Recent News and Events

2017 Advent Hymn Festival

Dec142017

2017 Advent Hymn Festival

On Sunday, December 10th, the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King hosted the Advent Hymn Festival! It was a joyous evening, featuring the voices of the Diocesan Choir and the Spanish Choir of St. Michael’s Parish, Oakville...


Faith Day ‘renews the promise’ of Catholic Education

Dec132017

Faith Day ‘renews the promise’ of Catholic Education

On Friday, December 1st, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board sponsored Faith Day, which was attended by more than 4,000 staff members. This was a first-of-its-kind professional development day, with Mass celebrated by Bishop Crosby and a keynote address by Cardinal Collins...


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Dec082017

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THE HERITAGE EDITION OF THE SAINT JOHN’S BIBLE will be featured during Handel’s Messiah tomorrow evening at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener. As the orchestra and choir present Handel’s sublime music, many of the illustrations from The Saint John’s Bible will be dramatically displayed in the theatre AND outside!...


The Pope's Prayer Intentions for December:  For the Elderly

Dec052017

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for December: For the Elderly

For the month of December, let us join the Holy Father in praying for the elderly. Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations.


Diocesan Parish Ministers Association (DPMA) Conference

Nov302017

Diocesan Parish Ministers Association (DPMA) Conference

The Diocesan Parish Ministers gathered at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre from November 19-21 for the Diocesan Parish Ministers Association (DPMA) Conference. The conference included study sessions with Dr. Moira McQueen...


Advent Hymn Festival

Nov252017

Advent Hymn Festival

"Oh Holy Mary!" Please join us on Sunday, December 10th for a joyous evening to celebrate the Advent season! Hear and sing along with some of your favourite Advent hymns at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King at 7:00 PM. All are welcome!


Announcement: 2017 Clergy Appointments

Nov232017

Announcement: 2017 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective immediately or when indicated.


Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child: December 3, 2017

Nov222017

Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child: December 3, 2017

For anyone who has lost a child, the Healing Mass takes place on Sunday December 3rd, 2017 at 4:00PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.


Common Prayer Service: From Conflict to Communion

Nov152017

Common Prayer Service: From Conflict to Communion

On Friday, November 10th, the Diocese of Hamilton hosted a common prayer service at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. The service included the Lutheran and Anglican communities with our Roman Catholic community here at the Diocese...


Pentateuch Volume Has Arrived!

Nov142017

Pentateuch Volume Has Arrived!

Pentateuch (Volume 1) of the Saint John’s Bible has arrived at the Diocese of Hamilton. Join us at our upcoming open viewings at the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives to get a personal look at this stunning volume!


<strong> Urgent Appeal: </strong><br>Emergency Relief Campaign - Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund

Nov112017

Urgent Appeal:
Emergency Relief Campaign - Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund

On August 25th, violence broke out in Myanmar. Families from Muslim Rohingya minority had to flee with such urgency that they were forced to leave behind belongings and resources...


The Pope's Prayer Intentions for November: </br>To witness to the Gospel in Asia

Nov062017

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for November:
To witness to the Gospel in Asia

For the month of November Pope Francis asks us to pray that Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding...


Coming Together in Common Prayer: The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Oct272017

Coming Together in Common Prayer: The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

It's been 500 years since the Reformation. Bishop Crosby and Bishop Pryse of the Eastern Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada have come together for prayer services to commemorate this anniversary.


Breaking the Silence to Keep Kids Safe

Oct242017

Breaking the Silence to Keep Kids Safe

Bishop Crosby and Director of Youth Ministry, Christina Mines proudly don their Dress Purple t-shirts as the Diocese of Hamilton wears purple to break the silence on child abuse.


Pope Francis Addresses the Young People of Canada

Oct232017

Pope Francis Addresses the Young People of Canada

Pope Francis addresses the youth in Canada during Salt and Light's Youth Forum.