Heart to Heart - November 2015

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

Nov272015
WELCOME TO FATHER ROSHAN D’SOUZA, O.C.D., who finally received his immigration papers and joins his brother, Father Jerome Mascarenhas, O.C.D. at St. Aloysius Parish. Father Roshan will visit the Chancery Office next week to receive his documents and to be formally welcomed to Canada and to the Diocese of Hamilton. We pray for God’s blessing on your ministry!

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Nov202015
THE DEATH OF MONSIGNOR HARVEY ROACH, P.A., AFTER LINGERING ILLNESSES drew together family, friends and co-workers in the Lord’s vineyard including Deacons, fellow Priests and Bishops. His funeral Mass was celebrated this morning at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. Monsignor lived a full life marked by unending joy and generosity, engendering profound respect. May he know the reward promised to good and faithful servants.

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Nov132015
THE BIBLICAL ROOTS OF MERCY IS THE THEME OF A PRESENTATION by Sr. Eileen Schuller on Sunday evening at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with Evening Prayer, followed immediately by Sister’s presentation. It is a foundational preparation for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. The Jubilee Year begins with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, on December 8th. The Holy Door of the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King will be opened on Sunday evening December 13th at 7 p.m. Mark your calendars.

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Nov062015
THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION have prepared a series of eight Pastoral Resources For Living The Jubilee. These are excellent booklets replete with references and ideas for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. They are published by Our Sunday Visitor out of Huntington, Indiana. David Dayler, Director of the Office for Discipleship and Parish Life, or his Assistant, Monica Verin, will be able to help you secure a set. Alternatively, they are available at most Religious Book Stores.

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