In preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023, Pope Francis is encouraging everyone to share their voice and become involved. The very nature of the synodal process is that all voices are encountered, listened to and their message discerned. In an effort to build a synodal Church, the Diocese of Hamilton has created a special section of the diocesan website for the 2021-2023 Synod of Bishops (see link below). It includes the homily by Pope Francis during the Holy Mass for the opening of the Synodal Path on October 10, 2021. You will also find a link to a survey created by the Diocese of Hamilton where you can share your voice. Please take the time to participate!
The One Heart, One Soul Campaign is an initiative by the Diocese of Hamilton to help build up its parishes. The goal is for each parish to raise funds, the majority of which will go back to the parish for their chosen projects and the remaining will go towards supporting shared ministries within the Diocese (i.e. prison ministry, campus ministry, etc..) as well as to parishes in need.
St. Patrick Parish is part of the 3rd wave of parishes to launch the campaign. We hope to follow the lead of the parishes in the past two waves who have already completed their campaign and have seen great success, even amidst the pandemic. For more information, please visit https://www.
Thank you in advance for any support that you can offer! If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the parish office at 905-522-9828.
Here is a message about the campaign from Fr. Tony O’Dell, OMI: