Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Visit 1984

Addresses, Speeches, Homilies

TV Greet – I Am also Waiting to Meet You (04-Sept-84)
Radio Message from Pope John Paul II, flying over Gaspé (09-Sept-84)
Speech from John Paul II during the Welcoming Ceremony (09-Sept-84)


Quebec City
Angelus in the Cathedral (09-Sept-84)
Speech in the chapel of the petit séminaire (09-Sept-84)
Eucharistic celebration at the University of Laval (homily) (09-Sept-84)
Visit to François-Charon Centre (10-Sept-84)

Sainte-Anne de Beaupré
Meeting with the Amerindians and Inuuit (10-Sept-84)

Visit to the Vieux sanctuaire of Notre-Dame-du-Cap (10-Sept-84)
Eucharistic celebration at Notre-Dame-du-Cap (homily) (10-Sept-84)
Consecration to Mary, Notre-Dame-du-Cap (10-Sept-84)

Visit to the Cathedral (10-Sept-84)
Visit to the tomb of Blessed André Bessette (11-Sept-84)
Meeting with clergy, St. Joseph’s Oratory (11-Sept-84)
Visit to the tomb of Marguerite Bourgeoy (11-Sept-84)
Beatification of Sister Marie-Léonie: homily in Jarry Park (11-Sept-84)
Meeting with young school children (11-Sept-84)
Meeting with youth at the Olympic Stadium (11-Sept-84)


Flatrock, Newfoundland
Blessing of the fishing fleet (12-Sept-84)

St. John’s, Newfoundland
Meeting with the handicapped (12-Sept-84)
Homily in Pleasantville (12-Sept-84)
Meeting with youth, St. John’s (12-Sept-84)
Meeting with Catholic educators (12-Sept-84)

Moncton, New Brunswick
Celebration in the Cathedral (13-Sept-84)
Homily at Front Mountain Road (13-Sept-84)

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Angelus with the youth at the Halifax Central Commons (13-Sept-84)
Meeting with laity actively collaborating in the ministry of the Church (13-Sept-84)
Meeting with children and the handicapped (14-Sept-84)
Eucharistic Celebration – homily (14-Sept-84)


Meeting with clergy (14-Sept-84)
Ecumenical meeting (14-Sept-84)
Meeting with the Polish community (14-Sept-84)

Meeting with the elderly and the handicapped (15-Sept-84)
Celebration of the Word on the Shrine field (15-Sept-84) 

Eucharistic celebration – homily (15-Sept-84)
Meeting with the Byzantine rite Slovaks (15-Sept-84)
Meeting with the laity (15-Sept-84)

Western Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Meeting with the Ukrainians (16-Sept-84)
Angelus at St-Mary’s cathedral (16-Sept-84)
Eucharistic celebration at Birds Hill Park – homily (16-Sept-84)

Edmonton, Alberta
Ecumenical meeting (16-Sept-84)
Eucharistic celebration – homily (17-Sept-84) 

Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
Radiomessage to the Natives (18-Sept-84)

Vancouver, British Columbia
Eucharistic Celebration – homily (18-Sept-84)
Meeting with the youth, elderly, and the handicapped (18-Sept-84)


Hull, Quebec
Eucharistic Celebration – Homily (19-Sept-84)

Ottawa, Ontario
Meeting with Government officials and the Diplomatic Corps (19-Sept-84)
Visit to the Cathedral (20-Sept-84)
Meeting with the Bishops of Canada (20-Sept-84)
Eucharistic Celebration – homily (20-Sept-84)
Farewell ceremony (20-Sept-84)