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 […]» Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at St. Alfred’s parish office (905) 934-9703
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
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 […]» Read more
The Readings for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time speak about stewardship. The Gospel of St. Luke presents us with a manager who Jesus praises because of his “shrewdness”. Even though he acted dishonestly, the Lord is holding out his attitude rather than his behavior as an example. Knowing that he was soon going to be fired because of incompetence, […]» Read more
It’s been a hectic, memorable and productive summer for Carter Krawchuk. The 12-year-old St. Catharines resident continues to establish himself as one of the top young players in the region, particularly on the mound. Krawchuk is getting the most out of his summer, suiting up for the St. Catharines Cobras minor peewees, Team New Era of Buffalo in the Boys […]» Read more
Dear Friends, One of the hot button issues dominating our media for the past several weeks, especially in Europe and North America, is the Refugee Crisis and the question of how we can extend our hospitality to the thousands of men, women and children who are fleeing war and violence in their homelands. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis and our […]» Read more
When Melissa Lococo learned of the fires sweeping through Fort McMurray, Alta., last month, she couldn’t fathom how families who were forced out of their homes were feeling. The same goes for the students in her Grade 1 class at Loretto Catholic Elementary School. “We just wanted to do something,” Lococo said. That’s because the teacher had decided to show […]» Read more
The Director of Education is pleased to make the following Administrative Appointments and Assignments, effective September 1st, 2016: ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENTS Diane Pizale, Principal, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School (Snyder) (Currently Acting Principal, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, Snyder) Gustine Marchio, Acting Principal, St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School (NF) (Currently Vice-Principal, Loretto Catholic Elementary School) SECONDARY PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENT Bradley Johnstone, […]» Read more
During his remarkable pontificate, St John Paul II called for “heralds of the Gospel who are experts in humanity, who know the depths of the human heart”. Acclaimed speaker, author and theologian Josephine Lombardi invites us to embark on a spiritual journey that probes the depth of our hearts to discover and experience freedom found in grace. Lombardi guides us […]» Read more