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Recent News and Events - March 2015

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...