Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, DD

Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, DD

Bishop David Douglas Crosby, Oblate of Mary Immaculate (OMI), ninth Bishop of Hamilton, was born in Marathon, Ontario, to David and Natalie Crosby, on June 28, 1949. He was the first of seven children.

Bishop Crosby was ordained a priest with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1975, and served as Associate Pastor, Pastor, Vocation Director, and Provincial Superior of the Order. He was ordained Bishop in 1998 and first served as Bishop of Labrador City-Schefferville.

In 2003, he was appointed Bishop of St. Georges (Newfoundland and Labrador), while continuing to serve as Bishop of Labrador. Following a realignment of diocesan boundaries, he was appointed the first Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador in 2007.

Bishop Crosby was appointed Bishop of Hamilton on September 24, 2010, and was installed on November 8, 2010, at a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

Currently he is the Chair of the Social Affairs Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Chair of the CCCB Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis, a member of the CCCB Standing Committee for Family, Life and Youth, a member of the Catholic Health Association of Ontario, and State Chaplain for the Ontario State Knights of Columbus.