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Recent News and Events - 2017
Bishop Crosby, Bishop Tonnos, Bishop Ustrzycki and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario are currently in Rome for their Ad limina visit. Check back here regularly for updates on their visit!
Catholic Education week begins on April 30th. This year's theme is Walking Forward Together. Check out Bishop Crosby's video message and some behind the scenes photos and footage!
Bishop Daniel Miehm was installed as Bishop of Peterborough in a beautiful ceremony on Wednesday. Archbishop Brendan O’Brien, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kingston, presided over the installation and led him to the Cathedra – the Bishop’s Chair.
The Diocese of Hamilton released a pamphlet with information regarding Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide. This pamphlet helps to understand the stance of the Catholic Church and answer any questions.
Every year, when we celebrate Canada Day, we rejoice in our nation’s achievements, both past and present, and look expectantly to the future with hope. This year, in particular, as we mark the sesquicentennial of Confederation
It has become increasingly clear in recent years that Canada is facing a serious substance abuse crisis. Although this problem has existed in various forms for some time, the recent deaths of so many Canadians due to overdoses is alarming.
Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for the month of April is for "Young People". We pray "that young people may respond generously to their vocation..."
On Monday, April 10th, Bishop Crosby led the celebration of the Chrism Mass
The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
A list of Masses and Celebrations at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King during Holy Week.
Throughout the Lenten season this year, Development and Peace has been working on an initiative called The Solidarity Quilt. This quilt is a project and pilgrimage to celebrate Development and Peace's 50th Anniversary.
At the Easter Vigil, we celebrate the light of Christ which we carry, filled with hope, into a world of darkness and uncertainty. In the shadow of the Sainte-Foy massacre this past February, with tensions escalating between nuclear powers and refugees on the move, the invocation of hope seems premature to some and dangerously naïve to others.
6 Volumes of the Saint John's Bible were on display on March 11 at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The event was put together by the Diocese of Hamilton in partnership with St. Jerome's University and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
On Sunday, March 5th, the first Sunday of Lent, the Rite of Election was celebrated at two locations within our Diocese.
Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., in his capacity as President of the CCCB, has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concerning the recent decision by the Government of Canada to provide $650 million toward “sexual and reproductive health and rights”. Bishop Crosby states in his letter that the policy and vision of the government are in conflict ...
On February 16th 2017, the new Altar of Sacrifice in St. Mary’s Church ─Paroquia de Santa Maria, Hamilton was dedicated by the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.
Due to inclement weather the offices at the Diocese of Hamilton will be closed
Today His Excellency, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, announced that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. He will be installed as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough on April 19, 2017.
Saturday, March 11th, at the RBG, Sabrina Hall, outlines some of the insects featured in The Saint John's Bible and their importance while Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, explores the story line of the flora and fauna and the role they play in the Historical Books of The Saint John's Bible.
On Sunday, February 26th, Cardinal Collins joined the Diocese of Hamilton in the reception of the 3rd Volume to join our Saint John's Bible Collection: Letters and Revelation.
Pope Francis has requested that for the month of March our prayer intentions are for "Support for Persecuted Christians: That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church."
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of ON requires physicians to make an “effective referral” for assisted suicide and euthanasia. Many Catholic physicians and other caregivers are unable to do this in good conscience and are being forced to choose between their conscience and their careers.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, more than 200 students from high schools throughout the Hamilton Diocese gathered at the Nicholas Mancini Centre in Hamilton for the Culture of Life Leadership Conference.
On February 13th, 2017 Bishops Crosby and Bird wrote an opinion editorial for the Hamilton Spectator about the moral responsibility of providing a living wage. This was the result of the 2016 social audit where no improvement has been found for those living in poverty in the City of Hamilton.
February 11th is the World Day of the Sick. It is a day we are encouraged to pray for the sick and suffering along with those who work hard to ease the pain of the sick.
Pope Francis has requested that for the Month of February we "Welcome the Needy" and remember them in our prayers.
Bishop Crosby addresses the attack carried out against the Centre culturel islamique de Québec on Sunday evening. As persons of faith, we pray earnestly for the souls of the victims and that consolation and peace be bestowed upon those who suffer their loss.
Tomorrow afternoon the Chancery Office is hosting the 3rd workshop in a six-part course called Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics. This course is facilitated by Sister Mary Heather MacKinnon SSND.D. Min, who has been guiding the group through the book Illuminating the Way.
On January 15th we recognized migrants and refugees in many places around the world. This day known as World Day of Migrants and Refugees, was instituted by Saint Pius X in 1914.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world January 18 to 25, 2017, on the theme Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us (2 Corinthians 5:14-20).
Please join Bishop Crosby in celebrating our upcoming Multicultural Mass on January 15, 2017.
On February 26th, the diocese will receive the third volume to arrive - Volume 7: Letters and Revelation.
We regret to inform you that Reverend Garfield (Gary) Palangio, C.R., died on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Please pray that he may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and Religious Community may be consoled in their faith in Christ.