Pray for Pilgrimage Sunday on October 29

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Since 1975 the Niagara Catholic District School Board has sponsored Pilgrimage Sunday in which students, staff, alumni, and parents walk approximately 20 kilometers in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in developing countries. On October 29 parishes across the Diocese of St. Catharines will pray for all students, staff, parents, and alumni participating in Pilgrimage Sunday. Bishop Gerard Bergie will be […]

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Holy Mass commemorating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima

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On the glorious day commemorating the final apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal and the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, A.D. 1917, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, (Traditional Latin Mass) Missa Cantata (Sung/High Mass). This was the first time the ancient Liturgy was celebrated […]

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Father Benedict Vanco Requiescat in Pace

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Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Father Benedict Vanco who died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls. Father Vanco was ordained a priest on June 10, 1956 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Toronto. He served as Associate Pastor of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Toronto, St. […]

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Workshop on Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s new campaign, Women at the Heart of Peace

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This fall, Development and Peace launches a new campaign called Women at the Heart of Peace. This campaign invites Canadians to learn more about the vital role women play in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Join us in paying tribute to the women who build peace in communities around the world. To learn more about the campaign and how to be […]

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Feast of Canadian Martyrs

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On Tuesday, September 26, we celebrate the feast honouring the Canadian Martyrs, St. Jean de Brébeuf, St. Isaac Jogues and their companions. They offer us an example to follow. Their love for the Lord and the people entrusted to their care gave them the strength to accept death with courage and faith. When danger approached they did not run away; […]

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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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