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GATHERED INTO ONE is the title of the Diocesan Pastoral Letter that will be distributed to all Priests, Deacons, Lay Pastoral Associates, and Parish liturgy personnel, including Choir Directors and Choir members following the Chrism Mass. It will also be published on our Diocesan website. As a liturgical instruction for the Diocese of Hamilton...
Priests and laity were honoured by Pope Francis in the Diocese of Hamilton on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. His Eminence, Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, conferred the honours with Bishop Crosby in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton. We offer heartfelt congratulations to the recipients – all are eminently worthy!
Save the Date! Mark your calendars for these upcoming Diocesan Workshops and Events in April 2018.
The annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass takes place on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 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:
For the month of March, the Holy Father tells us, "the times in which we live demand that we develop a profound capacity of discernment… To discern, from among all the voices we hear, which is the Lord’s voice."
The Chancery Office will be closed on February 28th and March 1st. The entire Diocesan staff will be participating in a professional development program facilitated by Catholic Leadership Institute (the same organization that offers Good Leaders Good Shepherds). The offices will be open again on March 2nd.
The Rite of Election is celebrated on or near the First Sunday of Lent with all adults and children of catechetical age who are completing their period of preparation, who have found strength in God’s grace and support in the prayer and example of the community. These celebrations took place at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph on February 11th and at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton on February 18th.
The Diocese of Hamilton is looking for a Human Resource Coordinator. This new position is responsible for providing support in all key areas of human resources. For more details and to apply, please click:
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Father Anthony Ciavarro, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Please pray that Father Anthony Ciavarro may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family may be consoled in their faith in Christ.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. It is a time of self-examination and reflection as it recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance.
Please be advised that the Chancery Office will be closing at 3:30 p.m. today due to inclement weather.
World Day of the Sick is an observance started by Pope John Paul II, which falls on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, on February 11th.
People around the world are encouraged to pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to ease the sufferings of the sick.
The Rite of Election is celebrated on or near the First Sunday of Lent with the catechumens who will celebrate the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, eucharist) at the upcoming Easter Vigil. We invite you to the upcoming celebrations on Sunday, February 11th in Guelph and Sunday, February 18th in Hamilton.
The Office of Youth Ministry, along with The Catholic Youth Organization invites you and the youth of your parish/school to the Diocesan-wide Youth Rally! The rally will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at CYO's Camp Brébeuf, Rockwood. Registration is now open!
On Sunday, January 21st, the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King hosted the annual Multicultural Mass. It was a feast for the senses - joyful music, elaborate and colourful costumes, and a delicious display of food which quickly vanished! The Mass was filled with wonderful hymns...