Recent News and Events - March 2018
The Easter Triduum, when we celebrate the suffering, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, is the high point of the Liturgical Year. The celebration of the Easter Triduum opens with the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday. Find the schedule and attend Masses and Celebrations at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King and at your local parish.
'The Sacred Liturgy is above all the Worship of God. It is the action of Christ and his Body, the Church, gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.' As a liturgical instruction for the Diocese of Hamilton, the "Gathered Into One" document provides directions to assure that Sacred Liturgy is celebrated with integrity and unity...
We invite you to watch a video produced by the Diocese of Hamilton, the Diocese of St. Catharines and the Congregation of the Resurrection on the value of funerals. The video touches on the importance of remembering an individual to bring healing.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2018 marks the 33rd World Youth Day. In his message, His Holiness, Pope Francis, remarks that "the focus, prayer and reflection of the Church will turn to you young people, with the desire to receive and, above all, to embrace the precious gift that you are to God, to the Church and to the world..."
Priests and laity were honoured by Pope Francis in the Diocese of Hamilton on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. His Eminence, Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, conferred the honours with Bishop Crosby in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton. We offer heartfelt congratulations to the recipients – all are eminently worthy!
Save the Date! Mark your calendars for these upcoming Diocesan Workshops and Events in April 2018.
For the month of March, the Holy Father tells us, "the times in which we live demand that we develop a profound capacity of discernment… To discern, from among all the voices we hear, which is the Lord’s voice."