COVID Vaccines

The official position of the Catholic Church is that all available COVID vaccines are ethical and all Catholics who are able are encouraged to receive the vaccine. All employees serving in the Diocese of Hamilton are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or to submit to a COVID rapid test every Monday and Thursday in order to carry out their responsibilities. Volunteer liturgical ministers are required to be fully vaccinated. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, encourages every member of the Catholic Church within our Diocese of Hamilton to be fully vaccinated.

Please note, to allay any confusion: At this time, there is NO requirement (provincial, regional or Diocesan) for worshippers to be vaccinated in order simply to attend Mass or other religious celebrations in the church. Of course, the masking and social distancing requirements continue in force for the present.