Recent News and Events - January 2018
Bishop Crosby has proclaimed Sunday, January 28, 2018, the first annual Diocesan Bible Sunday. The inspiration comes from Pope Francis' letter, Misericordia et misera, #7, in which he states, "It would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused. It would be a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God..."
In the Roman Catholic tradition, there are several items worn by Bishops to signify their fulfillment of the Sacrament of Holy Orders: pectoral cross, episcopal ring, mitre, crozier, and pallium. The Bishop Farrell Library & Archives currently has on display the ring, cross, mitre, and crozier...
The National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors (NAVFD) invites you to their upcoming vocations conference at Hamilton's Sheraton Hotel from April 22-25, 2018. If you are involved in Vocations ministry, you do not want to miss this conference!
For the month of January, the Holy Father asks that we not forget Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, who struggle to live their faith in freedom. Let us pray for religious liberty in Asia.
Our annual Multicultural Mass takes place on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. This is sure to be a beautiful celebration! All are welcome to join us for the Mass and the social event which will take place in McNally Hall after the celebration.
Blessed New Year! Due to inclement weather and in honour of His Excellency’s 20th Anniversary of His appointment as Bishop, the Chancery Office will remain closed Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd.