Parish Information

Parish History

The original Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish began when a 16-room mansion, originally built by the late Senator E.D Smith, was purchased and established as Ontario's First Friary of the Franciscan Order. Our first priest was U.S. born Rev. Godfrey Wolf, who was sent to us from England. During negotiations for the purchase of the land and building, masses were held in the small home of a German couple. There was no money for construction of a church so two former Army Trade School buildings moved to Winona from Hamilton and were joined back-to-back in June 1953 with accommodations for 200 people. In 1953, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church was formed and dedicated by Bishop Ryan. initially, there were only 45 families within the Parish. During the time of the Church's construction came a temporary Convent, which then served as the rectory. A two classroom school was constructed, and was attended by 55 students, taught by two Felician Sisters that took over occupancy on December 7th, 1953.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

PASTOR: Father Bill Trusz
PERMANENT DEACON: Rev. Mr. Joe Gigliotti
SEMINARIAN INTERN: Paul Niesiobedzki
PASTORAL ASSISTANT: Ilaria Paletta Email: [email protected]
YOUTH MINISTER: Billie Filice Email: [email protected]
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Francine Regaudie-McIsaac

934 #8 Highway
Stoney Creek, L8E 5R1
(905) 643-1637

Tuesday Confession: 6:00 pm
Saturday Confession: 3:45 pm
Saturday Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 4:00 pm