Recent News and Events - December 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE - December 23, 2020
Dec232020

COVID-19 UPDATE - December 23, 2020

Following the announcement by the Ontario Government that the Province of Ontario will go into a strict province-wide lockdown as of 12:01 am on December 26, ALL Public Masses in the Diocese will be cancelled until further notice. Parish churches will remain closed for the duration of this lockdown period, the only exceptions being...


Bishop Crosby's 2020 Christmas Message
Dec182020

Bishop Crosby's 2020 Christmas Message

Dear friends, As the Christmas feasts begin, I am pleased to send you greetings in the form of an excerpt from the 2019 Christmas homily of Pope Francis: "A charming legend relates that at the birth of Jesus the shepherds hurried to the stable with different gifts. Each brought what he had; some brought the fruits of their labour, others some precious item..."


Christmas Liturgy for Children
Dec152020

Christmas Liturgy for Children

The Office of Liturgy and the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis are pleased to bring you a Christmas Liturgy that can be celebrated - in safety - with family in your home.


Watch: Advent Liturgy of the Word
Dec142020

Watch: Advent Liturgy of the Word

The Diocesan Advent Liturgy of the Word was held on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 7 PM. Very Reverend Monsignor Murray J. Kroetsch, Vicar General of our Diocese, was the presider and there was music as well as contributions by different parishes in the Diocese during the Liturgy of the Word. Watch the playback by clicking


National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Dec112020

National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. We invite you to read the message and prayer released by the CCCB Indigenous Council.


Journey through Advent
Dec012020

Journey through Advent

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has a new online weekly video series created to help Canadian Catholic faithful to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus - featuring His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, of the Diocese of Hamilton!