Here are the dates and highlights of the pastoral and liturgical year at the Oratory. You will find the details of these celebrations and special events in the calendar of events as they become available (click on the link, if applicable).

You can also download the monthly calendar of special celebrations. (See bottom of page).

In 2017

New Year and
Blessing of Families at the Oratory

Sunday, January 1

Anniversary of the death of
Saint Brother André (1937)

Friday, January 6 – 80th anniversary

Liturgical Feast of
Saint Brother André
(Saint André Bessette, c.s.c.)

Saturday, January 7

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1

Novena to Saint Joseph

March 10 to 18

Feast of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

Sunday, March 19

Holy Thursday, April 13

Good Friday, April 14

Holy Saturday, April 15

Sunday, April 16

Feast of Saint Joseph, the Worker

Monday, May 1

Month of Saint Brother André

  • The entire month is dedicated to Saint Brother André
    To follow here : the complete list of activities
  • Wednesday, August 9 −  birthday
    (Alfred Bessette, 1845-1937)
  • Sunday, August 27 – pilgrimage to Mont-Saint-Grégoire,
    birthplace of Brother André

Anniversary of the canonization of Brother André (in 2010)

Tuesday, October 17 – 7th anniversary

Anniversary of the foundation of Saint-Joseph’s Oratory (in 1904)

Thursday, October 19 – 112th anniversary

Commemoration of the faithful departed

Thursday, November 2

Anniversary of the inauguration of the Oratory’s Crypt Church (in 1917)

Sunday, December 17 at 19 :30
Commemorative Celebration on the occasion of the 100th anniversary!


Monday, December 25