Recent News and Events

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Sep182020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

OCTOBER 4th-10th IS NATIONAL CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE WEEK. The week recognizes the inspiring work of Catholic health care organizations in our Province and across Canada. At the heart of Catholic health care is a deep respect for the intrinsic value and dignity of every human being and an unwavering commitment to serving all people, from all backgrounds and faiths - especially society's most vulnerable...


Bishop Crosby's 2020 Back to School Message
Sep082020

Bishop Crosby's 2020 Back to School Message

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.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Autumn Colwell
Sep072020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Autumn Colwell

Our final recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Autumn Colwell from Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton.


Pope's September Prayer Intention: Respect for the Planet's Resources
Sep022020

Pope's September Prayer Intention: Respect for the Planet's Resources

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."


Message of the Holy Father Francis for the Fourth World Day of Prayer for Creation
Sep022020

Message of the Holy Father Francis for the Fourth World Day of Prayer for Creation

"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."


Novena In Preparation for the School Year
Aug312020

Novena In Preparation for the School Year

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.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Josephine McNab
Aug312020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Josephine McNab

The latest recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Josephine McNab from St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rhylin Brown
Aug232020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rhylin Brown

This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Rhylin Brown from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton.


Memo: New Director of the From Information To Transformation Program
Aug212020

Memo: New Director of the From Information To Transformation Program

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.


Highlights from the 2020 Diocese of Hamilton Ordinations
Aug192020

Highlights from the 2020 Diocese of Hamilton Ordinations

On Friday, August 14th, 2020 and Saturday, August 15th, 2020, the Diocese of Hamilton gained two new permanent deacons and four new priests respectively.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Denzel Herrero
Aug172020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Denzel Herrero

This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Denzel Herrero from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School in Milton.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rebecca Gunnarson
Aug102020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rebecca Gunnarson

This week's recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Rebecca Gunnarson from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge.


In Memoriam: Reverend Jiri Macenauer
Aug052020

In Memoriam: Reverend Jiri Macenauer

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.


Pope's August Prayer Intention: The Maritime World
Aug052020

Pope's August Prayer Intention: The Maritime World

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."


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Katie Young
Aug052020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Katie Young

The latest recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is Katie Young from Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 6
Jul312020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 6

As St. Teresa Parish in Kitchener prepared for Pentecost, nine cedars were planted along the church to symbolize the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit...


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 5
Jul242020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 5

The people of St. Clement have stayed true to their small-town roots, living their faith with neighbourly acts of care.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 4
Jul232020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 4

Thanks to the One Heart, One Soul Campaign, St. Ann's has been able to move its Music Ministry into the church loft, paint the church interior, install a tile floor to replaced the 37-year-old carpet, install a new sound system in the church and pay down the parish's Diocesan loan by 30%.


Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rachel Huhse
Jul172020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Award: Rachel Huhse

This week's Diocese of Hamilton Student Award is presented to Rachel Huhse from Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener.


Diocese of Hamilton Award:<br/>Sebastian Lazo
Jul102020

Diocese of Hamilton Award:
Sebastian Lazo

Sebastian Lazo is the recipient of the Diocese of Hamilton Award for Bishop Macdonell Catholic Secondary School in Guelph.


Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis
Jul092020

Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

A resource guide for families to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pope's July Prayer Intention: Our Families
Jul092020

Pope's July Prayer Intention: Our Families

In his prayer intention for the month of July, Pope Francis calls us to "that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance, and especially, that they may be protected by the State."


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 3
Jul092020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 3

The Blessed Sacrament placed in the window of the Holy Rosary office in Guelph has become a "huge inspiration" to the parish and the neighbourhood, said Fr. Vernon Boyd, the parish's pastor...


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 2
Jul032020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 2

The pandemic hasn't halted the good work of the Church. The Stewardship and Development Office asked for examples, and parishes provided a wealth of them. A few are here, and more are to come!


Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards:<br>Nora Dempsey
Jul032020

Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards:
Nora Dempsey

Our 2020 Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards begin with Nora Dempsey from St. James Catholic Secondary School in Guelph.


Blessings in the Midst of Trial<br>Volume 1
Jun242020

Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 1

The COVID-19 Pandemic kept our parishes closed for three months, but it hasn't kept the good work of the Church from taking place.


Re-Opening of Churches:<br>Announcement from Bishop Crosby
Jun102020

Re-Opening of Churches:
Announcement from Bishop Crosby

Please read this announcement from Bishop Crosby regarding the re-opening of churches effective June 16th, 2020.


Re-Opening of Churches:<br>A Letter to Parishioners
Jun102020

Re-Opening of Churches:
A Letter to Parishioners

A Letter to Parishioners from Bishop Crosby regarding required practices upon opening of our Churches.


Statement from the CCCB: God Created Humankind in His Image and Likeness
Jun082020

Statement from the CCCB: God Created Humankind in His Image and Likeness

The CCCB have released a statement regarding the sin of racism following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th, 2020.


Prayer to Address the Sin of Racism
Jun052020

Prayer to Address the Sin of Racism

"We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." - Pope Francis