Heart to Heart - April 2013

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

Apr262013
The Priest Pastoral Appointments for 2013 were announced earlier this week and published on our Diocesan website yesterday. To those who are retiring after many years of dedicated service, I express my sincere gratitude and pray for God’s blessing for the coming years. A most profound thank you to the Priests who have accepted new assignments; Bishop-elect Daniel Miehm celebrated his Final Mass as Pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Milton, earlier this week; Deacon Allen Varlaki will be ordained a Priest next Saturday, May 4, at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.

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Apr192013
“In the wake of the terrible bombings that occurred during the Boston Marathon, I express on behalf of the Bishops and faithful of Canada our heartfelt sorrow at the loss of life and serious injury caused by this senseless act.” Fr. Jim Malone, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in New Hamburg, had a knee replacement on Tuesday. The surgery went well and he expects to be discharged today. The Diocesan Year of Faith Conference was a blessed opportunity for Priests and parishioners from across the Diocese to gather, to pray and to celebrate together.

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Apr122013
Sacraments and Sacramentality is the theme of the Year of Faith Conference which takes place on Saturday at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Father Anthony Ciavarro is in ICU at Hamilton General Hospital for serious medical attention related to breathing difficulties. A warm welcome to Mr. Chris Adamczyk who has accepted a position as Digital and Social Media Communications Manager with the Diocese of Hamilton.

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Apr052013
A gift of $80,000 was presented by the Knights of Columbus in the Hamilton area for the Bishop’s Charities. New Catholics from Parishes across the Diocese will join us at the 4 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica on Sunday afternoon. Welcome to Father Giampietro Lazzarato, CS, who will serve as temporary replacement for Father Peter Ciallella at All Souls Parish.

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