Councils & Parish Groups
OUR PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: 2023-24
(Front: l. to r.) Robin Rickards, (Secretary), Taran Campanotto, (Chair), Joan Joubert (Past Chair).
(Back: l.to r.) Msgr. Pat Stilla, Jackie Rink, Martin Skillen, Gaetan Joubert, Linda West. Deacon Derek West,
JoAnn Floen, Thomas Momot and Susan Momot.
This Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body which consists of ex officio, elected and appointed members. Together with the Cathedral Rector they help to ensure that the pastoral needs of the Parish are well served.
Council Chair: Ms. Taran Campanotto
Past Chair: Mrs. Joan Joubert
Secretary: Mr. Robin Rickards
(Elections for new Officers during the first Council Meeting in the Fall).
THE PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
The Finance Council advises and assists the Cathedral Rector in the financial administration of the Parish and the maintenance of Church structures. It also discusses the feasibility of capital projects and assists with fund-raising initiatives.
Chairperson: Mrs. Judy Stankus
THE ‘ST. PAT’S HAT’ ROOF REPLACEMENT COMMITTEE
This five year Supervisory and Fundraising Committee (2022-2027) oversees and supports the replacement of the Cathedral Roof.
Co-Chairs: Rev. Mr. Derek West and Mr. Paul Fitzpatrick
THE BUILDING and RENOVATION COMMITTEE
This ad hoc Committee of the Finance Council assists in the coordination of building and renovation projects.
Coordinators: Rev. Mr. Derek West and Mr. Kevin Cerutti
THE PARISH LITURGY COMMITTEE
The directors of all the Liturgical Ministries in the Parish form this organizing committee. They meet only when necessary, to plan, organize and oversee the major Diocesan and Parish liturgical celebrations that take place in our Cathedral.
THE DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE PARISH TEAM
This team of concerned parishioners encourages us to speak out and act against poverty, hunger and social injustice throughout the world.
Liaison Coordinator: Mrs. Linda West
OUR COUNCIL of the CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE of CANADA
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in Gospel values which calls its members to holiness through active service for God and Canada. In our Cathedral, the members actively serve the Parish community through a variety of programs and events. They are also involved in many Diocesan and National programs.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, following the 10:30 am Mass.
President: by rotation
Spiritual Advisor: Msgr. P. Stilla
Honour Guard Coordinator: Mrs. Pam Brusadin
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OF OUR PARISH
The Knights of Columbus is an international organization of Catholic gentlemen, committed to upholding the virtues of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. All Knights in a Parish, regardless of their Council affiliation are part of a Round Table. This grouping provides them with the opportunity to support their Parish in a variety of local initiatives. Our Cathedral’s Round Table of Knights consists mainly but not exclusively, of the members of Fort William Council 1447 who are also parishioners. Council 1447 financially supports our Catholic literature display .
Council 1447 Grand Knight: Mike Spivak
Council 1447 Chaplain: Fr. Doug McClure
Fr. Baxter Assembly Faithful Navigator: Sir Knight Bill Vass.