Recent News and Events - March 2022
Rosary for Peace
All are welcome to join Bishop Crosby and Bishop Lobsinger at the Cathedral Basilica on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.. We will gather to pray for peace, especially in Ukraine, and, in union with Pope Francis, to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. A livestream will also be available...
Job Opportunity: Stewardship and Development Coordinator
The Diocese of Hamilton is seeking a full-time (32 hours/week) Stewardship and Development Coordinator to develop, execute, and support various programs within the Office of Stewardship and Development. For details and to apply, please visit:
In Memoriam: Reverend Michael Myroniuk
We regret to inform you that Reverend Michael Myroniuk, a retired Priest of the Diocese of Hamilton died on March 17, 2022. Please pray that Father Myroniuk 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. The funeral arrangements follow...
An announcement from His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop Wayne Lobsinger - Forward Together in Christ
His Excellency, Auxiliary Bishop Wayne Lobsinger, is pleased to announce a new Diocesan initiative called "Forward Together in Christ."
Towards a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission
Pope Francis is asking each and every one of us to become involved in the synodal process leading up to the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in 2023. Today we begin the first phase in our Diocese. We invite you to watch the video and share your voice by filling out the survey:
2022 Lenten Pastoral Letter from Bishop Crosby, OMI
We invite you to read Bishop Douglas Crosby's lenten Pastoral Letter, titled Full of the Holy Spirit. "During the forty days of Lent, we recall the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert. Scripture tells us that when he went into the desert he was "full of the Holy Spirit." He had been baptized in the Jordan River by John and when he came out of the water the heavens opened and the Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove..."
Season of Lent
Sow Seeds of Goodness
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, March 2nd, 2022, and continues until the beginning of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening, on April 14th, 2022.