Recent News and Events

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity<br/><strong>January 18-25, 2019</strong>
Jan162019

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2019

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated on the theme "Justice and only justice you shall pursue" (Deuteronomy 16:18-20). Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized inclusive services, and to share fellowship. Resources can be downloaded the Canadian Council of Churches.


2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass
Jan152019

2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass

The annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass takes place on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 1:30pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. This is an annual Mass for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60th plus Wedding Anniversary! To register:


Pope Francis' January Prayer Intention: Young People and the Example of Mary
Jan122019

Pope Francis' January Prayer Intention: Young People and the Example of Mary

Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.


Bible Sunday<br/><strong>Sunday, February 3, 2019</strong>
Jan032019

Bible Sunday
Sunday, February 3, 2019

The theme for our second Annual Bible Sunday is Listening to God's Word at Mass. Father Michael Patella, O.S.B, a monk of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, has been invited to speak at two special celebrations: one at St. Michael Church, Waterloo at 2 p.m., and one at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton at 7 p.m. All are welcome!


Job Opportunities
Jan022019

Job Opportunities

Looking for a job? Various positions are currently available throughout the Diocese.


Fourth Sunday of Advent<br/><em>Gospel - Luke 1.26-38</em>
Dec232018

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Gospel - Luke 1.26-38

We are called to use what we have seen, heard and shared with others to courageously say yes, just like Mary, for "nothing will be impossible with God" (Luke 1: 37-38). We invite you to read the Advent Resource on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, paired with the illumination of the Birth of Christ from The Saint John's Bible.


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Dec212018

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

OVER 2000 GUESTS WERE SERVED A FESTIVE TURKEY DINNER with all the trimmings at the Hamilton Convention Centre last Sunday afternoon. The meal was sponsored by the Good Shepherd Ministries under the direction of the Brothers of St. John of God. 800 volunteers decorated the venue, prepared the food (along with Convention Centre staff)...


Bishop Crosby's 2018 Christmas Letter
Dec212018

Bishop Crosby's 2018 Christmas Letter

ONE BLESSED NIGHT! Dear friends, As we approach Christmas, I am usually invited to a variety of special events. Andrew Miller's Christmas Cantata, The Birth of Christ, sponsored by Salt & Light Media Foundation, was held at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. It was an absorbing evening of music and song...


85th Anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King
Dec202018

85th Anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, a Mass was held in thanksgiving for the 85th anniversary of the blessing and opening of the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, an outstanding landmark in the City of Hamilton, and the Mother Church of the Diocese of Hamilton, the second-largest English-speaking diocese in Canada!


Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King: Christmas Celebrations
Dec192018

Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King: Christmas Celebrations

All are welcome to Christmas celebrations at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton. May these days be filled with joy for you and your family!


Third Sunday of Advent<br/><em>Gospel - Luke 3.10-18</em>
Dec162018

Third Sunday of Advent
Gospel - Luke 3.10-18

In today's Gospel, St. John the Baptist challenges us to think of the less fortunate, serve them in love, and to do it all with joy for the Lord. We invite you to read the Advent Resource on the Third Sunday of Advent, Rejoice Sunday, paired with the illumination of the Crucifixion from The Saint John's Bible.


Second Sunday of Advent<br/><em>Gospel - Luke 3.1-6</em>
Dec092018

Second Sunday of Advent
Gospel - Luke 3.1-6

In today's Gospel, we hear about St. John the Baptist and his important role in preparing the way of the Lord. We invite you to read the Advent Resource on the Second Sunday of Advent, paired with the illumination of the Baptism of Jesus from The Saint John's Bible.


Pope's December prayer intention: In the service of the transmission of faith
Dec062018

Pope's December prayer intention: In the service of the transmission of faith

In his prayer intention for the month of December, Pope Francis calls us pray that people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time, in their dialogue with people's hearts, and above all, by listening.


Highlights: 2018 Advent Hymn Festival
Dec052018

Highlights: 2018 Advent Hymn Festival

On Sunday, December 2nd, the First Sunday of Advent, parishioners from across the Diocese filled the pews of the newly renovated St. Augustine's Parish in Dundas for the Advent Hymn Festival, presented by the Hamilton Diocesan Choir.


Additional Clergy Appointments
Dec042018

Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective January 14, 2019 unless otherwise indicated.


First Sunday of Advent<br/><em>Gospel - Luke 21.24-36</em>
Dec022018

First Sunday of Advent
Gospel - Luke 21.24-36

In today's Gospel, Christ challenges us to look up and see, as there are signs of his coming everywhere - and they are beautiful. We invite you to read the Advent Resource on the First Sunday of Advent, paired with the illumination of The Transfiguration from The Saint John's Bible.


Advent Resource
Nov262018

Advent Resource

The Lord is near - there is no doubt about it. We invite you to download this year's Advent Resource, with prayer centred on the Gospels of the Four Sundays of Advent and partnered with an illumination from The Saint John's Bible.


Renewing the Promise
Nov132018

Renewing the Promise

In his video first launched for Catholic Education Week 2018, Bishop Crosby is encouraging the faithful of the Diocese of Hamilton to take a closer look at Renewing the Promise over the coming year so that, together, we may preserve and enhance the legacy of publicly funded Catholic Education in this province.


Advent Hymn Festival
Nov122018

Advent Hymn Festival

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel!"
All are welcome on Sunday, December 2nd at St. Augustine Parish in Dundas at 7PM. Come celebrate the Advent season with scripture, prayer and song! A reception in the Church Hall will follow, and a free-will offering will go in support of the St. Augustine Building Fund.


Coping with the Holidays & Healing Mass
Nov122018

Coping with the Holidays & Healing Mass

When it does not feel like "Peace on Earth", know that you are not alone. On Sunday, December 2nd, Coping with the Holiday takes place at 1:30-3:30pm at the Chancery Office, followed by the Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child at the Cathedral Basilica at 4pm.


Pope Francis' November Prayer Intention: In the Service of Peace
Nov092018

Pope Francis' November Prayer Intention: In the Service of Peace

Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.


System Maintenance Notification
Nov052018

System Maintenance Notification

Please note that online registrations for workshops and events may not work on Monday, November 5th due to work being done on the system. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our systems.


Diocesan Newsletter
Oct312018

Diocesan Newsletter

You are invited to subscribe to our new weekly e-newsletter by clicking the "Subscribe to our Newsletter" button on the right side of the homepage. This newsletter will include workshops and formation opportunities which are provided by the Diocesan Pastoral Offices, as well as Diocesan sponsored events!


Job Opportunity: Director of Liturgy
Oct112018

Job Opportunity: Director of Liturgy

The Diocese of Hamilton is looking for a full-time Director of Liturgy. Reporting to the Chancellor, this position is responsible for providing good liturgical practices throughout the Diocese.


In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Sardo
Oct052018

In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Sardo

We regret to inform you that Reverend Stephen Sardo, a retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Please pray that Reverend Stephen Sardo may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse
Oct042018

Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse

A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation and Transformation The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published a new document, which updates their 1982 document: From Pain to Hope, and incorporates lessons learned from the Church's experience of assisting victims of sexual abuse...


In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Csiszar
Oct022018

In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Csiszar

We regret to inform you that Reverend Stephen Csiszar died on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Please pray that he may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


11th Annual Diocesan Celebration for Catholic Education
Sep272018

11th Annual Diocesan Celebration for Catholic Education

On September 20th, 2018, hundreds of students, parents, current and retired educators, staff, trustees, clergy and members of the Diocesan community gathered for the 11th Annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education at Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown. The theme of this year's celebration was "the gift that is in you", inspired by 1 Timothy 4:14.


Job Opportunity: Marriage Tribunal Administrator
Sep252018

Job Opportunity: Marriage Tribunal Administrator

The Diocese of Hamilton is hiring a canon lawyer for a full-time position in the Marriage Tribunal. For more information and to apply, please go to:


61st Annual Red Mass
Sep122018

61st Annual Red Mass

The Red Mass is a tradition that marks the opening of the Fall Assizes of the Supreme Court of Ontario. The Red Mass gets its name from the vestments of the priests, the robes of the judges, the tongues of fire symbolic of the Holy Spirit and the festive red of the courts. This year's Mass took place on Wednesday, September 5th at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.