Bishop Bonnar Messages

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Bishop Bonnar Messages
Homily | Chrism Mass

Bishop Bonnar: “What a blessed honor it is for us, in all of our humanness, to be anointed as priests of Jesus Christ and to proclaim the joy of the Gospel to the whole world!”

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Bishop Bonnar Messages
Column | Catholic Charities: Showing the Face of God

Bishop Bonnar: “Catholic Charities has a network of people who care. They exude charity and love. As a result, God is made present again and again throughout the six counties of our diocese.”

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Bishop Bonnar Messages
Homily | Mass for Peace and Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishop Bonnar: Led by our Holy Father, we turn to Mary today, at the same hour, and not only celebrate the joyful mystery of the annunciation but also her influence and intercession on our lives. In a particular way, we lift our hearts in prayer for the people of Ukraine and Russia in what is for us the greatest of prayers, the Holy Mass, and we echo the prayer and desire of our Holy Father that Ukraine and Russia be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. To be consecrated is to be set apart for the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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Bishop Bonnar Messages
Column | Collaboration and the Mission of the Church

Bishop Bonnar: “With every spring there is something new.  This is a new moment for our spiritual life.  Spring also engenders many new beginnings and a wealth of opportunities.  The Lenten spring is no different.” 

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Bishop Bonnar Messages
Homily | Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

Bishop Bonnar: “My dear catechumens and candidates for continuing conversion in the Church: that image of the step is so appropriate for our gathering today. By your presence here in this mother Church of the diocese you take a significant step in your spiritual life, which is intentional in as much as you are choosing it by responding to God’s call. For it is not you who chose him but he who chose you.”

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Bishop Bonnar Messages
Column | Lent: Springtime of the Soul

Bishop Bonnar: “With every spring there is something new.  This is a new moment for our spiritual life.  Spring also engenders many new beginnings and a wealth of opportunities.  The Lenten spring is no different.”