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News and Events

Coping with the Holidays...when someone you love is gone

"Coping with the Holidays...when someone you love is gone" is a free seminar hosted by the Diocese of Hamilton and presented by grief counselor Christina Walton. When it does not feel like "Peace on Earth", know that you are not alone. Learn and share strategies for coping at Christmas. Know that your loss is not forgotten.

This presentation will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015, from 1:30-3:00pm at the Chancery Office (700 King Street West). Please call to reserve a seat at 905-528-7988 x2249, or register online at If you haven't registered, you are still free to attend.

Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child

On Sunday, November 29, 2015, at 4:00pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Bishop Daniel Miehm will celebrate a Healing Mass for those mourning the loss of a child. Anyone who has lost a child of any age from any cause, who has lost a child prior to birth, or who has had a still birth, are particularly invited to attend. For further information, please contact Teresa Hartnett at 905-528-7988 x2250, or To register (preferable, but not necessary), please do so by phone at 905-528-7988 x2249, or online at

Veterans Remembrance Day Service

Join us at Marymount Cemetery's Veterans Memorial for a Remembrance Day Service on Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00am. All are welcome.

Marymount Cemetery Veterans Memorial

Monthly Memorial Mass

The next Monthly Memorial Mass will take place in Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, on Tuesday, December 8th at 4:30 pm. All are welcome!

Homily by Bishop Miehm

Read Bishop Daniel Miehm's homily, A Place of Prayer, Hope and Consolation from the Spring Memorial Mass at St. Joseph Cemetery, Brantford.

Winter Wreaths

Winter wreaths may be placed on graves beginning November 1st. Please note that The Catholic Cemeteries has a limited inventory available for sale. Families interested in purchasing a wreath are invited to contact the cemetery office.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery Clean-up

We would like to advise all families at Gate of Heaven Cemetery that we will be performing a clean-up of all cemetery sections beginning the week of October 12, 2015. Any grave decorations that are not permitted under the cemetery by-laws will be removed and discarded. We thank families in advance for their prompt attention and cooperation. For information, please contact the cemetery office at 905-690-7547.

Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum Expansion

Construction on the expansion of Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Paris, has begun. Feel free to check back for photos of the construction progress.

OLA Expansion

Ongoing Events

Memorial Masses

These Masses are held the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 pm at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum on Plains Road. The names of all those interred at one of the Hamilton/Burlington Catholic Cemeteries within the previous month are available to be read in the Book of Life, and will be read aloud. The next-of-kin receive an invitation in the mail and all family and friends are welcome to attend.

Free Cemetery Tours

The Catholic Cemeteries offers free walking and bus tours of our Catholic cemeteries. Tours of Holy Sepulchre and Gate of Heaven cemeteries in Burlington and our Brantford-area cemeteries are held regularly. Cemetery tours are a fun and informal way to learn about the history of our cemeteries, and how we develop new cemeteries.

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