Recent News and Events - March 2020

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


Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart
Mar202020

Bishop Crosby's Heart to Heart

DR. TOM STEWART, ST. JOSEPH HEALTH SYSTEM PRESIDENT AND CEO has been seconded to the Ontario Ministry of Health as the Clinical Lead on the Provincial COVID-19 Command Table.


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 17 until April 5, 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.