Auxiliary Bishop Wayne Lobsinger
Bishop Wayne Lawrence Lobsinger, Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton and Titular Bishop of Gemellae in Numidia, was born in Kitchener, Ontario on December 1, 1966, the first child of Larry and Eileen Lobsinger.
Bishop Lobsinger was ordained for the Diocese of Hamilton to the Priesthood, along with seven other men, on May 7, 1994. After ordination, he served in 4 Parishes as Associate Pastor and 4 Parishes as Pastor.
He has fulfilled several roles in the Diocese: Spiritual Director for the Legion of Mary for 24 years, Master of Ceremonies for Bishop Ustrzycki for nine years, Member of the Priest’s Personnel Board for six years, Chair of the Presbyteral Council for six years, Member of the College of Consultors for ten years, Vicar for Consecrated Life for seven years and part-time Spiritual Director at St. Peter Seminary, London, for five years.
On November 21, 2020, Memorial of the Presentation of Mary, he was named Bishop by Pope Francis. He was originally scheduled to be ordained on February 2, 2021, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, however due to the pandemic his Episcopal Ordination was rescheduled and was celebrated on April 18, 2021 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton.
As part of his new ministry, Bishop Lobsinger has also been named Vocation Director, one of the Vicar Generals for the Diocese, while maintaining his role as Vicar for Consecrated Life.