Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

A SECOND INFORMATION BROCHURE on the Synod on Synodality is now available at the parish churches of our Diocese. The new brochure provides fundamental information about the Synod, its goals and processes. This is the second of three brochures prepared to inform parishioners about the Synod on Synodality which is in the preparation stage now, and taking place in Vatican City this Fall, and the Fall of 2024. [read more]

Spring Webinar Series: <em>The Call of the Catechist</em>

Spring Webinar Series: The Call of the Catechist

The CCCB National Office for Evangelization and Catechesis is hosting a three-part webinar series on "The Call of the Catechist". Our Diocesan Office for Evangelization and Catechesis is pleased to follow the webinars with a series of "Catechist Coffee Times" - online gatherings of our Diocesan community dedicated to prayer and debrief of the good and important information received in these workshops... [read more]

Season of Lent<br/>Journey of Penance

Season of Lent
Journey of Penance

Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of close attention to God's Word and of more fervent prayer, believers are prepares to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023, and continues until the beginning of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening, on April 6th, 2023. [read more]

Holy Father's Message for Lent 2023

Holy Father's Message for Lent 2023

"Dear brothers and sisters, may the Holy Spirit inspire and sustain us this Lent in our ascent with Jesus, so that we may experience his divine splendour and thus, confirmed in faith, persevere in our journey together with him, glory of his people and light of the nations..." [read more]

Register for the Wedding Anniversary Mass: Sunday, April 16, 2023

For couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60th plus Wedding Anniversary! The annual Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 1:30PM in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton. Register for the Mass: [read more]

Forward Together in Christ

Forward Together in Christ was initiated to help the Bishop of Hamilton discern the best way to move the Diocese forward after the struggles and limitations imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Once a committee was established, consisting of representatives from the clergy, chancery staff and a lay pastoral minister, it was decided to gather... [read more]

Journey through Lent

As we continue to Journey through Lent, we invite you to watch the CCCB video series available on their website. This year's Lenten reflections are delivered by His Eminence Gerald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, and the Most Reverend Brian Joseph Dunn, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth. [read more]

#TheBibleSpeaks: Bible Sunday

In Lectionary Year A, the Church reflects deeply on the Gospel of Matthew. To help us in our exploration through this synoptic Gospel, the Diocese is pleased to provide resources for adults and grades 6-8 for Bible Sunday on January 23rd, 2023 and throughout Year A. [read more]

Synod Results from the Diocese of Hamilton

Thank you to all who participated in the initial stage of the preparation for the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in Rome in October 2023 on the theme of Synodality: Communion, Participation and Mission. Over 2,000 submissions were received in the Diocese of Hamilton, including both individual and group responses. Every effort was made to include your thoughts in the Diocesan summary... [read more]

Information on Residential Schools:
To Inform, To Encourage, To Heal

"The sad legacy of Residential Schools and the reality that Catholic entities participated in the Government policy which removed Indigenous children from their families and from their culture has once again been brought to the attention of Canadians." Read the Pastoral Letter from Bishop Douglas Crosby, and learn more about residential schools, including actions and commitments. [read more]

Live-streamed and Prerecorded Masses in the Diocese of Hamilton

Parishes throughout the Diocese are providing the opportunity to watch both livestreams and prerecorded Masses. The list is organized according to Deanery - find your local parish or find a time that is convenient for you to celebrate Mass at home. [read more]

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