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Mass Schedule

 
  Sunday Mass:

10:30 am

 
       
  Saturday Mass: 4:30 pm at St. Patrick's Square 
(McCormick Hall - 6767 Cote St. Luc Road)
 
  Daily Masses: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am  
       
 

Parish Services

 

       
  Sacrament of Reconciliation: 15 minutes before mass or upon request.  
       
       
  Mass Requests: Please contact the rectory at (514)488-0778,
or CLICK HERE to fill out our MASS REQUEST FORM.
 
       
  Sacrament of Baptism: Baptismal arrangements must be made soon after birth. Please call the Parish Office at (514)488-0778. A baptismal preparation program is required.
BAPTISM REGISTER INFORMATION FORM - CLICK HERE
 
       
       
  First Communion & Confirmation
( FAITH FIRST ):

A two year Faith First preparation program is required for First Communion and six years for Confirmation.
Call the rectory at (514)488-0778.
FOR  FAITH FIRST  DETAILS and REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE.

 
       
  Sacrament of the Sick: Please notify us if someone would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick or is unable to attend mass due to illness, handicap or age. Call the rectory at anytime at (514)488-0778.  
       
  Matrimony: Please consult with the parish priest at least 9 months in advance of the wedding date. A marriage Preparation Program is required by the Diocese. Call the rectory at (514)488-0778.
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS CLICK HERE.
 
       
       
  Holy Orders and Religious Life: If you or someone you know is thinking about life as a priest, deacon or religious (man or woman) and would like to learn more, please contact the Parish Priest.  
       
       
  Funerals: Call the rectory to make arrangements for the rite of Christian burial at (514)488-0778.  
       
       
  Parish Registration: In order to keep the parish records up-to-date, parishioners are asked to inform the office whenever they move into or out of the parish.
NEW PARISHIONERS REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE
 
       
       
 

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MARRIAGE AT ST. RICHARD'S

As you look forward to the celebration of your marriage, we would like to provide you with information regarding the many questions you may have at this time.

Documentation:

Marriage for Catholics in the Province of Quebec is both religious and civil. The following documents are required:

1) proof of baptism and confirmation issued within six months of the wedding.
2) freedom to marry:
If you are non-Catholic you will need a signed and witnessed sworn testimony that you are free to marry.
If you have been previously married, you must provide
(a) proof of annulment and civil divorce or (b) marriage and death certificate of former spouse.
3) couples domiciled in another parish need permission from the pastor of the parish in which you reside in order for a marriage to take place in this parish.
4) couples domiciled in another diocese must have their pastor prepare all required documentation which when completed and approved by the bishop of that diocese will be forwarded to the diocese of Montreal for approval for the marriage to take place in this parish. In this case one year is necessary for due process.
5) if either party is non-Catholic or non-Christian, an original baptism or birth certificate is required.

Marriage Preparation:

1) A marriage preparation course is required by the diocese of Montreal. Information regarding these courses may be obtained by (1) calling Sonia Kesik-Mitchell at the Department of Family Life, diocese of Montreal at (514) 931-7311 loc. 219 or loc. 343 or (2) Engaged Encounter in Pierrefonds (514) 685-9607 or Marriage Preparation (514) 489-6976.
2) Scheduled meetings will be arranged with the pastor to prepare for your wedding.
3) These meetings are with the couple, not with extended family members, friends or wedding planners.
4) Any outside priest or minister whom you are planning to ask to participate in your wedding is welcomed but must first be approved by the pastor.
5) A deposit of 1/3 of the wedding fee is required in order to book the wedding date. The balance is due on or before the evening of the rehearsal. This amount includes the fee paid by the parish to the archdiocese, the use of the church and the maintenance required for a wedding, the interviews with the clergy, the rehearsal, secretarial and administrative costs. Fees for soloists or musicians, if requested, are additional and any costs incurred are payable directly to the musicians. (see Music below)

Wedding Liturgy:

1) A booklet to assist you in preparing your wedding ceremony will be made available to you.
2) St. Richard's is an English-speaking parish and the language of the ceremony will be English. You are welcome to include readings in another language. It will, however, be your responsibility to find readings in the language of your choice and organize readers (perhaps family or friends).
3) The pastor will discuss the wedding ceremony only with the couple.
4) During the scheduled meetings a rehearsal date will be determined. It is important that all who are involved with the wedding party (including readers) be present.
5) No children under five years of age will be permitted in the wedding party.
6) Only two witnesses may sign the parish register (usually the maid/matron of honour and best man).

Music:

Your music must reflect the sacred nature of the wedding ceremony.

The Director of Music, Connie Wilson, (514) 487-8978, will be happy to consult with you in planning the music for your wedding. We recommend that you make arrangements with Connie Wilson well in advance.

If you are thinking of including a soloist or other musicians in your ceremony, please make sure this has been discussed and approved with the pastor before any arrangements are made. If desired, Connie or the pastor will be pleased to refer you to other musicians.

Special requests that lie outside our wedding repertory are happily considered, so long as they are liturgically appropriate and approved by the pastor.

The musician and/or singer's fees are paid directly to them on the day of the wedding.

Decorations:

1) Any arrangements for decorating the church must be discussed with the pastor beforehand.
2) Times for delivery of flowers or decorating of pews must be confirmed with the parish office (514) 488-0778.
3) No flower petals, confetti, rice etc. are permitted anywhere either inside or outside the church.

Photography & Videography:

1) All photographers and videographers must meet with the pastor before the ceremony.
2) Professionalism and dress is of the utmost importance as your wedding is a formal occasion. All photographers should behave professionally and be appropriately attired.
3) Photographers must not be seen in the center aisle during the ceremony.. They must not block the bride or wedding party during the procession or recession.
4) Photographers must not enter the sanctuary during the ceremony or come between the priest and the couple.
5) Equipment must not clutter the church.


We hope this has been helpful. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.

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