St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

Upcoming Events & News

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Click to open:  GUIDELINES TO PARTICIPATE AT ALL CATHEDRAL  MASSES

2. Also read: COVID-19 – Screening Poster

3. FACE COVERINGS NOW REQUIRED
All who attend Masses or Services in the Cathedral are required to use a mask or face covering.  Some masks  are available in the Sacristy for those who do not have their own.

4. NEW ANNOUNCEMENT – August 9, 2020
Several parishioners expressed concerns about perceived inconsistencies in the Cathedral ‘s two meter seating distance regulation required for public spaces. As a result, our COVID-19 Safety Team has re-configured all the seating spaces in the Church and placed a ribbon across the entrances to every other pew so that these alternate pews will not be occupied during Mass. This should provide enough space between persons as required by the distancing regulations and further ensure the safety of all our parishioners.

Please note that the front pews on both sides must remain empty to ensure that proper distancing can be maintained as persons return to their places after receiving Holy Communion.

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To access the latest Parish Announcements and Weekly Adult Quiz, click on the:
“COVID-19 Parish Updates” and “Pandemic Responses” tabs to the left


To access the current online Weekly Bulletin, click on:
“Bulletins/Schedules/Forms”


To access Bulletins, Colouring Pages and the Weekly Quiz for Children, click on:
“Children’s Corner”
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March 27 & 28
Cathedral Marriage Preparation Weekend  (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS)


Our annual Marriage Preparation weekend prepares couples from our Parish and from others in the city who will marry this year.  The two day course which begins at 7 pm on the Friday evening and ends with Mass on Saturday at 5 pm  takes place  in our Cathedral Auditorium.  If couple are not yet registered they can still do so by telephoning (807) 622-5389.

 

 

Ongoing Every Sunday until March 29
Classes for First Confession/First Communion Children
(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS)


These children’s classes will take place in the Cathedral Auditorium during the 10:30 am Mass on the following Sundays:
First Confession Classes: February 16 & 23; March 1 & 8
First Communion Classes: March 22 & 29
No Classes on: March 15 and April 12

You are still in time to register for First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation in the Cathedral in 2020.  Call 622-5389 OR complete the form found on this website under, ‘Bulletins, Schedules & Forms’ and return it to the Parish Office.

 

Ongoing very Monday until May 11
Parish Lenten Retreat     (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS)

This 10 part weekly event, based on the best selling book, ‘The Second Greatest Story Ever Told’ begins on February 24 and continues each Monday evening until May 11.  The suggested cost is $50, a donation which will cover the cost of booklets and other needed materials.

To register, contact Doug McClure at 708-4143 or  bumba3712@gmail.com

 

 

 

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PARISH NEWS

 

CARDS AND BEST WISHES FOR SISTER DOLORES IN NORTH BAY

A few weeks ago, Deacon Derek and Linda West visited Sister Dolores Turgeon, csj who recently moved to St. Joseph’s Mother house in North Bay.  During the visit they presented Sister with the many cards and good wishes of her fellow St. Pat’s Parishioners.   She was very moved when she saw the big box of cards for her and was overjoyed to read all the notes and kind remarks from her well wishers.

She sends her many thanks to the many who included their names and good wishes on the cards and she wants  to let everyone know.  “that she is thinking of them and sends hugs to all!”

We also re-iterate our best wishes to Sister and we thank Linda and Derek for visiting her and for delivering our greetings to her.

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO FATHER BERCHMANS FRANCIS

We extend a warm welcome to Father Berchmans who will now be residing at the Cathedral with Father Marco Ladao.  Together with Father Marco, he will be available for Pastoral assistance across the Diocese.

 

 

 

NEW BULLETIN COVERS FOR 2020

Bulletin Front Cover (click to open)

Bulletin Cover Ads (click to open)

We thank all our advertisers and Erick Villanueva (for this year’s photos) who make it possible for us to publish our professionally printed Cathedral Bulletin covers each year.