Heart to Heart - February 2013

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

Feb222013
The Appointment of Bishop-elect Daniel Miehm as Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton was received with joy throughout the Diocese and beyond. Father Ted Hughes was the guest speaker at the Priests’ Day of Prayer at the Cathedral on Tuesday and at Our Lady of Lourdes, Waterloo, on Wednesday. Thomas Cardinal Collins leaves this weekend for Rome and the exciting events that await him.

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Feb152013
The February 11th Announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to retire on February 28th at 8 p.m. was received worldwide with shock and deep sadness, St. Joseph’s Health System celebrated an important event yesterday, prior to the meeting of their Board of Directors, A group of students from St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo visit Peru each year.

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Feb082013
Forecasts of a major snow storm caused the cancellation of the Culture of Life Conference sponsored by our Family Ministry Office which was to have taken place today, Fr. Niaz Toma and the two Chaldean Communities in our Diocese rejoice in the recent election of His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako, The program for first year Permanent Diaconate candidates takes place this weekend.

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Feb012013
The 2013 Bishop’s Charities Dinner Dance takes place next Saturday evening, February 9, at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Sixteen business leaders gathered at Ardree on Tuesday to reflect on the recent document published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace entitled The Vocation of the Business Leader, On February 16 we welcome Archbishop Barreto from Peru to the Hamilton Diocese.

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