World Day of Migrants and Refugees


This Sunday is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This January observance was instituted by Pope Saint Pius X in 1914. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this year is “Welcoming, protecting, promoting, and integrating migrants and refugees.” In his message he states, “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus […]

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NCDSB Open Houses

Niagara Catholic NCDSB Logo

NCDSB Kindergarten Open House and Registration Day is coming up November 22 and our Secondary Open Houses will take place between November 21 and 30. Niagara Catholic’s fall Kindergarten Open House and Registration Day will take place in all of our Catholic elementary schools on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  NCDSB invites the families of […]

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Chrism Mass Homily 2017


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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Niagara Icedogs Game: Sunday March 12


On Sunday March 12 join members from churches across Niagara for a fun afternoon at the Niagara Ice Dogs’ 2017 Faith and Family Game! .
Game starts at 2:00 pm with a free skate following the game. Tickets are $13 each.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Diana Conidi at or at St. Alfred’s parish office (905) 934-9703

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Raising Faith-Filled Kids One Word at a Time: Appreciate

Mother and daughter having breakfast in kitchen at home

Parents set the climate in the home, whether warm and welcoming or icy and aloof. Appreciate is a word
that holds great meaning for parents as they seek to establish a healthy atmosphere for their children. Do you
appreciate each of your children for the person he or she is? Do you show appreciation for the contributions each child makes to the life of the family? Do you help your child appreciate the gift of faith the family has been given and help it deepen and grow?
Every human being wants to be seen and appreciated for the person he or she is. Give your children that gift each day by recognizing their gifts, encouraging their interests and skills, and appreciating their unique and God-given personalities. In prayer, experience how God appreciates you! —Tom McGrath

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Support our work with refugees


Our Diocesan Refugee Ministry has brought an abundance of blessings to the diocese during the Year of Mercy. We have truly put our faith into action, and so far, we have saved the lives of more than seventy of our brothers and sisters in great need. Please consider supporting our ongoing work by making a financial donation. Donations can made […]

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