Heart to Heart - September 2016

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

Sep232016
OUR PRAYERS AND GOOD WISHES GO TO THE NEW CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP Circle for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. Sr. Margo Ritchie was elected Congregational Leader; Sister Joyce Murray was elected Assistant; Sisters Anne Karges, Sheila Fortune, and Nancy Sullivan complete the Circle. They will begin their ministry during a visit to St. Joseph’s Convent in Hamilton in October. Blessings!

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Sep162016
THE FIRST OF SEVEN VOLUMES - GOSPELS AND ACTS - OF THE SAINT JOHN’S BIBLE (Heritage Edition) was welcomed in the Diocese of Hamilton last night. Evening Prayer was celebrated. The music of the Diocesan Choir was both prayerful and sublime. Deacons John Moss and Rene Marechal carried the book in the opening procession and laid it carefully on the specially-crafted lectern. As we sang the Magnificat, the book was opened to Luke 24, where the powerful illustration of the Crucifixion of Jesus shone! Mr. Jim Triggs told the story of the creation of the Heritage Edition. Following prayer, people gathered in McNally Hall to have a closer look at the book and to meet Mr. Triggs. You are invited to Come and See the acquisition which is on display at the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives. Quite simply, you will be inspired!

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Sep092016
THE DE MAZENOD DOOR WAS FORMALLY OPENED AT ST. PATRICK SCHOOL in Hamilton today! The partnership between St. Patrick Parish and St. Patrick School provides meals to those who come to the door each day. The Door was declared a Holy Door for the remainder of the Year of Mercy...

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Sep022016
THE ROOF OF THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF CHRIST THE KING is being sheeted with copper over the next few weeks. Once completed the work on the main part of the building will be done and the scaffolding will be taken down. Work on the bell tower is just beginning and will continue into 2017, with a recess over the cold winter months. Some of us climbed the scaffolding earlier this week to the top of the tower, providing an opportunity to see up close the work required. The repairs are taking place none too soon – and will assure the safety and beauty of the Cathedral for another 50 years.

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