Recent News and Events

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Feb212020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THE CANADIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY NETWORK CONFERENCE - HOPE COMES HOME - begins today. Yesterday, five participants from the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay, arrived in Hamilton. Three Inuit women, a Priest, and a lay minister, all from Whale Cover and Naujaat, Nunavut, were hosted at a dinner sponsored by our Youth Ministry Office last evening.


Pope's February Prayer Intention: Hear the Cries of Migrants
Feb102020

Pope's February Prayer Intention: Hear the Cries of Migrants

In his prayer intention for the month of February, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking, may be heard and considered."


In Memoriam: Reverend Tim Hingston
Feb052020

In Memoriam: Reverend Tim Hingston

We regret to inform you that Reverend Tim Hingston, Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown, died yesterday, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.


In Memoriam: Reverend Anthony Azzopardi
Jan312020

In Memoriam: Reverend Anthony Azzopardi

We regret to inform you that Reverend Anthony Azzopardi, a retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Chesley. Please pray that Reverend Anthony Azzopardi may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Registration Open: <br>Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass 2020
Jan222020

Registration Open:
Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass 2020

The Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. The mass will be presided by His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI.


Bible Sunday<br/><strong>Sunday, January 26, 2020</strong>
Jan202020

Bible Sunday
Sunday, January 26, 2020

#TheBibleSpeaks #WeListen
"It would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused. It would be a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people." - Pope Francis


Pope's January Prayer Intention: Promotion of World Peace
Jan032020

Pope's January Prayer Intention: Promotion of World Peace

In his prayer intention for the month of January, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote together peace and justice in the world."


Chancery Office: Holiday Hours
Dec232019

Chancery Office: Holiday Hours

Please take note of our Holiday Hours. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.


Bishop Crosby's 2019 Christmas Letter

Happy 50th Anniversary, Pope Francis!
Dec132019

Happy 50th Anniversary, Pope Francis!

December 13th, 2019 marks 50 years of Ordination to the Priesthood for His Holiness, Pope Francis. Wishing a very blessed anniversary to our most wonderful and compassionate leader. May God continue to bless his service!


Christmas Celebrations 2019: Midnight Mass
Dec092019

Christmas Celebrations 2019: Midnight Mass

The traditional Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King will be celebrated by His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI on December 24th, 2019. Carols will begin at 11:30PM, followed by mass at 12AM.


Pope's December Prayer Intention: The Future of the Very Young
Dec062019

Pope's December Prayer Intention: The Future of the Very Young

In his prayer intention for the month of December, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that every country decides to take necessary measures to make the future of children a priority, especially the future of children who are suffering today."


Advent Season 2019
Dec022019

Advent Season 2019

"Advent," said Pope Francis, "is the time to welcome Jesus' coming, as He comes as a messenger of peace to show us the ways of God." This Advent season, may we ready ourselves to accept the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, through prayer, gratitude and love of all our neighbours.


Cancellations for Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Dec012019

Cancellations for Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Due to dangerous winter weather conditions, the Coping with the Holidays support program and the Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child originally taking place Sunday, December 1st, 2019 have been cancelled.


Pope's November Prayer Intention: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East
Nov062019

Pope's November Prayer Intention: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East

In his prayer intention for the month of November, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together."


Highlights from 2019 Annual Multicultural Mass
Oct112019

Highlights from 2019 Annual Multicultural Mass

Many of our diocesan nationalities filled the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Sunday October 6th, 2019 for the Annual Multicultural Mass.


Pope's October Prayer Intention: Missionary Spring in the Church
Oct042019

Pope's October Prayer Intention: Missionary Spring in the Church

In his prayer intention for the month of October, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary spring in the Church."


Highlights from the 12th Annual Diocesan Mass for Catholic Education
Sep232019

Highlights from the 12th Annual Diocesan Mass for Catholic Education

Late summer weather greeted attendants of this year's 12th Annual Diocesan Mass in Celebration of Catholic Education, which took place on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.


Pope's September Prayer Intention: Protecting the Oceans
Sep132019

Pope's September Prayer Intention: Protecting the Oceans

In his prayer intention for the month of September, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world's seas and oceans."


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Lindsay Adoranti
Aug162019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Lindsay Adoranti

Lindsay Adoranti has promoted Catholic values at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School through her diverse involvement in many organizations.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Darius Nguyen
Aug142019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Darius Nguyen

Darius Nguyen is a student from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Milton who exemplifies the 'Catholic Graduate Expectations.' He is a self-directed responsible learner who has been on the honour roll every year and graduated as an Ontario Scholar.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Isabella Stoikos
Aug092019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Isabella Stoikos

Isabella Stoikos has been a true model of what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and in her community.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Andrew Genovese
Aug022019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Andrew Genovese

Andrew Genovese is a remarkable young student from Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School in Burlington who embodies Catholic leadership traits and Christian values.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Julia Cabral
Jul292019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Julia Cabral

Julia Cabral is a student of exemplary character both in and out of the classroom and in her commitment to the St. Jean de Brebeuf Community. An honour roll student and SHSM recipient in Food Processing, Julia has always found time to contribute to the life of the school.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Aidan Perry
Jul242019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Aidan Perry

Aidan Perry from Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton has served his Parish for over ten years as an altar server and has assisted with several Parish activities. He has worked at the Trillium camp for children suffering from cancer for many summers.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Jessica Dekker
Jul192019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Jessica Dekker

Jessica Dekker is an exceptionally well-rounded student-athlete from St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton and is a recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards. Jessica prides herself on giving back to the community, helping with the CWL Christmas House Tour and the Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Hamper Program annually.


Diocese of Hamilton Award: Fabiola Alvarez
Jul152019

Diocese of Hamilton Award: Fabiola Alvarez

The Diocese of Hamilton award is presented to a graduating student who has attained high academic proficiency, and who exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values, and a commitment to service in the community. This year's recipient from St. Jerome's University is Fabiola Alvarez.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Hayley Goodall
Jul102019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Hayley Goodall

Our 2019 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards begin with Hayley Goodall from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School, Cambridge. She most recently spent a portion of her second semester in Kenya on a ME to WE mission. She also completed the Church and Culture curriculum along with a Service Learn credit, enlightening her on how to become a well-informed global citizen...


The Second Annual Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament
Jul052019

The Second Annual Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament

The second annual Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament took place on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Oakville's Glen Abbey Golf Course. Presenting sponsors, Tripemco Burlington Insurance Group, alongside fellow sponsors and golfers, helped raised over $70,000 for the De Mazenod Door outreach program...


Highlights from 2019 Transitional Deacon Ordination
Jul022019

Highlights from 2019 Transitional Deacon Ordination

The pouring rain could not dampen the atmosphere on the evening of Thursday, June 20th, 2019 as five new transitional deacons were ordained at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. We offer our congratulations to Deacons Paul Edmondstone, Robin Mendonca, Francisco Sordo, Pawel Stankiewicz and Hayden Starczala.