Touching God’s Compassion
The theme of our Mission is Touching God’s Compassion. We will explore how we do this through the Sacraments of Baptism and Anointing.
Pope Francis said that ‘In virtue of the Holy Spirit, baptism immerses us in the death and resurrection of the Lord, drowning the old [person] in the baptismal font, dominated by the sin that divides us from God, and giving birth to the new [person] recreated in Christ.’
Pope Francis also shared that The Anointing of the Sick, ‘enables us to touch with our hand God’s compassion’ and helps to ‘widen our look on the experience of sickness and suffering, in the horizon of God’s mercy.’
Most Reverend Gerard Bergie Bishop of St. Catharines
Bishop Gerard Paul Bergie was named Bishop of the Diocese of St. Catharines on September 14, 2010 and installed on November 9, 2010.
Bishop Bergie studied at St. Jerome’s College, the University of Waterloo and St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario. He received a master’s degree in Divinity from the University of Western Ontario in 1983 and a licentiate in Canon Law from the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome in 1991.