Our Story


Our Catholic schools are Christ-centred and therefore it is only fitting to have a school called Holy Name of Jesus, in other words, named after Jesus himself. After all, being true to the memory of Jesus, living and teaching his message, creating a community of faith, worship and service inspired by His example, is what Catholic Education is all about. At Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School, the members of the school community celebrate Example, Enthusiasm and Excellence through His holy Name. The students try hard to live up to following Christ's example, to be enthusiastic about learning and to stive for excellence in everything they do.

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School's original date of construction was in 1964 with a population of 761 students. During the early 70's Holy Name of Jesus School housed three different school communities. In 1971-72 St. Columba students attended until their new school was constructed. In 1972-73 St. Patrick students attended while their school was being renovated. In 1973-74 St. Anthony of Padua students attended until their new school was completed. During these years many classes were accommodated in various ways.
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School also acted as a Mission Church for the community. Sunday Masses were held in the school and the community members were able to break bread together. During the 70's Holy Name of Jesus School library was open during the summer for students in the school. Students borrowed books throughout the summer to help them maintain and improve their literacy skills.

Students in 1980 planted the two big trees in the front yard, one to commemorate the death of Terry Fox and the other to promote World Peace. Students past and present continue to work hard at reaching out to others in the community.

Many former students now as adults have moved back into the neighbourhood to send their children to their alma mater. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School continues to be a Faith community hub for people to come together to learn through Example, Enthusiasm and Excellence.


Holy Name of Jesus
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The Holy Name of Jesus refers to the theological and devotional use of the name of Jesus. The reverence and affection with which Catholics have regarded the Holy Name of Jesus goes back to the earliest days of Christianity.

We give honour to the Name of Jesus, because it reminds us of all the blessings we receive through our Holy Redeemer.


Holy Name of Jesus Prayer

In the Name of Jesus we obtain every blessing and grace for time and eternity, for Christ has said: "If you ask the Father anything in my name he will give it you." (John 16:23)

Praise to the Holy Name of Jesus

O Glorious Name of Jesus,
gracious Name,
Name of love and of power!
Through You sins are forgiven,
enemies are vanquished,
the sick are freed from illness,
the suffering are made strong and cheerful.
You bring honor to believers,
instruction to preachers,
strength to those who toil,
and sustenance to the weary.

Our love for You is ardent and glowing,
through You our prayers are heard.
The souls of those who contemplate You
are filled to overflowing;
and all the blessed in heaven
are filled with Your glory.
Grant that we too may reign with them
through this Your most Holy Name. Amen.

Feast Day:

The Holy Name of Jesus second Sunday after Epiphany. The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. This feast is also celebrated on January 3.

Since the 16th century Catholic piety has associated entire months to special devotions. The devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus has been traditionally associated with the month of January, due to its celebration on January 3.

The name Jesus was given to the Holy Child at God's command (Luke 1:31).

The Holy Name is all-powerful because of the Person who bears it; we honor it because of the command of Christ, that we should pray in His Name and because it reminds us of all the blessings we receive through our Holy Redeemer. Hence St. Paul was able to write to the Philippians: ". . .at the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth" (Phil. 2:10).

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High (YouTube)

Land Acknowledgement

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation