Recent News and Events

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.


Diocese of Hamilton Award:<br/>Sebastian Lazo
Jul102020

Diocese of Hamilton Award:
Sebastian Lazo

Sebastian Lazo is the recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Award for Bishop Macdonell Catholic Secondary School in Guelph.


Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis
Jul092020

Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

A resource guide for families to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pope's July Prayer Intention: Our Families
Jul092020

Pope's July Prayer Intention: Our Families

In his prayer intention for the month of July, Pope Francis calls us to "that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance, and especially, that they may be protected by the State."


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 3
Jul092020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 3

The Blessed Sacrament placed in the window of the Holy Rosary office in Guelph has become a "huge inspiration" to the parish and the neighbourhood, said Fr. Vernon Boyd, the parish's pastor...


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Jul032020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THE CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS will hold its September 2020 Plenary Assembly by video conference. The decision was made the CCCB Permanent Council at its recent meeting and was communicated to the Bishops by the General Secretary, Monsignor Frank Leo.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 2
Jul032020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 2

The pandemic hasn't halted the good work of the Church. The Stewardship and Development Office asked for examples, and parishes provided a wealth of them. A few are here, and more are to come!


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards:<br>Nora Dempsey
Jul032020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards:
Nora Dempsey

Our 2020 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards begin with Nora Dempsey from St. James Catholic Secondary School in Guelph.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 1
Jun242020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 1

The COVID-19 Pandemic kept our parishes closed for three months, but it hasn't kept the good work of the Church from taking place.


Re-Opening of Churches:<br>Announcement from Bishop Crosby
Jun102020

Re-Opening of Churches:
Announcement from Bishop Crosby

Please read this announcement from Bishop Crosby regarding the re-opening of churches effective June 16th, 2020.


Re-Opening of Churches:<br>A Letter to Parishioners
Jun102020

Re-Opening of Churches:
A Letter to Parishioners

A Letter to Parishioners from Bishop Crosby regarding required practices upon opening of our Churches.


Statement from the CCCB: God Created Humankind in His Image and Likeness
Jun082020

Statement from the CCCB: God Created Humankind in His Image and Likeness

The CCCB have released a statement regarding the sin of racism following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th, 2020.


Prayer to Address the Sin of Racism
Jun052020

Prayer to Address the Sin of Racism

"We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." - Pope Francis


Pope's June Prayer Intention: Compassion for the World
Jun042020

Pope's June Prayer Intention: Compassion for the World

In his prayer intention for the month of June, Pope Francis calls us to "pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus."


In Memoriam: Reverend Antonio Cunha
May222020

In Memoriam: Reverend Antonio Cunha

We regret to inform you that Reverend Antonio Cunha, former Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cambridge, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Cambridge.


COVID-19 Author's Reflection:<br/>Anne Jamieson
May152020

COVID-19 Author's Reflection:
Anne Jamieson

A very pertinent message about this "great pause" during the COVID-19 pandemic and our longing for the "Bread of Life" from Novalis Publishing author Anne Jamieson.


Pope's May Prayer Intention: For Deacons
May112020

Pope's May Prayer Intention: For Deacons

In his prayer intention for the month of May, Pope Francis calls us to "pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church."


Bishop Crosby's Message for Catholic Education Week 2020
May012020

Bishop Crosby's Message for Catholic Education Week 2020

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, school boards within our Diocese will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. The theme for this upcoming week is Igniting Hope. We invite you to watch Bishop Crosby's message.


Bishop Crosby Consecrates the Diocese to Mary, Mother of the Church
May012020

Bishop Crosby Consecrates the Diocese to Mary, Mother of the Church

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Bishop Crosby consecrated the Diocese of Hamilton to Mary, Mother of the Church for her intercession during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Apr292020

Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary

In solidarity with a number of Episcopal Conferences throughout the world, all diocesan and eparchial Bishops have been invited to consecrate their individual dioceses and eparchies to Mary, Mother of the Church on Friday, May 1, 2020.


2020 Clergy Appointments
Apr142020

2020 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments effective, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at twelve noon, unless otherwise noted.


Bishop Crosby's 2020 Easter Message
Apr092020

Bishop Crosby's 2020 Easter Message

An Easter Message from His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI.


In Memoriam: Reverend James Malone
Apr062020

In Memoriam: Reverend James Malone

We regret to inform you that Reverend James (Jim) Malone, a retired Priest of the Diocese of Hamilton and most recently resident at St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Kitchener, died on April 5, 2020 at Emmanuel House Hospice in Hamilton.


Online Masses and Resources
Apr022020

Online Masses and Resources

Please see the following list for online masses available via parishes throughout the Diocese of Hamilton.