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Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Jan272023

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THANK YOU TO THE PRIESTS, DEACONS, CHANCERY COLLEAGUES, LAY PASTORAL WORKERS, MEMBERS OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES, AND PARISHIONERS throughout the Diocese who celebrated Masses and participated in a Spiritual Bouquet of prayers offered for my intention on the 25th anniversary of my Ordination as a Bishop. I was buoyed up by the generosity of your prayerful and practical support!


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: January 18-25
Jan222023

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: January 18-25

"Do good; seek justice." (Isaiah 1:12-17) The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship.


#TheBibleSpeaks: Bible Sunday
Jan192023

#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.


Register for the Wedding Anniversary Mass: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Jan042023

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:


Come Home for Christmas
Dec242022

Come Home for Christmas

Please join your Parish family for the celebration of Mass this Christmas. Whether you have been away for a short time or a long time, you will be warmly welcomed home with open arms! For Mass times and more - please click:


Advent Reflections <em>with David Wells</em>
Dec232022

Advent Reflections with David Wells

The Diocese of Hamilton welcomes David Wells, world-renowned speaker and Catechist, to guide us through the season of Advent. On Christmas Eve, God comes to us, not as a hero, but as a child...


Chancery Office Closed: Friday, December 23rd
Dec222022

Chancery Office Closed: Friday, December 23rd

Please be advised that the Chancery Office will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, 2022, due to weather conditions.


Bishop Crosby's 2022 Christmas Message
Dec162022

Bishop Crosby's 2022 Christmas Message

Dear Friends, Christmas is a time of familiarity. We sing familiar songs, share familiar greetings, we pray and gather and celebrate in all those ways to which we are accustomed. Yet does this familiarity numb us to the awe-inspiring reality of the Lord's Nativity?


In Memoriam: Monsignor Raymond Modeski
Dec142022

In Memoriam: Monsignor Raymond Modeski

We regret to inform you that Monsignor Raymond Modeski, died on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Please pray that Msgr. Raymond Modeski may receive the reward of a good and faithful servant and that his family and friends will be consoled in their faith in Christ.


An Evening with David Wells: <strong>November 8th</strong>
Nov082022

An Evening with David Wells: November 8th

Join us on November 8, 2022 from 7:00-8:30PM at the Cathedral Basilica in Hamilton as we welcome David Wells, world-renowned catechist, and educator. This event will be hosted in person and streamed live on Youtube.


<strong>November 27th:</strong> Coping with the Holidays
Nov012022

November 27th: Coping with the Holidays

... when someone you love is gone. Christmas is an especially challenging holiday to cope with and the Family Ministry Office offers a special workshop on the first Sunday of Advent each year to help you cope with the season.


Our Lady of Guadalupe: In the Experience of Indigenous Peoples
Oct272022

Our Lady of Guadalupe: In the Experience of Indigenous Peoples

Join us for a presentation on December 12th, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King from the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Chancellor of Saint Thomas University, New Brunswick, and former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. A livestream will be available here:


The War in Ukraine: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action
Oct212022

The War in Ukraine: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action

In a pastoral letter, the Ukrainian Catholic bishops of Canada invite people to pray, fast, and act in support of their brothers and sisters in Ukraine. In the appeal, they invite parishioners to donate to charitable organizations, including Aid to the Church in Need - Canada.


Extraordinary Minister of Communion Formation Workshops
Oct172022

Extraordinary Minister of Communion Formation Workshops

The Liturgy Office is pleased to offer Extraordinary Minister of Communion ministry formation workshops this fall of 2022. The workshops take place in November in Walkerton, Cambridge, or Ancaster. To register, please visit:


Frassati Leadership Program
Sep292022

Frassati Leadership Program

Calling young Catholic leaders from across the Diocese of Hamilton who are looking to draw closer to Christ and their own communities! The Frassati Leadership Program will offer opportunities for Catholic leadership formation for those in grade ten (ages 15-16). Learn more:


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Nancy Mancino
Sep272022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Nancy Mancino

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards conclude with Nancy Mancino from Bishop Ryan Secondary School in Hamilton. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Marian Day - <strong>October 1, 2022</strong>
Sep232022

Marian Day - October 1, 2022

Join parishioners from around the Diocese in honouring Our Blessed Lady for the last Marian Day of the year with Bishop Crosby on October 1, 2022 at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph.


Memorial Mass for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Sep102022

Memorial Mass for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

A Memorial Mass for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will be celebrated at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate on Monday, September 19, at 7:00pm. All are welcome.


World Youth Day 2023: Registration Due Soon!
Sep092022

World Youth Day 2023: Registration Due Soon!

Calling all youth ages 18-35! Come join the Diocese of Hamilton in Lisbon, Portugal for World Youth Day (WYD) 2023. WYD is a worldwide encounter with the Pope celebrated about every three years in a different country. Registration is due September 16, 2022 at 4PM. For details, please visit:


Minister of the Word Formation Workshops
Sep072022

Minister of the Word Formation Workshops

The Liturgy Office is pleased to offer Minister of the Word ministry formation workshops this fall of 2022. Three workshops will be available over the course of three weekends, available in Owen Sound, Guelph, and Burlington. For more details and to register, visit:


World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Sep012022

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1st marks the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis and Archbishop Terrence Prendergast share their messages below...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Ruth Jamieson
Aug302022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Ruth Jamieson

Our next recipient of the 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards is Ruth Jamieson from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Anthony Filice
Aug252022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Anthony Filice

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Anthony Filice from St. John Henry Newman Secondary School in Stoney Creek. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kaitlyn Dang
Aug182022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kaitlyn Dang

Our next recipient of the 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards is Kaitlyn Dang from St. Mary Secondary School in Kitchener. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Children’s Liturgy of the Word Formation Workshops
Aug172022

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Formation Workshops

The Offices of Evangelization and Catechesis and Liturgy are pleased to offer Children's Liturgy of the Word ministry formation workshops which will include rebuilding after COVID, overview of Children's Liturgy of the Word, leading and participating this ministry, and more. Three workshops are available:


2022 Vacation Bible School
Aug172022

2022 Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School continues taking place at Parishes across the Diocese of Hamilton this summer! We thank all Pastors, Parish Ministers and volunteers who allow for these wonderful opportunities for the young people in our Diocese to experience our Faith!


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kylie McIlveen
Aug092022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kylie McIlveen

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Kylie McIlveen from St. Thomas More in Hamilton. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Papal Visit 2022: A Recap
Aug052022

Papal Visit 2022: A Recap

His Holiness, Pope Francis, completed his apostolic journey to Canada from July 24th - July 30th, 2022. On this "pilgrimage of penance", he made a series of public statements regarding Indigenous reconciliation and healing...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Grace Munaro
Aug042022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Grace Munaro

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Grace Munaro from Bishop Macdonell in Guelph. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


<em>Walking Together</em> - Papal Visit to Canada
Jul262022

Walking Together - Papal Visit to Canada

The Holy Father will visit Canada from July 24 to July 29, 2022. Pope Francis' historic visit to Canada will provide an opportunity for the Pope to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples and to address the impact of residential schools in Canada. Drawing on the theme, "Walking Together", the Holy Father's journey of reconciliation, healing and hope includes visits...