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Visitors Information Centre

Visiting the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a great experience that can be enhanced with a stop beforehand at our Visitors Information Centre. Located directly across from the cathedral at 112 Waterloo Street, the Centre is open weekdays from May 1st to October 31st between the hours of 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Learn about the city’s Irish heritage; the history of the cathedral and its neighbourhood; explore family connections to the area; and hear about Concerts in the Cathedral performances.

 

Tours of the cathedral begin here at the Visitors Information Centre. For safety reasons during ongoing repairs of the church’s interior, there is currently limited use of the cathedral so visitors can learn about Saint John’s only cathedral here at the Information Centre.

Concerts in the Cathedral

Our Concerts in the Cathedral performances welcome audiences of all backgrounds to attend world-class musical events in this acoustically magnificent setting. Some are ticketed events but many are free to attend with goodwill donations encouraged to support the Cathedral Restoration Project.

Upcoming Concerts

Our Visitors' Stories

Geoff Flood

Geoff Flood, Saint John

My great-great-grandfather was a stonemason from Ireland and he worked on the Cathedral when he first came to Saint John and started his construction business. Years later, his descendants are still working in construction. In fact, we found a stone that had his name engraved on it. That’s when I realized how deep our family’s connection is to this building, and the generations of people it represents.

Hugh Fitzpatrick

Hugh Fitzpatrick, Saint John

Six generations of my family have lived in the house across the street from the cathedral on Waterloo Street. I could see the Cathedral and the Celtic Cross from the windows in our front parlor. In the Cathedral, I was baptized, had my First Communion, and became an altar boy. I went to school at St. Vincent’s just up the street. This parish, and this community, have been a part of my family for many years.

Inside Cathedral

Joanne Fellows, Saint John

I have been a member of the Catholic community in Saint John for over 20 years and have attended Mass at the cathedral many times including special occasions. I have experienced Christmas Eve Mass, Good Friday and Easter Vigil Services, funerals, and Baccalaureate graduation celebrations with two of my children as they graduated from St. Malachy's Memorial High School. Whenever I am in the cathedral I feel God's presence around me and I am grateful that we have this beautiful church.

Inside Church

Anne Desmond, Saint John

My first memory of the Cathedral was coming here as a child to Mass with my parents and being awestruck by the magnificence of this space. I think that is partly what this building is -- a place where people living day-to-day life can come and step away from the ordinary into something sacred, beautiful, timeless and awesome.

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Cathedral Heritage Visitors Center
112 Waterloo Street
Saint John, NB
Weekdays May to October
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Cathedral Heritage Foundation
1 Bayard Drive
Saint John, NB E2L 3L5

(506) 653-6967