In choosing any way of life, there are some questions to ask: Do I have a desire for it? Do I experience a call from God? Do I recognize the events of my life as fitting a pattern and pointing to a certain life’s choice?
Here you will find information about recognizing and responding to God’s call, the vocations to priesthood consecrated life and increasing vocational awareness in your home and parish. It is our hope that whatever information or insights you gain from this site, you will bring them to prayer, for it is in prayer that the specifics of God’s call will become clear to you.
You are invited to Mount Carmel Monastery in Niagara Falls on the second Sunday of each month to explore Carmelite spirituality, a trusted path to get closer to God, in a friendly, informal atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The day begins with Mass at 2:00 pm and ends around 5:00 pm. A presentation and discussion on Carmelite spirituality (around 3:00pm) follows […]
The key to living out any vocation with joy “will require sacrifice and gratitude.” VocationCulture.ca takes a behind-the-scenes look at the prayerful sacrifices people make that awakens them to lives of gratitude and joy. Creating a Vocation Culture means that we create a culture that actively promotes vocations as personal invitations from God to make sacrifices that lead us to gratitude and […]
Jesus regularly paused in his ministry to spend time in prayer and quiet with his God. He invites us to take time away from our busy schedule and be refreshed. The second Tuesday of each month is devoted to this special time. A gathering prayer invites you into silence and solitude and Eucharist is available at 11:15 am followed by […]
On Saturday August 6, 2016 seminarian Stephen Bruzzese was ordained to the sacred order of Deacons by Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Catharines, at St. Thomas More Church in Niagara Falls. Ordination to the diaconate is the last step before ordination to the priesthood. Deacon Stephen is a transitional deacon. There are permanent deacons who […]
Congratulations to Deacon Frank Berardi who was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Bishop Gerard Bergie on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Deacon Frank will serve at the Cathedral where he, his wife Teresa and his mother Olga have been parishioners for many years.