Heart to Heart - September 2013

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

Sep272013
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Plenary meeting is in full swing this week. Among those elected to new roles in the CCCB, I was elected Vice-President. Please pray for our service to the Church in Canada. Contributions are approaching $160,000 from parishioners in the Diocese for assistance to refugees from Syria. Thank you to all who contributed! All Souls Parish is honouring Mrs. Rosa Odisha for 25 years of service as Parish Secretary. We join our congratulations and thanks!

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Sep202013
Bishop Miehm has been in Rome for the past weeks and wrote a personal message about meeting Pope Francis. Seminarian Ian Saliba sent greetings from St. Peter's Seminary. The Bishop Farrell Library and Archives received high praise recently from Professor Robert Berard. Please pray for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and their Plenary Assembly which begins Monday.

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Sep132013
A Vigil took place in St. Peter’s Square on Saturday September 7th, where Pope Francis offered a stirring reflection: “Our world, in the heart and mind of God, is the ‘house of harmony and peace’, and the space in which everyone is able to find their proper place and feel ‘at home’, because it is ‘good’.” He explained that all of humanity, made in the likeness of God, is one family – all brothers and sisters.

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Sep062013
Mother St. Henry Moloney passed away peacefully on September 3, and Mr. Jim Sherlock passed away following a battle with cancer. We pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of those close to them. The "Red" Mass, which traditionally marks the opening of the Fall Assizes for Judges and Lawyers, was celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Tuesday.

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