Getting Married?

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Make an appointment with the parish priest at least six months before the date you wish to marry. He will ask you to schedule a few visits with him to prepare for your wedding and for your marriage. The parish priest must verify that you and your fiancé are free to marry in the Roman Catholic Church; there are documents […]

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Terms of Use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern The Episcopal Corporation of the Diocese of St. Catharines’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part […]

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Sunday Gospel Meditation

Jesus and Apostles Dinner

In this Sunday’s Gospel (Lk 24:35-48) we are presented with the Risen Lord appearing to “the eleven” after journeying with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It appears that Jesus offers a similar experience to the apostles. There is food that is shared and an opportunity to have a more profound understanding of scripture. There is also a commission given to go forth […]

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Professional Obligations and Human Rights Policy

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Last Friday (Mar 06, 2015) the Ontario College of Physicians approved a policy (21-3 vote) that clearly undermines the supremacy of conscience. The new Professional Obligations and Human Rights Policy states that physicians must provide their patients with an effective referral to another health care provider if they are not able to provide services for reasons of conscience or religion. […]

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Welcome on Board Deacon!

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Deacon Jim McLaughlin is seen here with some seafarers passing through the Welland Canal at Christmas 2014With this greeting from the captains of oceanic ships (salties), Deacon Ed West and I begin our ministry of service to the seafarers with a rich history in global trade. Nearly 100,000 ships and approximately 1.2 million seafarers of all races, nationalities and religions […]

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RCIA: Getting Back to Our Roots

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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 […]

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