Recent News and Events - November 2021
Each week, the CCCB will release a video recording of a Bishop in Canada reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday of Advent. This year's reflections were developed in view of the Indigenous Delegation which will be travelling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from December 17 to 20, 2021. Each reflection is based one of the five essential stages of reconciliation: examen, confession, repentance, reparation (making amends), and reconciliation. Watch the videos:
On Sunday, November 21st, 2021, the Feast of Christ the King, the long-awaited Papal Honours were held at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Gerald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, conferred the Papal Honours on 1 Priest and 14 Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Hamilton.
The Offices for Liturgy, Youth Ministry and Evangelization and Catechesis are pleased to bring you a weekly Advent resource that can be celebrated with family in your home. On the page you will find tips, videos and a simple prayer to be prayed around your wreath each Sunday of Advent.
The Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King will have a livestream of the Papal Honours celebration to be held on November 21st, 2021 at 1:30pm. It can be viewed by clicking:
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.
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.
We invite you to celebrate the beauty and joy of family with us during this year dedicated to family through our Year of Amoris Laetitia Family webpage. The year is an opportunity for us to examine, celebrate and reinvigorate all families and help them to see their essential value as the "Domestic Church."