Recent News and Events

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Oct232020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THE SACARAMENT OF CONFIRMATION, postponed in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is being celebrated in our Parishes under strict pandemic protocols. Parish Priests have been delegated to administer the Sacrament. The celebration at St. Gregory the Great Slovenian Parish, Hamilton took place last Saturday...


In Memoriam: Reverend Francis Trzupek
Oct232020

In Memoriam: Reverend Francis Trzupek

We regret to inform you that Reverend Francis Trzupek, retired Priest of Hamilton Diocese, died this morning, Friday, October 23, 2020. Please pray that Reverend Francis Trzupek may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Ordination to Transitional Diaconate of Patrick Ohl
Oct152020

Ordination to Transitional Diaconate of Patrick Ohl

On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, during the 5 o'clock Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Patrick Ohl was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, was the principal celebrant along with concelebrating priests, including the Vice-Rector of Saint Peter's Seminary in London, Rev. Peter Keller...


Notice of Decree regarding the change of Diocesan Boundaries
Oct142020

Notice of Decree regarding the change of Diocesan Boundaries

Please read the attached Notice of Decree regarding the change of Diocesan Boundaries between the Diocese of Hamilton and the Archdiocese of Toronto as of October 6, 2020.


2020 Additional Clergy Appointments
Oct092020

2020 Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments. Please pray for God's blessing upon these new appointments.


Pope's October Prayer Intention: The Laity's Mission in the Church
Oct092020

Pope's October Prayer Intention: The Laity's Mission in the Church

In his prayer intention for the month of October, Pope Francis call us to "pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church."


Update on COVID-19 Protocols:<br/>A Letter from Bishop Crosby
Oct072020

Update on COVID-19 Protocols:
A Letter from Bishop Crosby

A letter to Parishioners from Bishop Crosby released on October 7, 2020. "Given the recent rise in numbers of those who have recently contracted the COVID-19 Virus, and what appears to be the beginning of a second wave of infections, it is opportune to remind everyone of the protocols in force in our churches in the Diocese of Hamilton..."


Ministers of the Word: Online Virtual Workshop
Oct062020

Ministers of the Word: Online Virtual Workshop

The Liturgy Office will host a three (3) part formation workshop via ZOOM for those interested in becoming Ministers of the Word or renewing three year mandates. The formation program will take place on three consecutive Mondays, beginning October 19th, 2020...


Fratelli tutti: Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis
Oct062020

Fratelli tutti: Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis

"Fratelli tutti" is the third encyclical of Pope Francis, released on October 4th, 2020. The encyclical has the subtitle of "on fraternity and social friendship." It is a call to disrupt our lives and pay attention to the world.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br/>Volume 8
Oct012020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 8

There was never a lull at Holy Rosary in Burlington because of COVID-19! The parish found numerous ways to keep parishioners in touch with the parish and one another. During the isolation, the parish reached out to parishioners...


In Memoriam: Monsignor Victor McNamara
Sep282020

In Memoriam: Monsignor Victor McNamara

We regret to inform you that Monsignor Victor McNamara, retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital, Hamilton.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br/>Volume 7
Sep232020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 7

The youth ministry at St. Augustine's in Dundas didn't shut down during the pandemic. It invited the parish to "Do Something Good" in the community. "Do Good" is one of the parish's youth ministry mottos and supports its "Youth With Purpose" and "Youth in Action" movements. One of those projects was to create and send "Joy Cards" to the residents and staff at St. Joseph's Villa in Dundas...


Bishop Crosby's 2020 Back to School Message
Sep082020

Bishop Crosby's 2020 Back to School Message

With the anxiety many are feeling as we head back into the school year, Bishop Crosby offers a prayer and his blessings for a safe return to school.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Autumn Colwell
Sep072020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Autumn Colwell

Our final recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Autumn Colwell from Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton.


Pope's September Prayer Intention: Respect for the Planet's Resources
Sep022020

Pope's September Prayer Intention: Respect for the Planet's Resources

In his prayer intention for the month of September, Pope Francis calls us to "pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner. No to plundering; yes to sharing."


Message of the Holy Father Francis for the Fourth World Day of Prayer for Creation
Sep022020

Message of the Holy Father Francis for the Fourth World Day of Prayer for Creation

"Each year...the first day of September is celebrated by the Christian family as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the beginning of the Season of Creation...During this period, Christians worldwide renew their faith in the God of creation and join in prayer and work for the care of our common home."


Novena In Preparation for the School Year
Aug312020

Novena In Preparation for the School Year

We are called to be witnesses as we head towards the start of the school year, in a time of such uncertainty, that we can be assured that God cares for us, is with us, saves us.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Josephine McNab
Aug312020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Josephine McNab

The latest recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Josephine McNab from St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rhylin Brown
Aug232020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rhylin Brown

This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Rhylin Brown from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton.


Memo: New Director of the From Information To Transformation Program
Aug212020

Memo: New Director of the From Information To Transformation Program

After four years, Cathy Horgan, the Director of the From Information to Transformation Program will be retiring. We are happy to announce that, effective October 5th, 2020, the new Director of the program will be Tamara Nugent.


Highlights from the 2020 Diocese of Hamilton Ordinations
Aug192020

Highlights from the 2020 Diocese of Hamilton Ordinations

On Friday, August 14th, 2020 and Saturday, August 15th, 2020, the Diocese of Hamilton gained two new permanent deacons and four new priests respectively.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Denzel Herrero
Aug172020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Denzel Herrero

This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Denzel Herrero from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School in Milton.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rebecca Gunnarson
Aug102020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rebecca Gunnarson

This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Rebecca Gunnarson from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge.


In Memoriam: Reverend Jiri Macenauer
Aug052020

In Memoriam: Reverend Jiri Macenauer

We regret to inform you that Reverend Jiri Macenauer, retired former Pastor of Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish, Hamilton, died suddenly on Thursday, July 30, 2020.


Pope's August Prayer Intention: The Maritime World
Aug052020

Pope's August Prayer Intention: The Maritime World

In his prayer intention for the month of August, Pope Francis calls us to "pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families."


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Katie Young
Aug052020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Katie Young

The latest recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Katie Young from Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 6
Jul312020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 6

As St. Teresa Parish in Kitchener prepared for Pentecost, nine cedars were planted along the church to symbolize the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit...


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 5
Jul242020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 5

The people of St. Clement have stayed true to their small-town roots, living their faith with neighbourly acts of care.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 4
Jul232020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 4

Thanks to the One Heart, One Soul Campaign, St. Ann's has been able to move its Music Ministry into the church loft, paint the church interior, install a tile floor to replaced the 37-year-old carpet, install a new sound system in the church and pay down the parish's Diocesan loan by 30%.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rachel Huhse
Jul172020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rachel Huhse

This week's Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is presented to Rachel Huhse from Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener.