A Day of Marian Reflection on the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions

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YEAR OF THE ROSARY: Celebrating a Mother’s Love: a Day of Marian Reflection, to honour the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls. The presenter is Dr. Josephine Lombardi, associate professor, St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto. Cost: $20 (includes lunch). Register before June 8 by contacting the Office […]

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Bishop Bergie’s Statement on Assisted Suicide

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March 4, 2016 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to legalize physician-assisted suicide the Government of Canada formed a Parliamentary Committee to assist in writing new legislation. The Committee has now made their recommendations known. What they have suggested is startling and should cause us great concern. I wish to highlight the most troublesome. […]

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Parishes in the Diocese of St. Catharines wishing to sponsor refugees

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Parishes wanting to sponsor refugees are encouraged to prepare for the sponsorship process by forming a committee and initiating fund-raising. Smaller parishes might wish to work together to sponsor a family. Larger parishes might wish to sponsor more than one family, or provide financial assistance to another parish. Private Sponsorship of a refugee family is a twelve month commitment to […]

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Pope Francis Reforms Annulment Procedures

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On September 8th, Pope Francis issued a motu proprio entitled Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus (The Lord Jesus, Gentle Judge) introducing significant changes to the procedures for marriage nullity cases. These changes will come into effect on December 8th. The changes pertain only to procedural law. There is no change in the church’s constant teaching on the nature of marriage. There […]

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Notre Dame’s 40th Annual Pilgrimage for the Developing World

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Please support Notre Dame’s 40th Annual Pilgrimage for the Developing World. As a significant anniversary year, we would like to extend a special invitation to alumni to support us this year on Sunday October 25th. Please consider joining us on the pilgrimage and / or contributing financially to our fundraising efforts. This year’s theme brings us back to basics – […]

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Regenerate(d) 2017: What is Truth? (Adult Rally)

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Join us for the Fourth Annual Regenerate(d) Catholic Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada, this November 18th! Regenerate(d) 2017 will feature dynamic talks from Catholic speakers including Dr. David Anders, Jennifer Fulwiler, Trent Horn, and Steve Weidenkopf. The conference will begin with an address by Most Rev. Gerard Bergie, Bishop of St. Catharines and this year’s main celebrant and homilist. The […]

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St. Alfredo Pasta Dinners

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St. Alfred ‘s Church at 272 Vine St., St. Catharines hosting St. Alfredo Pasta Dinners on the 4th Wednesday of each month, beginning Wednesday June 28th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Enjoy penne pasta, meatballs and sausage, salad and roll for $10 adults, $6 kids 10 and under. Eat in or take-out. Tickets at the door. Catered by Antipastos. Why […]

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Our Lady of the Cape to visit Crystal Beach

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Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue with Fr. Wedner Berard O.M.l . will be visiting the Diocese of St. Catharines. Sanctuaire Notre-Dame du Cap from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec will be in your parish celebrating a Marian evening. Every Marian evening starts with the Holy Mass in honor of Mary, followed by the candlelight procession and the crowning of the statue. Come […]

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Life Chain: Campaign Life Coalition

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Annual day of public witness for children killed by abortion The Life Chain is held simultaneously in more than 200 locations across Canada each year. It occurs on the first Sunday in October, and for most locations, it runs from 2 pm – 3 pm. Please mark your calendar — the next Life Chain will be on Sunday, October 1, […]

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100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions

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YEAR OF THE ROSARY: Diocesan Marian Event Come to celebrate 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions Saturday September 30, 2017 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Alfred Church 272 Vine Street, St. Catharines, Ontario 8:30 a.m. — Mass with Bishop Bergie 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. — Reflections on the Rosary Celebration of a Living Rosary. Prayers of Petition in different languages. Parishioners and diocesan organizations from […]

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St. Alfredo Pasta Dinners

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St. Alfred ‘s Church at 272 Vine St., St. Catharines hosting St. Alfredo Pasta Dinners on the 4th Wednesday of each month, beginning Wednesday Sept. 27th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Enjoy penne pasta, meatballs and sausage, salad and roll for $11 adults, $7 kids 10 and under. Eat in or take-out. Tickets at the door. Catered by Antipastos. Why […]

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Multicultural Harvest Dinner at St. Helen Church

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St. Helen Church celebrates Canada ‘150’ with a Multi-cultural Harvest Dinner, Saturday, September 23. Dinner includes a variety of foods from around the world, dancing to the music of DJ Louis, half & half draw, a silent auction, and live auction that will feature services of local professionals, from kayaking to cooking lessons, and accounting services to painting a room […]

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The Mass: more than just a ritual!

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How can we enter into the Mass more fully? Why do we do all the things we do at Mass? Why do we stand, sit, and kneel? Why the ‘smells and bells’? Join us for a series of eight talks designed to help us understand the ritual we call Mass. Presented by Fr. Stuart MacDonald, JCL. at St. Anthony of […]

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The Mass: more than just a ritual!

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How can we enter into the Mass more fully? Why do we do all the things we do at Mass? Why do we stand, sit, and kneel? Why the ‘smells and bells’? Join us for a series of eight talks designed to help us understand the ritual we call Mass. Presented by Fr. Stuart MacDonald, JCL. at St. Anthony of […]

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