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Recent News and Events - 2015

Christmas Season at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

Dec232015

Christmas Season at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

May the coming Christmas feast be a time to encounter the Lord's love and mercy in our homes, our families and in our Parish communities. Join us at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton for our Christmas and New Year celebrations.


Photos: Opening of the Holy Door

Dec212015

Photos: Opening of the Holy Door

On Sunday, December 13th, Bishop Crosby led over 900 strong through the Holy Doors at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. It was a wonderful event that marked the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.


Christmas Office Hours for 2015

Dec172015

Christmas Office Hours for 2015

As we await the coming of Our Lord during the sacred season of Advent, we are prayerful as we prepare for the beautiful feast of Christmas. The Chancery Office and the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives Christmas Office hours are as follows...


Visit to the Archdiocese of<br/> Port-au-Prince

Dec162015

Visit to the Archdiocese of
Port-au-Prince

Msgr. Murray Kroetsch and Msgr. Earl Talbot participated in a friendship and solidarity visit to the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, Haiti from November 26 – 30th. They were welcomed by Msgr. Serge Chadic, the Chancellor and Msgr. Pierre Philippe Jean-Pierre, the Vicar for Clergy.


Bishop Crosby's Christmas Letter

Dec112015

Bishop Crosby's Christmas Letter

Goodness abounds! This Christmas, as a counterpoint to the destructive forces of misery and terror that we have witnessed these past months, we must not forget that goodness abounds! More than not forgetting, let us be ready to point it out when we see it.


Preparing the Way: An Advent Reflection

Dec092015

Preparing the Way: An Advent Reflection

Earlier this month, students at Monsignor Doyle Secondary School performed a stunning presentation of movement, music and prayer. Their performance serves as a reflection for the season of Advent, and helps us prepare the way for Jesus' coming. Watch the video by clicking here:


<strong>Photos:</strong> Visit from Archbishop Lépine

Dec022015

Photos: Visit from Archbishop Lépine

At the invitation of His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, the Diocese of Hamilton welcomed Archbishop Christian Lépine from the Archdiocese of Montreal on the weekend of November 21st and 22nd. The Diocese was very happy to host the Archbishop and pray that his visit to our Diocese was an occasion of blessing for all.


Pastoral Letter for Jubilee Year of Mercy

Nov302015

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. "


<strong>Photos:</strong> Evening with Bishop Crosby

Nov232015

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.


Condolences to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris

Nov172015

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.


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

Nov162015

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.


Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child

Nov152015

Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child

Sunday, November 29th: With celebrant Bishop Daniel Miehm at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, this Mass is for anyone who has lost a child of any age from any cause, lost a child prior to birth, or who has had a still birth. Pray with us...


Coping with the Holidays

Nov142015

Coping with the Holidays

…when you have lost a loved one.

On Sunday, November 29th, join us for an afternoon of reflection and strategies for coping at Christmas, facilitated by Christina Walton, Grief Counsellor.


<strong>Video:</strong> Mass of Thanksgiving: Year of Consecrated Life

Nov022015

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.


St. Patrick's Restoration and Rededication

Oct282015

St. Patrick's Restoration and Rededication

After four months of intensive work, parishioners returning to St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge will find their building much changed. On Saturday October 31st, Bishop Crosby will join the 5 o’clock mass to rededicate the church and then be their guest at an informal Wine and Cheese reception in the parish hall.


Mass of Thanksgiving: Year of Consecrated Life

Oct272015

Mass of Thanksgiving: Year of Consecrated Life

On Sunday, November 1st at 3:00p.m. at Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph, Bishop Crosby will celebrate Mass for all the religious priests, sisters and brothers who serve in the Diocese of Hamilton. This Mass will mark the conclusion of the Year of the Religious proclaimed by Pope Francis.


Dedication Ceremony of Lost Child Prayer Garden

Oct262015

Dedication Ceremony of Lost Child Prayer Garden

On Sunday, November 1st, St. Aloysius Parish in Kitchener will have their dedication ceremony of their Lost Child Prayer Garden led by Bishop Douglas Crosby, followed by a communal lunch.


Death Notification - Reverend Monsignor Roger Formosi

Oct072015

Death Notification - Reverend Monsignor Roger Formosi

Reverend Monsignor Roger Formosi, died on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Please pray that Reverend Monsignor Roger Formosi may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Choir Members Needed

Oct062015

Choir Members Needed

Singers are invited to form a choir for two upcoming liturgical celebrations at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph, ON. Attendance at the two rehearsals is required for those who wish to sing at these celebrations: Saturday, October 24 from 2-3:30pm and Wednesday, October 28 from 7:30-9:00. All rehearsals will be held at the Basilica, 28 Norfolk Street in Guelph.


Register Today for Refugee Sponsorship Orientation Workshops

Oct052015

Register Today for Refugee Sponsorship Orientation Workshops

If you are interested in how you may be able to help a refugee overseas or learn about the Private Sponsorship for Refugees Program, registration is open to attend an upcoming orientation workshop, offered through the Office for Refugees. Workshops will run in October, November and December. Registration is limited. Please click here to read more.


Welcome to Mr. Raed Abdulmaseeh and Family

Sep282015

Welcome to Mr. Raed Abdulmaseeh and Family

The Office for Refugees of the Diocese of Hamilton recently had the pleasure of welcoming to the Chancery office the family of Mr. Raed Abdulmaseeh. The Abdulmaseeh family were privately sponsored to Canada through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program.


Planetary Pope with Father John McCarthy

Sep252015

Planetary Pope with Father John McCarthy

Please join us on SUNDAY OCTOBER 4th at 7:00pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King for Evening Prayer with Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI followed by a talk by internationally renowned speaker Father John McCarthy on the topic of Planetary Pope: The Ecology Encyclical of Pope Francis.


Follow the Papal Visit

Sep232015

Follow the Papal Visit

Don't miss a minute of the Papal visit! We are able to provide live streaming coverage of all events of the Holy Father's visit to the United States this week!


Diocesan Parish Secretaries Day of Reflection

Sep232015

Diocesan Parish Secretaries Day of Reflection

On Wednesday September 16, the Office of Discipleship & Parish Life was pleased to host the second annual Diocesan Parish Secretaries Day of Reflection at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.


The Red Mass

Sep222015

The Red Mass

The Most Reverend Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, welcomed the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild to the Annual Red Mass, celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton, Ontario, on September 8, 2015.


Bishops of Canada Endorse and Support Joint Fundraising Campaign for Syrian Refugees

Sep182015

Bishops of Canada Endorse and Support Joint Fundraising Campaign for Syrian Refugees

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has endorsed a joint fundraising campaign aimed at involving all the Church in Canada in order to assist Syrian refugees seeking shelter and protection in the Middle East and parts of Europe.


Assisted Suicide

Sep082015

Assisted Suicide

His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, issued a Pastoral Letter on Assisted Suicide on September 3, 2015. He encourages everyone to take part in the Government Consultation to provide our Catholic perspective.


Federal Election Guide 2015

Aug252015

Federal Election Guide 2015

The 2015 Federal Election Guide is prepared by the CCCB Commission for Justice and Peace. It has been customary for some years for the CCCB, in preparation for federal elections, to issue a reflection on key ethical and moral issues that voters, especially Catholics, are invited to consider.


Consecrated Life: Awake and Alive

Aug252015

Consecrated Life: Awake and Alive

This video celebrates Consecrated Life in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario containing many inspiring stories and thoughts that reveal why this vocation is a viable option in the Church today.


Rebecca McLaren

Aug192015

Rebecca McLaren

Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School, Milton. Rebecca has displayed exceptional academic success with a graduating average of 92% while displaying Catholic leadership qualities, both at her Parish and in the school community...


Alex Abraham

Aug172015

Alex Abraham

St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, Hamilton. Alex Abraham has achieved overall excellence in his graduating year at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. He is a very mature, hard-working, humble young man...


Miranda Cardinali

Aug132015

Miranda Cardinali

Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Hamilton. Miranda has taken part in several activities at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School while maintaining first class honours. She has been a member of the Student Council, serving as Spiritual Rep...


Video: Steubenville Toronto

Aug122015

Video: Steubenville Toronto

The Archdiocese of Toronto hosted its second annual Steubenville Toronto Conference on August 7-9. Steubenville Conferences invite the youth of Ontario to encounter Christ in a new and life-altering way.


James Jurus

Aug112015

James Jurus

Notre Dame Secondary School, Burlington. Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School is proud to announce that grade 12 student, James Jurus is the 2015 recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Award...


Marian Pilgrimage Days

Aug102015

Marian Pilgrimage Days

On Saturday, August 1st, St. Thomas the Apostle in Waterdown celebrated their fourth Marian Pilgrimage Day.


Photos: World Meeting of Families

Aug072015

Photos: World Meeting of Families

On Saturday, June 20th participants who will be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September gathered at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Waterdown.


Vanessa Gregorio

Jul292015

Vanessa Gregorio

Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School, Cambridge. Throughout the 4 years that she spent there, she took it upon herself to be an active participant in many of the wonderful extra-curricular activities offered at the school...


Michael Stramenga

Jul272015

Michael Stramenga

Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, Stoney Creek. Michael graduated among the top 5 students in his class. In addition to his outstanding academic performance he also demonstrated service and leadership to the Cardinal Newman community through his involvement in various organizations and sports...


Sali Antown

Jul232015

Sali Antown

Assumption Secondary School, Burlington. Sali Antown graduated from Assumption Secondary School in Burlington. She was born in Iraq and has travelled most of her life. Before coming to Canada, she lived in Iraq, Syria and India. She loves to travel and explore new environments and cultures...


Gabriela Roballo

Jul212015

Gabriela Roballo

Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Guelph. Gabriela is a young woman deeply rooted in her Catholic faith. To say Gabriela loves Jesus would be accurate, but insufficient. From a young age Gabriela has been called upon to live out her faith in Christ...


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Jun262015

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Bishop Matthew Ustrzycki came through last week’s surgery with flying colours! The 30 stitches that closed the wound are being removed today. The recent deaths of Monsignor Daniel Hinsperger and monsignor Joseph Sach were sad moments during these summer days.


Diaconate Ordination of Scott Whitfield

Jun242015

Diaconate Ordination of Scott Whitfield

On June 6th, 2015, Mr. Scott Whitfield was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate at St. Patrick's Parish in Hamilton by Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton. See photos and read a short reflection by Deacon Whitfield on his vocation journey...


Grandparents Matter... Fostering faith

Jun232015

Grandparents Matter... Fostering faith

The Offices of Catechesis, Discipleship & Parish Life, and Family Ministry invite you to a Workshop / Retreat Day.


Diocese of Hamilton Award: Kaitlin Brogan

Jun232015

Diocese of Hamilton Award: Kaitlin Brogan

The Diocese of Hamilton award is presented to a graduating student who has attained high academic proficiency, and who exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values, and a commitment to service in the community. This is the first year that this award is presented to a St. Jerome’s University graduating student...


Photos: Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass

Jun172015

Photos: Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass

On Sunday, June 7th, Bishop Crosby welcomed couples from the Hamilton Diocese celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 or 60+ years of marriage to the annual Anniversary Mass. Four-hundred-fifty-one couples registered to attend the Mass. Collectively the couples represent 20,001 years of marriage - a living legacy of love and commitment to the vows they professed so many years ago!


Diaconate Ordination of Mr. David John Reitzel

Jun172015

Diaconate Ordination of Mr. David John Reitzel

On June 5th, 2015 Mr. David John Reitzel was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate at St. Agnes Parish in Waterloo by Bishop Daniel Miehm, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton. See photos and read Deacon Reitzel's vocation journey...


Year of Consecrated Life<br /><strong>Religious Communities Dinner</strong>

Jun162015

Year of Consecrated Life
Religious Communities Dinner

The evening was an occasion for the Diocese to thank and honour the Religious during the year of Consecrated Life initiated by Pope Francis November 23, 2014. It was also an opportunity for the many and diverse religious communities serving in the Diocese of Hamilton to gather in prayer and community...


Job opportunity: Program Director, Catholic Leadership Program

Jun152015

Job opportunity: Program Director, Catholic Leadership Program

The Catholic Leadership Program Director is responsible for the management, co-ordination, and administration of all activities related to the organization and delivery of the Diocese of Hamilton Catholic Leadership Program (DHCLP)...


The Joy of the Sacraments

Jun102015

The Joy of the Sacraments

Video: Bishop Crosby along with priests, parish ministers, parents and children from across the Diocese of Hamilton describe the particular joy that moments of Sacramental Preparation can be.


Marian Pilgrimage Days

Jun052015

Marian Pilgrimage Days

July 4th: Join a gathering of prayer and meditation as we honour Our Lady of Fatima at a Mass, an outdoor Rosary, lunch, Stations of the Cross and Benediction at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown...


Annual Celebration of Priesthood and Religious Life Dinner

Jun032015

Annual Celebration of Priesthood and Religious Life Dinner

With over 450 people in attendance, the Serra Club of Hamilton celebrated the its annual Priesthood and Religious Life Banquet on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Liuna Station in Hamilton...


March for Life 2015

May302015

March for Life 2015

On Thursday, May 14th close to 25,000 people gathered in Ottawa on Parliament Hill to support life and protest the lack of laws against abortion in Canada. Amongst those gathered were hundreds from the Hamilton Diocese, including students from several of our Catholic schools boards...


Photos: The Sounds of Joy

May292015

Photos: The Sounds of Joy

High-school students from across the Diocese of Hamilton gathered at the Hamilton Convention Centre on May 26, 2015 to share their talents with the greater community in the first annual talent show "Sounds of Joy". This year's celebration was hosted and organized by the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic School Board. See photos from the event!


Theology on Tap

May212015

Theology on Tap

May 28th: Topic: "A Recipe for Faith, Choosing and Using the Best Ingredients" with Anne Jamieson, Director of the Hamilton Diocese Catechesis Office. Theology on Tap is an opportunity for attendees to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment...


Wake up the World: Young Adult Rally

May132015

Wake up the World: Young Adult Rally

Story & photos: Many young people from across Hamilton Diocese gathered at Mount Mary Immaculate in Ancaster on Sunday, May 3, for this rally on the Year of Consecrated Life. They were joined by religious, priests, sisters and brothers who serve in many different apostolates...


National Week of Life and Family

May092015

National Week of Life and Family

Each year the Church in Canada designates one week as a special time for prayer and reflection on life and the family. In light of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada relative to the issue of assisted suicide, it is appropriate that we turn our attention to the call of the family to draw near to the dying...


Catholic Education Week<br /><strong>May 3rd - 8th, 2015</strong>

May082015

Catholic Education Week
May 3rd - 8th, 2015

‘Exploring’ means setting out to find something new. You can explore by going out to new places or you can explore by taking a fresh look at something you have known for a long time. When you explore your minds and hearts must be open to listen and see and discover...


The Sounds of Joy

May062015

The Sounds of Joy

Tuesday, May 26th:
The Diocese of Hamilton presents the Sounds of Joy: Celebrating the Talent In Our Catholic Schools


Annual Musicians Retreat

May052015

Annual Musicians Retreat

May 9th: St. Francis of Assisi, St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits have profoundly influenced our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and his leadership of the Church. This retreat for musicians will explore...


Kenya Missionary Oblates visit with Bishop Crosby

Apr282015

Kenya Missionary Oblates visit with Bishop Crosby

Four Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate from the Kenya Mission of OMI Lacombe Canada Province stopped in to visit Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI. Bishop Crosby is a member of the Congregation. The missionary Priests spoke at Parishes in the Diocese of Hamilton over a weekend in April...


Bishop Crosby's Easter Message

Apr242015

Bishop Crosby's Easter Message

At the beginning of our 40 day Lenten journey, we were marked with ashes in the Sign of the Cross – a stark reminder that we are going to die, all of us, sooner or later. Now, at the Easter celebrations, those ashes are washed away...


Thanksgiving Mass:<br />John Paul II and John XXIII

Apr222015

Thanksgiving Mass:
John Paul II and John XXIII

Join us in a celebration of thanksgiving for the Canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII in either Guelph or Hamilton. Each of the celebrations will feature a personal testimony from Floribeth Moira Diez, whose miraculous healing was the cause for the Canonization of John Paul II.


Wake up the World!

Apr202015

Wake up the World!

May 3rd: Calling all young adults! A youth rally is happening at Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster. Let's wake up the world to the beauty of life in Jesus Christ!


Bishop's Statement on the Health and Physical Education  Curriculum 2015

Apr152015

Bishop's Statement on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum 2015

"The newly revised Health and Physical Education curriculum was released by the Ontario government on Monday, February 23, with plans for implementation to begin in September of this year..."


Evaluating Liturgical Music<br />Resources in Canada

Apr102015

Evaluating Liturgical Music
Resources in Canada

Deadline for submissions is April 30th
Now that the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal has been published in English, the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments (English Sector) realizes that new music resources are needed. To this end, work has begun on a new collection...


Canada's First Pope John Paul II Day

Apr022015

Canada's First Pope John Paul II Day

Today is Canada’s first Pope John Paul II Day after MP Wladislaw Lizon’s Private Member’s Bill C-266 - An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day - received Royal Assent this past December. This is a special day to recall and commemorate the significant impact and contribution Saint Pope John Paul II had on the world and Canada...


Photos: Chrism Mass 2015

Apr022015

Photos: Chrism Mass 2015

This Mass, which the Bishop concelebrates with his college of Priests and at which he consecrates the Holy Chrism and blesses the other oils, manifests the communion of Priests with their Bishop...


The Prepared Environment: <br/>Journeying Joyfully Together With Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Mar312015

The Prepared Environment:
Journeying Joyfully Together With Jesus, the Good Shepherd

May 1st: Speaker Kathleen Ennis has been a catechist and formation leader in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for over 25 years. This workshop is for current catechists, parents and all who accompany children on their faith journey.


Pope Francis' Letter to Young People for the 30th World Youth Day 2015

Mar302015

Pope Francis' Letter to Young People for the 30th World Youth Day 2015

We continue our spiritual pilgrimage toward Kraków, where in July 2016 the next international World Youth Day will be held. As our guide for the journey we have chosen the Beatitudes. Last year we reflected on the beatitude of the poor in spirit...


2015 Clergy Appointments

Mar302015

2015 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 24, 2015.


Marriage Enrichment/Encounter Weekend

Mar292015

Marriage Enrichment/Encounter Weekend

April 11-12: designed for couples who are contented with their relationship, yet wish to connect on a deeper level with their spouse. Couples spend time together reconnecting...


Bishop's Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Mar182015

Bishop's Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Bishop Crosby: "As Catholics we understand the dignity of every human person and believe that care for the sick, dying and elderly takes a loving and compassionate form in palliative care. Please take the time to read the statement from the CCCB President, Archbishop Durocher, whose words echo my feelings..."


Photos: Rite of Election

Mar172015

Photos: Rite of Election

On February 22nd, Catechumens from parishes across the entire Diocese gathered for the Rite of Election, at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. As the Parishes named the candidates, the catechumens stood up, acknowledging their intention...


Pope Francis and the Synod:<br />an eyewitness account

Mar122015

Pope Francis and the Synod:
an eyewitness account

March 26: A speaker series for Lent 2015: Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Salt + Light Television network, and frequent national newspaper columnist. In October 2008, he was appointed by the Vatican as the English-speaking...


<em>Ecce quam bonum! How good it is!</em>

Mar092015

Ecce quam bonum! How good it is!

When seventeen young men entered the Novitiate of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1968, the first hymn we learned was Psalm 133 – in Latin! As I begin these reflections on the Consecrated Life the good memories and deep emotions of those first days well up within me – How good it is!


Religious Communities Ministering in the Diocese

Mar082015

Religious Communities Ministering in the Diocese

During this year, we highlight those Religious Communities who are currently ministering in the Diocese of Hamilton. We pray in thanksgiving for the witness of their lives and the contributions they make to our Church in Hamilton Diocese.


Discernment Retreats: March 2015

Mar032015

Discernment Retreats: March 2015

The Vocations Office is happy to offer Vocation Retreats in the Diocese of Hamilton for both men and women. The focus of these retreats will be to learn basic principles of discernment, what to pay attention to in prayer and how to distinguish...


Water of Life: Lenten Reflection

Feb252015

Water of Life: Lenten Reflection

The School Sisters of Notre Dame invite us to join with them in this Lenten Season as they reflect on the priceless gift of water in our world today. I invite you to take the time to enter into this wonderful reflection...


Christian Meditation with Children

Feb192015

Christian Meditation with Children

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the Diocesan Partnership for Catholic Education hosted a day with Fr. Laurence Freeman, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation. Educators from all of the Catholic School Boards in the Diocese, St. Jerome's University and parishioners...


No Shade of Grey – Better for your Children

Feb182015

No Shade of Grey – Better for your Children

There has been a lot of media attention given to the upcoming movie 50 Shades of Grey. The movie is being promoted as a love story; ultimately it is anything but a love story. Many experts fear the impact it will have on those who see it, in particular young people....


Conscience Rights for Ontario Physicians: <strong>Have Your Say</strong>

Feb162015

Conscience Rights for Ontario Physicians: Have Your Say

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario are consulting the public regarding their proposed policy about Professional Obligations and Human Rights. It is a troublesome policy in that it seeks to limit the moral and ethical rights of physicians in matters related to conscience. Respond by Feb 20th.


Admission to Candidacy and the Institution to the Ministry of Acolyte

Feb152015

Admission to Candidacy and the Institution to the Ministry of Acolyte

Four aspirants to the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Hamilton became "candidates" on Saturday, January 17, 2015 through the Rite of Admission to Candidacy at a ceremony officiated by the Most Rev. Daniel Miehm, Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton and Moderator of Permanent Deacons...


Message of Pope Francis on the 23rd World Day of the Sick

Feb112015

Message of Pope Francis on the 23rd World Day of the Sick

February 11, 2015: "Occasionally our world forgets the special value of time spent at the bedside of the sick, since we are in such a rush; caught up as we are in a frenzy of doing, of producing, we forget about giving ourselves freely, taking care of others, being responsible for others..."


Sow Much Love to Give

Feb042015

Sow Much Love to Give

Lent is the time to prepare for Easter. It is a time of contemplation, prayer and sacrifice for Catholics around the world. Each year, Development and Peace organizes a campaign called Share Lent. This Lent, we are called to learn, to pray and to act ...


Multicultural Mass 2015

Feb032015

Multicultural Mass 2015

On January 18, 2015, in recognition of the World Day for Migrants and Refugees, Bishop Daniel Miehm and members of our many multicultural communities, joined together to celebrate the annual Diocesan Multicultural Mass.


St. Martin’s Manor celebrated 60 years

Jan292015

St. Martin’s Manor celebrated 60 years

Young mothers at St. Martin’s Manor present a reading of a poem to those gathered at the celebration. It was a heart-felt affirmation of their commitment to their children and themselves to be loving and supportive parents. Learn more about St. Martin's Manor...


Investiture of Monsignors

Jan282015

Investiture of Monsignors

On Sunday June 29th, 2014 the Diocese celebrated the Investiture of Monsignors for Father Rogers Formosi, Father Daniel Hinsperger, Father Raymond Modeski and Father Earl Talbot. The newly named Monsignors received their Parchments from Pope Francis honouring them as Chaplains of His Holiness.


World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia

Jan282015

World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia

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. People attending the World Meeting of Families from within the Hamilton Diocese can register...


Synod of Bishops on the Family

Jan282015

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...


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

Jan282015

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...


Synod 2015 Questionnaire

Jan272015

Synod 2015 Questionnaire

Pope Francis has called a Synod of Marriage and Family to be held in October of 2015 which is to include Bishops from around the world. The Bishops have been asked to provide input on the Lineamenta, the "working document". You are invited to participate in the gathering of information from the Diocese of Hamilton...


Christian Healing Training

Jan152015

Christian Healing Training

In November 2001, a symposium on healing prayer was held in Rome. It was jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services office at the Vatican. The President of ICCRS asked Henri Lemay to undertake a project...


Multicultural Mass

Jan132015

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...


Christian Meditation

Jan072015

Christian Meditation

February 26th: Join us at St. Michael’s Church for an opportunity to learn and pray with the Church’s ancient tradition of Christian Meditation at 6.00 p.m. on the following dates...