Heart to Heart 2012

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

Dec212012
Father Frank Ruetz, C.R. died on Sunday morning. He dedicated his life to Catholic Education and continued to serve until his death. “We Pray For God’s Gift of Healing and Reconciliation in Newtown and its surrounding communities. We pray also that the people of our two nations discover a rebirth of love and a renewed appreciation for the gift and value of each human life and every human family. “The Father Kyran Kennedy Catholic Education Centre” is the new name of the central administration building of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

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Dec142012
Monsignor Aleksander Mierzwinski, former pastor of the Polish Congregation of St. Gabriel Parish, Burlington, died this week in Poland, Father Aleksander Mazur, SAC, current Pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, became a Canadian Citizen on December 11th, the staff of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton celebrates the season tonight with a festive dinner at the Grand Olympia.

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Dec072012
The Messiah Season is upon us once again!, Our Lady of Vitenam Parish is being relocated to Holy Family Church, The Annual Immigration (Multicultural) Mass will be celebrated this Sunday.

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Nov302012
The First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of another liturgical year. It is a Holy Cross Parish, Georgetown Weekend ahead! Tonight the Catholic Women’s League in Georgetown celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a Mass followed by a reception. The Priests’ Advent Day of Prayer takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

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Nov232012
Our Sympathies to Father Duy Nguyen on the death of his father, Van Dong Nguyen in Vietnam yesterday. Congratulations to Sister Veronica O’Reilly, CSJ, who was elected this week to be the General Superior of the newly-formed Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. Big “DO-INS” at the Cathedral on Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King!

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Nov162012
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton request your prayers for the week of November 18-24, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Waterloo celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend. It is Adoption Awareness Month for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton.

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Nov092012
The recently blessed Veterans’ Memorial at Marymount Cemetery in Guelph will be the site of a memorial service today. About 170 Priests who serve in the Diocese of Hamilton gathered at Holy Family Parish Croatian Centre yesterday for a professional development session facilitated by Sister Margaret Kane, C.S.J. Father Laszlo Amaszka and parishioners at St. Stephen’s Parish in Hamilton are to be commended for welcoming the Out of the Cold program to their Parish Centre.

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Nov022012
The Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization concluded last Sunday with a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. All Souls Parish on Barton Street in Hamilton celebrates its 90th Anniversary this weekend. Congratulations to Mr. John O’Brien who marks his 25th Anniversary of service to the Diocese of Hamilton!

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Oct262012
Pope Benedict XVI declared St. Kateri Tekakwitha to be protectress of Canada during the canonization ceremony last Sunday, The Priests’ Seminar ended yesterday afternoon following two excellent presentations by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Father Earl Talbot is appointed Episcopal Vicar for priests. This appointment was announced at the conclusion of the Priests’ Seminar.

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Oct192012
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha will be canonized on Sunday by Pope Benedict XVI, Dr. Katherine Bergman, President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University, will be formally installed at a ceremony at the University on Sunday afternoon, Monsignor Joseph Sach offers thanks to the many people who have prayed for him during his recent illness

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Oct122012
“The entire Church rejoices today because that longed-for moment has finally arrived when, under the watchful eye of the Virgin Mother of God, the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council is opened here beside the tomb of St. Peter.” D.R.E.A.M.S. celebrates years of collaboration with ADESJO, a community organization formed by the Scarboro Foreign Missions, The Catholic Health Alliance of Canada has issued the third edition of the Health Ethics Guide.

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Oct052012
Thursday, October 11th is the beginning of the Year of Faith and marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, we will mark the event with a special celebration of Evening Prayer, this week we welcomed Ms. Christina Ronzio as the new Director of the Liturgy Office, Bishop Gerard Bergie, Fr. Phil Sherlock and Fr. Paul Boucher, all graduates of cathedral high school, participated at the 100th anniversary mass at the school last Sunday.

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Sep282012
The First Sunday Masses for St. Benedict Parish in Milton take place tomorrow in Our Lady Of Fatima School, The special collection for the needs of the church in Canada takes place this weekend in all the parishes of our Diocese, The opening of The Year of Faith will take place on Thursday, October 11th with a Celebration of Evening Prayer at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

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Sep212012
The Congregation of The Resurrection (C.R.) mourns the death of Father Jerome Kroetsch, The Annual Diocesan Mass for Catholic Education took place last evening at the Church of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph. It was hosted by the Wellington Catholic District School Board, The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) held Its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday evening at Marydale Park.

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Sep142012
Father Kyran Kennedy died last Sunday morning and was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery following a moving Funeral Mass at Christ the King Cathedral, Good Shepherd Square on King Street West in Hamilton was officially opened and dedicated today, The Serra Club of Halton was officially inaugurated last night at a Mass and dinner at Holy Rosary Parish in Burlington.

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Sep072012
The unexpected death of 57 year-old Father Eugene Pietrasik, C.R., on August 25th, was a shock for his brother religious in the Congregation of the Resurrection; Ms. Christina Ronzio has accepted the position of Director of Liturgy for the Diocese of Hamilton; the Chancery staff marked the beginning of the new pastoral year this morning with our second annual “end-of-summer-hours” breakfast.

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Aug172012
Congratulations to Sister Marie Therese Slade, S.O.L.I., who made her first profession on August 15th, Shari Guinta was elected to the National Administrative Council of the CWL of Canada at their annual convention in Edmonton, Monsignor Joseph Sach is hospitalized at the Hamilton General.

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Jul202012
Over 240 campers, counsellors, counsellors in-training and staff ,the largest group ever at camp Brebeuf, are spending a fun filled week near the pool, Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery in Ancaster will be blessed tomorrow morning, A warm welcome to Father Piotr Jurzyk, who is with us for the coming year from Poland.

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Jul132012
Monsignor Murray Kroetsch, P.H., V.G., Has been appointed Chancellor of The Diocese of Hamilton, Father Terry Sehl has resigned his duties as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Mildmay and St. Francis Xavier in Carlsruhe, Father Mark Morley has accepted the appointment as administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Mildmay and St. Francis Xavier in Carlsruhe.

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Jul062012
Welcome home to Father Adam Voisin, Fourteen Jubilarians of the School sisters of Notre Dame celebrate their 50th, 60th, 70th and 75th anniversaries, Hamilton Diocese has responded to an Emergency Appeal to assist the people of Western Africa.

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Jul022012
It is all about graduation and the future! , Chancery staff gather at Ardree for our annual summer barbeque, The Diocese has purchased a Rectory for St. Benedict’s Parish in Milton.

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Jun222012
Bishop Crosby will be at St. John the Baptist Parish in Hamilton this weekend, Father Stephen Csiszar will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination, Wednesday, June 27th is moving day in the Diocese for those priests who have received new pastoral appointments.

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Jun152012
Father Mickey Prieur, professor at St. Peter’s seminary, completes second Retreat for Priests in the Diocese of Hamilton,Peter Andrew Nicolaidis from St. Basil’s Parish in Brantford, was received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, the blessing of Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Halton Hills takes place tomorrow.

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Jun092012
Funeral Rites for Diocesan Chancellor Msgr. Vincent Kerr were enhanced by the presence of his family members; St. Benedict Parish in Milton will be formally established on July 11, 2012; Parish Boundaries for three other Parishes were redefined.

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Jun012012
Father Phil Sherlock celebrates his 50th Anniversary of Priesthood, Father Kevin Cull leaves for the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Father Ted Hughes receives award from the Catholic Canadian Press Association.

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May252012
Congratulations to the CSJ Jubilarians, The Knights of Columbus in Walkerton held their 25th annual dinner to honour the Priests and Deacons of the Bruce-Grey Deanery.

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May182012
Congratulations to Msgr. Wayne Kirkpatrick, P.H., Mr. Robert O'Brien and Pamela Aleman, Year of Faith Events and Activities, New brochure from COLF.

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May112012
Father Peter Bisson appointed Provincial for The Jesuits in Eastern Canada, Mr. Bruce Rodrigues to receive Chancellor John Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership, Serra Club of Hamilton Sponsors Annual Altar Servers Award

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May042012
Congratulations to Deacon John Redmond, Cardinal Thomas Collins will be the homilist at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Catholic Education Week.

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Apr272012
Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Dymphna Cunningham, Teresa Hartnett to receive award, OCSTA's Annual Convention

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Apr202012
Our New Website was launched on Monday, April 16,2012!, Cheque Presentation from the Knights of Columbus, A warm welcome to Rev. Mr. Peter Gittens, Mr. Maurice Kowal and Mr. Scott Whitfield...

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Apr132012
Clergy Appointments, Monsignor Kerr has surgery, Dr. Katherine Bergman appointed president of St. Jerome's University

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Apr052012
Permanent Deacon Norberto (Bert) Cambre, Six men have been called to the order of Deacon, Reverend Mr. Peter Gittens is the Assistant Director of Deacon Formation Program.

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Mar302012
Health Update for Msgr. Kerr, Inaugural meeting of the Ex Corde Foundation, Ordinations to the Priesthood and Deaconate

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Mar232012
Joyful crowd gathered at Church of Our Lady in Guelph Monsignor Vincent Kerr Speaks only in the superlative Solidarity Sunday - A Time to support Development and Peace

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Mar162012
Monsignor Vincent Kerr is undergoing tests at St. Joseph's Hospital Chrism Mass scheduled for April 2nd, 2012 Seven Members of our Lay Pastoral Ministry Association

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Mar092012
Father Kyran Kennedy has resigned as Catholic Trustee for Ward 6 Sincere Congratulations to Father Walter Schnarr, C.R. Theology-on-Tap was Sold Out Last Evening

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Mar022012
The Bishop's Charities Dinner St. Ann's Parish in Ancaster Thomas Cardinal Collins

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Feb242012
The Annual Bishop's Charities Dinner Honouring Thomas Cardinal Collins Faithful in Large Numbers

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Feb172012
Bishop Anthony Tonnos & Bishop Matthew in Rome In-House Personnel Changes Father Earl Talbot & St. Anthony Daniel Parish

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Feb102012
Tragic Death of 10 Migrant Workers World Day of the Sick Celebration for his Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

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Feb032012
Years of Service by Deacon Nick Cherri Incorporation of the Ex Corde Foundation New Ontario Funeral Directors and Cemeteries Act

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Jan272012
Thanks to Father James McSharry Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association 650+ Participants in Ecumenical Celebration

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Jan202012
Cardinal-Designate Thomas Collins Visitation Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Monsignor Bill O'Brien, P.H.

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Jan132012
Visit to Cape Croker & Owen Sound Serra, Serra, Serra Hamilton Serra Club in Halton

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Jan062012
Congratulations to Archbishop Thomas Collins Epiphany Greetings from Owen Sound Early Days in January are often Vacation Days

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