Heart to Heart - June 2013

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

Jun282013
Wednesday was moving day for many of the Priests of the Diocese. Please pray for the health of Monsignor Harvey Roach and Monsignor Joseph Sach, also for the repose of the soul of Mr. Dominic Sergi. The Congregation of the Resurrection celebrates Jubilees later today in St. Louis Parish in Waterloo. I wish them a heartfelt congratulations. The annual staff barbeque takes place today to welcome summer, and this also will be my last issue of Heart to Heart for the summer. There may be a Heart to Heart issued mid-summer if needed.

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Jun212013
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is collaborating with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace in a joint emergency campaign this summer. Next Wednesday is moving day for many Pastors and Associates, and Bishop Daniel Miehm and Teresa Hartnett have been teaching at the Summer Spiritual Program for seminarians at St. Peter's in London. Everything is ready for the special Mass on Sunday afternoon marking the formal designation of Minor Basilica for the Cathedral of Christ the King.

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Jun142013
A sincere thanks to Father Ron Cote for 25 years-plus of arranging the Retreat for Priests in Hamilton Diocese. Father Ray Modeski was surprised and honoured by the Halton Elementary Schools OECTA last evening. The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has released a statement reacting to the Quebec Government Bill on end of Life Care. High School graduations are happening across the Diocese over these final weeks of June.

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Jun072013
Mr. David Walter will be ordained Deacon today by Bishop Daniel Miehm at St. Clement Parish in Cambridge. Msgr. Joseph Sach, Msgr. Harvey Roach and Msgr. Edward Sheridan have been hospitalized this week - we pray for all three and other priests who are under a doctor's care at this time. The Faith We Savour is the focus of the Diocese's Year of Faith activities this summer. Bookmarks are being distributed to all parishes. We pray for the Priests who are on retreat at Mount Carmel Retreat Centre in Niagara falls next week.

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