Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTH CENTRE, GUELPH celebrates 160 years of compassion care and courage - a long history of serving the community. The mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph was honoured last week at an exhibit of artifacts from their archives and from the Guelph Civic Museum. And it all began with a courageous Nun with 50 cents in her pocket and a hankering to care for the sick! What a blessing! [read more]

In Memoriam: Reverend Robert Stainsby

In Memoriam: Reverend Robert Stainsby

We regret to inform you of the death of Reverend Robert Stainsby, former Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Burlington. Father Stainsby died at his residence on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. In your charity, please pray for the repose of his soul, and for the consolation of his family and the many former parishioners he served in our Diocese. [read more]

CCCB <em>Journey through Advent</em> Video Series with Archbishop Bolen

CCCB Journey through Advent Video Series with Archbishop Bolen

Each week, the CCCB will release a video recording of a Bishop in Canada reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday of Advent. This year's reflections were developed in view of the Indigenous Delegation which will be travelling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from December 17 to 20, 2021. Each reflection is based one of the five essential stages of reconciliation: examen, confession, repentance, reparation (making amends), and reconciliation. Watch the videos: [read more]

2021 Papal Honours

2021 Papal Honours

On Sunday, November 21st, 2021, the Feast of Christ the King, the long-awaited Papal Honours were held at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Gerald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, conferred the Papal Honours on 1 Priest and 14 Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Hamilton. [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]

Advent Resource for Families

The Offices for Liturgy, Youth Ministry and Evangelization and Catechesis are pleased to bring you a weekly Advent resource that can be celebrated with family in your home. On the page you will find tips, videos and a simple prayer to be prayed around your wreath each Sunday of Advent. [read more]

Towards a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

Pope Francis is asking each and every one of us to become involved in the synodal process leading up to the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in 2023. Today we begin the first phase in our Diocese. We invite you to watch the video and share your voice by filling out the survey: [read more]

Year of the Family: Amoris Laetitia

We invite you to celebrate the beauty and joy of family with us during this year dedicated to family through our Year of Amoris Laetitia Family webpage. The year is an opportunity for us to examine, celebrate and reinvigorate all families and help them to see their essential value as the "Domestic Church." [read more]

Year of St. Joseph

On December 8 2020, Pope Francis declared a "Year of St. Joseph" marking the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. This year continues until December 8, 2021, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. [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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