Recent News and Events - February 2016
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered in a parish from each deanery in our Diocese as part of the worldwide “24 Hours for the Lord” on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th. Click here for more information!
On Sunday, February 14th, 2016, the first Sunday of Lent, the Rite of Election was celebrated at both the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton and the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph. A combined 120 catechumens from around the Diocese signed the Book of the Elect and acknowledged their preparation and intention to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.
On February 29th, the Diocese of Hamilton will celebrate its 160th Anniversary! The Bishop Farrell Archives maintains the Papal Bull announcing the founding of the Diocese.
Most Reverend Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, announces that Dr. Kevin Smith is to be honoured as a Knight of St. Gregory during a celebration at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on February 28, 2016.
We regret to inform you that Reverend Monsignor William O’Brien died on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Please pray that Reverend Monsignor William O’Brien may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family may be consoled in their faith in Christ.