Recent News and Events - December 2021

2021 Chancery Office Holiday Hours
Dec222021

2021 Chancery Office Holiday Hours

The Chancery Office will observe the following Christmas Hours:


Bishop Crosby's 2021 Christmas Message
Dec212021

Bishop Crosby's 2021 Christmas Message

My dear friends, "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light: those who lived in a land of deep darkness - on them light has shone!" Is. 9.2 The fact that we are now dealing with the Omicron variant of the pernicious COVID-19 virus is discouraging indeed. We have worked so hard to do what we can to "manage" the pandemic protocols, but the daily bad news of increased infections, after we thought we were getting ahead of things, makes it difficult to remain positive.


Celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family
Dec212021

Celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family

The great celebration of Christmas happens over eight days. During this special time, the Church takes opportunity to acknowledge special feasts or solemnities associated with the Nativity of Jesus, including the Feast of the Holy Family. Take time to celebrate this special feast day with some time for prayer and conversation.


Information on Residential Schools:<br/>To Inform, To Encourage, To Heal
Dec102021

Information on Residential Schools:
To Inform, To Encourage, To Heal

"The sad legacy of Residential Schools and the reality that Catholic entities participated in the Government policy which removed Indigenous children from their families and from their culture has once again been brought to the attention of Canadians." Read the Pastoral Letter from Bishop Douglas Crosby, and learn more about residential schools, including actions and commitments.


2021 Message of the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council
Dec102021

2021 Message of the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council

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."


In Memoriam: Reverend Robert Stainsby
Dec022021

In Memoriam: Reverend Robert Stainsby

We regret to inform you of the death of Reverend Robert Stainsby, former Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Burlington. Father Stainsby died at his residence on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. In your charity, please pray for the repose of his soul, and for the consolation of his family and the many former parishioners he served in our Diocese.