Councils & Parish Groups
THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
This Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body which consists of ex officio, elected and appointed members. Together with the Cathedral Rector they help to ensure that the pastoral needs of the Parish are well served.
Council Chair: Mr. David Ronchi Vice-Chair: Mr. Rob Popien
Secretary: Mrs. Rosanna Roussin
THE PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
The Finance Council advises and assists the Cathedral Rector in the financial administration of the Parish and the maintenance of Church structures. It also discusses the feasibility of capital projects and assists with fund-raising initiatives.
Chairperson: Mrs. Judy Stankus
THE BUILDING and RENOVATION COMMITTEE
This ad hoc Committee of the Finance Council assists in the coordination of building and renovation projects.
Coordinator: Rev. Mr. Richard Baxter
THE LITURGY COMMITTEE
The directors of all the Liturgical Ministries in the Parish form this organizing committee. They meet at different times throughout the year and only when necessary, to plan, organize and oversee all the major Diocesan and Parish liturgical celebrations that take place in our Cathedral.
Chairpersons: The Parish Liturgy Leaders jointly chair these meetings.
THE DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE PARISH TEAM
This team of concerned parishioners encourages us to speak out and act against poverty, hunger and social injustice throughout the world.
Liaison Team: Mrs. Linda West, Mrs. Monica Wilson & Sister Dolores Turgeon, csj.
OUR PARISH’S COUNCIL of the CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE of CANADA
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in Gospel values which calls its members to holiness through active service for God and Canada. In our Cathedral, the members actively serve the Parish community through a variety of programs and events. They are also involved in many Diocesan and National programs.
Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the months of March, May, September and November each year, following a Mass in Our Lady’s Chapel at 7:00 pm.
President: by rotation
Spiritual Adviser: Msgr. P. Stilla
Honour Guard Coordinator: Mrs. Joan Joubert
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus is an international organization of Catholic gentlemen, committed to upholding the virtues of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. All Knights in a Parish, regardless of their Council affiliation are part of a Round Table. This grouping provides them with the opportunity to support their Parish in a variety of local initiatives. Our Cathedral’s Round Table of Knights consists mainly of the members of Fort William Council 1447 and those of other Councils who are also parishioners. Council 1447 financially supports our Catholic literature display .
Council 1447 Grand Knight: Mr. Louis Romito
Council 1447 Chaplain: Msgr. P. Stilla
OUR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION PRAYER GROUP
This group meets each week on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in their Prayer Room (downstairs in the Cathedral). They seek the Lord and His ways in silent reflection, following the spirituality which was introduced in 1975 by a Benedictine priest, Father John Main.
Director: Mrs. Alice Ward
OUR CATHEDRAL SENIORS’ GROUP
Formed in 1991 our Parish Seniors meet every 2nd Tuesday afternoons to provide activities for socializing and community building. All seniors are welcome.