The Cathedral of St Catherine is also one of the churches which participates in the Out of the Cold program in St Catharines. Catharines numbered around 150,000 Catholics, with about 50 parish and mission churches and served by some 100 priests.There are twenty religious communities of fathers, brothers, and sisters who run a wide variety of educational, social, medical and charitable institutions within the Diocese.

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From the QEW, Take the exit toward Regional Road 48/Niagara Street/Regional Road 77/Welland Avenue, Merge onto Dieppe Rd. Catharines was built to meet the spiritual needs of the Irish labourers who built the first Welland Canal which was opened in 1829.

After 450m, turn Right on to Welland Ave, and continue for 1.5km. It was a wood structure on the same site as the present cathedral.

Turn Left on to Geneva St, take the second Right on to Church St. On November 12, 1831 Bishop Alexander Macdonell of Kingston blessed and opened this church which was the first Roman Catholic Parish church to be built in the Niagara Peninsula.

Members of the church have served as explorers, traders, soldiers, farmers, canal builders, railroad workers and factory labourers over the years.

From the QEW, take the ON-406 S toward Thorold/Welland/Port Colborne.

After 6.1 km, take the Regional Road 91 W exit toward Westchester Avenue. Continue straight on Ontario St., after 400m, turn Right onto Church St.Another 500m, and the church will be visible on the Left side, however take the next Left onto Lyman St for parking and office entrance on the Left.(Left) Limestone Walls, and an oxidized steeple make the Cathedral of St. (Top right) The plaque blessed and dedicated on Sept.19, 1982 to commemorate the history of the Cathedral.(Bottom right) A close up of the steeple, green with age.The Cathedral of St Catherine of Alexandria was built in 1845 but has a history dating back to 1832.It offers services to the community in the Roman Catholic faith.