Wish you all the joy and hope of Easter during this time of confinement.
Click the link below to listen to my Easter homily
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!
Fr.Joy’s reflection video on the Sunday Mass - Palm Sunday Reflection 2020
-- Fr Joy removed video from Youtube --
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.
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
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:
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.
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:
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
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:
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:
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
Letter to parishionsers
The first letter has been removed; please see updated letter above.