Heart to Heart - January 2014

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

Jan312014
Pope Francis entrusts to God's mercy the victims of the tragic fire at L'Isle Verte, and prayerfully shares in the grief of the bereaved families. Mr. John O'Brien has been elected President of the Catholic Umbrella Pool II, a reinsurance operated by the Catholic Mutual Group out of Omaha. The Diocesan Personnel Board meets to study personnel needs and possible appointments for our Diocese.

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Jan242014
St. Joseph's Healthcare West 5th Campus was officially opened and blessed yesterday. Congratulations to the St. Joseph's Health System for this remarkable new centre! The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace will launch their 2014 Share Lent Campaign here in the Diocese of Hamilton on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, and I will be spending a full day at St. Jerome's University on Sunday...

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Jan172014
News of the death of Fr. James Profit, SJ, last Saturday evening, surrounded by his family and friends in Prince Edward Island, travelled quickly to and throughout the Diocese of Hamilton. Pope Francis announced the creation of 19 new Cardinals at the Sunday Angelus earlier this week. Canadian Archbishop Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec City and Primate for Canada, was among those designated to serve the Church in this capacity. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Sunday and continues through to next Sunday, January 26.

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Jan102014
Following a year-long organizational review of The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton, the following changes were announced this week... Marcel and Linda Dion of Magnificat Ministries in Brantford have published their end-of-year newsletter outlining their activities over the past year. Mr. Patrick Daly, Chairman of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, announced that the new school which is being built in Winona, Ontario will be called...

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Jan032014
Thank you for the many Christmas Greetings and gifts sent my way over the past few weeks! I am grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Thank you to Pastors, Associates, visiting Priests, Deacons, musicians and other liturgical ministers, for your dedication and service which have made the liturgical celebrations both welcoming and memorable. Parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Waterdown will soon be hearing the joyful sound of bells calling them to prayer and praise...

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