A Day of Marian Reflection on the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions

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YEAR OF THE ROSARY: Celebrating a Mother’s Love: a Day of Marian Reflection, to honour the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls. The presenter is Dr. Josephine Lombardi, associate professor, St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto. Cost: $20 (includes lunch). Register before June 8 by contacting the Office […]

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Catholic board grad rate No. 2 in Ontario

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Niagara Catholic District School Board has again received top marks for its student graduation rate. With 92.1 per cent of its students graduating after four years, the board ranked second highest among Ontario’s 57 English-language school boards, behind York Catholic District School Board’s four-year graduation rate of 94 per cent. The local Catholic board also achieved a 94 per cent […]

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Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

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Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 pm, Mass at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, presided by Bishop Bergie, to commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. This is a special Mass to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and to celebrate the Year of the Rosary in our diocese. The Rosary will be recited after the […]

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Chrism Mass Homily 2017

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On Tuesday April 11th the priests of the diocese, along with many of the faithful, gathered with Most Reverend Gerard Bergie to celebrate the Chrism Mass. This is when the priests renew their priestly promises. The sacred oils, the Oil of the Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick are blessed and Chrism is consecrated for use in administering the sacraments […]

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The Sacred Triduum

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Holy Week is the most solemn and glorious week in Christianity, the pinnacle of the liturgical year.  It is more sacred than Christmas! This is because Holy Week commemorates the final week of Our Lord’s life, the very purpose for which Christmas happened. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday (when Jesus made his final entrance into Jerusalem) and culminates with Easter Sunday. […]

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Cardinal Collins responds to Federal Government announcement to fund abortion in the developing world

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Cardinal Thomas Collins, the archbishop of Toronto, expressed “deep concern and disappointment” and called it “arrogant for powerful, wealthy nations to dictate what priorities developing countries should embrace.” Cardenal Collins was responding to a March 8 announcement that the government would “invest” $650 million over three years to provide abortion and other services in the developing world. “Canada is blessed with prosperity […]

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