Douglas Crosby


Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., D.D.

Heart to Heart

Bishop Crosby's weekly letter to clergy and parishioners in the Diocese.


AUGUST IS A MONTH OF ONLINE REFLECTION, PRAYER AND LEARNING for youth ministers in the Diocese, all in view of next year’s ministry. Christina Mines, from our Youth Office, invites anyone who ministers to young people (teachers, chaplaincy leaders, pastors, youth ministers, parents, etc.) to participate in “Kickstart 30”.  [read more]


Next weekend Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation.The Canadian Bishops will consecrate the country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Canada Day  [read more]


Over 450 couples have registered for the Wedding Anniversary Mass which will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on June 25th.  [read more]


Three seminarians will be ordained deacons on Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.  [read more]


PENTECOST SUNDAY has been referred to as the Birthday of the Church! The outpouring of the Holy Spirit empowers us to follow Christ closely and to “go about doing good”, much as He did!  [read more]


CONGRATULATIONS to Cardinal Thomas Collins and the Archdiocese of Toronto on the 175th Anniversary of the foundation of the Archdiocese.  [read more]


L.A.R.C. (LUTHERAN, ANGLICAN, ROMAN CATHOLIC) is sponsoring a commemoration of the 500 Years of the Reformation – Hopes and Visions for the Future of Christian Unity, NEXT Thursday, May 25th, at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph, beginning at 9:30 a.m. through to 4 p.m.  [read more]


Tomorrow is the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. Forty pilgrims from the Diocese, led by Father Wayne Lobsinger, will be in Fatima for the celebrations with Pope Francis and hundreds of thousands of the faithful!  [read more]


The Ordination of four priests for service in the Diocese takes place tomorrow at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King beginning at 11:00 a.m. It is a blessing for those ordained and for the Diocese.  [read more]


The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) will complete their Ad Limina visit tomorrow evening with Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major. A festive dinner at the Canadian Pontifical College hosted by the Rector, Father Eric Sylvestre, P.S.S., will follow.  [read more]