Please find the dates and highlights of the pastoral and liturgical year at the Oratory below.
Details of these special celebrations and special events will be in the calendar of events as they become available.

Special Celebrations in 2023

New Year and
Blessing of Families at the Oratory

Sunday, January 1

Anniversary of the death of
Saint Brother André (1937)

Friday, January 6 – 85thanniversary

Liturgical Feast of Saint André Bessette, CSC

Saturday, January 7

Blessed Basile Moreau, CSC

Friday, January 20

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22

Novena to Saint Joseph

March 10 to 18

Feast of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

Saturday March 19

Holy Week

Holy Thursday, April 6

Good Friday, April 7

Holy Saturday, April 8


Sunday, April 9

Feast of Saint Joseph, the Worker

Monday, May 1st

Month of Saint Brother André

  • The entire month of August is dedicated to Saint Brother André
  • Wednesday, August 9 −  Birthday
    (Alfred Bessette, 1845-1937)

Anniversary of the canonization of Brother André (in 2010)

Tuesday, October 17 – 13th anniversary

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

Thursday, October 19 – 119th anniversary

Commemoration of the faithful departed

Thursday, November 2


Monday, December 25