PASTORAL LETTER FROM BISHOP DOUGLAS CROSBY
March 19, 2023
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On the feast day of St. Joseph, we are given the perfect opportunity to reflect on our mission at St. Joseph’s Health System: Living the Legacy: Compassionate Care. Faith. Discovery. Our Patron, St. Joseph, demonstrated the value of dedicated labour. As health care providers, we follow his example and the enduring legacy of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, through a united system of care offering healing where possible, soothing the worried spirits of our patients, and demonstrating God’s love through compassionate service “to the dear neighbour”.READ MORE..
MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER
for Lent 2023
Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey
Dear brothers and sisters!
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke all recount the episode of the Transfiguration of Jesus. There we see the Lord’s response to the failure of his disciples to understand him. Shortly before, there had been a real clash between the Master and Simon Peter, who, after professing his faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, rejected his prediction of the passion and the cross. Jesus had firmly rebuked him: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a scandal to me, because you do not think according to God, but according to men!” (Mt 16:23). Following this, “six days later, Jesus took with him Peter, James and John his brother and led them away to a high mountain” (Mt 17:1). READ MORE..