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. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality, failing to respect the rich… [read more]
In June, the federal government passed new legislation making September 30th a national statutory holiday commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation commemorates the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and is intended to honour the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve for those who were lost…. [read more]
The official position of the Catholic Church is that all available COVID vaccines are ethical and all Catholics who are able are encouraged to receive the vaccine. All employees serving in the Diocese of Hamilton are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or to submit to a COVID rapid test every Monday and Thursday in order to… [read more]
Interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith? Join Bishop Lobsinger for “Evenings with His Excellency” on the second Friday of each month at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Canadian Martyrs Church, (1349 Main Street West, Hamilton). Each month we will methodically go through the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”. There is no registration, no fee… [read more]
In response to the recent discoveries of unmarked graves on the site of former Residential Schools across Canada, His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, OMI, issued a Pastoral Letter entitled: To Inform, To Encourage, To Heal. His Excellency’s letter, along with multiple resources including: a brief history of Residential Schools in Canada, Expressions of Apology and Actions and… [read more]
As the Diocese has now permitted bulletins to be distributed at Mass, there will be bulletins in print at the doors of the church on August 1st. This bulletin will cover the entire month of August. The bulletin will continue to be found on our website.
The Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market sponsored by Sacred Heart Church will run Friday’s from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. starting June 11th until November 2021. The market is a True Farmers’ market where all the produce is grown or produced on local area farms and sold by the farmers themselves. It is located at the corner… [read more]
On Monday, May 31st, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement following the report of a recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. “As we see ever more clearly the pain and suffering of the past, the Bishops of Canada… [read more]