First parish of the diocese, Hamilton 1827


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. Visit our history pages and learn more about the beginnings of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Mass and Devotions times

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Weekday Mass Times: Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday, 8 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Children’s Liturgy: Sunday at the 9 a.m. Mass (October to June)
Public Rosary: following the weekday morning Masses.
Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays from end of morning Mass to 7 p.m. (ends with benediction)
Perpetual Help Novena: Thursdays at the morning Mass.
Compline (Night Prayer): First Sundays of the month, 7 p.m.



Parish News


Our parish church filled for the rite of Confirmation. (photo by Paul Kiely) Grade 7s of our schools, St. Bernadette and St. Augustine, along with

St. Nicholas visits our schools

Jolly Old St. Nicholas dropped by the St. Bernadette kindergarten St. Nicholas visited the parish's kindergarten classrooms today, speaking

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