Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2017: Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20) Ecumenical Service SUNDAY JAN 22, 3:00 p.m. with Bishop Gerard Bergie D.D. at Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria 3 Lyman Street (Lyman and Church Streets) St Catharines, ON (reception to follow) More information at: https://www.councilofchurches.ca/our-faith/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity/

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Archeological Research Continues on Cathedral’s Pioneer Cemetery

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Investigators looking for historic human remains buried under a downtown St. Catharines church parking lot have located three more bodies. The lot, which is behind Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, contain what is believed to be a long-forgotten pioneer cemetery. The remains were discovered accidently by construction workers in April 2015. John O’Brien, the episcopal delegate for cemeteries and […]

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Jubilee for Catechist

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Jubilee for Catechists: “Announcing the Mercy of God” Inviting all Catechists in the Diocese of St. Catharine – Children’s Liturgy leaders, Vacation Bible School volunteers, Youth Ministers, RCIA/RCIC Team members, Marriage Prep leaders, Catholic School Teachers, Chaplains, Priests, Deacons, Religious Brothers, Religious Sisters, Pastoral Assistants, and Parents – to a special Commissioning and Prayer Celebration, with Social, in this Extraordinary Jubilee Year […]

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53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations: The Church, Mother of Vocations

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Sunday, April 17 is the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, when Catholics around the globe are asked to intercede for more priests and religious sisters and brothers. Join the Serra Club Monstrance at St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral on April 17 for adoration from 3 – 4 pm. Materials for community prayers are available for order online at https://www.vianneyvocations.com/store/products/world-day-of-prayer-for-vocations/bulletin-insert-for-world-day-of-prayer-for-vocations/. […]

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New Animator for the Development and Peace Southern Ontario Region

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Elena Luna has been appointed animator for the Southern Ontario Region by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D & P). She replaces Mr. Kojo Damptey who recently returned to school to complete his Master’s Degree. A parishioner from Milton, she is dedicated to the Organization which supports programs in developing countries. Development and Peace recently unveiled their […]

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St. Michael Catholic School Gathers 75 Bags of Winter Apparel for Syrian Refugees

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The Social Justice Club named MINGA (Minds Inspiring New Generation Activists) at Saint Michael Catholic High School was committed in gathering as much winter apparel for the Syrian Refugees that are expected to arrive in our Diocesan parish communities. The students launched a school wide competition that began December 9th until December 15th 2015 to all period 2 classes in […]

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Start of the Year of Mercy

Approximately 500 of the faithful gathered outside the cathedral to witness the opening of the Holy Year Door by the Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, bishop of the Diocese of St. Catharines.

We had a wonderful start to the Year of Mercy on Tuesday evening on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The Cathedral was full with over 500 people attending from across the diocese. Bishop O’Mara and 17 priests were concelebrating, with deacons and religious in attendance. I sincerely thank you for promoting this event in your parishes because many people […]

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