Catholic Education

The mission of catholic schools and catholic religious in the Diocese of Saint Catharines is an essential part of the fulfillment of the educational ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. Its primary goal is the ongoing formation of the Christian person by developing the spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional and physical gifts of the students entrusted to our care.

The schools of the Diocese of Saint Catharines continue a tradition of academic excellence and faith-formation in safe, respectful and caring environments conducive to learning.

In 49 elementary schools, eight high schools, one private academy and a centre for continuing education and international student programs our schools provide opportunities for academic excellence in caring, faith-filled communities for over 240,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds.

The Religious Education and Catechesis provides authentic, effective and lifelong catechesis. Through Catechesis, Adult Faith Formation, R.C.I.A. and other programs the Diocese of St. Catharines support catechetical leaders in their responsibility to form Disciples of Christ.


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Niagara Catholic Elementary Spring Open House

Niagara Catholic Elementary Spring Open House Wednesday, May 3, 2017 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register at your neighbourhood Catholic elementary school. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, baptism record, health card, immunization record and proof of address. More registration information is available at


14th Annual Bishop’s Gala a Resounding Success!

The 14th Annual Bishop’s Gala, in support of the Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education, took place at Club Roma on April 1, and it was an outstanding evening celebrating Catholic education in Niagara. A cocktail reception, wine tasting by Constellation Brand and antipasto bar began the evening, with entertainment by Christina LeRose, a Niagara Catholic Distinguished Award recipient (2016) and […]


Niagara Catholic students heading to Vimy Ridge to mark battle’s 100th anniversary

In 2015, Joseph Oreskovich embarked on a tour of the French battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. As a Grade 10 history teacher at Saint Paul Catholic High School in Niagara Falls, he jumped at the opportunity to see the historic sites he talks about in class. Among the sites he visited during his nine-day tour was the […]


Best Buy makes picture-perfect presentation to Holy Cross

It was a moment in time, and Tiffany Boyer was there to capture it. Last year, the Holy Cross student happened to be in her kitchen with her camera when she saw her cat sitting on the counter. Suddenly, as cats do, a look of shock came over its face as in its line of sight walked the family dog. […]

In this 2015 file photo, soup is served at Port Cares annual SoupFest fundraiser at the Italian Hall in Port Colborne.

SoupFest helps Port Cares food bank

Christine Clark Lafleur doesn’t know what’s on the menu yet for Port Cares 8th annual SoupFest next week, but she knows whatever it is will tickle the tastebuds and satisfy the stomachs of those who attend the fundraiser. “I’ve heard a few things, but they’re trying to keep things under wraps. If last year is any indication, there will be […]


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