Pope’s prayer for Refugees


(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis during his encounter with civil authorities and the Catholic Community at the Port of Lesbos prayed for all the men, women and children who have died after leaving their homelands in search of a better life. He was joined by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymus […]

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Parish Fundraisers for Refugees


There is a great need for help to facilitate the integration of newly arriving refugee families into Canada. Support Diocesan and parishes efforts to sponsor and resettle Syrian refugees and find ways to get involved in our Refugee Ministry. Bellow you will find a list of featured events across the Diocese of St. Catharines Pasta Supper, St. Thomas Aquinas (SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND, 6pm @  St. Thomas Aquinas […]

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Diocese of Pittsburgh Supporting Our Initiatives


by Ellen Mady, director of the Office for Marriage, Family & Life for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Source: http://diopitt.org/latest-diocesan-news/join-lenten-drive-aid-mideast-refugees Posted under the title: “Join Lenten drive to aid Mideast refugees” on Mon., Mar. 14, 2016.   Our first parents, Adam and Eve, were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Jacob and Joseph both experienced exile. Moses spent his entire life in exile […]

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St. Vincent de Paul Parish Fundraiser Dinner

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St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be hosting a dinner fundraiser in support of their Refugee Family Sponsorship on Saturday, March 5th in the Parish Hall on Davy St. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner at 7:00pm Tickets are $45 per person To purchase tickets or for additional information please contact David at 905-468-8456 or Marion at 905-359-8032 or email svdprefugees@gmail.com

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Niagara College donates laptops to St. Kevin’s Parish

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Two refugee families living in Welland will each receive a laptop donated by Niagara College. The laptops were donated by the College to the St. Kevin’s Parish Refugee Sponsorship Committee. The Welland-based Catholic parish is sponsoring two families – consisting of two brothers and their families – from Damascus Syria. The refugee families now live in a home near Niagara […]

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Diocese names Syrian refugee coordinator


by JOE BARKOVICH Marilyn Nabilsi has what it takes to be successful in her ‘people’ job. She has a warm, winning smile. She has a welcoming demeanor. She loves working with people. Nabilsi has been coordinator of refugee resettlement for the Diocese of St. Catharines since the beginning of January. She was well known in local refugee circles before that because she has been a volunteer at Casa El Norte, Fort Erie, and […]

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