Refugee Sponsorship Meeting


We are very pleased that Deanna D’Elia, Director of Employment and Newcomer Services, for the YMCA Niagara will be the guest speakers at our Diocesan Refugee Sponsorship meeting on June 15. She has many years of experience working with newcomers and their sponsors, and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with us. For information, contact Margaret at 905-684-0154 […]

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Canadians taking action to support those living in ‘global hot spots’


More than 4,500 donors gave $4.3 million in 2016 in support of CNEWA’s mission to help vulnerable Christians and educate Canadians on the ancient communities of the Eastern Catholic Church OTTAWA, Ont., March 21, 2017 – Ninety years ago, Pope Pius XI founded the Catholic Near East Welfare Association with the objective of supporting members of the Eastern Catholic Churches* – many […]

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Overwhelmed and very grateful


Photo Caption: The Almakhoul family, with Barbara Nenadovich and Rev. Paul Vellakunnathu, at the Diocesan Anniversary Dinner, November 25th. The family was welcomed to Canada by their sponsors from St. Andrew’s Parish in October. Everything that Wael Kadmous and Mania Atiya knew was being torn apart by a civil war pounding their Syrian city of Homs. “The war began, and people […]

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Ananias Mission website & facebook


Ananias Mission responds to the worldwide refugee crisis through educating our communities, relieving direct conditions, and connecting communities of compassion with refugees in transition. In 2014, a Syrian family arrived in Pittsburgh. Because of their Christian faith, their home was no longer safe for them. They filed for asylum for religious persecution, and began to build a new life. They missed Syria, […]

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