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Pastoral Letter from His Excellency, Bishop Crosby to the faithful of the Diocese.

BISHOP OF HAMILTONFOR THE COMMON GOODOn the Pandemic Sacrifices My dear friends, The decision to close our churches and suspend public celebrations of the Mass has been a painful one for our clergy, religious, and all the lay faithful in the Diocese. While the sadness of our inability to gather to celebrate the Eucharist is […]

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Dear Friends, In the next several hours we will say “good-bye” to the year 2020 AD, which has been a tremendous challenge to so many (countries, communities, our own community, families and individuals). And we will welcome the new year of 2021, praying that, as the reading from the Book of Numbers proclaims: “The Lord […]

The Nativity of our Lord

Dear Friends, As we prepare for the celebration of Christmas in couple of hours, I invite you to ponder the Gospel passage that is read at the Midnight Mass and so beautifully announces to us the Nativity of our Saviour: “In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustusthat all the world should be […]

Catholic Education Week 2020

Message for Catholic Education Week The theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Igniting Hope”. Even in the midst of difficulty, we are a people of hope – hope for the world, hope for the future, hope rooted in Christ. We all need hope. As we look around us, we see many struggles and […]

Paschal Triduum at St. Francis Xavier Church

Below is our schedule for Sacred Triduum Masses and other Liturgies which will be livestreamed and/or posted on our YouTube channel. Please click on the picture below. Thursday, April 9, 2020 Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 PM, livestreamed* Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday, Solemn Liturgy – 3:00 PM, livestreamed*Stations of […]

On the Passion of Christ

Tonight at 8 PM EST — Join Dr. Edward Sri for a Facebook Live Event on the Passion of Christ. In this free 30-minute Lenten Bible study, Dr. Edward Sri, one of the greatest theologians of modern times, will teach Catholics about the many profound biblical insights of Christ’s saving Passion. To tune in, visit Ascension’s Facebook […]

Catholic Education Week, 2019

“The theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week Living as Joyful Disciples is both a challenge to us as well as an acknowledgment of the good things already happening in our lives as individuals and as Catholic school communities.” Please watch the video-message.

St. Francis Xavier Parish Mission

St. Francis Xavier Parish Mission: The Fullness of Purpose.  April 7th and April 8th. Are you living God’s purpose for your life? Dynamic speaker and author Ken Yasinski will be leading a 2 day parish mission,