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Important Update on the Diocesan Synodal Process

Extension of Synodal Process March 31, 2022

Date posted on November 15, 2021

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.

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Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishop of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land

Date posted on September 24, 2021

The Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, took the opportunity to affirm and acknowledge to the Indigenous Peoples the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools in a Statement of Apology, dated September 24, 2021. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality…

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Transitional Deacon Ordination of Kevin Upendran

Date posted on August 19, 2021

At 7 o’clock in the evening of the Feast of St. Lawrence, Tuesday, August 10th, 2021, Kevin Upendran was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate. Bishop Wayne Lobsinger was the principal celebrant along with concelebrating priests and deacons. The Mass took place at Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown.

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Ordination to the Priesthood of Patrick Ohl and Peter Robinson

Date posted on July 12, 2021

On June 26th, 2021, the Diocese of Hamilton welcomed two new priests! Patrick Ohl and Peter Robinson were ordained to the order of presbyter in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Bishop Crosby remarked that, “This is an important and joyful day for the Diocese of Hamilton. Both Patrick and Peter have heard the call of the Lord. They knew they had to respond. And that response led them to this beautiful Cathedral Basilica today.”

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Prayer for National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2021

Date posted on June 21, 2021

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, 21 June, the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council has released the prayer entitled Prayer for Tolerance, Forgiveness, Reconciliation.

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Year of St. Joseph

Year of St. Joseph, A beloved Father

Date posted on May 31, 2021

On December 8 2020, Pope Francis declared a “Year of St. Joseph” marking the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. This year continues until December 8, 2021, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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Statements regarding discovery at former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Children shoes on steps with roses as memorial

Date posted on May 31, 2021

Following the recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation, the Canadian Conference for Catholic Bishops and Father Ken Thorson, Provincial of OMI Lacombe Canada Province, have released statements.

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Live-streamed and Prerecorded Masses in the Diocese of Hamilton

Date posted on May 6, 2021

Parishes throughout the Diocese are providing the opportunity to watch both livestreams and prerecorded Masses. The list is organized according to Deanery – find your local parish or find a time that is convenient for you to celebrate Mass at home.

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Highlights and Video: Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Wayne Lobsinger

Date posted on April 27, 2021

“This is the day the Lord has made! Forty-eight hours ago, we didn’t know that this was the day. But this is the day. And here it is,” Bishop Lobsinger remarked to those gathered. The Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, the Most Reverend Wayne Lobsinger, took place at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton, Ontario, on April 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

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Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Hamilton

Most Reverend Wayne Lobsinger Auxiliary Bishop-Elect

Date posted on November 21, 2020

His Grace, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, has announced that Reverend Father Wayne Lawrence Lobsinger has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton by His Holiness, Pope Francis.

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Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 8

Blessings in the midst of trial Vol. 8

Date posted on October 1, 2020

There was never a lull at Holy Rosary in Burlington because of COVID-19! The parish found numerous ways to keep parishioners in touch with the parish and one another. During the isolation, the parish reached out to parishioners…

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Blessings in the Midst of Trial
Volume 7

Blessings in the Midst of Trial Volume 7

Date posted on September 23, 2020

The youth ministry at St. Augustine’s in Dundas didn’t shut down during the pandemic. It invited the parish to “Do Something Good” in the community. “Do Good” is one of the parish’s youth ministry mottos and supports its “Youth With Purpose” and “Youth in Action” movements. One of those projects was to create and send “Joy Cards” to the residents and staff at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas…

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