Recent News and Events

Christmas Midnight Mass
Dec092019

Christmas Midnight Mass

The traditional Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King will be celebrated by His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI on December 24th, 2019. Carols will begin at 11:30PM, followed by mass at 12AM.


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Dec062019

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THE ENTIRE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF THE ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTH SYSTEM including all of their entities, as well as Hotel Dieu Shaver Health Centre, in St. Catharines, gathered at McNally Hall in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King yesterday for a presentation by Father Francis Morrisey, OMI, on the doctrinal and canonical principles relating to the sponsorship of apostolic works.


Pope's December Prayer Intention: The Future of the Very Young
Dec062019

Pope's December Prayer Intention: The Future of the Very Young

In his prayer intention for the month of December, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that every country decides to take necessary measures to make the future of children a priority, especially the future of children who are suffering today."


Advent Season 2019
Dec022019

Advent Season 2019

"Advent," said Pope Francis, "is the time to welcome Jesus' coming, as He comes as a messenger of peace to show us the ways of God." This Advent season, may we ready ourselves to accept the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, through prayer, gratitude and love of all our neighbours.


Cancellations for Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Dec012019

Cancellations for Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Due to dangerous winter weather conditions, the Coping with the Holidays support program and the Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child originally taking place Sunday, December 1st, 2019 have been cancelled.


Pope's November Prayer Intention: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East
Nov062019

Pope's November Prayer Intention: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East

In his prayer intention for the month of November, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together."


Highlights from 2019 Annual Multicultural Mass
Oct112019

Highlights from 2019 Annual Multicultural Mass

Many of our diocesan nationalities filled the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Sunday October 6th, 2019 for the Annual Multicultural Mass.


Pope's October Prayer Intention: Missionary Spring in the Church
Oct042019

Pope's October Prayer Intention: Missionary Spring in the Church

In his prayer intention for the month of October, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary spring in the Church."


Highlights from the 12th Annual Diocesan Mass for Catholic Education
Sep232019

Highlights from the 12th Annual Diocesan Mass for Catholic Education

Late summer weather greeted attendants of this year's 12th Annual Diocesan Mass in Celebration of Catholic Education, which took place on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.


Pope's September Prayer Intention: Protecting the Oceans
Sep132019

Pope's September Prayer Intention: Protecting the Oceans

In his prayer intention for the month of September, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world's seas and oceans."


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Lindsay Adoranti
Aug162019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Lindsay Adoranti

Lindsay Adoranti has promoted Catholic values at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School through her diverse involvement in many organizations.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Darius Nguyen
Aug142019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Darius Nguyen

Darius Nguyen is a student from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Milton who exemplifies the 'Catholic Graduate Expectations.' He is a self-directed responsible learner who has been on the honour roll every year and graduated as an Ontario Scholar.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Isabella Stoikos
Aug092019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Isabella Stoikos

Isabella Stoikos has been a true model of what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and in her community.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Andrew Genovese
Aug022019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Andrew Genovese

Andrew Genovese is a remarkable young student from Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School in Burlington who embodies Catholic leadership traits and Christian values.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Julia Cabral
Jul292019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Julia Cabral

Julia Cabral is a student of exemplary character both in and out of the classroom and in her commitment to the St. Jean de Brebeuf Community. An honour roll student and SHSM recipient in Food Processing, Julia has always found time to contribute to the life of the school.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Aidan Perry
Jul242019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Aidan Perry

Aidan Perry from Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton has served his Parish for over ten years as an altar server and has assisted with several Parish activities. He has worked at the Trillium camp for children suffering from cancer for many summers.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Jessica Dekker
Jul192019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Jessica Dekker

Jessica Dekker is an exceptionally well-rounded student-athlete from St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton and is a recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards. Jessica prides herself on giving back to the community, helping with the CWL Christmas House Tour and the Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Hamper Program annually.


Diocese of Hamilton Award: Fabiola Alvarez
Jul152019

Diocese of Hamilton Award: Fabiola Alvarez

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 Fabiola Alvarez.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Hayley Goodall
Jul102019

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Hayley Goodall

Our 2019 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards begin with Hayley Goodall from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School, Cambridge. She most recently spent a portion of her second semester in Kenya on a ME to WE mission. She also completed the Church and Culture curriculum along with a Service Learn credit, enlightening her on how to become a well-informed global citizen...


The Second Annual Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament
Jul052019

The Second Annual Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament

The second annual Bishop's Charities Invitational Golf Tournament took place on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Oakville's Glen Abbey Golf Course. Presenting sponsors, Tripemco Burlington Insurance Group, alongside fellow sponsors and golfers, helped raised over $70,000 for the De Mazenod Door outreach program...


Highlights from 2019 Transitional Deacon Ordination
Jul022019

Highlights from 2019 Transitional Deacon Ordination

The pouring rain could not dampen the atmosphere on the evening of Thursday, June 20th, 2019 as five new transitional deacons were ordained at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. We offer our congratulations to Deacons Paul Edmondstone, Robin Mendonca, Francisco Sordo, Pawel Stankiewicz and Hayden Starczala.


Highlights from 2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass
Jun182019

Highlights from 2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass

On Sunday, June 9th, 2019, 400 couples gathered together to celebrate the 32nd annual Wedding Anniversary Mass. The number of years of love and marriage represented by the couples was 18,574 years! Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, was the principal celebrant and signed a certificate for each couple in recognition of the event.


In Memoriam: Reverend Charles Schefter
Jun052019

In Memoriam: Reverend Charles Schefter

We regret to inform you that Reverend Charles Schefter, a retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Guelph. Please pray that Reverend Charles Schefter may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass
May292019

2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass

The annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass takes place on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 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:


2019 Additional Clergy Appointments
May282019

2019 Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 26, 2019 unless otherwise indicated.


Ordination to the Priesthood: Father Merkley, Father Schnurr & Father Trindade
May212019

Ordination to the Priesthood: Father Merkley, Father Schnurr & Father Trindade

On May 4, 2019, Father Gregory Merkley, Father John Schnurr, and Father Vivek Trindade were ordained priests for service in the Diocese of Hamilton at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King by Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI! Let us pray that Jesus may be glorified in the ministry and service of these three new priests...


Diocese of Hamilton Purchases Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre
May102019

Diocese of Hamilton Purchases Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre

The Diocese of Hamilton formally announces the purchase of Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre, a property currently owned by The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, located in Ancaster, Ontario. The Diocese will take official possession of the property at the end of May 2019.


2019 National March for Life
May092019

2019 National March for Life

The 22nd National March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa takes place on Thursday, May 9th. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the the Bishops of Canada have released a message for the 2019 National March for Life in communion with the Holy Father, supporting the sanctity of life.


A Child's Virtual Tour of the Cathedral
May092019

A Child's Virtual Tour of the Cathedral

A Child's Virtual Tour of the Cathedral is a special project from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Staff and students from St. Anne and St. Agnes created the Virtual Tour during a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King earlier this year. The Virtual Tour uses the latest technology and provides explanations by the students to the various points of interest in the Cathedral.


Catholic Education Week:<br/>Living as Joyful Disciples
May042019

Catholic Education Week:
Living as Joyful Disciples

During the week of May 5 to May 10, 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 Living as Joyful Disciples. We invite you to watch Bishop Crosby's message: