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 […]» Read more
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Reverend Wilfrid James McAneney who died on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Father McAneney was 91 years old and in his 63rd year of the priesthood. Father McAneney served the parishes of Star of the Sea, St. Catharines, St. Kevin, Welland, St. Michael, Fort Erie, St. Alfred, St. Catharines, St. Alexander, […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
This is why when faith shatters it is a serious matter. There are things in life that can rock our faith and cause significant damage. An example from the Bible can be found in Job. He had a very good life and everything seemed to be going well until Job experienced many tragedies, sickness, and appeared to have lost everything. […]» Read more
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