Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the activities of the Notre-Dame Basilica

Last update: May 15, 10:00 a.m.

 

In order to comply with the latest recommendations from the Government of Quebec and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Québec to limit the spread of COVID-19, please take note of the new measures that we see ourselves obliged to apply as of now:

 

  • The Grand Organ Festival of Montréal, due to be held from July 5 to August 2, 2020, is cancelled;
  • All Masses and religious celebrations, including those of the Easter Triduum, as well as tourism activities at the Notre-Dame Basilica are suspended until further notice, including the presentation of the AURA experience.
 

Download the April 14, 2020 press release FR EN

Download the March 20, 2020 press release FR EN

Download the March 17, 2020 press release FR EN

Download the March 13, 2020 press release FR EN

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

I have tickets for the AURA experience. Can I get an exchange or a refund?

 

We prefer to exchange tickets for a performance at a later date in 2020, however, we may offer a refund to those who are unable to attend another performance.

 

For tickets purchased on the Ticketpro platform, the exchange or refund will be made by Ticketpro. Please see this page for more information.

 

Exchanges and refunds for tickets purchased on site will be made when the basilica reopens, which will be announced on this page. Stay tuned!

 

 

I have a religious celebration (wedding, baptism, funeral) planned at Notre-Dame basilica or at Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur chapel in the coming weeks. What will happen?

 

Religious celebrations are postponed until further notice, in accordance with government directives on non-essential gatherings and recommandations issued by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Québec.

 

For any questions about a religious celebration planned soon, about pastoral work, or to join a priest, please contact Daniela Staffa at 514 842-2925, extension 224.

 

 

Do Masses still take place?

 

No. Masses are canceled until further notice, in accordance with government directives on non-essential gatherings and recommandations issued by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Québec. This unfortunately includes those of the Easter Triduum.

 

Is the Basilica still open for confessions or to light a lantern?

 

No. The Basilica is completely closed right now.