The great moment is approaching; the Easter Triduum is almost upon us. Consult our list of related events and activities.

Chrism Mass

Chrism Mass will be celebrated on April 12 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral at 7:30 pm. All the faithful are invited to this Mass that Archbishop Christian Lépine concelebrates with priests from all over the archdiocese, and during which he consecrates the holy chrism and blesses the other oils. This celebration, which is unlike any other, is considered one of the major expressions of the fullness of the bishop's priesthood and a sign of the strong unity between him and the priests.

Good Friday

Here are several Ways of the Cross taking place this Good Friday:

The members of Communion and Liberation are inviting you to join them for the Good Friday Way of the Cross. Beginning at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East, in Old Montreal (Champ-de-Mars station), the procession will wind through the streets of downtown Montreal and end at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. Archbishop Christian Lépine will be leading this procession, which will be filled with prayer, meditation, and song. Departure at 9:30 am.

For more information: 514-667-5709 or by email.

The Marche du pardon Nord-Sud de Montréal will begin at 7:30 am at Saint Maron Cathedral (1001 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East, H2C 1G3), near the Henri-Bourassa metro station, on the Orange Line.

To see the map and schedule, please click here.
To offer volunteer services or for more information: 514 360-1286

On Good Friday, for more than a decade, families and young people have been carrying the cross to Mount Royal, in the heart of Montreal, up to the great historic cross dating back to the days of Ville-Marie. Walking, singing, and meditating. The Way of the Cross will take place between 9 am and 11. Accompanying priest: Father Jean-Pierre Couturier. Participants are to rendezvous next to the Maison Smith (a greystone house) at 1260 Chemin Remembrance, Montreal, H3H 1A2.

For information: 514-387-9452 or

Blood Drive

Take the opportunity this Good Friday to donate blood! The blood drive will take place on April 12 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, from 10 am to 6 pm.

Mass Schedules at the Basilicas

  • Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
  • Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Saint Joseph's Oratory
  • Saint Patrick's Basilica

You would like to know your parish's Mass schedules? Consult "Our Parishes" section for Mass times and verify your church's information!

Holy Week Explanations

Father Robert Gendreau explains the Easter Triduum