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Notre Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral – Hearst





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

Email: paroisse.pnda@gmail.com [2]

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.


Masses during the closing of the church
Dear Parishioners, please note that the church is closed to the public until further notice. Mass intentions will still be sung by the priests during the week and the weekend.

The weekend masses will be broadcast on our Facebook page for viewing and will be bilingual.

https://www.facebook.com/Paroisse-Notre-Dame-De-LAssomption [12]

Thank you for your support in these difficult times.


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.

[14]How to support your Notre-Dame-de l’Assomption Parish during the containment required by the Covid-19 pandemic

Parishioners can:

  1. Come to deposit their donation by envelope in a safe container dedicated to this purpose in the antechamber at the rectory.
  2. Make an “Interac E-Transfer” directly to the parish by email to: paroisse.pnda@gmail.com [2] . It’s a way to send your weekly contribution easily and safely.
  3. Post your donation by mail to: Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Parish, P.O. Box 817, Hearst ON P0L 1N0.

Thank you for your support during these difficult times.

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 [15]






Prions en église
Dear parishioners, the first door which gives access only to the entrance to the office will be unlocked to give you the chance to pick up your prions en église. Thank you for your understanding and your support!
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.