Heart to Heart - March 2013

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

Mar282013
Welcome to the 215 catechumens and candidates who are being welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday evening in Parishes throughout the Diocese. The Diocesan Conference on Sacraments and Sacramentality is scheduled to be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre on April 13. Already over 200 people have registered for this Year of Faith event.

[read more]

Mar222013
217 Priests, Deacons and Seminarians have confirmed their attendance at the Chrism Mass and dinner on Monday evening. A large number of Sisters of St. Joseph from Hamilton left on a bus early Tuesday morning (March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph), to travel to Peterborough with CSJ Sisters from London. Congratulations to Sr. Maria Rocha, S.J.C. who celebrated her 50th Anniversary of Religious Profession as a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny last Saturday in the Chapel of the Bishop Tonnos Apartments at Good Shepherd Square in Hamilton.

[read more]

Mar152013
The Election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis was exciting and moving news for Catholics in Hamilton and around the world. Jesuits, Franciscans, Latin Americans, and Argentinians in particular, rejoice enthusiastically at this good news. It is now officially The Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King! Fr. James Petrie has been appointed Pastor of St. Benedict’s Parish in Milton, effective April 20, 2013.

[read more]

Mar082013
The Prefecture Apostolic of Bermuda Island was established in 1953, and became the Diocese of Hamilton (Bermuda) in 1967. This Sunday, Bishop Robert Kurtz, C.R. will celebrate a special 60th Anniversary Mass in his Cathedral, Father Audrius Å arka, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Hamilton, was formally incardinated into the Diocese of Hamilton this week, The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board appointed Cathy Montreuil as their new Director of Education, succeeding Bruce MacPherson at the end of April.

[read more]

Mar012013
“Here allow me to return once again to April 19, 2005. The gravity of the decision was precisely in the fact that from that moment on I was committed always and forever by the Lord”, We offer our condolences to Father Anthony Azzopardi on the recent death of his only sister, Doris. We pray for her repose and his consolation. A warm welcome to Bishop Peter Hundt, who is preaching a Lenten Parish Mission at St. John’s Parish in Guelph.

[read more]