St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

211 South Archibald Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1G4
Phone: (807) 622-5389 Fax: (807) 622-1529

COVID-19 Parish Updates

LATEST UPDATES, RESOURCES & NEWS 

July 5, 2020
14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
  “Come to Me … and I will give you rest”

WELCOME BACK FOR MASS IN THE CATHEDRAL!

TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE THE WEEKEND OF JULY 4 & 5  (A. to E.):

A.   Come to Mass if you can or watch a live streamed Mass online or on T.V. (see bottom of page)

B.   Read this Sunday’s Bulletin which for now can only be published online:
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY  BULLETIN – July 5, 2020

C.   Read “Pandemic Responses” by clicking here.
“As a senior I am staying home for a while but I pray the Rosary each day.  Where did this Rosary Prayer originate?”

(To access responses from previous weeks, click on the “Pandemic Responses” post on the left).

D.   Help your children to learn about this Sunday’s Gospel theme by accessing these two children’s pages:

CHILDREN’S BULLETIN FOR JULY 5, 2020
and…
CHILDREN’S FUN QUIZ FOR JULY 5, 2020

E.   Try these: “TEST YOUR FAITH KNOWLEDGE” QUIZ FOR ADULTS

QUIZ ON CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION – JULY 5, 2020

 

QUIZ ON THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK – JUNE 28, 2020

QUIZ ON THE FACES OF EVIL – JUNE 21, 2020

 QUIZ ON HOLY ORDERS  & RELIGIOUS LIFE – JUNE 14, 2020

QUIZ ON THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE –  JUNE 7, 2020 

QUIZ ON WORLD RELIGIONS – MAY 31, 2020

QUIZ ON THE BIBLE’S NEW TESTAMENT – MAY 24, 2020  

QUIZ ON BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION –  MAY 17, 2020

QUIZ ON CHURCH HISTORY –  MAY 10, 2020

QUIZ ON CATHOLIC BELIEFS –  MAY 3, 2020  

QUIZ ON CATHEDRAL FACTS AND TRIVIA – APRIL 26, 2020 

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OTHER NEWS

  BEFORE COMING TO MASS, please read…

GUIDELINES FOR RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES   (click to open)

Also read:  COVID-19 – Screening Poster

  A SUCCESSFUL RE-OPENING LAST WEEKEND
When we resumed the celebration of public Masses in the Cathedral last weekend after a significant hiatus,  Mass attendance after the lock down was only slightly down at all three Masses and all progressed smoothly and well, thanks to the concerted efforts of so many.  There was plenty of room for physical distancing and more than enough room to accommodate everyone who came to celebrate with us.  We encourage all who feel and are well enough to attend to return this weekend or whenever they feel confident enough to do so. 
All should be aware that the pews and kneelers in the church are all sanitized after each weekend and weekday Mass by our caretakers for protection against the Corona virus and all who attend are requested  to use sanitizer (placed in the church entrances) before entering the Church to safeguard everyone’s safety.  Confessions for now are being heard in Our Lady’s Chapel.

 

   ACKNOWLEDGING OUR WORKERS BEHIND THE SCENES
Last weekend, our Parish was fully prepared to re-open for Masses thanks to the many hours of effort and talent behind the scenes contributed by the following parishioners:
Church Preparation/Cleaning: Deacon Derek and Linda West, Mark Sypus, Erick Villanueva, and Ronnell and Ruth  Hernandez;
Liturgical: 
Bishop Colli, Father Marco, Deacons John Myers and Derek West; Laurie Clara and Cantors, Gail Balina, Cantor and Choir; Bill Vass and Adult and Youth Servers, Karilyn Fedyk and Adult Servers; Carol Williams and Readers; Marie Petranova; Wayne Murphy, Larry Pankuch, Joe Johnson, Gaetan Joubert, George Romick, Jim MacCallum and Ushers; Patti Cameron & Greeters.
Stewardship/Financial: Joleene Kemp and Kris Knapik, Jane Slobodnik, Jane Masotti and all of you, our generous
parishioners!                     Msgr. Pat   

 

    OLD GRANITE SLABS REMOVED FROM YARD
Our Parish is grateful to Joe Salini together with some of his brother Knights and to Bruce LaBelle for clearing our Church yard of the remaining slabs of the granite that had been removed from our front steps.  Our Parish also once again thanks Joe for having supervised the entire replacement project of the steps last year.  We can all agree that it is a job well done!  The area where the old granite slabs were will soon be landscaped and sodded.

 

  THANKS TO JOAN AND WELCOME TO PAM!
Pam Brusadin has recently assumed the responsibility  of coordinating the League Honour Guard for all C.W.L. Funeral Masses in the Cathedral.  She succeeds Joan Joubert who had successfully directed this Ministry of Compassion on behalf of the League, for several years.

 

  STILL CALLING ALL GARDENERS FOR HELP
Rita LeGarde continues to work tirelessly to clean and beautify the grounds of the Cathedral and especially our Prayer Garden.  We also thank her helpers, Erick Villanueva and Deacon Richard Baxter for assisting with the clean-up project.
If you enjoy gardening and would like to help Rita as she continues to beautify our grounds, please call our Office at 622-5389. 

 

   ST. BENEDICT IS CELEBRATED THIS WEEK
On Saturday, July 11th each year, the Church around the world celebrates the man who
founded western Monasticism and the Benedictine Order of Priests and Brothers, St. Benedict of Nursia.   His motto for Christian living was: “ORA et LABORA” (Prayer and Work).  For Benedict, these were the two pillars needed as foundations for right living.
The Benedictine Monks were the missionaries who first brought the Faith to the British Isles and established many monasteries (or abbeys) in England, including Westminster Abbey, one of the many Benedictine monastery churches all of which were later confiscated by Henry VIII after his break with Roman Catholicism.
Benedict’s  twin sister St. Scholastica later founded similar Communities and Convents for Benedictine Nuns.  Her Feast day is celebrated on February 10th.

 

  MASSES AND SERVICES ONLINE and ON TELEVISION
Our Parishioners are encouraged to access Masses and Services online or on television until our Churches re-open.  Here are some to choose from:
ONLINE: www.dotb.ca (weekly Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop Colli)

www.vaticannews.va      www.saltandlighttv.org        www.youtube.com        www.wordonfire.org   www.dailytvmass.com     www.catholictv.org     www.mass-online.org

ON TELEVISION:  VisionTV:  Bell Channel 261,   Shaw Direct Channel 394,
Tbaytel Channel 675;   EWTN :  Shaw Channels 292, 559 & 285; Faith TV:  Bell Channel 591; Joy-V: Bell Channel 656;   YesTV: Bell Channel 651.