Recent Events Photos
Beginning with our most recent events…
June 16, 2021
CONGRATULATIONS to our award winning graduate, Alyxandra Lyght
Our Parish congratulates our Parishioner, Alyxandra Lyght who recently graduated and was awarded our Cathedral’s Annual Graduation Award. She also received St. Patrick’s C.W.L. Award at the same time.
We wish her blessings upon her graduation from St. Patrick’s High School and hope she will enjoy much success in her future.
June 2, 2021
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BEAUTIFYING OUR CATHEDRAL
This past week, Wayne Murphy called together a selected group of parishioner Knights from Fort William Council 1447 to begin a thorough cleaning of our Cathedral in preparation for its reopening for Mass in July. In only one day of dedicated hard work by the seven volunteers, all our pews and kneelers were restored to their original beauty. In the following weeks, the group is planning to refurbish our altars and Stations of the Cross and to scrub and polish our Church floors. We thank Wayne, Bill Vass, Deacon Derek West, Dave Bragnalo, Larry Pankuch, Joe Salini and George Romick for their commitment to clean and beautify our Cathedral!
May 30, 2021
FINAL FIRST COMMUNION ZOOM CLASS: “What is Holy Communion?”
The children successfully completed their preparation last Sunday on “Zoom”. We thank them and their parents for taking part and we especially thank their teachers, Pam Brusadin, Joleene Kemp, Theresa Matijasik, Jen Myllyaho, Juliano Brusadin and Msgr. Stilla for making it all possible. The children will meet again in August for a brief review before their First Confession and their First Communion Day, which are now postponed to September 16th and September 19th, 2021.
May 16, 2021
ONGOING FIRST COMMUNION ZOOM CLASSES: “What is First Confession?”
Our children met again in a “Zoom” gathering this past Sunday, May 16, 2021,
continuing their preparation for their First Confession and First Holy Communion.
They began by showing everyone the beautiful crosses they had made at home and they learned about sin and Jesus’ promise to always forgive us when we make mistakes and are truly sorry. They were given a Prayer to say when they celebrate their First Confession.
Classes will continue for two more Sundays, until May 30th at 11 am.
Due to the current Ontario lock down, First Confessions will be postponed to Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6 pm and First Communion will be celebrated at Mass on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
May 4, 2021
12 HOURS OF PRAYER FOR PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE
Almost 250 C.W.L. members from across the Diocese and beyond, joined us at different times of the day ‘by Zoom’ for our 12 consecutive hours of Prayer for Palliative and Hospice care, on May 4th. The Session included a Rosary for Peace, reflections, discussions, laughter and tears, singing by Bev Page and a closing Mass celebrated by Father Jerin Louis.
Also joining us were Bishop Colli, Anne Gorman, our National President, our Past President, Margaret Ann Jacobs, a number of members from across Ontario and MPP Judith Monteith Farrel. A few comments from those who took part …“lovely, educational, beautiful, emotional, spirit-filled, meaningful, awakening ….” To see more, visit the National website and look for 12 hours of prayer on the ‘In the News’ section.
April 18, 2021 and each Sunday
FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION ON “ZOOM”
The children made altars at home to learn about the sacredness of the Church and the Altar of the Lord in preparation for their First Holy Communion. We are grateful to their teachers: Pam Brusadin, Joleene Kemp, Theresa Matijasik and Jen Myllyaho for doing such a wonderful job preparing our children for their special day in June.
April 11, 2021
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE APRIL GATHERING ON “ZOOM”
Over 22 joined last Sunday’s successful April Gathering via ‘Zoom’. Thanks to Colleen Martin and Joleene Kemp for facilitating the meeting and to all who took part.
During the gathering, Joan Joubert, presented us with a list of this year’s membership pin recipients. They are:
Maureen Comuzzi-Stehmann, Janice Harasyn, Lenore O’Donnell, Jackie Rink, Rosanna Roussin and Hara Villaneuva;
Pam Brusadin, Anita Colosimo and Colleen Martin;
Joan Joubert, Lisa Posmituk, and Madeline A. Szekley;
Tanya Hladysh and Lenore Waplak;
70 Years *
* Sadly, we also announce the recent passing of a very faithful League member and a second 70 year pin recipient, Janet Tribe, and of the mother of Pam Brusadin, Vera Bochko.
May they rest in peace.
April 3 & 4, 2021
MASS OF EASTER VIGIL and EASTER MASSES
These photographs help us capture and share the excitement of our celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation for our R. C. I. A. Catechumen and Candidate at last Saturdays’ Mass of Easter Vigil. We congratulate Kaleigh Caputo (Sponsor, Janice Caputo) and Elizabeth Anne Scheffee (Sponsor, George Melo) and we thank our RCIA Parish Team: Judy Stankus, Director, Deacon Derek and Linda West and Wanda Major.
TWO GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES OF THE PASSION
Due to this year’s pandemic capacity restrictions, two Services were celebrated on Good Friday, to accommodate all who came to participate in this Sacred Service.
1. Good Friday Service in the Cathedral
2. Good Friday Service in the Cathedral Auditorium
March 25, 2021
Mass of Sacred Chrism
Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, this year’s annual Mass of Sacred Chrism was celebrated in the Cathedral as usual but without a congregation present. Bishop Colli concelebrated the Mass with a number of priests from Parishes in the Diocese and with the assistance of Deacon Derek West and Minister of Service, Linda West. The blessed Oils will be distributed to all the Parishes and health care facilities of the Diocese to be used throughout the year to administer the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders and to Anoint those who are ill.
During the same Mass the priests celebrated Bishop Colli’s 22nd Anniversary of Installation as Bishop of Thunder Bay as well as the 50th Anniversary of Ordination of Father Henryk Augustonowicz, Pastor of Annunciation Parish in Nipigon and St. Hilary Parish in Red Rock.
March 7, 2021
Parish C.W.L. Virtual meeting on “Zoom”
February 20, 2021
RCIA Rite of Election Mass
At this special Mass of the Rite of Election, Kaleigh Caputo, was officially registered as a Catechumen. Her Godparent is : Janice Caputo.
Elizabeth Schefee (Sponsor: George Melo) and Matthew Coulombe (Sponsor : David Gibb) were both registered as Candidates.