Recent News and Events - February 2018

Diocesan Office Closure
Feb272018

Diocesan Office Closure

The Chancery Office will be closed on February 28th and March 1st. The entire Diocesan staff will be participating in a professional development program facilitated by Catholic Leadership Institute (the same organization that offers Good Leaders Good Shepherds). The offices will be open again on March 2nd.


2018 Rite of Election Highlights
Feb262018

2018 Rite of Election Highlights

The Rite of Election is celebrated on or near the First Sunday of Lent with all adults and children of catechetical age who are completing their period of preparation, who have found strength in God’s grace and support in the prayer and example of the community. These celebrations took place at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph on February 11th and at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton on February 18th.


Human Resource Coordinator
Feb262018

Human Resource Coordinator

The Diocese of Hamilton is looking for a Human Resource Coordinator. This new position is responsible for providing support in all key areas of human resources. For more details and to apply, please click:


In Memoriam: Father Anthony Ciavarro
Feb152018

In Memoriam: Father Anthony Ciavarro

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Father Anthony Ciavarro, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Please pray that Father Anthony Ciavarro may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


The Lenten Season
Feb142018

The Lenten Season

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. It is a time of self-examination and reflection as it recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance.


Early Office Closure:<br/>Friday, February 9th
Feb092018

Early Office Closure:
Friday, February 9th

Please be advised that the Chancery Office will be closing at 3:30 p.m. today due to inclement weather.


2018 World Day of the Sick
Feb082018

2018 World Day of the Sick

World Day of the Sick is an observance started by Pope John Paul II, which falls on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, on February 11th.

People around the world are encouraged to pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to ease the sufferings of the sick.


Rite of Election 2018
Feb052018

Rite of Election 2018

The Rite of Election is celebrated on or near the First Sunday of Lent with the catechumens who will celebrate the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, eucharist) at the upcoming Easter Vigil. We invite you to the upcoming celebrations on Sunday, February 11th in Guelph and Sunday, February 18th in Hamilton.


The 2018 Multicultural Mass
Feb012018

The 2018 Multicultural Mass

On Sunday, January 21st, the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King hosted the annual Multicultural Mass. It was a feast for the senses - joyful music, elaborate and colourful costumes, and a delicious display of food which quickly vanished! The Mass was filled with wonderful hymns...


The Pope's Prayer Intentions for February: Say "No" to Corruption
Feb012018

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for February: Say "No" to Corruption

For the month of February, the Holy Father's intention "Say 'No' to Corruption" is so that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.