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


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


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


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


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


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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Outdoor Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery


All are welcome to join with Bishop Gerard Bergie as he celebrates the 5th Annual Outdoor Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery.
This provides a wonderful opportunity to pray for the repose of the souls of priests and parishioners buried there and to pray with living members of their parishes and families.

In the event of inclement weather, the Mass will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 8th at 11 am.

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Strawberry Fair at St. Ann Church in Fenwick


St. Ann Church in Fenwick (834 Canboro Road) – Annual Strawberry Fair Sunday June 11th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will feature pancakes and sausages with strawberries as well as strawberry shortcake, ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, coffee and soft drinks. Free games and face painting for the children and bake shop. Take out available. All are […]

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Fatima Mass Pilgrimage


In Honour of the Centennial Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Fatima You are invited to participate in a Diocesan 5 First Saturdays Mass Pilgrimage. Make a spiritual pilgrimage to honour Mother Mary’s request to celebrate Mass for five consecutive Saturdays and recite tke Rosary for the reparation of sin in the world. This is also a wonderful opportunity to visit various parishes […]

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St. Denis Church Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser


All are welcome to our parish garage sale. Have fun browsing through donated items including gently used clothing, toys, books, jewelry, small appliances & furniture and more. Home-baked goods and raffles as well. Proceeds will go to St. Denis Church. SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 230 Lake St., St. Catharines (corner of Lake and Carlton) L2R […]

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Pro-Life Coffeehouse


St. Catharines Right to Life invites you to join us to Pro-Life Coffeehouse talk: “A Nurse’s Experience Caring for Post-Abortive Woman” Guest speaker: Polly Corso Enjoy coffee, tea, dessert and fellowship. For more information: ChooseLife.ca, 905-684-7505, info@chooselife.ca

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Momentum Choir Concert


Momentum Choir – All the Same – Year End Gala Join us to celebrate our final performance of the 2016/17 season on Sunday, May 28 at 4pm at Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St., St. Catharines. Momentum Choir features over 60 adult musicians from Niagara with disabilities who outshine their disability through the power of performance and song. Don’t miss […]

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Neophyte Mass


All those who were received for full communion with the Catholic Church, their sponsors families, friends, pastors and catechists are welcome to a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerard Bergie at Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Sunday, May 27, 2017 11:30 a.m. Bishop Gerard Bergie, Presider Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria 67 Church Street, St. Catharines  

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June: month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


This Thursday marks the beginning of the month of June. This month has traditionally been dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. May this devotion enkindle our own heart and our parishes. I include the twelve promises made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque by Jesus for those dedicated to His Sacred Heart. I will give them all the graces necessary […]

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