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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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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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 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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St. Kevin Vacation Bible School

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This year the St. Kevin’s Youth & Family Ministry welcomes all children currently in Sr. Kindergarten to Gr. 6 to our Vacation Bible School: Rome, Paul and the Underground Church. This is a week long themed program where children from Grades one to 6 are invited to join us to deepen and improve their relationship with God, family, and friends.  We […]

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St. Mary of the Assumption Vacation Bible School

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Join us this summer at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish from August 7 to 11, 9:00am-12:00pm each day. Open to ELKP – Grade 6. Donations will be collected on the last day. If you have any questions, please call 905-682-3843 or email stmary@cogeco.ca Download the Registration Form at http://www.stmaryrcc.org/vacation-bible-school-2017 Please bring completed forms to St. Mary’s Parish Office or drop them […]

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