Recent News and Events

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Sep142018

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

THE 17TH ANNUAL VOCATIONS MASS is this Sunday at 2:00 p.m., hosted by Father Michael Anderson and Immaculate Conception Parish in Formosa! The event is sponsored by the Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League of Canada, Knights of Columbus, Serra Clubs and the Diocesan Vocations Office...


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...


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Dominik Olejarczyk
Jul252018

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Dominik Olejarczyk

Dominik Olejacrzyk from St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener is our next Diocese of Hamilton Award recipient. Dominik has been an excellent role model among his peers by Altar serving for all school Masses over the past four years as well as participating in liturgical celebrations as a reader, altar server, and minister of communion...


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...


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.