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Heart to Heart: Issue #515

150th Anniversary of the Death of Bishop John Farrell

Date posted on September 22, 2023

THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF BISHOP JOHN FARRELL, first Bishop of Hamilton, is marked next Tuesday, September 26th. He died in 1873 at the age of 53. Among other pastoral efforts, Bishop Farrell was dedicated to building a strong Catholic school system. By the end of his tenure, twenty-six Catholic schools had been […]

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Heart to Heart: Issue #514

New flooring at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

Date posted on September 15, 2023

THE NEW FLOORING in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King is complete. Masses will be celebrated upstairs once again this weekend following a closure of three-and-a-half months. Sincere thanks to the men who spent much of that time “on their knees” laying the tiles and carpet and moving heavy pews from one side of […]

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Heart to Heart: Issue #513

Heart to Heart, September 8, 2023 - Spirit Garden in Nathan Philips Square

Date posted on September 8, 2023

September 8, 2023 SPIRIT GARDEN TORONTO is almost here! September 2024 is now set for the completion of the long-awaited gathering place at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. The Fifth Annual Indigenous Legacy Gathering will be held at the site on the weekend of September 29 – 30, this year. Teepees, featuring many Indigenous communities […]

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Issue #512

Instrumentum Laboris

Date posted on June 23, 2023

THE INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS (WORKING DOCUMENT), which will guide the work of the participants in the two-part General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality, was released by the Vatican earlier this week. The 60-page document incorporates the experiences of local Churches in every region of the world. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Relator General of the […]

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Issue #510

St Mary's Chapel Blessing images

Date posted on June 9, 2023

THE BLESSING OF THE CHAPEL at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener took place last Friday afternoon. Sisters of St. Joseph, the hospital Spiritual Care team members, generous donors to the restoration, and friends of St. Mary’s Hospital gathered for the celebration of Mass and the blessing. Gary Payne, recently retired Director of the Spiritual Care […]

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Issue #509

Images around De Mazenod Fram with youth helping out

Date posted on June 2, 2023

THE 2023 FARMING SEASON AT DEMAZENOD FARM has begun! Last year the farm produced over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce used in the DeMazenod Door Kitchen out of St. Patrick Parish, Hamilton. Cathedral High School students, under the direction of teacher Patricia Carmichael, have begun their weekly visits to the farm to learn first-hand how […]

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Issue #508

Blessing of St. Mary's Church, Hamilton

Date posted on May 26, 2023

THE BLESSING OF ST. MARY CHURCH IN HAMILTON last Sunday, following an extensive cleaning, restoration, and renovation, was a joyful event, attended by parishioners, friends, and supporters. Father David Avila, Pastor, warmly welcomed all who have waited for the completion of the work. The sprinkling rite assured that the building, all its unique features, and all […]

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Issue #507

prayer cards

Date posted on May 19, 2023

STUDENTS AT ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL in Hamilton used their artistic talents and their gift for writing to create prayer cards which encourage classmates to “pray always”. Supported by Chaplain Don Hall, the cards are available at his office. They can be used as bookmarks and the prayers easily said before classes. The creative initiative […]

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Issue #506

New St. Patrick's Elementary School

Date posted on May 12, 2023

THE NEW ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL opened its doors on May 2nd, during Catholic Education Week! The process to build the new school took nearly six years from beginning to end! Mr. Pat Daly, Chair of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board addressed the children gathered in the gym for opening day celebrations. […]

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Issue #505

National Family & Life Week, May 7-14, 2023

Date posted on May 5, 2023

NATIONAL FAMILY AND LIFE WEEK, is celebrated from May 7-14, 2023. The week is sponsored by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Standing Committee for Family and Life. At the 10th World Meeting of Families, held in Rome last summer, Pope Francis proclaimed a special call to families worldwide. “Dear families, become missionaries […]

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Issue #504

Heart to Heart Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School Robotics. Team 1st Wold Championship winners

Date posted on April 28, 2023

THE ROBOTICS TEAM from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Secondary School in Guelph, along with its alliance teammates, placed FIRST in the FIRST ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Houston, Texas, on April 22nd! The team, FRC 2069 BeaverworX, was one of about 600 teams competing in the event. Throughout the weekend, the team competed in a […]

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Issue #503

Wedding Anniversary Mass, image of couples

Date posted on April 21, 2023

THE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS was held last Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Over 300 hundred couples celebrated 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60+ anniversaries. Two couples among them celebrated 75th anniversaries! A blessing! Media coverage of the event was the best ever – perhaps reflecting public interest after the three-year COVID […]

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