Heart to Heart - May 2014

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

May302014
Friar Maurice Richard, OFM Conv, has been reassigned as Assistant Novice Director at the Franciscan Novitiate in Mishawaka, Indiana near Notre Dame University. The "Making D.R.E.A.M.S Come Alive" Award was given to St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School last night as they celebrated 15 years of student treks to the Dominican Republic. The Sisters of the Precious Blood have planted a tree to honour the memory of Monsignor Vincent Kerr...

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May232014
Our sincere congratulations to S.S.N.D 2014 Jubilarians! Over 450 couples, representing 19,531 years of Marriage will gather at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Sunday afternoon. A reminder from our Diocesan Liturgy Office that June 1st is the Early Bird Registration Deadline for the Summer School for Liturgical Musicians.

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May162014
Please pray for Fr. Marijan Mihokovic, Fr. Peter Coughlin and Sister Helen Schneider, SSND. Sincere congratulations to Fr. Martin Vallely on receiving the Monsignor Harrigan Award, and Teresa Hartnett who will receive an award from OAPCE at the same banquet. The Retreat for Priests in Antigonish concludes at noon today. Thanks be to God for many rich blessings!

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May092014
Cardinal Gerald Lacroix read a message from Pope Francis at the March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday. The Blessing of St. Anne's Catholic Elementary School in Burlington took place this week, one of many Catholic Education Week events that occurred throughout the Diocese. I have been invited to preach the Annual Retreat to Priests of the Diocese of Antigonish next week.

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May022014
Reverend Mr. David Walter will be ordained a Priest tomorrow at the Cathedral Basilica. Overflowing joy was expressed in song and dance, smiles and innumerable acts of kindness at the Canonization of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II last Sunday. Catholic Education Week is celebrated next week...

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