Welcome to Holy Name of Mary Parish in Almonte, Ontario. First established in 1842, the church has a long history in the area. Please take some time to explore our new site. We hope you enjoy it.

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 25, 2021

July 09, 2021 – Mass for today, Friday July 09, 2021, has to be cancelled. I am still reacting to my second Covid shot. Please let others know. Thanks and sorry for the interruption,  Fr. Paul

June 19, 2021 – The Archdiocese has issued a statement on the discovery of a mass grave at a former Residential School in Kamloops, B.C. The statement can be read here.

June 19, 2021 – Archbishop Damphousse has issued a Message of Condolence and Support for the Muslim Community which can be read here.

June 07, 2021 – As you know the Government of Ontario has amended it’s re-opening plan for the province, including places of worship. As a result we will resume in person Masses starting this Friday, June 11 at 09:00am. No reservations are needed for weekday Masses.  There will be Masses on Saturday at 04:30pm and Sunday at 10:00am. Reservations will be required for the weekend Masses. Please call the office Tuesday to Thursday from 09:00am to 03:00pm at 256-1034 to register for weekend Masses.  Email will not be accepted. We will adjust Mass times as needed. Thank-you for your cooperation and welcome back. (I should’t say that as I junked Easter.)

May 05, 2021 – It was with great sadness that we heard about the discovery of the mass grave of 215 children from the Kamloops Residential school. Let us pray for the souls of those lost, for their families and all those who went through this Government of Canada program. Many people have asked questions about the role of the Catholic Church in the Residential School system. You can read the answers to some of the frequently asked questions here; provided by the Archdiocese of Toronto.  We are still waiting for the Government of Canada to take responsibility for their actions.

The flag in front of the rectory will remain at half staff until noon Saturday June 12. Many thanks to whoever started the shoe memorial on the front steps. I encourage those who wish to contribute to do so. Thank-you.

May 02, 2021 – The Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, the Most Revered Marcel Damphousse, has released a statement on the discovery of the mass grave of 215 children at a former residential school in BC. The statement can be read here.

May 01, 2021 – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a statement  on the discovery of the mass grave at a former residential school in BC. The statement can read here.

April 03, 2021 – Please note that because of the Government of Ontario’s current lockdown. there will be no public services at the church.  We will continue to record and post Masses on our website.


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