Parish Bulletin

December 3, 2023






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Weekday Masses

Monday to Friday at 12:10 PM

Weekend Masses

Saturday 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


After every Mass

Open for visitation and prayer

Monday 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

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Mother of Perpetual Help

Tuesday 12:10 PM

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions, held every Tuesday at St. Patrick’s, are a continuation of the Devotions introduced by the Redemptorist Fathers at St. Ann’s Church in the 1920’s.

In the early years as attendance continued to grow, predictions were that with the end of the Depression and a return of prosperity, interest in them would wane. The popularity of the Devotions outlived the Depression and also outlived St. Ann’s Church, which was demolished in 1970. The weekly vigil was then transferred to Saint Patrick’s, were it has continued to accommodate the many Montréalers who still find the Devotions one of their favourite ways of paying tribute to Our Blessed Lady and calling on her for help and protection.

The choir

The Saint Patrick Basilica Choir under the direction of  Music Director John Guzik, D. Mus. M.Mus., ARCT, accompany the eleven o’clock celebration of the Eucharist from September until June. The Mass is sung in Latin every third Sunday of the month during that period. The choir is made up of volunteers with professional singers as section leads.

Recently retired Kevin Savor is Music Director Emeritus, he is the organist at many of the Basilica’s celebrations.

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.

Visit the basilica

This podcast was recorded by Carla Plowright, an Irish Studies graduate of Concordia University.

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Our history

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)