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



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Beginning on February 16
Classes for First Confession/First Communion Children

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.




February 23
‘Mardi Gras’  Pancake Sunday

Each year on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, our Parish Council hosts a traditional pre-Lent Pancake Breakfast in the Cathedral Auditorium.


February 24: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Parish Lenten Retreat

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



February 26

Masses are celebrated at 9:00 am, 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm to begin this Year’s Lenten Observance.



February 29: 5:00 pm
Diocesan Mass of Election for the R.C.I.A.

On the first weekend of Lent each year, those who are Catechumens in the R.C.I.A. Process are elected as such by the Bishop and their names are written in the ‘Book of the Elect’.  During the same Mass, the Bishop officially recognizes those in the Diocese who are Candidates for full reception into the Catholic Church.  The Catechumens will be baptized and the Candidates received into full communion with the Catholic Church in their respective Parishes during the Mass of Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening.



March 1: 10:30 am Mass
Catholic Women’s League Mass and Meeting


Our regular League meting will take place after the 10:30 am Mass.  The meeting will feature a 30 minute  Media Presentation by Msgr. Stilla on the history and the development of the Way of the Cross devotion in the Church.  The presentation to which all are invited will begin at 12 Noon.












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.





We are saddened to announce that our long-time Parishioner, C.W.L. Member, Eucharistic Minister & Hospital Chaplain, Sister Dolores Turgeon, csj  has permanently returned to the Mother House in North Bay.

Several members of the C.W.L. thought it would be a fitting gesture to send her cards of thanks and best wishes. We invite parishioners who would like to participate to prepare greeting cards for her and, to either bring them to the Parish Office or place them in baskets that will be set up at the main church entrances during weekend Masses on February 1/2 & 8/9.
The deadline is Tuesday., Feb. 11th. Linda and Derek West will be stopping to visit her on their way down East and they will be happy to bring these cards to Sister when they leave on February 12th.


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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.