Recent News and Events

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Nov252022

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THREE PRIESTS MOVED INTO THE NEW RESIDENCE last week at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Owen Sound. The house was blessed the week prior! From beginning to end the project took five years, six months and twenty-eight days, "beating the time it took to construct the dome at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome by three weeks," joked Neil Devlin, head of the Parish Building Committee! The new house has three suites for the Priests...


Advent Reflections <em>with David Wells</em>
Nov252022

Advent Reflections with David Wells

The Diocese of Hamilton welcomes David Wells, world-renowned speaker and Catechist, to guide us through the season of Advent. In the first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded to "stay awake"...


An Evening with David Wells: <strong>November 8th</strong>
Nov082022

An Evening with David Wells: November 8th

Join us on November 8, 2022 from 7:00-8:30PM at the Cathedral Basilica in Hamilton as we welcome David Wells, world-renowned catechist, and educator. This event will be hosted in person and streamed live on Youtube.


<strong>November 27th:</strong> Coping with the Holidays
Nov012022

November 27th: Coping with the Holidays

... when someone you love is gone. Christmas is an especially challenging holiday to cope with and the Family Ministry Office offers a special workshop on the first Sunday of Advent each year to help you cope with the season.


Our Lady of Guadalupe: In the Experience of Indigenous Peoples
Oct272022

Our Lady of Guadalupe: In the Experience of Indigenous Peoples

Join us for a presentation on December 12th, 2022 from the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Chancellor of Saint Thomas University, New Brunswick, and former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the National Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Indigenous Persons, we will reflect together on the significance of the appearance of Our Lady to Juan Diego, an Indigenous man in Guadalupe, Mexico.


The War in Ukraine: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action
Oct212022

The War in Ukraine: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action

In a pastoral letter, the Ukrainian Catholic bishops of Canada invite people to pray, fast, and act in support of their brothers and sisters in Ukraine. In the appeal, they invite parishioners to donate to charitable organizations, including Aid to the Church in Need - Canada.


Extraordinary Minister of Communion Formation Workshops
Oct172022

Extraordinary Minister of Communion Formation Workshops

The Liturgy Office is pleased to offer Extraordinary Minister of Communion ministry formation workshops this fall of 2022. The workshops take place in November in Walkerton, Cambridge, or Ancaster. To register, please visit:


Frassati Leadership Program
Sep292022

Frassati Leadership Program

Calling young Catholic leaders from across the Diocese of Hamilton who are looking to draw closer to Christ and their own communities! The Frassati Leadership Program will offer opportunities for Catholic leadership formation for those in grade ten (ages 15-16). Learn more:


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Nancy Mancino
Sep272022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Nancy Mancino

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards conclude with Nancy Mancino from Bishop Ryan Secondary School in Hamilton. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Marian Day - <strong>October 1, 2022</strong>
Sep232022

Marian Day - October 1, 2022

Join parishioners from around the Diocese in honouring Our Blessed Lady for the last Marian Day of the year with Bishop Crosby on October 1, 2022 at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph.


Memorial Mass for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Sep102022

Memorial Mass for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

A Memorial Mass for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will be celebrated at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate on Monday, September 19, at 7:00pm. All are welcome.


World Youth Day 2023: Registration Due Soon!
Sep092022

World Youth Day 2023: Registration Due Soon!

Calling all youth ages 18-35! Come join the Diocese of Hamilton in Lisbon, Portugal for World Youth Day (WYD) 2023. WYD is a worldwide encounter with the Pope celebrated about every three years in a different country. Registration is due September 16, 2022 at 4PM. For details, please visit:


Minister of the Word Formation Workshops
Sep072022

Minister of the Word Formation Workshops

The Liturgy Office is pleased to offer Minister of the Word ministry formation workshops this fall of 2022. Three workshops will be available over the course of three weekends, available in Owen Sound, Guelph, and Burlington. For more details and to register, visit:


World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Sep012022

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1st marks the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis and Archbishop Terrence Prendergast share their messages below...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Ruth Jamieson
Aug302022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Ruth Jamieson

Our next recipient of the 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards is Ruth Jamieson from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Anthony Filice
Aug252022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Anthony Filice

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Anthony Filice from St. John Henry Newman Secondary School in Stoney Creek. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kaitlyn Dang
Aug182022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kaitlyn Dang

Our next recipient of the 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards is Kaitlyn Dang from St. Mary Secondary School in Kitchener. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Children’s Liturgy of the Word Formation Workshops
Aug172022

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Formation Workshops

The Offices of Evangelization and Catechesis and Liturgy are pleased to offer Children's Liturgy of the Word ministry formation workshops which will include rebuilding after COVID, overview of Children's Liturgy of the Word, leading and participating this ministry, and more. Three workshops are available:


2022 Vacation Bible School
Aug172022

2022 Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School continues taking place at Parishes across the Diocese of Hamilton this summer! We thank all Pastors, Parish Ministers and volunteers who allow for these wonderful opportunities for the young people in our Diocese to experience our Faith!


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kylie McIlveen
Aug092022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kylie McIlveen

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Kylie McIlveen from St. Thomas More in Hamilton. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Papal Visit 2022: A Recap
Aug052022

Papal Visit 2022: A Recap

His Holiness, Pope Francis, completed his apostolic journey to Canada from July 24th - July 30th, 2022. On this "pilgrimage of penance", he made a series of public statements regarding Indigenous reconciliation and healing...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Grace Munaro
Aug042022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Grace Munaro

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Grace Munaro from Bishop Macdonell in Guelph. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


<em>Walking Together</em> - Papal Visit to Canada
Jul262022

Walking Together - Papal Visit to Canada

The Holy Father will visit Canada from July 24 to July 29, 2022. Pope Francis' historic visit to Canada will provide an opportunity for the Pope to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples and to address the impact of residential schools in Canada. Drawing on the theme, "Walking Together", the Holy Father's journey of reconciliation, healing and hope includes visits...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Elena Hilson
Jul262022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Elena Hilson

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Elena Hilson from Cathedral High School in Hamilton. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Register for <strong>World Youth Day 2023</strong> in Libson
Jul252022

Register for World Youth Day 2023 in Libson

We invite all young adults aged 18-35 who are interested in representing the Diocese of Hamilton at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, to register now! The first deposit is due in less than four weeks. For details and to register, visit:


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Teagan Morassutti
Jul182022

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Teagan Morassutti

Our 2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards begin with Teagan Morassutti from St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.


Synod Results from the Diocese of Hamilton
Jul182022

Synod Results from the Diocese of Hamilton

Thank you to all who participated in the initial stage of the preparation for the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in Rome in October 2023 on the theme of Synodality: Communion, Participation and Mission. Over 2,000 submissions were received in the Diocese of Hamilton, including both individual and group responses. Every effort was made to include your thoughts in the Diocesan summary...


Ordination to Transitional Diaconate of John Ha, Paul Niesiobedzki, and Jonathan Reitzel
Jul132022

Ordination to Transitional Diaconate of John Ha, Paul Niesiobedzki, and Jonathan Reitzel

On the evening of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 24, 2022, the Diocese of Hamilton welcomed three young men into the transitional diaconate. His Excellency, Bishop Lobsinger, Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, ordained Deacon John Ha, Deacon Paul Niesiobedzi, and Deacon Johnathan Reitzel.


2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Mike Meleka
Jul112022

2022 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Mike Meleka

The Diocese of Hamilton award is presented to graduating students who have attained high academic proficiency, and who exemplify Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values, and a commitment to service in the community. This year's recipient from St. Jerome's University is Mike Meleka.


World Youth Day 2023: Lisbon, Portugal
Jun212022

World Youth Day 2023: Lisbon, Portugal

Join us for our first information session for World Youth Day Lisbon 2023. Young Adults aged 18-35 in the Diocese of Hamilton are welcome! The session will be held in-person, with a virtual option, on July 6th, 2022 from 7-9:00PM, at St. Andrew Parish in Oakville. For more information, visit: