Bishop Barron has recorded and released his reflections on the Stations of the Cross, an ancient Christian devotion that draws us into the spiritual space of Jesus’ suffering and death. These beautiful and powerful video reflections are the perfect free resource for this upcoming Holy Week.
In this week’s Encountering the Word video Jeff Cavins discusses the readings for Palm Sunday, reflecting on the Tree of Life and Jesus being sentenced to death: At The Procession With Palms: Matthew 21:1-11 First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Verse Before the Gospel: Philippians 2:8-9 […]
Dear Parishioners, Greetings to you all. I hope you are staying well and healthy. As it now appears that this period of being unable to gather together for Masses and other parish events will be lasting longer than it was initially thought, I am hoping to create an email directory which myself and our parish […]
If you didn’t get to attend Jeff Cavins’ Bible in a Day events this year in-person, Jeff will be taking Catholics through the entire Bible in one month in this 4-session series on Facebook Live. Each session lasts 1 hour. The goal of this free series is for Catholics to see the “big picture” of Salvation history. When: […]
Reflection on the Readings of the Fifth Sunday in Lent Year “A” by Fr. Claude Perera The First Reading Ezekiel 37:12-14 God will restore the exiled nation of Israel who were living an experience of death. The Responsorial Psalm Psalm 130:1-8 With the Lord is forgiveness and mercy. The Second Reading Romans 8:8-11 Paul contraposes […]
Spiritual communion was defined by St Thomas Aquinas as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Holy Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him”. In the present context it means for most of us not receiving the Blessed Sacrament physically. The following prayer might be useful in making a […]
On Friday, March 27, 2020, Pope Francis presided over a moment of prayer at the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He invited everyone to participate in this prayer by means of communication. The celebration consisted of readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At the conclusion of […]
As the global human family faces the COVID-19 pandemic, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada wishes its members, donors and partner organizations the best of health and resilience. Our thoughts are especially with communities of the Global South whose hardships are compounded by this crisis. A virtual campaign During this difficult time, the need to […]
by Taylor Tripodi I was driving to daily Mass at the Cathedral in Cleveland a few days ago when I got the call from my mom who painfully related the message that Mass is to be suspended indefinitely in our area, with most dioceses in the country issuing similar mandates and dispensations for our Sunday […]
During these Lenten days, and mindful of all who are affected by the COVID-19 Virus, we are called to be more fervent in prayer. Since we are not able to gather publicly for prayer at this time, we are encouraged to pray with our families in our homes, our “domestic” churches, and to draw on […]
“Having reviewed the Decree: In Time of COV/D-19, issued by mandate of Pope Francis and published by the Offices of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (Prot. N. 153/20) on March 19, 2020, I, Douglas Crosby, OMI, hereby decree the following to be observed during Holy Week and the Sacred […]
From Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI “The bells of the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton will ring out each day at 9:00 a.m.; 12 Noon; 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to invite parishioners … and all who hear the bells … to pray (an “Our Father”) for our healthcare workers dealing with […]
Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent – Fr. Claude Understanding the Readings of the Fourth Sunday in Lent: Cycle A First Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1b,6-7,10-13a Samuel chooses David the youngest son of Jesse and anoints him king. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23:1-6 The Lord is my shepherd. Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14 Paul exhorts Ephesians are […]
Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to pray the Rosary together at the same time for a swift end to the Coronavirus pandemic. The time he has invited Catholics to pray is 9 p.m. Rome time, which is 4 p.m. for the Eastern United States (3 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Mountain, 1 p.m. Pacific). Please […]
Brothers and sisters, This is an incredibly busy and challenging time. With many businesses, schools, and parishes suspending services, we wanted to share a digital faith resource that can help us stay connected during this time of social distancing. Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that guides users in deepening their relationship with […]
“Many years ago, when I was Bishop in Labrador, I was aware that parishioners in smaller more isolated villages did not have access to the Eucharist for several months at a time. It is still the reality there today. We can learn from them. Pray the Rosary – it is a powerful prayer and a […]
In anticipation of John Henry Newman’s canonization that took place on Sunday, October 13, 2019 Bishop Barron’s John Henry Newman: The Convert film is FREE to watch for a limited time! In this beautiful feature length film, travel through England where Newman left his mark and sparked an English Catholic revival.
Many parishes in the Hamilton Diocese are subscribed to the exciting new online platform, FORMED.org. This “Catholic version of Netflix” can be streamed to your TV or mobile device and contains some of the best
The Church Library located in the Narthex of our church for your use! Take a look! There are many books that will help inspire you in your faith and help you to learn more. Take a few minutes after Mass to check it out!