Bishop Crosby's Christmas Message

Bishop Crosby's Christmas Message

"...this Christmas, remember these people – sisters and brothers in faith. Pray for them. One day they may be sitting beside you in your parish church..." [read more]

Pope Francis confirms his presence at the World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis confirms his presence at the World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis will offer Mass on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Arts on Sunday, September 27. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops anticipates that 1 – 2 million people will be present for the Mass. People attending the World Meeting of Families from within the Hamilton Diocese can register for the event through... [read more]

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Father Art Scidmore suffered a heart attack while celebrating Mass at St. Augustine's Parish in Dundas, we offer our prayers for his recovery. Father Ted Hughes will be formally installed as Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Waterloo. Our Office for Immigration and Refugees reports that in 2014, 31 families... [read more]

Christmas Office Hours

Christmas Office Hours

As we await the coming of Our Lord, we wish you a prayerful and patient Advent and soon: a happy and joy-filled Christmas. The Chancery Office and the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives Christmas Office hours are as follows... [read more]

Advent and Christmas Schedule at the Cathedral Basilica

May these days of Advent and the joys of the Christmas feast be a source of blessing to you and your family. Join us at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton for our celebration of Sunday Mass and the Christmas and New Year's Celebrations. [read more]

Jesuit Parish Holy Rosary in Guelph Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the building of Holy Rosary Church, the Parish celebrated Masses of Thanksgiving on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in early October. The Feast was celebrated by Bishop Daniel Miehm, in which he blessed the newly crafted Rosary... [read more]

Multicultural Mass

The many and diverse Parishes of our Diocese are invited to gather at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King for Sunday, January 18th at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Multicultural Mass. This special Mass highlights the many contributions and overall enrichment... [read more]

Hamilton and Port-au-Prince: Two Churches in Partnership

Fr. William Trusz from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Stoney Creek, Ontario hosts a weekly program on Radio Teopoli, AM 530 in Toronto and online every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. In November, Fr. Bill interviewed His Excellency, Auxiliary Bishop Miehm... [read more]

Conferring of Papal Honours

On November 23rd, Papal Honours were conferred upon 15 deserving recipients by Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada. We offer heartfelt congratulations to the recipients – all are eminently worthy! [read more]

Synod of Bishops on the Family

The Synod was a preparatory session bringing together Presidents of national Bishops' conferences, heads of Eastern Catholic Churches, and Vatican officials ahead of a larger Synod of Bishops to take place in 2015. Participants included a dozen or more voting members named... [read more]

Remembering Corporal Nathan Cirillo

At each Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King this weekend, a moment of silence will follow the homily and then all will join in singing “O Canada” which will be followed with petitions praying for the repose of Corporal Cirillo’s soul... [read more]


Pope Francis: "Our brothers and sisters are persecuted, they are pushed out, forced to leave their homes without the opportunity to take anything with them. To these families and to these people I would like to express my closeness and my steadfast prayer..." [read more]

Previously featured stories and events...

The theme for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is: Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. Taking place from September 22nd to 27th, 2015, the purpose of the meeting is to call together people from all over the world... [learn more]

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Mass for New Catholics


Wedding Anniversary Mass 2015


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