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Holy Name of Jesus Parish
Serving Laval's English Catholic Community since 1965
Served by the Carmelites
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899 Chomedey Blvd.
Laval, Québec
H7V 2X1
Tel: (450) 688-3887
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Pope Francis' interview

Sep 22, 2013

Everyone’s talking about Pope Francis’ recent interview. Find out what he actually said: www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview. It is worth reading carefully rather than looking for phrases to take out of context as so many in the media have done.

Vanity Fair: Pope Francis “Man of the Year”

Sep 03, 2013

Strange but true: The Italian edition of Vanity Fair recently named Pope Francis “Man of the Year”, with glowing testimonials by, among others, Elton John: "Francis is a miracle of humility in an era of vanity. … The Pope seems to want to take the Church back to the old values of Christ and, at the same time, bring it into the 21st century," he said.


50th anniversary of opening of the Second Vatican Council

Jan 29, 2013

This year of Faith marks the 50th anniversary of opening of the Second Vatican Council. Learn more about it from the Canadian Bishops Conference:


Where was God?

Dec 17, 2012

For the first time, I am attaching one of my homilies, this one from September 2006, given a few days after the death of our parishioner Anastasia De Sousa. This is in response to the death of the children and others last week in Connecticut. Perhaps some of what I said that day will be helpful to someone. We don’t know the “why” of these events, except on a superficial level, but we know the “what”: what do I do in response? And that, as I said at Anastasia’s funeral a few days later, is to work together to build a civilization of love, beginning in our homes and our communities. The Holy Father said that the power of forgiveness, hope and reconciling love is what triumphs over violence and evil.

Homily September 2006: http://www.holynameofjesus.ca/parish/document/download/296

Forbidden Montreal: an ancient set of downtown tombs

Nov 26, 2012

Msgr Frank Leo, former Vatican diplomat and now a director of the Seminary, has visited Holy Name of Jesus over the years. Here he is giving a tour of the Grand Seminary to CTV News: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/special-report-forbidden-montreal-an-ancient-set-of-downtown-tombs-1.1043598

Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha

Oct 29, 2012

Next Sunday afternoon a Mass of Thanksgiving for the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha will take place at St. Joseph’s Oratory, presided by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte. Seating at the basilica is limited to less than 1800 places and access passes will be required. In addition, the crypt (800 seats) will be open to all.

Download the poster: www.diocesemontreal.org/tl_files/actualite/manchettes/2012-10/poster-Kateri-4Nov-bilingue.pdf

Interview with Father Jason Piper

Jan 29, 2012


Confession... there's an App for That

Apr 10, 2011

If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or and iPad, there is a new app to help you prepare for the Sacrament of Penance: Confession: A Roman Catholic App, found at


Android Anyone? Confession App isn't only on iOS anymore

Apr 10, 2011

If you're running an Android based smartphone consider getting the Confession: Roman Catholic App Little i Apps, LLC. It is the Android version of the popular iOS (iPhone) program. Get it here:


899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval, Québec, H7V 2X1
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(450) 688-3887
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