Heart to Heart - April 2020

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


THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the Canadian Bishops to Consecrate their individual Dioceses to Mary, Mother of the Church, on Friday, May 1, 2020. In solidarity with a number of Episcopal Conferences around the world, the Consecration seeks the maternal protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the Coronavirus pandemic. Pastors, too, are invited to Consecrate the Parishes and Missions entrusted to their care on the same occasion. Families, groups and other faith communities are also invited to pray the prayer of Consecration. The Diocesan Liturgy Office will provide the necessary prayer resources early next week. Our Lady, Mother of the Church, pray for us!

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THE ANGELUS BELLS of the Cathedral Basilica ring at 9 a.m., 12 o’clock noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. every day in support of the health care providers who put themselves at risk in service of those who have tested positive for the corona virus. The bells remind all who hear them to pray in gratitude for their courage, generosity and safety during this pandemic. Even if you do not hear the bells, remember to pray in thanksgiving for those who are caring for the sick and elderly these days!

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