World Day of Prayer for Vocations


Next Sunday, April 17th is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. It is also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Under the leadership of Bishop Bergie, we will gather from all over the diocese at St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral at 3 p.m., to pray for vocations to the priesthood, especially from and for our diocese and for vocations to the […]

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Wake Up The World: Diocese of St. Catharines Celebrates Consecrated Life


Guest Speakers: Sr. Helena Burns fsp, Fr. Stan Fortuna C.F.R., and Bishop Gerard Bergie Adoration and Reconciliation | Praise and Worship | Presentations from Religious Orders Wake Up The World St. Catharines is sponsored by Niagara Catholic District School Board, Music and Culinary Students Cost is Free (Donations Accepted) – Lunch Included. Register by November 7 To Register and For […]

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Prayer for our Sisters and Brothers in the Consecrated Life


The Year of Consecrated Life is being celebrated from the vigil of the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2014, until the World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. Extending throughout all of 2015, the year is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on and celebrate the unique role and importance that consecrated life has in the Church. Below […]

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The Office of Vocations serves the Bishop in all aspects of his ministry of supporting and promoting vocations to the ministerial priesthood and religious life. The office oversees screening and admission of candidates and their formation in seminaries and in parish assignments. Contact Information Address: 3400 Merrittville Highway. Thorold, Ontario L2V 4Y6 Phone: 905 684-0154 Fax: 905 684-2185 To know […]

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Religious Education

The Office of Religious Education oversees, coordinates, and provides diocesan programs and opportunities to assist the faithful in furthering their religious development through a variety of avenues. These include: Theology courses Brock Pre-Service Courses OECTA Distance Education RCIA Children’s Liturgy Marriage Preparation Sacramental Preparation Youth Ministry This Office also works in partnership with Niagara Catholic School Board to support Faith […]

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School Masses


This morning, as I do most Wednesdays, I celebrated Mass for some staff at our local Catholic high school (Lakeshore) at 7:30 AM. This was followed at 9:30 AM, by my parish Mass with the students of my elementary school (St. Elizabeth’s) in the church. Many priests I know do not likely celebrating school Masses. Since most Catholic schools are […]

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