MARCH 17thGREEN MASS AT 10:00 A.M.
Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montréal will be the Presider and Homilist.
THE NEXT MASS WILL BE AT 5:00 P.M.
The 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses are cancelled for that Sunday only.
WEEKEND MASSESSaturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 9, 11:00 AM (Choir - September to May) & 5:00 PM
Latin Mass every third Sunday, September to May
WEEKDAY MASSMonday to Friday at 12:10 PM
CONFESSIONAfter every Mass
OPEN FOR VISITATION AND PRAYERMonday to Friday,
from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM,
Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Free tours of the Basilica are available most Sunday afternoons
About the basilica
Saint Patrick’s Parish is a welcoming and reconciling community. Beginning with our deep roots in the Irish diaspora we have developed into a diverse and dynamic group from many backgrounds joining together as parishioners of the Mother Church of Montreal’s English Speaking Catholics. Msgr. Francis J. Coyle, pastor, and Fr. Robert Pierre-Louis, Assistant Priest, lead and guide our downtown congregation.
This podcast was recorded by Carla Plowright, an Irish Studies graduate of Concordia University.
Saint Patrick’s Church opened its doors on March 17th, 1847
to serve the needs of the growing Irish community in Montreal and just in time for the wave of Irish immigrants escaping famine and other troubles in Ireland.
The church is built in the Gothic Revival style on a
promontory overlooking the City of Montreal. Its
spire could be seen by all. Over the years the city
grew north, east and west with the result that the
church is now surrounded by modern-day Montreal and facing backwards!
Saint Patrick’s was raised to the status of Minor
Basilica by His Holiness, Pope John-Paul II in 1989.
The Basilica is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1996 and a Monument National of Quebec in 1985.
One hundred per cent of any donation to the Foundation is spent on our buildings and their historical value. We work very closely with our Heritage Architects, EVOQ. We are currently working with the City of Montreal on a beautiful landscape project that will see the slope in the front of the Basilica back to its pre parking lot days and return a much needed Green Space to Downtown Montreal.
Restoration Project: in partnership with the City of Montreal 2023/5. (WAA landscape Architects)
Restoration Project: Rene-Levesque Gate 2023/4. (EVOQ & WAA)