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Daily Life at the Shrine

Mass Times 2014

Monday to Saturday Mass Schedule:
May, June, September, and October: Masses at 9:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 7:30 pm
July and August (Peak Season): Masses at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 7:30 pm

Sunday Mass Schedule:
Saturday: Mass at 7:30 pm
Sunday: Masses at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 7:30 pm


Activities & Spiritual Life 2014

Confessions:
Held daily before each Mass (starting one half hour before Mass) and on request

Blessings with the Relics of the Martyrs:
Daily at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm and after each Mass

Prayer Processions:
Tuesday to Sunday at 2:00 pm, starting at the Shrine Church

Mass at St. Ignace II, site of martyrdom of Brébeuf and Lalemant:
3:00 pm each Wednesday (July and August only)

Church and Grounds Tours:
During our fall season, please inquire at the Administration and Information Office for tour times and availability.

* We are pleased to make other tour and group accommodations, please inquire by contacting the Administration and Information Office by calling (705) 526-3788 or 1-855-526-3788 (toll free), emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visiting in-person from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Mass Intentions:
Pilgrims are welcome to request for the celebration of Mass for a particular intention. If you would like to have a Mass celebrated for a special request or on behalf of a family member, friend, or deceased loved one, please contact the Administration and Information Office by calling (705) 526-3788 or 1-855-526-3788 (toll free), emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visiting in-person from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Announced Mass $20 Donation
Celebrated at the Martyrs’ Shrine
Published in the Shrine’s Bulletin

Unannounced Mass $10 Donation
Celebrated at a Jesuit Mission


Prayer Intentions:

Pilgrims are invited to offer prayer intentions to God and the Holy Canadian Martyrs, to be lifted up in prayer through the Ministry at the Martyrs' Shrine. When visiting, prayer intentions can be received in the petition boxes located on either side of the front altar in the Shrine Church and in the Administration and Information Office. To leave a prayer intention by phone, mail, or email, please contact the Administration and Information Office by calling (705) 526-3788 or 1-855-526-3788 (toll free), emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or mailing the Martyrs' Shrine.


Facilities

  • The Shrine Church
  • Filion Centre, Church basement
  • Votary, Candle Prayer Room
  • Martyrs’ Hall and Education Centre
  • The Shrine Café
  • Religious Articles and Souvenir Shop
  • Way of the Cross and Benediction (Outdoors)
  • Lookout Tower: A beautiful view of Georgian Bay, the Wye River, and the Shrine’s grounds
  • Gardens, Open Fields, Picnic Tables and Pavilions
  • LaLande Hostel and Rectory
  • Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessibility


Policies

  • Pets are permitted on a leash on the grounds only. Service animals accompanying persons with disabilities are permitted on the grounds and in all facilities.
  • Vehicles are welcome to drive along the paved roads throughout the grounds.
  • In accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2006, smoking is not permitted in any buildings at the Shrine, nor within 10 metres of any entrance or exit of the buildings.
  • The use of barbeques is permitted in picnic areas on the grounds, no open-flamed barbeques.
  • Outside food and beverages can be enjoyed on the Shrine grounds. However, alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Welcoming Visitors with Disabilities & Reduced Mobility

The Martyrs’ Shrine is committed to warmly welcoming and serving the needs of all pilgrims. The standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 are being increasingly incorporated into the development and management of our facilities, activities, and staff.

We welcome the use of assistive devices and service animals accompanying persons with disabilities on the grounds, in the Church, and in all of facilities at the Shrine. While we do our best to keep the Shrine grounds visitor friendly, please note that the grounds are hilly and pilgrims with reduced mobility may need assistance to traverse the grounds.

We are deeply committed to serving all pilgrims with excellence and we are pleased to offer the following services:

  • Free admittance for a support person accompanying a person with a disability.
  • Facilities: Brick and paved roads and pathways navigate pilgrims throughout the expansive grounds and allow for greater accessibility by foot or by vehicle.
  • Assistive Devices Available: To facilitate movement around the grounds and facilities, wheelchairs are available for loan during visits to the Shrine, free of charge.
  • Audio Visual Presentation: The Martyrs’ Shrine: A Home of Peace DVD, which includes a tour of the Shrine Church and grounds and history of the Martyrs, is available to be viewed during pilgrims’ visits or to purchase to take home.


Language Services

We are pleased to offer church and grounds tours in both English and French as well as Martyrs’ Shrine prayer cards in more than 20 different languages.
During our fall season, please inquire at the Administration and Information Office for tour times and availability.