Heart to Heart

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


Eleven young people from the Diocese of Hamilton travelled to Toronto earlier this week to participate in a cross-country forum on Salt & Light Television

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The refugee sponsorship committee at Holy Family Parish, New Hamburg, with their Pastor, Father Stephen Gilbert, met on Wednesday, September 27th to finalize plans to sponsor a refugee under the BVOR program.

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THE BISHOPS OF CANADA WILL CONSECRATE CANADA to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a ceremony at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa next Tuesday, the Feast of the Holy Canadian Martyrs, following a Mass at which the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace will be marked.

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The exterior restoration work at the Cathedral is nearing completion. Stone repointing, repair and cleaning, replacement of copper, slate and flat roofs on the Cathedral, the Bishop’s Residence, and Rectory, as well as restoration of the solid oak entrance doors should be completed sometime in October.

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Newcomers to Canada were hosted at BBQ picnics this summer. Father Laszlo Amaszka and Father Peter Ciallella and the Refugee Committee at St. John the Baptist Parish in Hamilton organized a BBQ in July for the Hamilton-area Parishes.  [read more]


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 p.m.at 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]