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Recent News and Events - March 2015
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.
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...
The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 24, 2015.
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 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..."
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...
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...
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!
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.
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...