Blessing and Opening of the Holy Door

Blessing and Opening of the Holy Door

The Holy Door of the Cathedral Basilica will be opened at a ceremony on December 13th, beginning at 7 p.m. Bishop Crosby will solemnly bless and open the Holy Door bearing the images of the Good Shepherd and Madonna della Strada. Bishop Crosby hopes to attend the opening of the Holy Doors of Rome on December 8th. Please pray for his journey! (CNS photo/Paul Haring) [read more]

Pastoral Letter for Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pastoral Letter for Jubilee Year of Mercy

"We will soon cross the threshold of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis and set to begin on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Throughout this Jubilee Year, we are called to contemplate divine mercy so that we may become “merciful like the Father.” Mercy is both an attribute of God and the clearest indicator of those who are his children. " [read more]

Death Notification - Reverend Monsignor Harvey Roach, P.A.

Death Notification - Reverend Monsignor Harvey Roach, P.A.

October 19, 1928 – November 15, 2015

We regret to inform that Reverend Monsignor Harvey Roach has passed away on November 15th, 2015. Please pray that Reverend Monsignor Harvey Roach may rest in the peace of Christ. [read more]

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

ADVENT PRAYER DAYS FOR PRIESTS TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, December 1st and 2nd, at the Cathedral Basilica in Hamilton and Our Lady of Lourdes in Waterloo. Fr. Thomas Murphy of the Legionaries of Christ is the speaker for the time of reflection. [read more]

Photos: Evening with Bishop Crosby

November 4th, 2015: The 5th Annual "Evening with Bishop Crosby" fundraiser dinner was a sold out event that raised over $23,000 in support of the Halton Catholic Children's Education Foundation (HCCEF)​, a registered charity that provides equitable educational opportunities for students to succeed in Halton. [read more]

Condolences to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris

Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has sent a letter conveying condolences and prayers to His Eminence André Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, following the tragic attacks in Paris, November 13, 2015. [read more]

Video: Mass of Thanksgiving: Year of Consecrated Life

November 1st, 2015: Part of the celebrations for the Year of Consecrated Life, a Mass of Thanksgiving was held at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph. May God continue to bless the Diocese of Hamilton with more faith-filled men and women called to live the vocation to Consecrated Life. watch video

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