The Mission

Touching God’s Compassion.

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.’

There are four talks each about 12 minutes in length that make up this mission.

The videos available for use are as follows:

Touching God’s Compassion: One hour complete version
Talk 1: Be Not Afraid: Mary is Our Mother
Talk 2: Baptism: The Gateway to Our Salvation
Talk 3: Anointing of the Sick: Christ Who Brings Healing and Life
Talk 4: The Road to Emmaus: Life Everlasting

Videos may be streamed or downloaded.

The Study Guide




Mission Leader

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.