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Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Dec142018

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

"ONE BLESSED NIGHT" were the final words of the Christmas Canata, The Birth of Christ, which was presented to a sold out audience at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King last Friday evening. The story was told of that "Blessed Night" two thousand years ago, and in the telling, the evening itself was blessed once again!...


Second Sunday of Advent<br/><em>Gospel - Luke 3.1-6</em>
Dec092018

Second Sunday of Advent
Gospel - Luke 3.1-6

In today's Gospel, we hear about St. John the Baptist and his important role in preparing the way of the Lord. We invite you to read the Advent Resource on the Second Sunday of Advent, paired with the illumination of the Baptism of Jesus from The Saint John's Bible.


Pope's December prayer intention: In the service of the transmission of faith
Dec062018

Pope's December prayer intention: In the service of the transmission of faith

In his prayer intention for the month of December, Pope Francis calls us pray that people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time, in their dialogue with people's hearts, and above all, by listening.


Highlights: 2018 Advent Hymn Festival
Dec052018

Highlights: 2018 Advent Hymn Festival

On Sunday, December 2nd, the First Sunday of Advent, parishioners from across the Diocese filled the pews of the newly renovated St. Augustine's Parish in Dundas for the Advent Hymn Festival, presented by the Hamilton Diocesan Choir.


Additional Clergy Appointments
Dec042018

Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective January 14, 2019 unless otherwise indicated.


First Sunday of Advent<br/><em>Gospel - Luke 21.24-36</em>
Dec022018

First Sunday of Advent
Gospel - Luke 21.24-36

In today's Gospel, Christ challenges us to look up and see, as there are signs of his coming everywhere - and they are beautiful. We invite you to read the Advent Resource on the First Sunday of Advent, paired with the illumination of The Transfiguration from The Saint John's Bible.


Advent Resource
Nov262018

Advent Resource

The Lord is near - there is no doubt about it. We invite you to download this year's Advent Resource, with prayer centred on the Gospels of the Four Sundays of Advent and partnered with an illumination from The Saint John's Bible.


Renewing the Promise
Nov132018

Renewing the Promise

In his video first launched for Catholic Education Week 2018, Bishop Crosby is encouraging the faithful of the Diocese of Hamilton to take a closer look at Renewing the Promise over the coming year so that, together, we may preserve and enhance the legacy of publicly funded Catholic Education in this province.


Advent Hymn Festival
Nov122018

Advent Hymn Festival

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel!"
All are welcome on Sunday, December 2nd at St. Augustine Parish in Dundas at 7PM. Come celebrate the Advent season with scripture, prayer and song! A reception in the Church Hall will follow, and a free-will offering will go in support of the St. Augustine Building Fund.


Coping with the Holidays & Healing Mass
Nov122018

Coping with the Holidays & Healing Mass

When it does not feel like "Peace on Earth", know that you are not alone. On Sunday, December 2nd, Coping with the Holiday takes place at 1:30-3:30pm at the Chancery Office, followed by the Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child at the Cathedral Basilica at 4pm.


Pope Francis' November Prayer Intention: In the Service of Peace
Nov092018

Pope Francis' November Prayer Intention: In the Service of Peace

Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.


System Maintenance Notification
Nov052018

System Maintenance Notification

Please note that online registrations for workshops and events may not work on Monday, November 5th due to work being done on the system. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our systems.


Diocesan Newsletter
Oct312018

Diocesan Newsletter

You are invited to subscribe to our new weekly e-newsletter by clicking the "Subscribe to our Newsletter" button on the right side of the homepage. This newsletter will include workshops and formation opportunities which are provided by the Diocesan Pastoral Offices, as well as Diocesan sponsored events!


Job Opportunity: Director of Liturgy
Oct112018

Job Opportunity: Director of Liturgy

The Diocese of Hamilton is looking for a full-time Director of Liturgy. Reporting to the Chancellor, this position is responsible for providing good liturgical practices throughout the Diocese.


In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Sardo
Oct052018

In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Sardo

We regret to inform you that Reverend Stephen Sardo, a retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Please pray that Reverend Stephen Sardo may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse
Oct042018

Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse

A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation and Transformation The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published a new document, which updates their 1982 document: From Pain to Hope, and incorporates lessons learned from the Church's experience of assisting victims of sexual abuse...


In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Csiszar
Oct022018

In Memoriam: Reverend Stephen Csiszar

We regret to inform you that Reverend Stephen Csiszar died on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Please pray that he may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


11th Annual Diocesan Celebration for Catholic Education
Sep272018

11th Annual Diocesan Celebration for Catholic Education

On September 20th, 2018, hundreds of students, parents, current and retired educators, staff, trustees, clergy and members of the Diocesan community gathered for the 11th Annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education at Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown. The theme of this year's celebration was "the gift that is in you", inspired by 1 Timothy 4:14.


Job Opportunity: Marriage Tribunal Administrator
Sep252018

Job Opportunity: Marriage Tribunal Administrator

The Diocese of Hamilton is hiring a canon lawyer for a full-time position in the Marriage Tribunal. For more information and to apply, please go to:


61st Annual Red Mass
Sep122018

61st Annual Red Mass

The Red Mass is a tradition that marks the opening of the Fall Assizes of the Supreme Court of Ontario. The Red Mass gets its name from the vestments of the priests, the robes of the judges, the tongues of fire symbolic of the Holy Spirit and the festive red of the courts. This year's Mass took place on Wednesday, September 5th at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.


Pope Francis' September Prayer Intention: Young People in Africa
Sep072018

Pope Francis' September Prayer Intention: Young People in Africa

Pope Francis' prayer intention for September is so that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.


Job Opportunity: Docent for <em>The Saint John's Bible</em>
Sep072018

Job Opportunity: Docent for The Saint John's Bible

The Diocese is searching for a Docent. Reporting to the Coordinator of The Saint John's Bible, the Docent is responsible for facilitating public engagement with The Bible and transporting it to public events. To apply:


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Jacob Bresolin
Aug292018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Jacob Bresolin

Jacob Bresolin is our final recipient for the Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards. Throughout his four years at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Jacob has proved himself to be a multi-talented individual...


In Memoriam: Reverend Monsignor Peter Coughlin
Aug272018

In Memoriam: Reverend Monsignor Peter Coughlin

We regret to inform you that Reverend Monsignor Peter Coughlin died on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Please pray that Reverend Monsignor Peter Coughlin may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Letter from His Excellency, Bishop Crosby
Aug232018

Letter from His Excellency, Bishop Crosby

His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, responds to the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and other global reports of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Brandon Hajekerou
Aug222018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Brandon Hajekerou

Brandon Hajekerou from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Milton is our next recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards. He has demonstrates Catholic leadership through his peer mentorship in and out of the classroom...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Natasha Szulist
Aug152018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Natasha Szulist

The Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Natasha Szulist from St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound. Natasha has been involved as a leader for various outreach trips and demonstrates Catholic values in a variety of situations...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Neil Tangcuangco
Aug082018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Neil Tangcuangco

Our Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards continue with Neil Tangcuangco, a graduating student of St. Johnís College and has plans to continue his post-secondary education in Business-media production in the area of Media and Creative Industry...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Angel Bougouneau
Aug022018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Angel Bougouneau

The Student Awards continue with Angel Bougouneau from St. John Bosco Secondary School in Guelph. She is a vibrant member of her school and parish community. Although Angel struggles with a chronic illness, her ability to persevere in all situations is one of her greatest qualities...


Grandparents: Waiting, Watching, Walking in Faith!
Jul272018

Grandparents: Waiting, Watching, Walking in Faith!

Come join us for a celebration of Grandparents in time for National Grandparents Day on Saturday, September 8th at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Waterdown. Bishop Douglas Crosby will celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving for Grandparents...