Category: The Bishop's Letters Published Date Written by Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, D.D.
Let us then use the days of Lent to change those things that keep us from perfectly living out the mission entrusted to us by Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Last Updated on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Category: Sacramental Guidelines Published Date Written by Diocese of St. Catherines
The Criteria for the Sacraments of Initiation of Children in the Diocese of St. Catharines is the result of a great deal of preparation and consultation. I sincerely thank all of those who have been involved in creating this fine document. In particular I thank the Ad Hoc Committee on Sacramental Criteria, the members of the Council of Priests, and the Religious Education Office of our diocese. I also wish to acknowledge the invaluable input ofpriests, deacons and those involved in catechesis and Catholic education in our diocese.
Download the Criteria for the Sacraments of Initiation of Children at http://www.saintcd.com/attachments/article/4234/Final-Criteria-for-the-Sacraments-July-2014.pdf
Last Updated on Monday, February 09, 2015
Category: News.va Published Date Written by Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, D.D.
On March 13, 2015, the day of the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis announced in St. Peter’s Basilica, the celebration of an “extraordinary Holy Year”. This “Jubilee of Mercy” will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2015, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Category: The e-Vineyard Published Date Written by Bob Foley
On February 22, 2015, the First Sunday in Lent, Bishop Bergie welcomed those journeying through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Catechumens and candidates, along with their catechists and sponsors, came together for the first time as a diocesan Church. Many now have a new appreciation for what it means to be Catholic in the context of the larger community.Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, March 06, 2015