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Cancellation of the 2020 Grand Organ Festival of Montréal

In the wake of the Québec government's request for the cancellation of festivals and public sports and cultural events until August 31, 2020, the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal announces the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Grand Organ Festival of Montréal, scheduled from July 5 to August 2, 2020.

 

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Flight of bells

At the invitation of the Archbishop of Montréal, who wishes to send a message of hope to as many people as possible, Notre-Dame Basilica will join the churches of the city and ring its bells this Sunday for ten minutes from noon, as well as the following Sundays until Easter. It will also ring its big bumblebee on Good Friday, April 10, at 3:00 pm.

In this Lenten season, this initiative is a way of demonstrating our solidarity and fraternity with individuals and families, especially the most vulnerable, with the sick and their loved ones, as well as celebrating the dedication of the health personnel and all those who care for the safety and well-being of our city.

This "flight of bells" is intended as a symbol of the hope and solidarity of the Church towards society and the city, thinking of Montréal which, at one time, was nicknamed "the city of a hundred steeples".

May the sound of the bells remind us that God loves us, that Christ is alive and that he wants us to be LIVING!

Cancelation of all Masses and religious celebrations, including those of Holy Week

Dear parishioners,

It is with regret, but also with the solidary desire to participate in the effort to slow down the COVID-19 coronavirus, that we are canceling all Masses and religious celebrations until further notice, including those of Holy Week.

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Exceptional measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Montreal, March 13, 2020 - Following the recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the directives issued by the Government of Quebec on March 12, 2020, La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal has taken the decision to implement exceptional measures in order to participate in the collective effort to limit the spread of an unprecedented virus.

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Preventive Hygienic Mesures Surrounding COVID-19

Dear faithful and visitors,

Please note that in the context surrounding the propagation of COVID-19 and as a preventive hygienic measure, we have removed the stoups from the basilica and the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur chapel, as well as the holy water tank from the basilica until further notice. We also encourage you to follow the usual advice to avoid the propagation of any virus: wash your hands frequently, cough in your elbow instead of your hands, and stay home if you feel ill.

As a reminder, Canada is not considered a source of infection or propagation for this virus. Both federal Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtrfe.and provincial Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre.public health authorities have assessed the public health risk as low.

Thank you for your understanding.