Father Benedict Vanco Requiescat in Pace


Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Father Benedict Vanco who died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls. Father Vanco was ordained a priest on June 10, 1956 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Toronto. He served as Associate Pastor of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Toronto, St. […]

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Development & Peace recognizes Michael Beckermann’s life and contributions


Michael Beckermann, aged 80, died August 18, 2017 at the Welland General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Germany, Michael came to Canada in 1957 and received a degree in engineering from McGill University, Montreal. After moving to the Niagara region he worked at Atlas Steel, Welland, for many years. Following retirement, he continued his strong commitment to social […]

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Year of the Rosary: Pray for Peace


Diocesan Marian Event: Year of the Rosary Pray for Peace 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions Saturday September 30, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at St. Alfred Church 272 Vine Street, St. Catharines, Ontario Schedule 8:30 a.m. — Mass with Bishop Bergie 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – A number of spiritual events including celebration of a Living Rosary. Parishioners, diocesan organizations and […]

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Father Trevor Plug, Funeral Arrangements


Father Trevor Plug, Associate Pastor of St. Alfred Parish died suddenly on June 12th while on holiday in British Columbia. As we pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Father Trevor Plug, we extend our sincere sympathy to his family and friends and to all who mourn his loss. “Requiescat in pace” “The souls of the just are in […]

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