|Bishop Crosby's Announcement
In his November 8, 2011, Year in Review, Bishop Douglas Crosby, said:
"I am also pleased to announce that, with the enthusiastic encouragement and support of the Episcopal Board, the Diocesan Consultors, the Diocesan Finance Committee and the Presbyteral Council, and with dedicated Diocesan funds, we are in the process of establishing the EX CORDE FOUNDATION® whose principal work will be to assist our parishes in special projects including, for example, evangelization and catechesis."
"The founding Board of Directors will serve under the Chairmanship of Fr. Daniel Hinsperger, Pastor of St. Luke’s Parish in Hamilton. At this point, I just want to announce its creation. You will hear more about the specifics of this initiative in the coming months. It is my ardent hope that the first “symbolic” grants will be made at the 2012 Chrism Mass Dinner. As you will understand, this will depend on getting the required government approval in a timely way."
From the Bishop's February 8, 2012, weekly Heart to Heart:
"... It is hoped that the new Foundation will provide significant financial support for parish projects and programs in our Diocese."