Recent News and Events

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Jun052020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

GOOD NEWS! The venerable Father Michael J. McGivney will be beatified! The good news was decreed this week by Pope Francis following recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father McGivney.


Pope's June Prayer Intention: Compassion for the World
Jun052020

Pope's June Prayer Intention: Compassion for the World

In his prayer intention for the month of June, Pope Francis calls us to "pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus."


In Memoriam: Reverend Antonio Cunha
May222020

In Memoriam: Reverend Antonio Cunha

We regret to inform you that Reverend Antonio Cunha, former Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cambridge, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Cambridge.


COVID-19 Author's Reflection:<br/>Anne Jamieson
May152020

COVID-19 Author's Reflection:
Anne Jamieson

A very pertinent message about this "great pause" during the COVID-19 pandemic and our longing for the "Bread of Life" from Novalis Publishing author Anne Jamieson.


Pope's May Prayer Intention: For Deacons
May112020

Pope's May Prayer Intention: For Deacons

In his prayer intention for the month of May, Pope Francis calls us to "pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church."


Bishop Crosby's Message for Catholic Education Week 2020
May012020

Bishop Crosby's Message for Catholic Education Week 2020

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, school boards within our Diocese will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. The theme for this upcoming week is Igniting Hope. We invite you to watch Bishop Crosby's message.


Bishop Crosby Consecrates the Diocese to Mary, Mother of the Church
May012020

Bishop Crosby Consecrates the Diocese to Mary, Mother of the Church

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Bishop Crosby consecrated the Diocese of Hamilton to Mary, Mother of the Church for her intercession during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Apr292020

Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary

In solidarity with a number of Episcopal Conferences throughout the world, all diocesan and eparchial Bishops have been invited to consecrate their individual dioceses and eparchies to Mary, Mother of the Church on Friday, May 1, 2020.


2020 Clergy Appointments
Apr142020

2020 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments effective, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at twelve noon, unless otherwise noted.


Bishop Crosby's 2020 Easter Message
Apr092020

Bishop Crosby's 2020 Easter Message

An Easter Message from His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI.


In Memoriam: Reverend James Malone
Apr062020

In Memoriam: Reverend James Malone

We regret to inform you that Reverend James (Jim) Malone, a retired Priest of the Diocese of Hamilton and most recently resident at St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Kitchener, died on April 5, 2020 at Emmanuel House Hospice in Hamilton.


Online Masses and Resources
Apr022020

Online Masses and Resources

Please see the following list for online masses available via parishes throughout the Diocese of Hamilton.


Televised Sunday Mass
Apr012020

Televised Sunday Mass

Please join His Excellency Bishop Crosby for televised Sunday mass from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Sundays at 11AM on Cable 14 and 1PM on CHCH. #PrayTogether #PrayForTheWorld


Pope's April Prayer Intention: Liberation from Addictions
Apr012020

Pope's April Prayer Intention: Liberation from Addictions

In his prayer intention for the month of April, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that those suffering from addiction may be properly helped and accompanied."


Adult Faith Formation from the Comfort of Your Own Home
Mar272020

Adult Faith Formation from the Comfort of Your Own Home

The Diocese of Hamilton has partnered with The Virtual Learning Community of Dayton University to be able to provide parishioners throughout the Diocese of Hamilton with affordable, high quality formation opportunities.


Highlights from 2020 Mass of Chrism
Mar242020

Highlights from 2020 Mass of Chrism

On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020, the Mass of Chrism was celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton, presided by His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, OMI.


Decree Regarding Holy Week and the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum 2020
Mar232020

Decree Regarding Holy Week and the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum 2020

Please read the following decree by His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, regarding Holy Week and the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum in our parishes.


An Invitation to Pray
Mar232020

An Invitation to Pray

During these Lenten days, and mindful of all who are affected by the COVID-19 Virus, we are called to be more fervent in prayer. Since we are not able to gather publicly for prayer at this time, we are encouraged to pray...


Mass at the Cathedral Basilica<br/>March 22, 2020
Mar222020

Mass at the Cathedral Basilica
March 22, 2020

"We are that man born blind. We long to see. In the midst of our darkness, the darkness of these days, of this scary time we are in, we put our trust in the one who is our light, and our life." - His Excellency, Bishop Crosby


Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph
Mar192020

Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph

"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still."


Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph
Mar182020

Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph

"While the world is locking down, there are less cars, less planes, and less pollution..."


Further Directives Regarding COVID-19
Mar182020

Further Directives Regarding COVID-19

Chancellor Monsignor Murray J. Kroetsch, PH, VG, provides further directives regarding COVID-19 in this open letter.


Updated Directives Regarding COVID-19
Mar162020

Updated Directives Regarding COVID-19

In an open letter to Priests, Parishes, and the community in the Diocese of Hamilton, Bishop Crosby addresses updated directives regarding coronavirus COVID-19, including "dispensing the faithful from the obligation to participate in the Sunday Mass (c. 87), until we are again able to assemble for the Lord's Day."


A Letter from Bishop Crosby<br/><strong>Lift Up Your Hearts</strong>
Mar162020

A Letter from Bishop Crosby
Lift Up Your Hearts

His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, OMI, encourages us to lift up our hearts and spirits to the Lord in the face of COVID-19.


Chancery Office and Bishop Farrell Library Closure
Mar152020

Chancery Office and Bishop Farrell Library Closure

Due to growing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Canada, the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Hamilton as well as the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives will remain closed from March 17th until June 30th, 2020.


Pope Francis' Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick
Mar132020

Pope Francis' Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick

"The Pope offered a prayer to the Virgin Mary on Wednesday afternoon, in a video message to mark the Diocese of Rome's day of prayer and fasting for the coronavirus emergency."


2020 Permanent Deacon Pastoral Appointments
Mar122020

2020 Permanent Deacon Pastoral Appointments

Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, is pleased to announce the following Pastoral Appointments of Permanent Deacons effective at noon, Wednesday, April 1, 2020.


Registration Open:<br/>Youth Ministry Training Days 2020
Mar092020

Registration Open:
Youth Ministry Training Days 2020

Training Days will comprise of a retreat morning for youth ministers and volunteer leaders, as well as opportunities for networking and professional development.


Pope's March Prayer Intention: Catholics in China
Mar062020

Pope's March Prayer Intention: Catholics in China

In his prayer intention for the month of March, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity."


Addressing COVID-19 Corona Virus Concerns in the Diocese
Mar052020

Addressing COVID-19 Corona Virus Concerns in the Diocese

In an open letter to Priests, Parishes, and the community in the Diocese of Hamilton, Bishop Crosby addresses the concern of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 from various liturgical practices.