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 News

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NEW!!! OUR 2022 FIRST COMMUNION VIDEO
   

First Holy Communion Video 2022 – YouTube (click to watch)

… Produced by Juliano Brusadin

 

July 24, 2022
DATES SET FOR FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST COMMUNION IN 2023

Our Sacramental Preparation Team of Pam Brusadin, Joleene Kemp and Theresa Matijasik have proposed and set the following dates and times for these Sacraments for our children in Grade 2:
First Confession: Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 am
First Holy Communion Mass: Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Please access the Registration Forms for these Sacraments by clicking on “Bulletins/Schedules/Forms” to the left of this page.

 

 

 

 

July 23, 2022
WELCOME TO SISTER RACHEL TO OUR CITY AND PARISH


We are happy to welcome to our Cathedral Parish from Biafra,  Sister Rachel, of the Missionary Daughters of Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help.
Sister works as a P.S.W. at Hogarth Long Term Care Facility and will soon join our Eucharistic Ministry here in our Parish Masses.
(Photo: Deacon Derek West)

 

July 22, 2022
DIOCESAN NEWS: Some Clergy Moves in the Diocese

  
Bishop Colli recently announced the following Clergy Assignments:

1.   Fr. Antoni Fujarczuk: After many years of faithful service in a number of parishes in the diocese, Fr. Antoni has decided to retire. He will live in Thunder Bay and will be available to fill-in for ministry. We express our sincere thanks to Fr. Antoni for his pastoral work over these many yearsand we wish him health and relaxation in his retirement, beginning on September 1st.

2.   Fr. Berchmans Francis: who is presently a fill-in priest for our diocese will be assigned to St. Andrews Parish as its Administrator beginning on September 1, 2022.  Fr. Berchmans has many years of experience in our diocese and we give him our support as he assumes this new position.

3.   Fr. Vargees Devas, OCD:   We welcome Fr. Devas to our diocese. He is a Carmelite priest who has been working in Canada for over 18 years and has just finished his contract work in London Diocese. We will support Fr. Devas as he shares in priestly ministry with us in northwestern Ontario. He will arrive here on August 16.

 

 

 

July, 2022
PARISH C.W.L. NEWS

Linda Squarzolo, our Provincial President for the 2022-2024 term, has provided her theme for the next 2 years.

She is asking us as individuals and as councils to
´GO MAKE A DIFFERENCE’.
This theme ties in nicely with our National theme of ´Catholic and Living It!´
#GoMakeADifference #catholicandlivingit! #CWL

Put your thinking caps on…what can we as a council do and what might you as an individual be able to do.  Lots to share when our members gather in September.

 

 

July 18, 2022
Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of the Cape Mass in the Cathedral


To access photos of this event, click on “Recent Events Media” to the left

 

 

 

C.W.L. BREAKING NEWS
FOR JULY 13, 2022!

   

At their Ontario Provincial Meeting being held this week in Ottawa, our parishioner, Colleen Martin was elected “President-Elect” for the Ontario League.  This means that she will proceed to C.W.L President for all of Ontario in two years and that the Provincial Convention in that year will be held in our Diocese!

The C.W.L. Provincial Executive for 2022 – 2024
President:  Linda Squarzolo
President Elect:  Colleen Martin
1st Vice:  Wilma Vanderzwaag
2ndvice: Karen McDonald
Treasurer: Mare-Theresa Lamphier
Recording Secretary: Anna Tremblay
Chairpersons: Mary Capobianco, Betsy Currier, Hilarion Mitchell, Emma Rose Rayburn, Joanna Sisk

We congratulate each of these wonderful women, offer them our prayerful support and give our own Colleen Martin a big shout out and showering prayerful support!

 

 

 

June 28, 2022
Beautifying the Priests’ Plot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery


We thank: George & Brenda Romick, Mike Posmituk, Janet Murphy and Joe Salini (worker and photographer), who recently beautified the Priests’ Plot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, honouring the Priests and Bishops who have served us in this Diocese and who have been laid to rest there.

 

 

May 25, 2022
LOGO CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED

We thank Roan for designing and producing this new logo for our Roof Replacement Financial Campaign.

 

May, 2022 … ongoing
ZOOM PREPARATION FOR FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST COMMUNION

             

The ongoing Parish preparation classes for our First Communion children are continuing every Saturday afternoon.  Here, the children are showing the altars and Mass vessels that they have created in their homes to remind themselves of the different aspects of the Eucharistic Celebration.  We once again thank their instructors: Pam Brusadin, Theresa Matijasic,  Joleene Kemp and Juliano Brusadin, for their commitment to the children’s classes.  We also thank Jennifer Myllyaho (nee Brusadin) who works from her home in Alberta to make all our Zoom sessions possible.

 

March 28, 2022
FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES ‘ON ZOOM’ BEGAN

  

Pam, Joleene, Theresa and Jennifer, the members of our First Communion Preparation Team, have begun their First Communion classes on Zoom.  Please keep the following children in your prayers as they prepare for their special day when they will receive the Bread of Life for the first time.

Ava Witiw,       Bently Marshalok,       Connor Burell,
Emerald Merecado,       Emma Leveille,       Gemma Sinclair,
Isabelle Pike,       Jaiden Amyan,       Jude McGowen,
Layne Sisko,      Santiago Magbanua     Radine Gray      and 
Shae Ellison. 

First Confessions on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:00 am
First Communion Mass on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm

 

February 15, 2022
DEATH OF WAYNE MURPHY

This photo was taken by Wayne shortly before his unexpected death.

 

REMEMBERING OUR GOOD FRIEND, WAYNE … ALWAYS AT WORK FOR OTHERS!

                       

 

… Plus, TWO MEMORIAL COLLAGES

 

  

Thanks to Juliano Brusadin for sharing this collection of photos with us.

 

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