PiusX: Regular Mass In Magnificent Cathedral

The Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) can use Transfiguration Cathedral in Markham, Toronto, Canada, for a Sunday afternoon Mass to supplement their Mass schedule, (July 3) reported.

The cathedral was built for the Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy by Stephen Roman, a prominent Slovak engineer. John Paul II blessed the cornerstone in 1984. After internal divisions, the Ruthenian community left the building in 2006. It was closed to the public until 2016.

Then, the city of Markham allowed the Melkite Catholic Church to use the cathedral. PiusX has been operating in Toronto for decades. Presently it occupies a small church purchased from the Baptists. It is bursting at the seams.

Under the Covid-19 pretext, Toronto allowed in November 2020 only ten persons at Mass. From June 2021, only 15% of capacity, and from July 4 only 25% capacity of a church can be used.

Picture: Transfiguration Cathedral, Markham © George Socka, wikicommons CC BY-SA, #newsJrbajjajjs

Movie Trivia: This church was a physical location for the 1994 John Carpenter horror film, "In The Mouth Of Madness".