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Holy Name of Jesus Parish
Serving Laval's English Catholic Community since 1965
899 Chomedey Blvd.
Laval, Québec
H7V 2X1
Tel: (450) 688-3887
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An Easter Surprise!

Apr 12, 2020

Live Stream - Easter Sunday Mass 2020 from Holy Name of Jesus


Easter homily & best wishes

Apr 11, 2020

Wish you all the joy and hope of Easter during this time of confinement.

Click the link below to listen to my Easter homily

Fr. Joy

Online - Stations of the Cross

Apr 09, 2020

On Good Friday (TODAY), April 10th at 7PM the youth of HNOJ will animate a live stream Stations of the Cross on Youtube.

All are invited to join the live stream. Here is the link:

Before you sit down to watch, bring a cross or crucifix with you!




Reflection - Palm Sunday 2020

Apr 05, 2020

Fr.Joy’s reflection video on the Sunday Mass - Palm Sunday Reflection 2020
-- Fr Joy removed video from Youtube --


Spiritual Communion

Apr 03, 2020

Spiritual Communion: Say this prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.



Apr 03, 2020

Spiritual Support:

You see it everywhere, the pandemic causes many situations of moral and spiritual distress. Therefore, I encourage you to give me a call in the church if you would like to talk and share or even for a spiritual sharing.  Feel free to reach me at 450 688 3887 Ext. 4. Don’t hesitate to leave a voice message if I am unable to pick up you call.  I will certainly call you back.

In this challenging time of our faith and hope, I encourage you to fix your eyes fixed on Jesus Christ and hear Him tell us again: Courage! I have overcome the World” (John 16.33)

May God Bless you all and keep you safe.

Fr. Joy Abraham

Holy Name of Jesus Parish

April 2nd, 2020

Online mass

Mar 28, 2020

Sunday Mass options: 

Mass at St.Ignatius of Loyola -Montreal NDG 



Mass at St.Monica’s - Montreal NDG 



Mass from Bishop Barron’s chapel: 



Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax:




Here is a prayer to pray when you would normally be receiving communion at Mass

Spiritual Communion Prayer:

My Jesus, 

I believe that You

are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 

I love You above all things, 

and I desire to receive You into my soul. 

Since I cannot at this moment

receive You sacramentally, 

come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and 

unite myself wholly to You. 

Never permit me to be separated from You.




Mar 20, 2020

Updated Guidelines: March 20, 2020

Hello dear Parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus,

As part of the stricter measures taken to control the spread of Covid-19, our archdiocese has issued the updated version of guidelines:

Until further notice:

  • All places of worship-churches and chapels-without exception, must be closed to the public.
  • Baptisms, First communion, confirmations, weddings, funerals: postponed until public-health concerns diminish. Should a funeral be held with bodily remains present, rather than cremated, it might not be possible to postpone the liturgy. The funeral must, therefore, be celebrated “in camera” (privately, with restricted attendance)
  • Priests, permanent deacons, people of consecrated life and lay people who are 70 years of age and above must stay at home.

Certainly it is hard on all of us, but be assured that together we will get through it. As I mentioned to you before, watch the Holy Mass on TV and pray at home. Don’t forget to say the Rosary and ask our Blessed Mother’s intercession to weaken the power of Covid-19 in the world.  

Also I ask you to go through previous parish website postings for all other information.

Don’t hesitate to give me a call because I am always at your service. Know that you are all in my prayers. 

Reach me at 450-688-3887 Ext. 4

May God Bless and protect you all

Fr. Joy Abraham

AECQ: Cancellation of all public activities in Quebec churches

Mar 16, 2020

PDF version:

Dear Parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus,

We are writing to advise you on the updated status of coronavirus response plans at Holy Name of Jesus as per the Press Release from the Archdiocese of Montreal.


 As of the evening of March 16th, 2020, all public activities are hereby to be postponed and/or Cancelled in our churches until further notice. This includes:


  • All weekend and daily Masses are Cancelled
  • Baptisms and funerals are cancelled
  • Faith first sessions & retreats are cancelled
  • Irish Night is cancelled
  • Men’s Group is cancelled
  • The Legion of Mary is cancelled
  • All planned meetings on church premises are cancelled


Please note that this is being done for precautionary reasons and to slow down the spread of this infectious disease.


The church remains opened from Monday to Friday 9am to 3 pm for parishioners to come and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament and light candles.


On Sunday, the church reminds opened from 8 am to 12 noon.


How will I offer my donation?


Due to the cancellation of Masses especially on the weakened we face a serious shortfall in revenue without our regular collections.  The next few weeks will be tough for our parishioners but you can be assured of the support of your parish through our prayers and commitment to serving the community.  We ask that you consider continuing your financial support as our fixed expenses continue at the same level (approximately $15,000/mth).

We invite you to send your contribution in the following ways:

  • Mail or drop off your contribution at the parish office at the address below.
  • Send in a one-time extraordinary donation.
  • Sign up for automatic withdrawal by completing the form in the office and returning it with a void cheque.

Mailing address: Holy Name of Jesus, 899 Boul. Chomedey, Laval H7V 2X1

With our sincere gratitude for your past contributions and future support.

Fr. Joy Abraham and the wardens.



Let us remain united to one another and to our Lord of the Resurrection and pray: By the Infinite Merits and Power in the NAME OF JESUS, let the coronavirus be weakened in our country and in the world. Amen.


How will this affect my Sunday mass obligation?

Under these circumstances the obligation to attend mass on Sunday has been dispensed and the faithful are encouraged to spend some time on Sunday reading the Scriptures of the day or watching mass on TV or over the internet. 


Click here to access the readings for Sunday





Will the church and the church offices be closed?


Our intention is to continue the practice of making the church open and available for private prayer and Adoration from 9am to 3pm.  In addition, the church office will continue to operate from 9 am to 3 PM.


What about Mass intentions?


All masses will be celebrated privately by our priests therefore any mass intentions will be fulfilled. 


How can I access the livestream of mass?

We are looking at the feasibility over live streaming our own Mass, but in the meantime, click on the website given above–Readings for Sunday & watch the Mass live-streamed by St. Luke’s Parish, at 9:00AM Sunday. That Mass is not open to the public, but available online at https://st-luke.ca/cms/  (click on 9:00 am). The Mass remains available for a week afterwards.



Where can I find out more?


Statement from the Bishops






Guidelines from the Government of Canada 




We are inviting you to remain calm in these trying times. Do not let the fear consume you. I encourage you to say the “Deliverance Prayer to weaken Coronavirus” by Fr. Matthew Naikomparambil VC.


Deliverance Prayer to weaken Covid-19.

Almighty God, we give You Glory. Jesus our Lord, wash us and the whole world in Your Most Precious Blood, and fill us with the Holy Spirit. Dip the whole world in Your ocean of Mercy.

Luke 10:19-“Behold, I have given the Power, to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon the full force of the enemy and Nothing will harm you.”

1John 2:2 “He is expiation for our sins and not for our sins only, but those of the whole world.”

1Peter 2:24 “By His wounds, you have been healed.”

By the infinite merits and power of the Word of God, by the infinite merits and Power in the NAME OF JESUS, let the Corona Virus be weakened in the world.


 Our Father…………Hail Mary…………& Glory be………


We are encouraging you and your family to take time in prayer as we pray for all those impacted by COVID-19 in our Country and around the world. We are still united as a parish community through the power of prayer. 


May Almighty God Bless and keep All the members of Holy Name of Jesus safe and protected+


Father Joy Abraham O.Carm

Holy Name of Jesus Parish parish



Press release from AECQ: Cancellation of all public activities in Quebec churches

COVID-19 Coronovirus - Letter to parishioners

Mar 13, 2020

Letter to parishionsers

The first letter has been removed; please see updated letter above.

Thank you

899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval, Québec, H7V 2X1
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