‘Gujarati Language’ has become the 38th official language approved for our Liturgical service in the archdiocese of Toronto.



Dear Community members,


With heart-filled joy and gratitude to God, I would like to inform you that we have been granted the official permission by His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins to have Gujarati Masses in the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Indeed, it took a while to put our heads together to come to this final desired stage as it required a few official meetings with four bishops and agreeing upon some of the standing and chief policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto.


It is a moment of joy for all of us to know that ‘Gujarati Language’ has become the 38th official language approved for our Liturgical service in the archdiocese of Toronto.  Therefore, we can lawfully and visibly come together to celebrate Gujarati Mass.


I consider this as one of the best opportunities given to us to come together not only to participate in the Holy Eucharist but also just to share our togetherness, our friendship, our love and unity as one family with a variety of exciting programmes filled with laughter and fun.


Let us come together as often as possible.  I would be always ready and willing to be at your service.  Let us build up our community and cherish our unity and togetherness.  I thought the best and appropriate time would be on 17th of February 2013 (Family Day – Long Weekend)   to come together at 6.30 p.m. to celebrate the Holy Eucharist followed by potluck dinner and some fun.


I would highly appreciate your suggestions, full cooperation and active participation.
Be assured of my prayers and requesting your valuable prayers for me.  God bless you all in abundance.


United in the Love of Christ,
Fr. Justin Thiraviam


St. David’s Church
2601 Major Mackenzie Drive
Maple, Ontario – L6A 1C6


ટોરોન્ટોમાં રહેતા સૌ ગુજરાતી કેથલિક પરિવારજનોને અને ફાધર જસ્ટીનને ખૂબ ખૂબ અભિનંદન.

5 thoughts on “‘Gujarati Language’ has become the 38th official language approved for our Liturgical service in the archdiocese of Toronto.”

  1. Dear Fr.Justin,
    Kudos. Hearty Congratulations to all there in Canada seeing the news that Gujarati language is considered as 38th official language for liturgical service in Toronto and u r going to meet on 17th Feb 2013. It is praiseworthy for every Gujarati lives throughout the World. “Jya jya vase ek Gujarati tya sada kal Gujarat.” Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat.
    With love and prayers for yr success in Canada.

    Cyril Macwan CTM

  2. Dear Fr. Justin and all Gujarati Parivar
    Toronto ,Canada.

    Congratulations from every corner of my heart for the news that Gujarati language is now considered for Mass in Canada.It is really great efforts made by u father due to which this occasion arrives and Gujarati will definitely come nearer. Thanks for yr efforts and hope for the better in future days to come.

    Sneh Macwan Gujarat.

  3. In The Holi Name of Jesus,
    Dear Fr. Justin,
    Jay Prabhu!
    Thank you for giving a revalutionary opportunity to the Gujarati Catholic Community, residing in Canada! It’s a historical decision could be followed by other country like United States of America!
    -Joseph Parmar

  4. Hearty Congratulations to all. It is nice to come together as gujarati community. All the best! May your coming together be a symbol of unity and brotherly love.

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