Prayers to begin a new school year

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This month, many students and teachers are headed back to school. Pray these prayers from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers on your own or with your children as they begin a new semester. Prayers to Begin a School Year God of wisdom and might, we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body and spirit. Be with our children as […]

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Development & Peace recognizes Michael Beckermann’s life and contributions

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Michael Beckermann, aged 80, died August 18, 2017 at the Welland General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Germany, Michael came to Canada in 1957 and received a degree in engineering from McGill University, Montreal. After moving to the Niagara region he worked at Atlas Steel, Welland, for many years. Following retirement, he continued his strong commitment to social […]

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Prayer Calendar September 2017

PRAYER FOR OUR PRIESTS: Lord Jesus Christ, You love Your church and those called to share Your priesthood! With our love and prayers, we join You in asking our Heavenly Father to continue to pour out His gifts of holiness, compassion and ardent zeal on your priests everywhere. Inspire each of them to offer his life as an “Ambassador of Christ”, bringing reconciliation and healing to the world. Mary, Mother of all Priests, inspire us to live in peace and joy and pray this prayer with us. Amen

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Each year the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary occurs on August 15. The Assumption of Mary, Mother of the Lord, into heaven is a consoling sign of our hope. In looking to her, carried up amid the rejoicing of angels, human life is opened to the perspective of eternal happiness. Our own death is not the […]

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