Heart to Heart - October 2013

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

Oct252013
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton celebrates their annual Foster Parent’s Recognition Dinner tonight. A profound thank you to all foster parents, and to all who serve at the CCAS-H! The Priests’ Seminar takes place next week at the Holiday Inn in Burlington. Catherine Ecker and Father Larry Leger are the main presenters at the gathering. The Jubilee Anniversaries of Priests who serve in the Diocese will be celebrated at a special Mass and Dinner during the Seminar.

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Oct182013
Following a presentation by Father Sam Restivo, C.R., Provincial Superior, I have made new Clergy appointments which become effective on November 6, 2013. The Distinguished Service to Catholic Education Awards for 2013 will be presented by Bishop Daniel Miehm on November 26 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. We congratulate and thank the recipients for their outstanding service to Catholic education! Our Lady Immaculate Parish celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church this Sunday. The “Church on the Hill” is THE outstanding landmark in Guelph and is truly one of the significant jewels of the Diocese of Hamilton!

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Oct112013
Father Stephen Crowley has shared with Parishioners at St. John’s and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parishes in Kitchener that he is being treated for “non life threatening cancer”. We pray for him during his treatments. The last conference for the Year of Faith is taking place on November 9 at Holy Family Croatian Parish. The theme for the day is “The Faith We Share”. John Allen, popular author and Vatican Commentator, is speaking at Christ the King Cathedral Basilica on October 21 at 7pm. Entry is free. Join us.

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Oct042013
Our sympathy goes out to the Carmelite Sisters on the death of Sr. Marie Agnes of the Holy Trinity. May she know the reward of a good and faithful servant. The Diocesan Mass for Catholic Education was celebrated last evening at St. Pius X Parish in Brantford. We acknowledge the blessing of Catholic Education in the Diocese and throughout the Province of Ontario! Father Charlie Jordan has invited me to Regina Mundi Parish in Hamilton to preside and preach this weekend (Oct 5-6). Devereaux Cemetery in Georgetown will be officially dedicated tomorrow at a ceremony jointly celebrated by the town of Georgetown and the Diocese of Hamilton. ~ St. Francis, pray for us!

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