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June 2022

BISHOP FARRELL LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE! Join us June 25th 2:00 – 5:00 and June 26th 10:00 – 3:00. Located at 698 King St. West, on the beautiful grounds of the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Learn about The Saint John’s Bible and our Library resources. Free books available!

NEW: CATECHIST FORMATION PROGRAM – The Diocese of Hamilton is pleased to offer a catechist formation program through Dayton University’s Virtual Learning Community for Adult Faith Formation. This program is open to Pastor recommended candidates. Topics covered during our year together will include:

• The New Directory for Catechesis

• The relationship between evangelization and catechesis

• Sacramental preparation

• Culture and its impact on ministry

• Additional specialized formation for ministry with all stages of life. For more information contact your Pastor or the Evangelization and Catechesis Office

Family Love: A Vocation and A Path to Holiness is the sixth and final talk for the Hamilton Diocesan Speaker Series celebrating the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family. Our guest speaker will be Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough and former Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton Diocese. Bishop Miehm will look at how through the life of the family and the love shared by its members, children learn about themselves and the seeds of their vocation are born. Every person is called to live in their family knowing the family itself is a call to an important vocation. Parents and children find their path to holiness with the vocation of the family. Join us Wednesday, June 15th from 7-8:30p.m. Check the Diocesan website at Speaker Series – Amoris Laetitia to register. For information, contact Teresa Hartnett at or 905-528-7988 ext. 2250.


Summer days are upon us, a perfect time to unwind a little and spend some quality time as a family. Playing outdoor and indoor games, walking in nature, having water balloon fights and taking time to thank God for our many blessings are all ways to build relationships with each other. Children need to be well connected to their family in order to feel safe, secure and important. Time together is the best way to build these significant bonds. Family Ministry Office.


Finances are one of the major issues that cause angst in couple relationships, but you can take control of the situation to prevent problems. Sit down at least once a month and look in detail over your expenses, income and upcoming obligations; do a short weekly check-in. Each person should know exactly how much money there is for “free” spending and how much is needed for financial obligations. Discussing your priorities, compromising on expenditures when necessary and living by the motto that you will spend less in a month than you take in, can prevent stress that impacts the love you feel for each other. Family Ministry Office. .

ReStart – Starting over after separation or divorce with support, care and tools for your journey. We invite you to our upcoming zoom sessions one on Thursday, June 9th starting at 7 p.m. Join us for this informative session. Check out the Diocesan website at: to register and find out more detail. You can also check this page for information about our upcoming ReStart program taking place this fall. If you have questions, call the Family Ministry Office at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249.

Grief Relief – Has someone you cared about died? Are you grieving the loss of the person’s presence in your life?

Are you looking for relief from the feelings associated with the loss of this loved one? You are not alone! The Diocese of Hamilton will be offering a six week online grief program on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. You are welcome to join all or any of the sessions on June 7, 14 & 21st. Find out more on the Diocesan website and register to receive the zoom link at, or call Teresa at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250.

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