Notre Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral

815 Kitchener Street

P.O. Box 817

Hearst  ON P0L 1N0

Tel.: (705) 362-4042

Fax: (705) 362-4650


Parish Priests:

  • Rev. Maxwell Ojukivu
  • Rev. Fernand Villeneuve 
  • Rev. Aimé Minkala

Administrative Assistant: Cloé Lepage St. Amour





The office is closed until further notice. Contact by telephone only if necessary.

  • Open from Tuesday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pastors are available by appointment Tuesday to Friday.


All masses cancelled until further notice.

Chrism Mass and Holy Week Masses:

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19, Bishop Bourgon canceled the Chrism Mass and the Holy Week Masses to the general public. These celebrations will be broadcast live from the Cathedral through our Facebook page:

Hours for Celebrations:

Chrism Mass: Monday April 6 at 7 p.m.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:15pm

Good Friday: 3 p.m. for the passion narrative and 7:15 p.m. for the Way of the Cross

Holy Saturday: Mass at 7:15 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Mass at 10 a.m.

Join us as we celebrate the Lord’s Passion and Resurrection and as we pray for our world in this difficult times. My blessings are with you and your families during this time. These celebrations will be bilingual.

Mgr. Robert Bourgon

You can add your own special intentions on our Facebook page and we will pray for you. May God bless you all and heal our land, Amen!

That said, all masses are canceled and the presbytery office is closed to the public, but you can contact the office by phone.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic afflicting us, we are taking the following actions until further notice:

The parish is to close its doors to the public until further notice.

Masses and church activities are canceled until further notice.

Pray for those affected and the caregivers.



Baptisms: please notify us as soon as possible after birth. Baptism is usually celebrated on Sunday, but other arrangements can be made.

Weddings: to allow for preparation, please meet the priest at least six months before your wedding.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: at the rectory or weekdays before masses. 

Sacrament of the Sick: if someone is sick at home, do not hesitate to call the priest.

Special Collections 2020
Dear parishioners, please note that there has been a change in the Special Collections envelopes for the year 2020. The quest envelope of November 15, 2020, originally sent to “Catholic Missions” has been changed to contribute to ” Priests’ Retreat and Pension ”. Thank you for your understanding.

News – March 19, 2020:

As you know, everything is changing rapidly and new clearer directives from the Porcupine Health Unit have been issued concerning churches. Our diocese is therefore following these new directives concerning Masses and all gatherings.  

For your information, please review the following most recent March 17, 2020  directives/communique from the Porcupine Health Unit :

Porcupine Health Unit Covid-19 March 17, 2020 Update






  • Pioneer Home – Masses cancelled
    Dear residents of the Pioneer Home, Masses in the Home will be canceled until further notice due to the Corona Virus.
  • Refer to the weekly bulletin for all monthly activities  for the Hearst Action Club (Club Action Hearst); Groupe Joie de Vivre – Al-Anon (Joy of Life Al-Anon Group) ; the Knights of Columbus and the Daughters of Isabella.