It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the sudden death of Father Paul Gaudet on Remembrance Day morning, 11 November 2022.

His life ended peacefully in the historic Almonte parish rectory, where he served as Pastor for over six years.

These past few years, Fr. Paul faced his terminal illness and struggles with prayer and an unwavering faith in the Providence of God.


Rite of Reception of the Body will be held at the Church of the  Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte, on Tuesday, November 15th at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Fr. Gaudet will lie in state until 7 o’clock in the evening, at which time Solemn Vespers will be celebrated ( Public visitation 3:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.)

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday morning, November 16th at 11 o’clock on the morning  presided by the Most Rev. Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa;

A reception will then be held at the Almonte Legion, down the street from the church.

Rite of Committal in the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood will follow with Honours, presided by the Most Rev. Scott  C. McCaig, Military Ordinariate of Canada                                    

May the soul of this gentle priest Rest in Peace.

Requiescat in pace.




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.

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  – November 06, 2022.

10 November 22 – Unfortunately Mass is cancelled today. I think I have the flu. Sorry for the inconvenience.  Fr. Paul

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