Recent News and Events - 2020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Apr032020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

HOPE, GRATITUDE AND SOLIDARITY is the title of A Message to Canadians from Religious Leaders in Canada in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Online Masses and Resources
Apr022020

Online Masses and Resources

Please see the following list for online masses available via parishes throughout the Diocese of Hamilton.


Televised Sunday Mass
Apr012020

Televised Sunday Mass

Please join His Excellency Bishop Crosby for televised Sunday mass from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Sundays at 11AM on Cable 14 and 1PM on CHCH. #PrayTogether #PrayForTheWorld


Adult Faith Formation from the Comfort of Your Own Home
Mar272020

Adult Faith Formation from the Comfort of Your Own Home

The Diocese of Hamilton has partnered with The Virtual Learning Community of Dayton University to be able to provide parishioners throughout the Diocese of Hamilton with affordable, high quality formation opportunities.


Highlights from 2020 Mass of Chrism
Mar242020

Highlights from 2020 Mass of Chrism

On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020, the Mass of Chrism was celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton, presided by His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, OMI.


Decree Regarding Holy Week and the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum 2020
Mar232020

Decree Regarding Holy Week and the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum 2020

Please read the following decree by His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, regarding Holy Week and the Celebration of the Paschal Triduum in our parishes.


An Invitation to Pray
Mar232020

An Invitation to Pray

During these Lenten days, and mindful of all who are affected by the COVID-19 Virus, we are called to be more fervent in prayer. Since we are not able to gather publicly for prayer at this time, we are encouraged to pray...


Mass at the Cathedral Basilica<br/>March 22, 2020
Mar222020

Mass at the Cathedral Basilica
March 22, 2020

"We are that man born blind. We long to see. In the midst of our darkness, the darkness of these days, of this scary time we are in, we put our trust in the one who is our light, and our life." - His Excellency, Bishop Crosby


Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph
Mar192020

Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph

"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still."


Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph
Mar182020

Reflections from the Carmel of St. Joseph

"While the world is locking down, there are less cars, less planes, and less pollution..."


Further Directives Regarding COVID-19
Mar182020

Further Directives Regarding COVID-19

Chancellor Monsignor Murray J. Kroetsch, PH, VG, provides further directives regarding COVID-19 in this open letter.


Updated Directives Regarding COVID-19
Mar162020

Updated Directives Regarding COVID-19

In an open letter to Priests, Parishes, and the community in the Diocese of Hamilton, Bishop Crosby addresses updated directives regarding coronavirus COVID-19, including "dispensing the faithful from the obligation to participate in the Sunday Mass (c. 87), until we are again able to assemble for the Lord's Day."


A Letter from Bishop Crosby<br/><strong>Lift Up Your Hearts</strong>
Mar162020

A Letter from Bishop Crosby
Lift Up Your Hearts

His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, OMI, encourages us to lift up our hearts and spirits to the Lord in the face of COVID-19.


Chancery Office and Bishop Farrell Library Closure
Mar152020

Chancery Office and Bishop Farrell Library Closure

Due to growing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, in Canada, the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Hamilton as well as the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives will remain closed from March 17th until April 14th, 2020.


Pope Francis' Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick
Mar132020

Pope Francis' Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick

"The Pope offered a prayer to the Virgin Mary on Wednesday afternoon, in a video message to mark the Diocese of Rome's day of prayer and fasting for the coronavirus emergency."


2020 Permanent Deacon Pastoral Appointments
Mar122020

2020 Permanent Deacon Pastoral Appointments

Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, is pleased to announce the following Pastoral Appointments of Permanent Deacons effective at noon, Wednesday, April 1, 2020.


Registration Open:<br/>Youth Ministry Training Days 2020
Mar092020

Registration Open:
Youth Ministry Training Days 2020

Training Days will comprise of a retreat morning for youth ministers and volunteer leaders, as well as opportunities for networking and professional development.


Pope's March Prayer Intention: Catholics in China
Mar062020

Pope's March Prayer Intention: Catholics in China

In his prayer intention for the month of March, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity."


Addressing COVID-19 Corona Virus Concerns in the Diocese
Mar052020

Addressing COVID-19 Corona Virus Concerns in the Diocese

In an open letter to Priests, Parishes, and the community in the Diocese of Hamilton, Bishop Crosby addresses the concern of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 from various liturgical practices.


Highlights from 2020 Rite of Election
Mar042020

Highlights from 2020 Rite of Election

On Sunday, February 23rd and Sunday, March 1st, 2020, His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., D.D, presided at the Rite of Election at both the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph and the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton.


Cancelled:<br/>Liturgical Ministers Lenten Day of Reflection
Mar022020

Cancelled:
Liturgical Ministers Lenten Day of Reflection

Due to growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, our Liturgical Ministers Lenten Day of Reflection days are now cancelled.


Season of Lent<br><em>Be Reconciled to God</em>
Feb242020

Season of Lent
Be Reconciled to God

Lent is a yearly celebration of the Church in preparation for Easter. Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God's Word and of more fervent prayer, we are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.


Cancelled: <br>Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass 2020
Feb192020

Cancelled:
Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass 2020

The Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass has been cancelled this year in order to ensure the safety and well being of all those involved. We wish every one of our anniversary couples a very blessed and happy anniversary whenever you are celebrating in 2020!


Pope's February Prayer Intention: Hear the Cries of Migrants
Feb102020

Pope's February Prayer Intention: Hear the Cries of Migrants

In his prayer intention for the month of February, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking, may be heard and considered."


In Memoriam: Reverend Tim Hingston
Feb052020

In Memoriam: Reverend Tim Hingston

We regret to inform you that Reverend Tim Hingston, Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown, died yesterday, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.


In Memoriam: Reverend Anthony Azzopardi
Jan312020

In Memoriam: Reverend Anthony Azzopardi

We regret to inform you that Reverend Anthony Azzopardi, a retired priest of Hamilton Diocese, died on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Chesley. Please pray that Reverend Anthony Azzopardi may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and friends may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Bible Sunday<br/><strong>Sunday, January 26, 2020</strong>
Jan202020

Bible Sunday
Sunday, January 26, 2020

#TheBibleSpeaks #WeListen
"It would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused. It would be a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people." - Pope Francis


Pope's January Prayer Intention: Promotion of World Peace
Jan032020

Pope's January Prayer Intention: Promotion of World Peace

In his prayer intention for the month of January, Pope Francis calls us to pray "that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote together peace and justice in the world."