Recent News and Events
"It would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused. It would be a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people." - Pope Francis
The Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. The mass will be presided by His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI.
We regret to inform you that Reverend Peter Watters, a retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his residence in Oakville. Please pray that Reverend Peter Watters may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.
In his prayer intention for the month of January, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote together peace and justice in the world."
Please take note of our Holiday Hours. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2019
For many, Christmas is a wonderful time of year! Homes are decorated, families gather, gifts are shared, the best meal of the year is served, and the music at Christmas Masses is always uplifting - to say nothing of the Christmas homily!
December 13th, 2019 marks 50 years of Ordination to the Priesthood for His Holiness, Pope Francis. Wishing a very blessed anniversary to our most wonderful and compassionate leader. May God continue to bless his service!
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.
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," 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.
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.
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."
Many of our diocesan nationalities filled the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Sunday October 6th, 2019 for the Annual Multicultural Mass.
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."
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.
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."
Lindsay Adoranti has promoted Catholic values at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School through her diverse involvement in many organizations.
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.
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.
Andrew Genovese is a remarkable young student from Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School in Burlington who embodies Catholic leadership traits and Christian values.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.