Celebrate the Month of Saint Brother André with us!

At Saint Joseph’s Oratory, the month of August is dedicated to Saint Brother André, Patron Saint of Family Caregivers in Canada, born on August 9, 1845. You are invited to participate in pastoral and cultural events on offer throughout the month.

All activities are conducted in French unless mentionned otherwise.

A word from the Rector

Schedule of activities for August 2020

Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26

Mass for the Sick, at 2 p.m, preceded by a musical prelude at 1:30 p.m.

From August 6 to August 8: Triduum dedicated to Saint Brother André under the theme A Friend.  A Brother. A Saint. 

The 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Crypt Church will be broadcast live on saint Brother André’s Facebook page

Barthelemy Kuate Defo

Thursday, August 6
Reflection A friend by Dr. Barthelemy Kuate Defo, MPM, PHD

Frère Gérald Dionne

Friday, August 7
Reflection A Brother by Brother Gérald Dionne, CSC

Mois de SFA Mario Lachapelle

Saturday, August 8
Reflection A Saint by Father Mario Lachapelle, CSC

Sunday, August 9 : Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Brother André

  • Mass at 11 a.m. in the Basilica, presided over by Father Claude Grou, rector of the Oratory.
    The Mass will be broadscast live on the Oratory’s Facebook page
Mois de SFA Claude Grou

Sunday, August 9

Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Brother André. Mass presided over by Father Claude Grou, rector of the Oratory.

Treasures released from the Archives
Activities at the Mezzanine on the life of Saint Brother André, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12 : Memorial Mass for Father Marcel Lalonde, CSC,

Memorial Mass open to all, in the Crypt Church, at 10 a.m.

A final farewell will be given to one of the great builders of the Oratory, Father Marcel Lalonde, CSC, who passed away on May 26 at the age of 93.

père Marcel Lalonde

Sunday August 16 : Celebration of Family Caregivers

A special invitation to all family caregivers to celebrate Saint Brother André, Patron Saint of Family Caregivers in Canada.

A prayer for caregivers will be recited at all Masses.

« The Strength Of Loving »

Prayer To Saint Brother André, Patron Of Home Caregivers

Saint Brother André,
day after day, you welcomed with love and compassion
those who came to you
to share in their suffering.

You were well acquainted with fatigue
from long hours dedicated to the service of others.

Who, better than you, can understand the exhaustion of women and men
who devote themselves day after day
to the service of a dear one marked by illness?

Who, better than you, can relate to the suffering of sick persons
and with their contentment in having someone near them,
willing to take care of them day after day?

O patron saint of home caregivers,
help us every day to somehow find
the strength to love the people whom we serve
and the joy in receiving their love in return.

With you, we bring our happiness and our heartaches to the feet of the Lord.
With you, we commend ourselves to Saint Joseph and the Virgin Mary.

With you, we turn towards God our Father,
the source of every grace and every good thing.


August 2020

Sunday August 30

Outdoor Masses*

  • 11 a.m. – Mass in French
  • 3 p.m. – Mass in Spanish


On the field, behind the Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Bring your own folding chair!

* In case of rain, masses will be transferred to the Basilica.

To commemorate the traditional pilgrimage to Mont-Saint-Grégoire, a special prayer will be held in the Original Chapel after the 4:30 p.m. Mass.

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