In honour of Our Lady’s month of May, and of the 100th anniversary of her appearance
at Fatima, Portugal, we will spend a day meditating on three important apparitions of our
Lady — Guadalupe (1531), Lourdes (1858) and Fatima (1917) — and how these events
speak to us of God’s desire to heal a broken world. The day begins with Mass in the Lady
Chapel at 10:00 am, followed by a light (continental) breakfast. Please bring a bag lunch.
For more information, please contact Mother Lisa at

Mass & Procession at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church

(477 Manning Avenue, Toronto)

Saturday 27 May, 2017

  • 10:00 am Solemn Mass and Outdoor Procession