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

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
  • 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.

Sunday August 30

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.