2021 Message of the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council
Date posted on December 10, 2021
This year, the reflection by the Council centres on the theme We are called to Healing, Forgiveness, Reconciliation. “We, the Body of Christ, are called to live in friendship and harmony with all peoples. We are brothers and sisters of our One Creator God. God gives everything to all of us. God creates and sustains the wonderful diversity of peoples, cultures, races and creeds.”
University Chaplaincy in the Diocese of Hamilton
Date posted on November 17, 2021
In celebration of the World Day of Prayer for Youth and Young Adults, the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis is happy to provide a “look” into the life and ministry of University Chaplaincy in the Diocese of Hamilton. May we continue to pray for the good work of these centres, and pray that young adults in our Diocese continue to feel well supported and spiritually nourished in their post-secondary journeys.
Important Update on the Diocesan Synodal Process
Date posted on November 15, 2021
On November 8th, the Diocese received a notice from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) indicating a new “roadmap” for our participation in the Synodal Process initiated by Pope Francis. On October 29th, the Holy See announced that the deadline for the national phase of the consultations for the 2023 Synod of Bishops has been extended to August 15, 2022. Therefore, we are now able to extend our Diocesan consultation until March 31, 2022.
Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land
Date posted on September 24, 2021
The Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, took the opportunity to affirm and acknowledge to the Indigenous Peoples the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools in a Statement of Apology, dated September 24, 2021. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality…
Transitional Deacon Ordination of Kevin Upendran
Date posted on August 19, 2021
At 7 o’clock in the evening of the Feast of St. Lawrence, Tuesday, August 10th, 2021, Kevin Upendran was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate. Bishop Wayne Lobsinger was the principal celebrant along with concelebrating priests and deacons. The Mass took place at Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown.
Ordination to the Priesthood of Patrick Ohl and Peter Robinson
Date posted on July 12, 2021
On June 26th, 2021, the Diocese of Hamilton welcomed two new priests! Patrick Ohl and Peter Robinson were ordained to the order of presbyter in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Bishop Crosby remarked that, “This is an important and joyful day for the Diocese of Hamilton. Both Patrick and Peter have heard the call of the Lord. They knew they had to respond. And that response led them to this beautiful Cathedral Basilica today.”
Prayer for National Indigenous Peoples Day
Date posted on June 21, 2021
In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, 21 June, the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council has released the prayer entitled Prayer for Tolerance, Forgiveness, Reconciliation.
Year of St. Joseph
Date posted on May 31, 2021
On December 8 2020, Pope Francis declared a “Year of St. Joseph” marking the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. This year continues until December 8, 2021, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Statements regarding discovery at former Kamloops Indian Residential School
Date posted on May 31, 2021
Following the recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation, the Canadian Conference for Catholic Bishops and Father Ken Thorson, Provincial of OMI Lacombe Canada Province, have released statements.
Live-streamed and Prerecorded Masses in the Diocese of Hamilton
Date posted on May 6, 2021
Parishes throughout the Diocese are providing the opportunity to watch both livestreams and prerecorded Masses. The list is organized according to Deanery – find your local parish or find a time that is convenient for you to celebrate Mass at home.
Highlights and Video: Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Wayne Lobsinger
Date posted on April 27, 2021
“This is the day the Lord has made! Forty-eight hours ago, we didn’t know that this was the day. But this is the day. And here it is,” Bishop Lobsinger remarked to those gathered. The Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, the Most Reverend Wayne Lobsinger, took place at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton, Ontario, on April 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.