Recent News and Events - February 2021
LENT HAS BEGUN! Churches throughout the Dioceses are open (at 30% capacity) to welcome parishioners for prayer and worship. It will take some time for people to feel secure enough to return, so it is vitally important that Parishes follow rigorously the protocols prepared by the Chancery officials. We want to assure the safety of parishioners and their good health - physical and spiritual! Thank you to Pastors and Pastoral Teams for the care and attention you give to assuring a safe environment!
Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of close attention to God's Word and of more fervent prayer, believers are prepares to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, and continues until the beginning of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening, on April 1st, 2021.
Registration now open! On Saturday, March 13th, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, Bishop-elect Lobsinger will reflect upon the music and text of hymns associated with Laetare Sunday. The retreat will be held virtually via Zoom.
The Diocese of Hamilton is pleased to bring you an Ash Wednesday Liturgy that can be celebrated, in safety, with family at home. Provided are tips for celebrating the Lenten season with your family, an outline of the Liturgy of the Word, and a video with the Gospel Proclamation and Reflection by Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI.