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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Week of Prayer for Vocations

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Pray with us during Vocations Week May 6 – 13. Join the Prayer Circle at http://dailytvmass.com/praying-vocation-week/ In support of the 54th Worldwide Day of Prayer for Vocations the Daily TV Masses offered from Saturday May 6 through Saturday May 13th will focus on vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. The Serra Clubs of Canada and the Knights of Columbus Fourth […]

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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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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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Respect for Life Mass

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St. Catharines Right to Life invites you to the Annual Diocesan Respect for life Mass on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord Saturday March 25, 2017, 10 a.m. Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria Presider: Bishop Gerard Bergie Catholic Women’s League, Knights of Columbus, Daughters of Isabella and other groups are invited to send representatives and carry banners […]

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Canadians taking action to support those living in ‘global hot spots’

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More than 4,500 donors gave $4.3 million in 2016 in support of CNEWA’s mission to help vulnerable Christians and educate Canadians on the ancient communities of the Eastern Catholic Church OTTAWA, Ont., March 21, 2017 – Ninety years ago, Pope Pius XI founded the Catholic Near East Welfare Association with the objective of supporting members of the Eastern Catholic Churches* – many […]

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Holy Cross Cemetery Annual Spring Cleanup

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Holy Cross Cemetery’s ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP, starts on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. All wreaths, tin cans, glass jars, flower pots, and similar articles not removed, will be disposed of on April 18, 2017.  If anyone is unable to pick up their wreaths etc. by that date they can call the cemetery at 905 734-4172 and make arrangements for the staff to hold the articles for […]

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