Three Candidates for Priesthood Ordained Deacons


  On Friday June 12, 2015 three seminarians, Gregory Schmidt, Stephen Innamorati and Ronald Angervil, were ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Catharines. The celebration took place at Our Lady of the Scapular, Niagara Falls. Congratulations to these three young men on reaching this milestone on their journey […]

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Supporters of Catholic Education Attended the 12th Annual Bishop’s Gala

Bergie presented Joseph Noonan's Award of Distinction to his wife, Claire. Seen with them (l-r) are: Dino Sicoli, NCDSB vice chair; Fr. Paul MacNeil, NCDSB chair; John Crocco, NCDSB director

More than 350 supporters of Catholic education attended the 12th annual Bishop’s Gala sponsored by the Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education at Club Roma, St. Catharines, April 10, 2015. The gala is a fund-raising opportunity for the foundation. Funds raised provide financial support to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue post secondary educational goals. After the Opening Ceremonies, […]

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Welcome on Board Deacon!


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


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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