Heart to Heart - October 2015

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

Oct302015
FATHER JOE SELVANAYAGAM HAS BEEN INCARDINATED INTO THE DIOCESE OF HAMILTON following seven years of ministry in Canada. He was excardinated from the Archdiocese of Jaffna earlier this month. Currently he is Pastor of St. Mary of the Purification in Mount Forest. We welcome him to the Diocesan Presbyterate!

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Oct232015
GOOD NEWS FROM FATHER PETER CIALLELLA! After almost 2 1/2 years of patiently waiting the trachea tube was removed yesterday morning, patched and dressed. The hole closed completely shortly after the treatment. Father Peter is grateful for the encouragement, prayers and support from so many. He called the office and it was good to hear him in full voice. He should be home on Saturday. We offer prayers of thanks to God!

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Oct162015
The Carmelite Nuns at the Carmel of St. Joseph in St. Agatha celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) yesterday. St. Teresa is the spiritual mother of the community. It was also the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of religious profession of Sr. Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart. We offer our congratulations to the community for both events!

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Oct092015
MONSIGNOR ROGER FORMOSI DIED EARLIER THIS WEEK following several months of pancreatic cancer. He was courageous and confident in God’s loving mercy to the end. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica tomorrow. Visitation is taking place at Mary Mother of God Parish in Oakville where Monsignor served during the past few years. The Vigil will take place at 8 p.m. tonight. May he rest in peace.

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