Perpetual Help Novena

Devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help at St. Patrick's Toronto

In 1881, the Redemptorists arrived at St. Patrick's Church in Toronto and have been animating the Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help faithfully for 140 years. The Redemptorists have been entrusted with the care and propagation of devotion to Mary under this special title.

Every Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church - the designated National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help - approximately 2,000 pilgrims and devotees across the Greater Toronto Area gather for 6 Masses with Novena devotions, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and for quiet prayer and devotion to our Blessed Mother.

Schedule of Wednesday Masses (With Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help)

With the re-opening of churches on June 11, 2021, we are able to resume our Masses on Wednesdays at:

  • 9:30 am / 12:00 pm / 2:30 pm / 5:05 pm / 7:00 pm

The church will open one hour prior to Mass for private prayer and will close immediately after each Mass to allow our volunteers and staff to disinfect the church.  Mass attendance will be on a "first come, first served" basis until the capacity of 128 persons is reached.

For those who are still unable to come to church on Wednesdays, we urge you to follow our devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help on :

  • VisionTV (Wednesdays at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm ET)
  • Salt+Light TV (Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 am ET)
  • Redemptorist TV (Available ANYTIME, online)