Douglas Crosby


Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., D.D.

Heart to Heart

Bishop Crosby's weekly letter to clergy and parishioners in the Diocese.


THESE MOST HOLY OF DAYS IN THE CHURCH’S LITURGICAL CALENDAR call us to recall the saving gift of Jesus Christ, the total oblation of himself – to the will of the Father for our salvation! It is the source of our joy and light in the midst of the darkness we experience too often. May you experience life and light over these holy days – and share the good news of the Lord’s Resurrection in all you say and do!  [read more]


THE CHANCERY PERSONNEL GATHERS TODAY to express thanks and bid farewell to Bishop Daniel Miehm, Bishop-designate of Peterborough. The reception takes place in McNally Hall at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Bishop Miehm has served for many years at the Chancery on several committees.  [read more]


YOUTH RALLY 2017, co-sponsored by the Diocesan Youth Office and the CYO, will take place on June 3rd, at Camp Brebeuf in Rockwood. Registration is well underway – the plan is to welcome 500 young people along with 100 leaders. The theme is: ALL ARE WELCOME! The day will be packed with activities including a keynote address, workshops, Mass, campfire, and fellowship!  [read more]


Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Daniel Miehm to lead the Diocese of Peterborough, recently vacated by the appointment of Bishop William McGrattan to Calgary. The appointment was announced this morning by Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada.  [read more]


LAST EVENING’S ANNUAL C.Y.O. CHILDREN’S FUNDRAISER was another huge success! This year’s Honourary Campers, Molly and Claire, stole our hearts and their parents reassured us that financial support for the Camp Marydale ‘One-to-One’ program is a very worthy cause indeed! Congratulations to CYO Director, John Spatazzo, and his team for another spectacular evening!  [read more]


The Annual Bishop's Charities Dinner Dance which is organized by the Knights of Columbus in the Hamilton area takes place tomorrow evening at Carmen’s Banquet Centre. This is the 32nd year for the event  [read more]


The statue “St. Leo” by world renowned artist William McElcheran was unveiled outside McMaster Divinity College on Monday. The Hamilton sculptor (1927-1999) designed and provided all of the artwork for the Chapel in the center of McMaster University campus


The Honourable Michael Coteau, the new Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, visited the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CCASH) yesterday afternoon. The visit provided an opportunity for him to hear from staff about the good work and innovations of CCASH for the benefit of children in their care.  [read more]


The Wearing of the Green is an annual luncheon on St. Patrick’s Day at Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre in Hamilton, during which the “Irish Person of the Year” is honoured. This year, St. Patrick Parish, Hamilton and Father Tony O’Dell, OMI, were unanimously chosen.  [read more]


THE LUNAR NEW YEAR is celebrated in some of our cultural Parishes this weekend. Saturday, January 28th marks the New Year. Vietnamese Martyrs Mission in Waterloo celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish last weekend. This weekend celebrations will take place in our Korean and Vietnamese communities in Hamilton and Kitchener. We offer our congratulations and good wishes to the Asian Priests and parishioners in our Diocese who mark the beginning of the Year of the Rooster!  [read more]