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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: “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 | 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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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.” 

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Bishop Bonnar Messages

Column | Clergy, lay, religious laboring together in the vineyard of the Lord

Bishop Bonnar: “As a pastor, I was at my best when I was able to collaborate with these professional people in the parish. Together we worked as a team in the parish to proclaim the joy of the Gospel and to foster unity. In my new role as bishop, I am just as committed to working with these dedicated lay men and women who have so much to give to the Church. In fact, it is hard for me to imagine doing ministry without them. They are a gift to the Church.”

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Bishop Bonnar Messages

Column | World Day for Consecrated Life

Bishop Bonnar: “I want to thank the women and men in consecrated life for answering God’s call. . . . In so many ways, even in brokenness, they are a window that reflects the light of Jesus Christ.”

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Bishop Bonnar Messages

Letter | World Day of the Sick

Bishop Bonnar reflects on the World Day of Prayer for the Sick (February 11) and invites all to the White Mass on February 20th: “The ongoing pandemic that has affected so many makes us more aware of the sick among us, and appreciative of the health care professionals and family members who care for them.”

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Bishop Bonnar Messages

Column | Dreaming into the New Year

BIshop Bonnar: “As we complete one year and prepare to enter into a new one, let us give thanks to God who has allowed our dreams to take flight in 2021, and give ourselves a chance to dream anew in 2022.”