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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Niagara Icedogs Game: Sunday March 12

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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 d.conidi@hotmail.com or at St. Alfred’s parish office (905) 934-9703

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

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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

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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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Loretto students raise $450 for Fort McMurray wildfire victims

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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 […]

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NCDSB Administrative Appointment and Assignments

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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, […]

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