Letter of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to the People of God (October 25, 2023)

To read the pastoral letter: CLICK HERE


First parish of the diocese, Hamilton 1827


St. Augustine Church, built 1864
Our  parish of St Augustine’s is the Mother Parish of the Diocese of Hamilton. In 1827, Fr. James Campion built a small wooden chapel in Dundas, marking the beginning of  St. Augustine’s Parish. The first baptism recorded in our register is August 06, 1827, and since then a vibrant community of faith has called St. Augustine’s  home to this very day. (photo courtesy of Dundas Museum and Archives – GN-0060) To learn more, click here: Parish History
Chalice, presented to Father Feeney, Dec. 24, 1884

Mass and Devotions times

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Weekday Mass Times (effective September 1, 2023): Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesdays, Thursdays* & First Fridays of the month (September to June) and Fridays in Advent, Lent & Easter at 8 a.m.

Masses at Christmas:
December 24, Sunday morning masses at 9 and 11 a.m. celebrate 4th Sunday in Advent
Christmas Eve Masses (Dec. 24) – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) – 10 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:45 to 4:40 p.m. (last penitent at 4:30 p.m.);  and by appointment;
Additional Times in Advent: Wednesdays, December 6, 13 & 20, 7-8 p.m.

Public Rosary: following the Wednesday-Friday morning Masses.
Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction: from end of Wednesday morning Mass to 7 p.m.
– starts Wednesday, October 11, 2023, ends Wednesday, June 12

Perpetual Help Novena: following the Thursday morning Mass


Parish News

Ministry Fair 2023

We wish to thank those of you who were able to attend/prepare for the  ministry weekend in any capacity, and for

Security upgrade

Some may have noticed in recent days the new security cameras installed on parish buildings, and on in the church

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Pastor’s Reflections

View from the throne

Mass readings for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe:Ezekiel 34.11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23.1-6 I Corinthians 15.20-26 Matthew 25.31-46 Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, or more specifically, this is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. So, none of this Christ “our” king […]

Why we owe

Mass readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:Proverbs 31.10-13, 16-18, 20, 26, 28-31 Psalm 128.1-5 1 Thessalonians 5.1-6 Matthew 25.14-15, 19-21 I found myself reflecting on our current cultural climate, and to be more specific, the conflict over how popular fairy tales, and other stories are told and that there is an accusation that […]

Exalted or debased

Mass readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time:Malachi 1.142.2, 8-10 Psalm 131.1-3 1 Thessalonians 2.7-9, 13 Matthew 23.1-12 I can’t help but wonder what crossed the minds of my thousands of priestly colleagues when they all read today’s scriptures in preparation for this weekend’s masses. The message should give us all pause, and maybe […]

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