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Heart to Heart

Issue #490

Date posted on November 25, 2022

THREE PRIESTS MOVED INTO THE NEW RESIDENCE last week at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Owen Sound. The house was blessed the week prior! From beginning to end the project took five years, six months and twenty-eight days, “beating the time it took to construct the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by three weeks,” joked Neil Devlin, head of the Parish Building Committee! The new house has three suites for the Priests, including bedroom, washroom, sitting room, and heating and cooling systems, and two guestrooms with a shared bathroom across the hall.  There are communal areas including a kitchen and dining room, a library and living room. Congratulation to Father Wojciech Kuzma and his team on “getting the job done – and well done”!

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Issue #489

Date posted on November 18, 2022

HUMANKIND: GIFTS THAT MATTER, a new gift shop at 398 Main Street East, is a store with a difference. 100% of the profits will support the DeMazenod Door Outreach, a program that feeds guests daily at St. Patrick Parish in Hamilton. Following a blessing on Wednesday afternoon, the freshly painted and decorated store will open its doors on Thursday, November 24th, at 1:00 p.m., in time for Christmas shopping. Thanks to Natalie Mancini who oversees the shop – and to the entire volunteer staff! Stop in and purchase a gift or two that will benefit both the recipients and the hungry!

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Issue #488

Date posted on November 11, 2022

IN 1948, BISHOP RYAN BLESSED A WAR MEMORIAL STATUE of Our Lady at Cathedral High School. Inscribed on the base of the statue were names of deceased soldiers who had studied at Cathedral. Recently, under the direction of Cathedral Principal Mark Daly and Teacher Vince Lepore, the statue was moved to a more prominent location in the high school and surrounded with photos and biographies of deceased soldiers from Cathedral – including several who were only recently included. The Memorial Statue of Our Lady was rededicated and blessed this morning prior to the moving November 11th Remembrance Day Service at Cathedral High School. “We will remember them!”

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Issue #487

Date posted on November 4, 2022

“ENLARGE THE SPACE OF YOUR TENT” (Is. 54:2) is the title of the 44-page Working Document for the Continental Stage of the current synodal process at the universal level. The document reflects the 112 responses from the Bishops’ Conferences (out of 114) and the 15 (out of 15) from the Oriental Catholic Churches received by the Synod Secretariat, as well as from the Vatican Dicasteries, the Institutes of Consecrated Life, the Ecclesial Associations and Movements, and more. The document was approved by the XV Ordinary Council of the Synod Secretariat for publication, and presented at a Press Conference on Thursday, October 27th. It is an interesting and powerful read!

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