Heart to Heart - January 2015

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

Jan302015
"Ecce Quam Bonum - How Good It Is!" is the title of my Pastoral Letter written on the occasion of this year dedicated to those in Consecrated Life. Mother Mary of the Angels, O.C.D., celebrated her 70th Anniversary of Religious Profession on January 23rd! Father Rafal Tomon and Parishioners at St. Mary's in Elora will welcome me for Sunday Mass...

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Jan232015
Father Angus Smith died last Saturday and was buried yesterday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington; Our sympathy to deacon Shawn Panio, on the death of his father, Mr. John Panio; Parishioners from our various cultural Parishes and Missions gathered at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King last Sunday afternoon to mark the annual Day of Prayer for Migrants; My brief visit to Vietnam has exceeded all my expectations!

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Jan162015
Upstairs at the Albion Hotel in Guelph was packed for Theology on Tap on Tuesday evening. It was the venue for lively music, food, drink, conversation and a presentation on The Francis Effect by "yours truly". The Questionnaire for the Ordinary Synod on the Family, taking place next October, will be published by the Diocesan Office for Family Ministry on the Diocesan website before the end of January...

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Jan092015
Father Wojciech Kuzma, Director of Vocations, has announced five important events for those who might be discerning a vocation to Priesthood or Religious life. Support a National Dementia Strategy: Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, President of the CCCB, is urging support for a national dementia strategy. Next Thursday I will travel to Vietnam...

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