Welcome to St Isaac Jogues

Founded in 1983 by Fr Bernard Canning, the parish is under the patronage of one of the North American martyrs, St Isaac Jogues.  The parish is a community of faith founded on our Lord Jesus Christ Who is our Way, Truth and Life.  Our desire to form strong Catholic Communities flow from the Sacred Liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacraments.
 
We are dedicated to the advancement of our Catholic Faith through Catechesis; the education of our youth and encouraging and providing spiritual and social activities in keeping with the teaching of our Catholic Faith.
 
In addition to our community outreach services, we organize regular meetings and activities so that our members can come together as a family and support our beautiful Parish of St. Isaac Jogues.
 
New parishioners and visitors are most welcome.   We encourage you to introduce yourself to our Pastor Father Paul Dobson, Associate Pastor Father Michael Simoes, or contact the parish office.

About Our Patron

St Isaac Jogues (d. 1646) was a French Jesuit missionary in Canada and the United States who worked for several years with other Jesuits with great success amongst the Hurons, having coverted over 7,000.  Well before his martyrdomm his captors removed some of his fingers.  With mutilated fingers he was debarred from celebrating Mass, but Pope Urban VII granted him special permission to do so, saying, "It would be unjust that a martyr for Christ should not drink of the blood of Christ."  St Isaac was eventually captured by the Iroquois, enemies of the Hurons, and was cruelly tortured before being killed.  Along with his companions, Pope Pius beatified him on 21 June 1925 and in 1930 was canonized by the same pope.

 

For more information follow this link:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08420b.htm

 

O God, who chose to manifest the blessed hope of your eternal Kingdom by the toil of Saints Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and their companions and by the shedding of their blood, graciously grant that, through their intercession, the faith of Christians may be strengthened day by day.

 

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

 

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us;

Holy Mary, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us;

St Isaac Jogues, Pray for us;

The Holy North American Martyrs, Pray for us;

All Holy Angels and Saints, Pray for us.