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Our Liturgy

Martyrs' Shrine is the country's Shrine dedicated to the Canadian Martyrs. Through word, Sacrament, prayer, and devotion, come and journey with St. Jean de Brébeuf and his companions towards a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Martyrs' Shrine offers several Masses and confession times daily along with blessings with the relics of the martyrs, feast day celebrations, processions, and the Stations of the Cross. The Jesuits of Martyrs' Shrine also lead the pastoral care for two mission Churches, St. Francis Xavier, Beausoliel Island and St. Florence, Thunder Beach, as well as pastoral support to local parishes, schools, and healthcare centres.

The Shrine was visited, in 1984, by Saint Pope John Paul II who reinstated an original indulgence first granted to the Jesuits and visitors of their mid-17th century mission of Ste. Marie I (reconstructed at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons) an additional grace for all those who visit us and the graves of St. Jean de Brébeuf and Gabriel Lalemant - a blessing equal to that of visiting Jerusalem.

“At shrines, the means of salvation are to be supplied more abundantly to the faithful by diligent proclamation of the Word of God, the suitable promotion of liturgical life especially through the celebration of the Eucharist and Penance, and the cultivation of popular forms of piety.” (Canon 1234 §1 CIC)

Please see our Events Calendar for listed Masses and prayer dates. Also, please review our COVID-19 Policies page as in-person attendance may be be affected.

Mass Times

Mass is the central act of worship for Christian life and is celebrated from the first Saturday of May to Thanksgiving Monday.

Weekends from May-October
9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Weekdays from May-June and September-October
9:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm

Weekdays from July-August
9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm and 7:30pm

Did you know? Holy Mass can be gifted on behalf of someone or on behalf of a special intention. To request a Mass said for you, please visit our Request a Mass page.

Confession Times

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available daily, during regular operating hours, in the Church of St. Joseph.

Annual Novenas

A Novena (Latin for 'nine') is a special way that the faithful may pray a particular intention, for nine consecutive days, to God, alongside a saint. The Shrine invites all people to join them in two novenas each year, one to the Canadian Martyrs, and the other with St. Joseph.

Devotions

We invite you to join Father Robert Foliot, SJ in this 1-hour long video special: Way of the Cross - Praying for Canadian Indian Residential Schools.

Visiting Clergy

Visiting priests are welcome to concelebrate with us in the Church of St. Joseph. Priests may also celebrate individually, or with a group, by advance reservation, and pending availability. A letter of good standing required. To schedule a Mass for an individual or a group, please contact our Programmes Office.