Recent News and Events
The new series hosted by Father Michael King, Director of Vocations and Priestly Formation at the Diocese of Hamilton, continues! In this episode, Father King sits down with one of the Diocese of Hamilton's newly ordained priests, Father Paul Edmondstone.
His Grace, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, has announced that Reverend Father Wayne Lawrence Lobsinger has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton by His Holiness, Pope Francis. The episcopal ordination is expected to take place at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, in early February 2021.
THE HOLY FATHER, POPE FRANCIS, has graciously granted Papal Honours to a Priest and several parishioners in the Diocese of Hamilton. The honours will be conferred on the recipients at a celebration to take place at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on January 3, 2021, Feast of the Epiphany. COVID-19 protocols will be in effect...
Have you lost a loved one and find yourself struggling with the thought of the upcoming Christmas season? Are you trying to figure out how you can cope? The Family Ministry Office is holding a one-hour Zoom session on Monday, November 30th at 7:00 PM, offering reflection and practical strategies for coping at Christmas.
The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. We invite you to read the message and prayer released by the CCCB Indigenous Council.
In his prayer intention for the month of November, Pope Francis calls us to "pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind."
We regret to inform you that Reverend Francis Trzupek, retired Priest of Hamilton Diocese, died this morning, Friday, October 23, 2020. Please pray that Reverend Francis Trzupek may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.
On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, during the 5 o'clock Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Patrick Ohl was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, was the principal celebrant along with concelebrating priests, including the Vice-Rector of Saint Peter's Seminary in London, Rev. Peter Keller...
Please read the attached Notice of Decree regarding the change of Diocesan Boundaries between the Diocese of Hamilton and the Archdiocese of Toronto as of October 6, 2020.
The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments. Please pray for God's blessing upon these new appointments.
In his prayer intention for the month of October, Pope Francis call us to "pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church."
A letter to Parishioners from Bishop Crosby released on October 7, 2020. "Given the recent rise in numbers of those who have recently contracted the COVID-19 Virus, and what appears to be the beginning of a second wave of infections, it is opportune to remind everyone of the protocols in force in our churches in the Diocese of Hamilton..."
The Liturgy Office will host a three (3) part formation workshop via ZOOM for those interested in becoming Ministers of the Word or renewing three year mandates. The formation program will take place on three consecutive Mondays, beginning October 19th, 2020...
"Fratelli tutti" is the third encyclical of Pope Francis, released on October 4th, 2020. The encyclical has the subtitle of "on fraternity and social friendship." It is a call to disrupt our lives and pay attention to the world.
There was never a lull at Holy Rosary in Burlington because of COVID-19! The parish found numerous ways to keep parishioners in touch with the parish and one another. During the isolation, the parish reached out to parishioners...
We regret to inform you that Monsignor Victor McNamara, retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital, Hamilton.
The youth ministry at St. Augustine's in Dundas didn't shut down during the pandemic. It invited the parish to "Do Something Good" in the community. "Do Good" is one of the parish's youth ministry mottos and supports its "Youth With Purpose" and "Youth in Action" movements. One of those projects was to create and send "Joy Cards" to the residents and staff at St. Joseph's Villa in Dundas...
With the anxiety many are feeling as we head back into the school year, Bishop Crosby offers a prayer and his blessings for a safe return to school.
Our final recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Autumn Colwell from Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton.
In his prayer intention for the month of September, Pope Francis calls us to "pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner. No to plundering; yes to sharing."
"Each year...the first day of September is celebrated by the Christian family as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the beginning of the Season of Creation...During this period, Christians worldwide renew their faith in the God of creation and join in prayer and work for the care of our common home."
We are called to be witnesses as we head towards the start of the school year, in a time of such uncertainty, that we can be assured that God cares for us, is with us, saves us.
The latest recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Josephine McNab from St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound.
This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Rhylin Brown from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton.
After four years, Cathy Horgan, the Director of the From Information to Transformation Program will be retiring. We are happy to announce that, effective October 5th, 2020, the new Director of the program will be Tamara Nugent.
On Friday, August 14th, 2020 and Saturday, August 15th, 2020, the Diocese of Hamilton gained two new permanent deacons and four new priests respectively.
This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Denzel Herrero from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School in Milton.
This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Rebecca Gunnarson from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge.
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.
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."