Heart to Heart - May 2016

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

May272016
THE YEAR OF MERCY YOUTH RALLY, co-sponsored by the Diocesan Youth Ministry Office and CYO was as good as we could have imagined. The weather cooperated (no rain!), the key-note speakers were inspiring, the workshop presenters were informative, the food was tasty, and the spirit was over the top! Thanks to Parish Ministers from across the Diocese who encouraged our young people to participate. It helped ensure that the Year of Mercy was well-celebrated by those who came! Well done indeed!

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May202016
TOMORROW’S DIOCESAN YEAR OF MERCY YOUTH RALLY IS ALREADY A SUCCESS! Over 400 young people have registered for the event at Camp Brébeuf; the well-known guest speakers are well-prepared; the Mass will be for Trinity Sunday and the weather promises to be perfect! Congratulations to Christina Mines, Director of our Youth Ministry Office, Parish Youth Ministers and High School Chaplains throughout the Diocese, and everybody who made sure that all is prepared. May it be a blessing for all participants!

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May132016
SEEING MERCY IS THE TITLE OF A DAY-LONG RETREAT for the Chancery Office staff today.Barbara Sutton from St. John’s University, Collegeville, is directing the retreat at Holy Rosary Parish Centre in Burlington, using remarkable illustrations from the St. John’s Bible. Earlier in the week, Barbara worked with Parish Ministers and with staff who will be responsible for the proper care of the Bible in the Diocese. The Chancery Office will be closed today.

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May062016
THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA WAS LIT UP IN GREEN this week to mark Mental Health Week. Other parishes in Hamilton did the same. PLEASE PRAY FOR FATHER LEONARD STROHMEYER WHO UNDERWENT SURGERY earlier this week and received a triple by-pass. There were serious complications requiring extra care. Please remember him in your prayers.

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