Recent News and Events - January 2022
CARL HETU IS THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace - Caritas Canada, effective February 14, 2022. He returns to the organization following 18 years as National Director of CNEWA Canada, where he opened the Ottawa office in 2005 and coordinated awareness, educational and development activities...
We regret to inform you that Reverend Lech Wycichowski, CR, member of the Congregation of the Resurrection, died on January 26, 2022. Please pray that Father Wycichowski, CR may receive the reward of a good and faithful servant and that his family and the parishioners he served will be consoled in their faith in Christ. Funeral arrangements are:
The Diocesan Speaker Series is the highlight of the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family. It will feature a monthly topic related to family from January through to June, held virtually on Zoom. Author Connie Clark will be leading the session on February 16th, 2022, from 7-8:30 PM, titled "The Witness of Faith in the Home." For more information and to register:
Let us join Pope Francis in prayer on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 for peace in Ukraine. The Pope has expressed his concern regarding the tensions over Ukraine, and makes "a heartfelt appeal to all people of good will to raise prayers to Almighty God that all political actions and initiatives may be at the service of human brotherhood rather than partisan interests."
We celebrate Bible Sunday in the Diocese of Hamilton on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022. There are a variety of digital resources (both for adults and children) for this year's celebration with specific focus on the Gospel of St. Luke (Year C). Remember: #TheBibleSpeaks #WeListen!
We regret to inform you that Reverend James McSharry, a retired Priest of the Diocese of Hamilton died on January 8, 2022 in St. Catharines. Please pray that Father McSharry may receive the reward of a good and faithful servant and that his family and the parishioners he served will be consoled in their faith in Christ.
Beginning Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, employees of the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Hamilton and the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives will be working from home, according to the government policies put in place. Staff will have access to voicemail and email during regular business hours. Inquiries can be made directly...