Recent News and Events

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kate Jamieson
Jul182018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Kate Jamieson

Our 2018 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Katie Jamieson from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School, Cambridge. Kate is a current Student Trustee for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and highly involved with Social Justice and Relay for Life commitee...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Juliana Giannini
Jul112018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Juliana Giannini

Our 2018 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards begin with Juliana Giannini from Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, Stoney Creek. Juliana has promoted Catholic values at the school through her diverse involvement in many organizations, including: Culture of Life, Diversity club, D.R.E.A.M.S., Chaplaincy team...


Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament
Jul102018

Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament

The forecast looked incredibly grim, but the sold-out crowd arrived unfazed on the morning of June 27, 2018 for the inaugural Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by Tripemco Burlington Insurance Group. The event received overwhelming support, raising just over $100,000 for the benefit of De Mazenod Door Outreach, a ministry to the poor and marginalized of downtown Hamilton...


Pope Francis' July Prayer Intention: For Priests
Jul052018

Pope Francis' July Prayer Intention: For Priests

In his prayer intention, Pope Francis said: "Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.


Diocese of Hamilton Award:<br/>Lydia Notten
Jul042018

Diocese of Hamilton Award:
Lydia Notten

The Diocese of Hamilton award is presented to a graduating student who has attained high academic proficiency, and who exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values, and a commitment to service in the community. This year's recipient from St. Jerome's University is Lydia Notten...


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Jun292018

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

OUR LADY OF CANADA, a marble statue created by Lawrence Voaides of Traditional Cut Stone was installed in the outdoor niche on the western wall of the Cathedral Basilica, by Joe Costello and team from Clifford Restoration. The statue will be blessed following the 11:00 a.m. Mass this Sunday, July 1, 2018...


2018 Youth Rally Highlights
Jun292018

2018 Youth Rally Highlights

On May 26th, 2018, 565 young people gathered together at Bishop MacDonell C.S.S. for the annual Youth Rally. It was a joy-filled day that consisted of rally music led by A Guy and a Girl, a keynote address by Katie Prejean, and a number of workshops led by representatives from across the Diocese...


In Memoriam: Reverend Michael Sullivan
Jun262018

In Memoriam: Reverend Michael Sullivan

We regret to inform you that Reverend Michael Sullivan died on June 25th, 2018. Please pray that Reverend Michael Sullivan may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Transitional Deacon Ordinations
Jun222018

Transitional Deacon Ordinations

All are welcome to attend the first two Transitional Deacon Ordinations of the year! Vivek Trindade will be ordained on June 29, 2018 at 7PM at St. Matthew Parish, Oakville, and John Schnurr's ordination takes place on June 30, 2018 at 7PM at Immaculate Conception Parish, Formosa.


Highlights from 2018 Wedding Anniversary Mass
Jun212018

Highlights from 2018 Wedding Anniversary Mass

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, 435 couples gathered together to celebrate the Wedding Anniversary Mass. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, was the principal celebrant and remarked how, altogether, the couples represented over 19,000 years of marriage!


Listening Sessions
Jun122018

Listening Sessions

Bishop Crosby encourages you to attend a listening session relating to the proposed Diocesan capital campaign. These sessions will provide information about the proposed campaign goals and will allow you the opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts. For dates and locations, please


2018 Permanent Diaconate Ordinations
Jun082018

2018 Permanent Diaconate Ordinations

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, John Andrade, Leonard Gallant, Mark Shaw, and Bert Tami were ordained to the Diaconate for the Diocese of Hamilton. We congratulate them and warmly welcome them to their ministry for the Diocese! We invite you to see the highlights from this year's Permanent Diaconate Ordination.


Additional Clergy Appointments
Jun062018

Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 27, 2018 unless otherwise indicated, in addition to the previously announced clergy appointments.


2018 Wedding Anniversary Mass
Jun012018

2018 Wedding Anniversary Mass

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:


Diocesan Workshop and Events - June 2018
May302018

Diocesan Workshop and Events - June 2018

Save the Date! Mark your calendars upcoming Diocesan Workshops and Events occurring in June 2018 and register for upcoming workshops in the fall.


Ordination Mass of Permanent Deacons
May282018

Ordination Mass of Permanent Deacons

All are welcome to attend the Ordination Mass of Permanent Deacons for John Andrade, Leonard Gallant, Mark Shaw, and Bert Tami on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. We pray for them and their families as they begin Diaconal ministry!


Special Collection Set for Summer Jobs (Government attestation requirement denounced)
May282018

Special Collection Set for Summer Jobs (Government attestation requirement denounced)

We invite you to read a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, on a special collection taking place on Sunday, June 3rd, regarding a special collection set for summer jobs.


Youth Rally 2018: <strong>BE</strong><br/><strong>LOCATION CHANGE!</strong>
May232018

Youth Rally 2018: BE
LOCATION CHANGE!

Due to the risk of thunderstorms, the location of the rally has changed to Bishop Macdonell Catholic Secondary School in Guelph on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The Office of Youth Ministry, along with The Catholic Youth Organization looks forward to seeing the youth of your parish/school! #RALLYUP!


Ordination to the Priesthood: Father Hope, Father Theriault & Father Tracey
May222018

Ordination to the Priesthood: Father Hope, Father Theriault & Father Tracey

On May 5, 2018, the Diocese of Hamilton gained three new priests! Father Grayson Hope, Father Tim Theriault, and Father Christopher Tracey were ordained priests at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton by Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI. Let us pray that Jesus may be glorified in the ministry and service of these three new priests...


A Man of His Word
May152018

A Man of His Word

"A Man of His Word", written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Wim Wenders, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A rare co-production with the Vatican, the Pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions...


Sing for Joy: Highlights
May112018

Sing for Joy: Highlights

On the evening of Sunday, April 29th, the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King was filled pew to pew for Sing for Joy, a concert in celebration of acquiring all seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible. The music heard that evening was inspired by the hand-written and hand-illuminated Bible intended to "ignite the imagination."


Catholic Education Week: </br> Renewing the Promise
May062018

Catholic Education Week:
Renewing the Promise

During the week of May 6 to May 11, 2018, 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 Renewing the Promise. We invite you to watch Bishop Crosby's message here:


Rite of Ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood
May052018

Rite of Ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood

All are welcome on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. to celebrate the Rite of Ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.


The Pope's Prayer Intentions for May: 'The Mission of the Laity'
May052018

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for May: 'The Mission of the Laity'

During the month of May, Pop Francis encourages us to pray that the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.


Bishop Crosby Signs the Special Olympics Flag
May042018

Bishop Crosby Signs the Special Olympics Flag

The Knights of Columbus Flag Relay is travelling throughout Ontario to raise public awareness of Special Olympics and to support our local Athletes. On Monday, April 30th, Bishop Crosby met with three Special Olympians and had the opportunity to sign the flag...


Diocesan Workshop and Events - May 2018
Apr302018

Diocesan Workshop and Events - May 2018

Save the Date! Mark your calendars for these upcoming Diocesan Workshops and Events in May 2018.


Sing for Joy
Apr262018

Sing for Joy

A concert of music inspired by the illuminations of The Saint John's Bible takes place on Sunday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Music will be performed by the Diocesan Choir, the combined choirs of the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate and the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. All are welcome!


2018 Clergy Appointments
Apr202018

2018 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective Wednesday, June 27, 2018.


Chancery Office Open Today
Apr162018

Chancery Office Open Today

The Chancery Office will be open for regular business today, Monday, April 16, 2018.


Saint John’s Bible Viewing Cancelled
Apr152018

Saint John’s Bible Viewing Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the open viewing for Sunday, April 15th of The Saint Johns Bible at Bishop Farrell Library & Archives has been cancelled.