Recent Events Media
May 28, 2023
PARISH CONFIRMATION MASS
Our Church was filled with persons from across the City who participated in our Confirmation Celebration. Twenty-three young parishioners received the Holy Spirit in this special Sacrament. We congratulate them, their Sponsors and their parents and we pledge to pray for their wellbeing. Many thanks to Sean Murphy and Juliano Brusadin for these souvenir photos of the event.
May 27, 2023
FIRST CONFESSION MEDIA PRESENTATION TO THE CHILDREN
Many thanks to Juliano Brusadin for these beautiful photos of last Saturday’s class presentation with the children.
May 7, 2023
CWL FIRST “COOKIE WALK”
A HUGE THANK-YOU!
I wish to thank everyone who baked cookies for our “1st Ever Cookie Walk”. It was a big success bringing in $1,250.00.
Thanks to Carmel and Doug Robinson for all their hard work and time helping me to organize the sale and to help clean up.
Thanks, also to our wonderful volunteers who organized the cookies, helped our parishioners pick their favourite ones to take home and enjoy and all the many other volunteers. A special thanks to Kevin Cerutti for setting up and taking down all the tables.
Cookies that were left were donated to the Dew Drop Inn.
They were very grateful for them.
(Empty containers can be picked up at the entrance).
Our Parish is truly blessed. Thank-you so much to all!
April 29, 2023
FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN’S TOUR OF THE CATHEDRAL
Thanks to Pam Brusadin, Joleene Kemp and Theresa Matijasik for preparing the children and organizing this tour and to Juliano Brusadin for these awesome photos of the event!
FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES ON ZOOM
To help the Children better understand the Mass and Holy Communion, they were asked to make their own “altars” at home to copy the Main Altar in the Church. Here are some of their artistic reproductions. Thanks to Pam Brusadin, Joleene Kemp and Theresa Matijasik for their teaching and to the children and their parents for taking part. Thanks also to Juliano Brusadin for these ‘ZOOM’ photos of the Children and their altar projects.
UPCOMING: Children’s Tour of the Cathedral: this Saturday, April 29 at 11 am
April 8, 2023: 8:00 pm
SOLEMN MASS OF EASTER VIGIL
At this special Solemn Mass of Easter Vigil we welcomed 5 new members into the Church. The four who were baptized are: Katelyn Ferguson (Sponsor: Janessa Ferguson), Sydney Woodhouse (Sponsor: Graziella Potvin), Rajeev Mundachalil Lakshmanan (Sponsor: Deacon John Myers) and Anjana Mundachalil Rajeev (Sponsor: Deacon John Myers).
The one candidate who was formally received into the Catholic Church is Ashley Kathleen Clayton (Sponsor: Pam Brusadin).
All five then received the Sacraments of Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist at the same Mass.
We welcome all and thank our R.C.I.A. Formation Team: Judy Stankus, Director, Deacon Derek and Linda West and Deacon John Myers.
Many thanks to Sean Murphy for these wonderful photos of the event.
April 7, 2023
SOLEMN GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY
Photos by Sean Murphy
April 1 & 2, 2023
CATHEDRAL PALM SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS
Photos by Sean Murphy
March 30, 2023: 7:00 pm
DIOCESAN MASS OF SACRED CHRISM
Many from across the Diocese participated in this year’s inspiring annual event of the blessing of the oils for use in the Diocese for the celebration of Sacraments.
Thanks to Sean Murphy for these photos.
March 26, 2023: 10:30 am
MASS OF THE R.C.I.A. THIRD and FINAL SCRUTINY
Special thanks to Sean Murphy for these photos.
March 18 & 19, 2023
MASS OF THE R.C.I.A. SECOND SCRUTINY and
MASSES THAT CELEBRATED OUR PATRON SAINTS
10: 30 am MASS of the SECOND SCRUTINY
PATRON SAINT CELEBRATORY MASSES AND
RECEPTION AFTER 10:30 am MASS
After a three year hiatus, we celebrated our Patron Saints once again (as before) this weekend. A special thanks to our Parish Council members who organized the event, to the Mass celebrants and servers, to Dr. Jack Haggarty for providing the music and to our volunteers for hosting the reception. Special thanks to Sean Murphy for these photos.
NEW! Father Doug McClure’s Ordination Video
Produced by Sean McClure
February 25, 2023 at 5 pm
MASS OF THE RITE OF ELECTION
February 22, 2023
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES
Masses were celebrated at 9:00 am, 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm and all three were well attended. The following are a few of the photos taken by Juliano Brusadin at the 7:00 pm Mass.
February 11 & 12, 2023
MINISTRIES FAIR WEEKEND
Jesus taught us by His example that we are to serve one another. Our many Liturgical Ministries in the Church and in our Parish are designed to put His teaching into action. On the weekend of February 11 & 12, different Ministry Information tables were set up in the front entrance of our Cathedral to help our parishioners identify which Ministries are best suited to their own personal gifts and talents.
February 2 , 2023
CANDLEMAS DAY CELEBRATION
At our annual Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Mass, all candles that will be used in our church this coming year were blessed and small blessed candles were also distributed to all who participated in the Mass at 9:00 am. Thanks to Erick Villanueva for decorating our altar and for taking these photos.
REV. DOUG McCLURE’S PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION AND FIRST MASS (Two sets of photos: the first by Juliano Brusadin and scroll down, the second set by Sean Murphy).
January 28 , 2023 – (Photos by Juliano Brusadin)
REV. DOUG McCLURE’S PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION AND FIRST MASS
Highlights of the First Mass on January 29, 2023 (Juliano Brusadin photos)
January 28 , 2023 – (Photos by Sean Murphy)
REV. DOUG McCLURE’S PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION
(scroll down for First Mass)
January 29 , 2023 at 10:30 am – (Photos by Sean Murphy)
FATHER DOUG McCLURE’S FIRST MASS OF THANKSGIVING
January 21 & 22 (All Masses)
CWL SERVICE PIN CEREMONY MASSES
The Catholic Women’s League is proud to announce that the following members received their “Years of Service Pins”. We congratulate and thank them for their 380 years of collective service to our Parish and to the League “For God and Canada”.
10 Year Pins
Jennifer Fedorus-Lyght Holly Haggarty Rita LeGarde Susan Momot Carolyn Payette Rita Scarcello
25 Year Pins
Dorothy Grant Kathleen Kuoppa-Aho
40 Year Pin
50 Year Pin
Patricia Filipovic Elizabeth Kovacs
60 Year Pin
70 Year Pin
January 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm
DIACONATE ORDINATION OF DOUGLAS McCLURE
We gathered last Thursday in the Cathedral with Bishop Colli, to celebrate the Diaconate Ordination of our Parishioner, Deacon Doug McClure. We congratulate him, his wife Lesley and their family and we invite everyone to his Ordination to the Priesthood in the Cathedral on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm. Thanks to Juliano Brusadin for these photos
January 15, 2023 at 10:30 am
R.C.I.A. RITE OF ACCEPTANCE MASS
We officially welcomed into the R.C.I.A. Process:
Ashley Clayton, Sydney Woodhouse, Katelyn Ferguson, Anjana Mundachaltl Rajeev and Rajeev Mundachaltl Kakshmanan. Best wishes to them and their Sponsors and many thanks to our RCIA Team: Judy Stankus, Director, Deacon Derek and Linda West and Deacon John Myers…. and Juliano Brusadin for taking these photos.
January 8, 2023
PRAYERS FOR THE BAPTIZED & RENEWAL OF BAPTISM VOWS SUNDAY
At all Masses, the names of those baptized in 2022 were read and the Mass congregations renewed their Baptismal Vows and were sprinkled with Holy Water.
December 30, 2022
RAFFLE #2 WINNER
November 25, 2022
RAFFLE #1 WINNER
November 12 & 13, 2022
OUR PARISH REMEMBRANCE DAY WEEKEND
At all our Masses this weekend a wreath of remembrance was placed at our Sanctuary cenotaph by our parishioner, Canadian Armed Forces Captain George Romick, a moment of silence was observed, prayers for the deceased were recited and the National Anthem was sung by the parishioners. Many thanks to Captain Romick and to Sean Murphy for capturing two parts of the ceremonies in these photos.
November 1 & 2, 2022
SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS & MEMORIAL MASSES FOR OUR DECEASED PARISHIONERS
With the Universal Church, our Parish solemnly celebrated All Saints’ Day on November 1st and All Souls’ Day on November 2nd and prayed for our deceased parishioners at all Masses on the weekend of November 5/6.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE
The Catholic Women’s League celebrated a Memorial Mass for their deceased members on the same weekend at the 10:30 am. Mass.
October 10, 2022 at 12:10 pm
ANNUAL PARISH MASS OF THANKSGIVING
Our annual Thanksgiving Monday Mass was well attanded. We gathered to give thanks not only for life, family, friends and bounty of the earth but also for our Cathedral Faith Community!
October 1 & 2, 2022 Weekend
OUR LADY OF CHARITY, PATRONESS OF THE DIOCESE
Last weekend, we celebrated all our Masses in honour of Our Lady of Charity, our Diocesan Patroness. The Sanctuary Shrine was prepared and photographed by Erick Villanueva.
September 30, 2022 at 9:00 am
MASS FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY
“All Lives Matter”, Indigenous Display in our Sanctuary, prepared by Erick Villanueva. Erick also took the photograph.
NEW!!! “The Story of Orange Shirt Day”
September 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFFICERS’ MASS AND INSTALLATION
Photos by Juliano Brusadin
September 25, 2022 after the 10:30 am Mass
OUR C.W.L ANNIVERSARY BLESSING AND FALL GATHERING
Our fall gathering took place on Sunday, September 25th following the 10:30 Mass! Due to the rain we were unable to gather outside in the prayer garden so Msgr. Pat blessed the hydrangea bush that Rita LeGarde and Jeannette Pyrick planted for us, to celebrate the League’s 100th anniversary, in the Auditorium, prior to the start of the gathering.