Recent Events Photos
Beginning with the most recent event….
MEN’S BIBLE PRAYER GROUP MEETING
Seventeen men from our Cathedral Parish and from Corpus Christi and St. Casimir Parishes gathered in the Rectory meeting room for their regular bi-monthly Prayer Meeting. These meetings are open to men who are 18 years of age and older. The meeting sites alternate between Corpus Christi Church (on the 2nd Saturday of the month) and the Cathedral (on the 4th Saturday). They meet from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.
MASS AT HOGARTH-RIVERVIEW MANOR WITH FR. MARCO AND MINISTERS FROM THE CATHEDRAL, ST. PETER’S & OTHER SOUTH WARD PARISHES
On Tuesday, July 17th, volunteers from St. Peter’s Parish were the principle Liturgical ministers at the 10:30 am Mass at the Manor. They were assisted by the other regular volunteers from the South Ward Parishes. Celebrating the Mass was Father Marco Ladao who is currently replacing Father Joseph Arockiam, the regular Pastor, who is on vacation.
LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH HOLY COMMUNION AT HOGARTH-RIVERVIEW MANOR
Every Tuesday at 10:30 am throughout the year Pam Brusadin and Theresa Matijasik and the many wonderful volunteers from our Cathedral Parish as well as from St. Dominic and St. Agnes Parishes organize and assist at Mass celebrated for the residents in the Chapel During July and August the schedule is reduced to the first and third Tuesday of the month for either a Mass or a Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion. The first was presided over by our newly ordained Deacon Derek West and our newly mandated Diocesan Minister of Service, Linda West.
June 30 & July 1 Weekend (all Masses)
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Special Masses for our nation and in honour of Canada’s Patron, St. Joseph, were celebrated in the Cathedral on this July 1st Weekend.
June 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm
DIACONATE ORDINATION & MANDATING OF DIOCESAN MINISTERS OF SERVICE
We congratulate the newly ordained deacons: (l to r)
Dennis Olinyk (Our Lady of the Good Counsel, Rainy River), Joey Terhljan (St. Andrew’s), Pasquale Coccimiglio (St. Anthony’s), Derek West (Cathedral) and Dan Somerfield (St. Elizabeth’s).
We also congratulate the newly mandated Ministers of Service: Linda West (Cathedral), Kathie Terhljan (St. Andrew’s) and Sandra Coccimiglio (St. Anthony’s).
May & June
GUIDED CATHEDRAL TOURS FOR OUR CITY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
From May 15th to June 21st, 209 students with their teachers and many interested parents and adults associated with them visited and toured our Cathedral in one hour guided sessions
June 2nd & 3rd Weekend
CORPUS CHRISTI CELEBRATIONS & CHILDREN’S PICNIC
CORPUS CHRISTI MASSES
CHILDREN’S PICNIC IN THE AUDITORIUM
(Pictures by Sean Murphy)
May 20, 2018 at 10:30 am
CATHEDRAL MASS OF CONFIRMATION
Seventeen young persons received the Sacrament of Confirmation this year during the Mass celebrated on Pentecost Sunday. (pictures by Sean Murphy)
April 22, 2018 at 10:30 am
FIRST COMMUNION MASS
Twenty-two children received the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation on this weekend. Both were joyful celebrations for them, their parents and teachers and for our Parish.
April 1, 2018
EASTER SUNDAY MASS WITH OUR ALTAR SERVERS
Each year on Easter Sunday at the 10:30 am Mass, our altar servers are invited to vest and to sit in the Church Sanctuary. We thank them for their loyal servers and we thank their Ministry Director, Bill Vass and Taran Campanotto, his assistance leader, for training and organizing them throughout the year.
March 31, 2018
HOLY SATURDAY MASS OF EASTER VIGIL
March 30, 2018
GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION
March 29, 2018
HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
March 24 & 25, 2018
PALM SUNDAY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS
Many participated in all three Parish Palm Sunday celebrations. The children were given small ‘palm crosses’ made by Rose Cupelli and blessed by Bishop Colli at the beginning of the 10:30 am Mass.
March 22. 2018 at 7:00 pm
ANNUAL DIOCESAN MASS OF SACRED CHRISM
Priests, Deacons, Ministers of Service and Laity from across the City and Diocese participated in this annual Mass of the Blessings of Oils and the Consecration of Sacred Chrism. The Priests once again renewed their ordination promises during the Mass.
March 17/18, 2018
CELEBRATION OF OUR PATRONS, ST. PATRICK & ST. JOSEPH
As a Parish we once again celebrated our Patron St. Patrick and the Patron of Canada, St. Joseph with Masses, receptions and gifts for the children.
March/April at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass
WEEKLY FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES
Each Sunday during the 10:30 am Mass, the children who are preparing to receive their First Confession and First Holy Communion in our Parish this year, gather as a group in the auditorium to learn about the importance of the Sacraments they are about to receive. We especially thank Pam Brusadin and Mara Hockenhull for teaching the course and the parents for bringing their children to the classes.
Date for First Confession in the Cathedral: Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 pm
Date for First Communion: Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 am.
Special Obligatory Rehearsal evening for children and parents is being held on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm in the church.
March 11, 2018
Development & Peace ANNUAL SOUP AND BUN LUNCHEON
Last Sunday’s annual luncheon was once again a successful event with the whole Parish community working together to help our sisters and brothers in the Global South. A special thanks to all who made it possible.
March 4 & 11, 2018
On three consecutive Sundays in Lent, the congregation is invited to pray for the Catechumens and Candidates as they near the completion of their journeys of Faith at Easter.
February 17, 2018
DIOCESAN R.C.I.A. RITE OF ELECTION
Bishop Colli celebrated the annual Mass of Election for the Catechumens and Candidates who will be baptized and received into full communion with the Catholic Church in their individual Parishes at the Easter Vigil this year. Many thanks to our Cathedral R.C.I.A. Formation Team for organizing and planning the Liturgy: Judy Stankus, Janice Harasyn and Pauline Krupa. Thanks also to Deacon John Myers for assisting and Msgr. Stilla for concelebrating at the Mass.
February 11, 2018
SHROVE SUNDAY BREAKFAST
The Parish Pastoral Council, with the help of the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Women’s League Members and our Parish Liturgical Ministers sponsored our annual pancake breakfast after the 10:30 am Sunday Mass on February 11th
February 6 at 7:00 pm
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE SOUTH SIDE JOINT MASS AND SOCIAL
Women representatives from all the Parish C.W.L Councils in the south side of Thunder Bay participated at this Mass attended the meeting and social afterwards in the Cathedral Auditorium.
February 3 at 12:10 pm
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOLY FAMILY ICON MASS
A large congregation participated in this year’s Knights of Columbus Icon Prayer Service of the Holy Family at the 12:10 pm First Saturday Mass at the Cathedral on February 3rd. together with the members of Council 1447 of the Knights of Columbus and Sir Knights of the Father Baxter General Assembly who formed the honour guard.
January 27 & 28 at all Masses
ANNUAL CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE WEEKEND
This weekend, St. Patrick’s celebrated its Catholic Women’s League, expressed thanks for its ministry in our Parish and encouraged our women parishioners to consider joining the League. At each Mass, our Liturgical ministers who served our congregations were members of our Parish League. Near the end of each Mass Joan Joubert (Sat. 5 pm), Linda West (Sun. 8:30 am) and Pam Brusadin (Sun. 10:30 am) delivered a brief talk describing aspects of the League’s Ministry ‘for God and Canada’.
January 21 at 3:00 pm
ANNUAL ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
This year during the World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, our parishioners and clergy once again joined the members of our three neighbouring Christian Churches of St. Paul’s Anglican, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian and First-Wesley United for a joint Ecumenical Service of Prayer. Our Service for 2018 took place in First-Wesley United Church.
January 13/14 at All Masses
BAPTISM RENEWAL WEEKEND
At all Masses on this weekend we read aloud the names of those who were baptized in our Cathedral in the past year and we renewed our own Baptismal Promises. Here the children were shown the Baptismal Font before their Children’s Liturgy session.
January 14 at 10:30 am Mass
R.C.I.A. RITE OF ACCEPTANCE
At the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 14th, those in Thunder Bay who are discerning their journey of Faith (3 Candidates and 1 Catechumen) and their sponsors and leaders, took part in a joint Rite of Acceptance in the Cathedral.
Here the Catechumen and Candidates knocked for entry and were admitted into the Church building and then they received the Cross of Christ on their foreheads by Msgr. Stilla and on all their senses by their sponsors.