"I was born into this life which leads to death, or should I say, this death which leads to life?" – St. Augustine

a source of holy comfort

Confession Schedule

Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm,
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm,
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm,
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
No Confessions on Sundays

If you need to make a confession outside of these times please call our office at 905-833-5368 to make arrangements

Confession is a sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ in his love and mercy. It is here that we meet the loving Jesus who offers sinners forgiveness for offenses committed against God, neighbours or strangers. At the same time, Confession permits sinners to reconcile with the Church, which also is wounded by our sins.

In Catholic teaching, the Sacrament of Penance is the method of the Church by which individual men and women may confess sins committed after baptism and have them absolved by a priest. Although it is not mandatory, the Catholic rite is usually conducted within a confessional box, booth or reconciliation room.

Marylake Day of Amnesty and Forgiveness

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Augustinians have been at Marylake for 75 years. Their history and tradition is long and true. During those years, the Monastery, Shrine, Retreat House Convent and Barn have been home to items and artifacts that were valuable, historic, traditional, sentimental and sacred. They have also come from all over the world.

Over time, items have gone missing. Items have been stolen, items have been wrongly gifted without proper authority, items have been borrowed and never returned. As recently as this past Christmas, 4 pieces were stolen from our newly donated Nativity Set. The Augustinians here at Marylake would like to have them back.


Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 has been declared as a Day of Amnesty and Forgiveness. It will be a day when anyone who has taken anything from Marylake, anyone who has been gifted anything that they feel guilty about taking or anyone who has borrowed an item that they neglected to return it, can return the items to Marylake without any questions asked.

All you have to do, is drop it off at the Marylake offices or if you wish, drop it off in the side vestibule of the Shrine. Again, no questions will be asked and all will be forgiven. A second day for the return of any Marylake property will be Good Friday, March 30, 2018. Of course if these days are inconvenient, we are open every day.

In recent history we have recovered one of our original Tabernacles off a website, someone returned a relic of St. Rita that they have always felt uncomfortable receiving as a gift and books have been returned that were missing from our various libraries.

Please help to bring home what rightfully belongs to the Augustinians... to Marylake.