Recent News and Events - 2019

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

MARCH 25th IS THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION, patronal feast of the Diocese of Hamilton. A Mass will be celebrated at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Following Mass, invitations have been extended to a luncheon in McNally Hall where the Diocesan Campaign, One Heart, One Soul, will be officially launched...

Holy Hour of Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Holy Hour of Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse

A Holy Hour of Prayer for the healing of victims of sexual abuse, including clergy sexual abuse, will be held in Parishes throughout the Diocese on Sunday, March 17th. Lent is an appropriate time to pray for those who have suffered trauma. At the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, the Holy Hour will begin at 2:30 PM. Contact your local parish for details on this holy hour.

Season of Lent

Season of Lent

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, 2019. It is a time of self-examination and reflection as it recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance.

2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass

2019 Wedding Anniversary Mass

The annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass takes place on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 1:30pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. This is an annual Mass for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60th plus Wedding Anniversary! To register:

#RallyUp - According To Your Word<br/><strong>Saturday, May 25, 2019</strong>

#RallyUp - According To Your Word
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Diocesan Youth Rally is NOW OPEN! We invite young people in grades 7-12 to join us on May 25th, 2019 for a day of faith, fun and fellowship.

Chancery Office Closed:</br><strong>February 12, 2019</strong>

Chancery Office Closed:
February 12, 2019

Due to the forecasted weather conditions and the deteriorating road conditions expected throughout the day, please be advised that the Chancery Office will be closed today.

World Day of the Sick:<br/><strong>February 11, 2019</strong>

World Day of the Sick:
February 11, 2019

In his message for the 27th World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis urges believers to promote a culture of generosity, noting that the joy of generous giving is a barometer of the health of a Christian. People around the world are encouraged to pray for the sick and those who work very hard to ease the sufferings of the sick on this day...

Pope's February Prayer Intention:<br/>Human Trafficking

Pope's February Prayer Intention:
Human Trafficking

In his prayer intention for the month of February, Pope Francis calls us to pray for a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

World Day for Consecrated Life:<br/>February 2

World Day for Consecrated Life:
February 2

Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God's gift of their vocation.

Bishop Farrell Library:<br/>Closed Monday, February 4th

Bishop Farrell Library:
Closed Monday, February 4th

Please be advised that the Bishop Farrell Library & Archives will be closed on Monday, February 4th, 2019. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 5th.

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Looking for a job? Various positions are currently available throughout the Diocese, both in the Chancery Office and within parishes.

Bible Sunday<br/><strong>Sunday, February 3, 2019</strong>

Bible Sunday
Sunday, February 3, 2019

The theme for our second Annual Bible Sunday is Listening to God's Word at Mass. Father Michael Patella, O.S.B, a monk of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, has been invited to speak at two special celebrations: one at St. Michael Church, Waterloo at 2 p.m., and one at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity<br/><strong>January 18-25, 2019</strong>

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2019

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated on the theme "Justice and only justice you shall pursue" (Deuteronomy 16:18-20). Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, and to share fellowship. Resources can be downloaded at the Canadian Council of Churches.

Pope Francis' January Prayer Intention: Young People and the Example of Mary

Pope Francis' January Prayer Intention: Young People and the Example of Mary

Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.