St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

Parish Men’s Group




A new monthly LUNCHEON for MEN, including a GUEST SPEAKER, will begin on Wednesday, December 4th, at a new venue, (the DaVinci Centre), and at a new day and time (12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Bishop Fred Colli will help launch this new initiative as our first Guest Speaker, addressing the topic :
“Pope Francis and the Trees”

All men from Thunder Bay Diocese are welcome and encouraged to bring another man as a guest.
*** Please RSVP *** by Tuesday, Dec. 3rd by contacting: Doug McClure at or 807-708-4143.
Admission is $15 for the lunch



November 2 Gathering
Our November speaker was Jack Cleverdon, Executive Director of the Catholic Family Development Centre in Thunder Bay.



October 5 Gathering

Richard Harvey, the Mayor of Nipigon was our guest speaker at this month’s gathering.  Our next session will take place on the first Saturday of November (2nd).  Our guest speaker will be Jack Cleverdon, the Director of the Catholic Family Development Centre here in Thunder Bay.




September 7th Session

The September gathering listened to talks about Pro-Life and respect for human life.





June 1st Session

Our June Men’s Breakfast gathered to listen to Deacon Frank Beck speak about his Ministry as Director of the Catholic Action Store.  Our next session will resume in the Fall after the summer break.




April 6th Session


The men who gathered for the April monthly Men’s Breakfast Group were presented with a media presentation by Msgr. Stilla, entitled, “Challenges are Opportunities and not Problems”.  Many thanks to Doug McClure, Deacon Dennis McDermott and Vijo Chittilapilly for the photos of the event.


March 3rd Session
Our March monthly Men’s Breakfast was another successful endeavour.  Our speaker, Bishop Colli spoke sensitively and forthrightly about the sexual abuse crisis in the Church.  He gave a better appreciation of the complexity of the issue and the concrete policies and protocols the Church has in place for concretely addressing the problem. The men stood and raised their hands toward our Bishop as Fr. Marco and Deacon Dennis led us in a prayer of blessing over Bishop Colli. We also presented him with a card of gratitude for his 24 years of episcopal ministry. Deacon Dennis then led us in singing Bishop Colli’s favourite hymn “Holy is His Name”, the words which he chose for his motto as Bishop.  (submitted by Doug McClure).










Submitted by Louis Romito.
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