Recent News and Events

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Jan122018

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION WILL BE CELEBRATED in Parishes throughout the Diocese following the Christmas season. Bishop Anthony Tonnos will celebrate at St. Patrick Parish, Cambridge, tonight and next Friday evening. I will be at Mary Mother of God Parish, Oakville, for three celebrations next weekend. I am grateful to Bishop Tonnos, Bishop Ustrzycki and Bishop Miehm, who are so gracious in accepting to help...


Early Office Closure:<br/>Friday, January 12th

Jan122018

Early Office Closure:
Friday, January 12th

Please be advised that the Chancery Office will be closing at 2:00 p.m. today to allow everyone time to get home safely with the rain changing to snow and creating icy conditions.


2018 Wedding Anniversary Mass

Jan082018

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:


Jan082018

"To accompany in joy and hope"

The National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors (NAVFD) invites you to their upcoming vocations conference at Hamilton's Sheraton Hotel from April 22-25, 2018. If you are involved in Vocations ministry, you do not want to miss this conference!


The Pope's Prayer Intentions for January: For Religious Liberty in Asia

Jan052018

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for January: For Religious Liberty in Asia

For the month of January, the Holy Father asks that we not forget Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, who struggle to live their faith in freedom. Let us pray for religious liberty in Asia.


2018 Multicultural Mass

Jan032018

2018 Multicultural Mass

Our annual Multicultural Mass takes place on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. This is sure to be a beautiful celebration! All are welcome to join us for the Mass and the social event which will take place in McNally Hall after the celebration.


Chancery Office Closed: <strong>Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018</strong>

Jan012018

Chancery Office Closed: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Blessed New Year! Due to inclement weather and in honour of His Excellency’s 20th Anniversary of His appointment as Bishop, the Chancery Office will remain closed Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd.


Christmas Office Hours for 2017-2018

Dec222017

Christmas Office Hours for 2017-2018

As we await the coming of Our Lord during the sacred season of Advent, we are prayerful as we prepare for the beautiful feast of Christmas. The Chancery Office and the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives Christmas Office hours are as follows...


Bishop Crosby's 2017 Christmas Letter

Dec212017

Bishop Crosby's 2017 Christmas Letter

Dear friends in Christ,
We settle in for another Christmas season. Christmas is always a blessing, a time for giving thanks – especially for the Father’s gift to us: Jesus, Emmanuel, God-with-us – even though many struggle at this time of year...


The Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King: Christmas Season

Dec192017

The Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King: Christmas Season

May these Advent days be filled with hope for you and the may the celebration of Christmas bring you joy and peace! Join us at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton for Christmas and New Year celebrations.


Inclement Weather: Support Group

Dec152017

Inclement Weather: Support Group

Please note that due to inclement weather, the Support Group for Separated and Divorced on Friday, December 15th has been cancelled.


2017 Advent Hymn Festival

Dec142017

2017 Advent Hymn Festival

On Sunday, December 10th, the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King hosted the Advent Hymn Festival! It was a joyous evening, featuring the voices of the Diocesan Choir and the Spanish Choir of St. Michael’s Parish, Oakville...


Faith Day ‘renews the promise’ of Catholic Education

Dec132017

Faith Day ‘renews the promise’ of Catholic Education

On Friday, December 1st, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board sponsored Faith Day, which was attended by more than 4,000 staff members. This was a first-of-its-kind professional development day, with Mass celebrated by Bishop Crosby and a keynote address by Cardinal Collins...


The Pope's Prayer Intentions for December:  For the Elderly

Dec052017

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for December: For the Elderly

For the month of December, let us join the Holy Father in praying for the elderly. Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations.


Diocesan Parish Ministers Association (DPMA) Conference

Nov302017

Diocesan Parish Ministers Association (DPMA) Conference

The Diocesan Parish Ministers gathered at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre from November 19-21 for the Diocesan Parish Ministers Association (DPMA) Conference. The conference included study sessions with Dr. Moira McQueen...