HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH
45 2nd Avenue
P.O. Box 220
Hornepayne ON P0M 1Z0
Non Resident Priest – Rev. John Okoh
Cell : 705-372-3801
Secretary/Treasurer: Armand LeFort
There are no fixed office hours. The priest administrator is in the presbytery from Sunday to Tuesday from 11:00 a.m.
The mass celebration schedule is provided in your weekly parish bulletin.
As you must have heard, the Government of Ontario is asking us to stay home as much as possible, while allowing us to gather for masses with a maximum of 10 people.
Therefore, due to the extension of Covid restrictions, Mass will be live-streamed from Mattice with Father John every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. until the lockdown lifts. Mass can be viewed on our Facebook page for Holy Name of Jesus Hornepayne Parish.
Following is the Hearst-Moosonee Diocese Inter-Par of December 27th. This is an important message from Mgr Prendergast, S. J., Diocesan Administrator, regarding provincial measures and our own personal arrangements at this time of isolation.
To view Spiritual message from Father John Oko:
June 18, 2020
Please note the following poster “Health and Safety Rules to Protect Against Covid-19 At The Entrance And In The Church”, as provided by the Catholic Church of Montreal . (Click on the poster to enlarge)
June 17, 2020
The Diocese is looking at the possibility of organizing an ecumenical celebration in each area of the diocese once we are freed from constraints of government restrictions. This would be for ALL Catholic and non-Catholic people who have lost a loved one during this pandemic.
For additional details, please refer to the following June 17, 2020 letter from Bishop Robert Bourgon. To show your interest and to better prepare for those celebrations you are invited to contact the Bishop’s office.
June 9, 2020:
As you have certainly heard in the media, the churches have received government approval to celebrate Sunday and daily masses with social distancing starting this Friday, June 12 at 12:01 pm. The government allows us to accommodate 30% of the capacity of the church with the distance of 2 meters or 6 feet between each person.
More detailed information concerning “church operations during pandemic emergency situations” is available on
March 19, 2020
As you know, everything is changing rapidly and new clearer directives from the Porcupine Health Unit have been issued on March 17, 2020 concerning churches. Our diocese is therefore following these new directives concerning Masses and all gatherings.
As of March 19th, ALL MASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
For your information, please review the following most recent directives/communique from the Porcupine Health Unit :
|April 1, 2020
In the context of the new corona virus COVID-19 epidemic, we are mostly preoccupied with the health and well-being of the parishioners of the Holy Name of Jesus parish and we pray that the Lord protects us all and very particularly those of us who are vulnerable or who care for the sick.
We have the delicate task of addressing the question of the financial impact of the suspension of Sunday Liturgies because of this pandemic. As you well know, our parish relies enormously on the Sunday collection to pay its expenses. Furthermore, our other sources of revenue are also diminishing at this time.
We understand that we are living in a time of crisis and we are all touched in one way or another by COVID-19. In prayer, we invite you to evaluate how you can continue to support our parish to ensure that it can carry on—maybe some of you will be able to do a little bit more while others need to scale back.
You can do your part in one of many ways:
Let us continue to practice solidarity during these trying times and participate in our own way in the healing ministry of Christ.
Rev. John Okoh