Heart to Heart - March 2016

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

Mar242016
THE EASTER TRIDUUM BEGINS TONIGHT with the Mass of the Lords Supper. Our prayer and reflection on the total gift of the Lord Jesus, and the celebration of His Resurrection from the dead, call us to a generous giving of self in the Lord’s service and a joyful proclamation of God’s love for all!

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Mar182016
HOLY WEEK BEGINS THIS WEEKEND WITH THE CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY. As is the custom in the Diocese of Hamilton, the Chrism Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Monday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. A dinner for the Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Seminarians begins at 4 p.m. Bishop Wesley Spiewak, C.R., the new Bishop of Hamilton (Bermuda), will be our special guest for the evening. He is currently visiting members of the Congregation of the Resurrection in the Diocese. We warmly welcome him and the over-200 clergy who will be present for the event at which the Priests renew their commitment to the Diocese. See you there!

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Mar112016
FATHER ANGELICO (ANGE) VALERIOTE WAS 92 WHEN HE DIED YESTERDAY following a life of service. He will be remembered for his good humour, his broad smile, and his unique laugh. He lived “the joy of the Gospel”! May God give him the reward due a good and faithful servant! Our condolences to the Valeriote family who remained so close to him, especially during his final years!

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Mar042016
“24 HOURS FOR THE LORD: IMMERSED IN GOD’S MERCY!” Pope Francis begins “24 hours for the Lord” with a penitential celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica this afternoon. The world-wide initiative, promoted by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, is in its third year. In the Diocese of Hamilton, the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King and one Parish in each Deanery has increased the availability of Confessors beginning today and through tomorrow. Please check the Diocesan website for precise times and locations. During this Holy Year of Mercy, make the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation a priority. “24 hours for the Lord” is a perfect opportunity!

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