St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

Recent Events Media

July 26, 2022
MASS IN HONOUR  OF ST. ANNE AND ST. JOACHIM

 

 

July 18, 2022
PRAYER SERVICE AND MASS: OUR LADY OF THE CAPE

 
In our photo above, surrounding the statue, are the volunteers (from left to right) Dennis Girard, Larry Pankuch, Deacon Derek West, Sean Murphy, Erick Villanueva and Kevin Cerutti.  Not in the photo is Deacon Joey Terhijan, of St. Andrew’s Parish, who also helped. 

We thank Deacon Derek and Linda West for gathering  together the volunteers to install the statue in our Sanctuary and Erick Villanueva for decorating the shrine with a beautiful arch of flowers and lights.

 

PHOTOS OF THE CELEBRATION TAKEN BY EDWARD BOROWIEC AND JULIANO BRUSADIN

 

PHOTOS TAKEN BY EDWARD BOROWIEC …

 

PHOTOS TAKEN BY JULIANO BRUSADIN …









Almost 200 members of the laity and clergy joined Bishop Colli in the Rosary, Prayer Service and Mass in honour of the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of the Cape, which is being transported across Canada to Edmonton to coincide with the Papal visit to Canada.  All prayed for peace and reconciliation among all the peoples of Canada.

We thank our Bishop, our Music Director, Laurie Clara and her Choir along with those from other Church choirs who joined us during the celebration, the Sir Knights  who formed the Honour Guard  and the couple, Angelina and Dennis Girard who brought the statue to Thunder Bay.

 

July 17, 2022
PRAYER AND BLESSING FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT, COLLEEN MARTIN


Following her recent election as Catholic Women’s League President-Elect for the C.W.L. Provincial Council of Ontario, our own Colleen Martin received a special Blessing and Prayer from her fellow parishioners who attended the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, July 17.

To conclude the blessing, two of her other League sisters, Pauline Krupa and Mary Wilson, who were also present, led us in the League Blessing song.

Thanks to them and to Sean Murphy for providing us with this souvenir photo of the event.

 

 

 

June 21, 2022
K.C. SPONSORED MASS FOR OUR DECEASED PRIESTS AND DEACONS


Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring this annual Mass for our deceased Priests and Deacons, for providing the Honour Guard and for serving the Mass.  Thanks also to Juliano Brusadin for providing us with these souvenir photos.

 

 

June 19 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS

    
Unfortunately the outdoor procession was postponed until next year due to the stormy weather and rain but the indoor procession and Eucharistic Benediction took place at the end of each Weekend Mass.

 

 

June 15 & 16 2022
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AWARDS

     

We congratulate: Christian Blake and Nadia Roussin who received the annual Cathedral Parish Awards, presented to our outstanding parishioner graduates of St. Pat’s High School.

We congratulate: Aaron Stickel, Christian Blake and Nadia Roussin who received our annual Catholic Women’s League Bursary Graduation Awards, presented to our outstanding parishioner graduates of both St. Ignatius and St. Pat’s High Schools.

 

 

June 12, 2022
PARISH MASS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

     
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the children of our Parish celebrated this wonderful milestone in their Faith lives by receiving their First Holy Communion together with their family members and friends.

We extend a special thanks to their parents and grandparents who led them to the altar and their dedicated teachers who prepared them for this once-in-a-lifetime event: Pam Brusadin, Joleene Kemp, Theresa Matijasik and Jen Myllyaho, as well as Juliano Brusadin for taking these colourful souvenir photos.

It was a  joyful and memorable celebration of Faith for our Children and for our Parish!

 

June 5, 2022
PARISH CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION
 

             
On Pentecost Sunday afternoon, our young parishioners observed the coming of the Holy Spirit by celebrating the joyful occasion of their Confirmation Day.

We extend a special thanks to them, to their parents and friends and to their Confirmation Sponsors.

We thank Sean Murphy for attending and for taking these memorable souvenir photos for us.

 

 

May 25, 2022
LOGO WINNER ANNOUNCED

 


May, 2022

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.

 

 

May 7 & 8, 2022
MOTHER’S DAY MASSES AND ROSE SUNDAY


The Cathedral’s Catholic Women’s League donated a beautiful bouquet of roses to the Parish for all our Masses on Mother’s Day and all the Ministers at the 10:30 am Mass were also members of our League.  Then, at the entrances to the church, the members of Council 1447 of the Knights of Columbus gave out finger rosaries and lapel roses in support of the Right to Life Organizations in the City.

 

 

May 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm – St. Andrew’s Cemetery
K.C. PRAYERS FOR THE UNBORN SERVICE

      

A large meditative and prayerful crowd was on hand for our annual Prayer Service for the Unborn in Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum at St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

 

 

April 23 & 24, 2022
DIVINE MERCY WEEKEND


Sister Confida Gilera of the Sisters of Mercy, spoke at the 10:30 am Mass at the Cathedral this Sunday as well as at this year’s Diocesan Prayer Service of Divine Mercy held at St. Kateri Church at 3 pm.

 

 

April 17, 2022
MASSES OF EASTER SUNDAY

    

Photos by Sean Murphy

 

 

April 16, 2022
MASS OF EASTER VIGIL

   

Photos by Sean Murphy

 

 

 

April 15, 2022
GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY OF THE PASSION OF CHRIST 

     

Photos by Sean Murphy

 

April 9 & 10, 2022
ANNUAL PALM SUNDAY MASSES 

 

Palms were blessed and distributed at all Masses on this weeekend. Large numbers of parishioners and visitors participated in the three special Masses. Palm crosses were all made by Rose Cupelli and these photos were taken by Sean Murphy.

 

 

 

April 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm
ANNUAL MASS OF SACRED CHRISM


     

This special annual Mass was celebrated by Bishop Colli and most of the Priests of the Diocese.  Many Catholics from a number of City Parishes participated.

 

 

April 3, 2022 
CELEBRATION OF SOLIDARITY SUNDAY AND
MASS OF THE RCIA THIRD SCRUTINY RITE AT 10:30 AM MASS


At all our Masses on this weekend, symbolic items were explained, processed up the aisle and placed in front of the altar by a number of selected parishioners, to show our solidarity with all the Opressed Peoples of the World.  Some of the RCIA Elect and Candidates took an active part prior to their third Scrutiny at the 10:30 am Mass.

 

 

March 27, 2022 at 10:30 am Mass
MASS OF THE RCIA SECOND SCRUTINY RITE


Continuing on their journey of Faith, the RCIA “Elect” and  “Candidates” completed this second last step before receiving the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil this year.

 

March 26 & 27, 2022 Weekend
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RECRUITMENT WEEKEND


     

At all Masses on this weekend, Deacon Derek West, the Grand Knight of Council 1447 of the  Knights of Columbus provided information about their work and Ministry and invited the men of our Parish to consider joining them.
Seen here, providing printed information and materials at the main entrance to the Cathedral, are Sir Knight, Larry Pankuch, District Deputy and Sir Knight Joe Salini, Past Ontario State Deputy.

 

 

 

March 26 & 27, 2022 Weekend
PRAYERS BEFORE THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS’ ICON OF ST. JOSEPH

Deacon Derek West, Grand Knight of K.C. Council 1447 led the Prayer before the Icon of St. Joseph.

 

 

March 25, 2022 at 12:00 noon in the Cathedral
HOLY HOUR FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE

   

Bishop Colli joined with Pope Francis and the bishops of the world in sharing a Holy Hour of prayer for peace in Ukraine and for the end of the war.  He also shared with the Pope in Consecrating Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   Almost 200 persons from Parishes throughout the City participated.

 

March 19 & 20, 2022 at All Masses
CATHEDRAL CELEBRATION WEEKEND OF OUR PATRON SAINTS


Very large crowds, more than ever in the last two years of pandemic, participated in our special weekend Masses in honour of St. Patrick, Patron of our Cathedral and St. Joseph, Patron of Canada.

The RCIA Catechumens and Candidates celebrated their First Rite of Scrutinies at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday.

The Candidates preparing for the Permanent Diaconate and for the Ministry of Service in our Diocese joined us for the Mass on Saturday at 5 pm.

 

 

March 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm
RCIA MASS OF THE RITE OF ELECTION & CALL TO LENTEN RENEWAL

       

Through the Rite of Election the following were officially elected as Catechumens (who will be Baptized, Confirmed and receive First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil this year:
Cathedral Parish
Zoe Frost (Catechumen) ………………Sponsor: Matthew Gazzola
Trang Nhu (Catechumen)………………Sponsor: Minh Duong

St. Agnes Parish
Tuan Phan (Catechumen)………………Sponsor: Chloe Truong
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The following “Candidates” were called to Lenten Renewal (they who will become members of the Catholic Church and will be Confirmed and receive First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil this year:

Cathedral Parish
Anne Marie Heron (Candidate) ………  Sponsor: John De Giacomo
Neil Pawluk (Candidate) ………………..Sponsor: Claudia Ochnicki

St. Agnes Parish
Tuula Paakkunainen (Candidate) ……. Sponsor: Isolde Hois
Vanessa (Candidate) ……………………… Sponsor: Joyce Ilka

… photos by Juliano Brusadin

 

 

 

February 23, 2022
FUNERAL MASS FOR WAYNE MURPHY

An impressively large number of Knights of Columbus of all four degrees joined more than 200 parishioners of the Cathedral and of other City  Parishes to bid a last farewell to Sir Knight Wayne at his Funeral Mass celebrated in the Cathedral.  It was clearly a visible sign of the respect and affection that all of us have for this Catholic gentleman and good friend to so many!

February 12/13, 2022 Weekend
CWL SERVICE PINS CELEBRATIONS
     

The Catholic Women’s League is proud to announce that the following ladies received their 2021 Years of Service Pins during our weekend Masses. Our Parish congratulates and thanks them for their 485 years of collective service to our Parish and to the League “For God and Canada”.

10 Year Pin: Laurie Clara, Geraldine Luzzi, Sarah Mammoliti, Maureen McCart, Lorraine Oulette, Monica Prodanyk, Anita Sawchuk.

25 Year Pin: Carol Margarit

40 Year Pin: Fae Lyngstad

50 Year Pin: Mary Ann Gill, Theresa Kabernick, Rosemarie Rabideau.

65 Year Pin: Ruth Mayor, Carmel Sajna

70 Year Pin: Katherine Myronuk

 

 

February 12/13, 2022 Weekend
PARISH LAUNCH FOR THE 2022 CHURCH SYNOD SURVEY

  

An explanation of the Survey was provided at all weekend Masses and the Synodal Survey was officially  launched.

1.   In our Cathedral Parish, the designated set of survey questions have now been posted online on this website in an interactive format that you can answer directly on your phone or computer.   To access it, click on: “Church’s Synod Survey” tab on the left . 

2.  The same packages of questions in print were also  placed at the main entrance to the Church on this weekend for distribution.

 

February 2 and 3, 2022
CANDLEMAS DAY AND ST. BLAISE CELEBRATION


… Photos by Erick Villanueva

Our Sanctuary was artistically decorated with candles by Erick Villanueva for this year’s Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.  The traditional and symbolic blessing of candles which will be used throughout the year in our Church took place and the Purification Candles were also blessed and distributed to the faithful at the 9 am Mass.

On the following day, February 3rd,  which marks the Memorial of St. Blaise, we prayed that through the intercession of this Bishop and Martyr, God will protect us from all ailments of the throat and from every other evil.  The Blessing of Throats ritual was celebrated communally at the end of the 9 am Mass.

 

 

 

January 25, 2022
The RCIA Rite of Acceptance

                      

Through the Rite of Acceptance the following officially joined the RCIA Process last Tuesday.
Cathedral Parish
Zoe Frost (Catechumen) ……………… Sponsor: Matthew Gazzola
Trang Nhu (Catechumen)………………Sponsor: Minh Duong
Anne Marie Heron (Candidate) ……….Sponsor: John De Giacomo
Neil Pawluk (Candidate) ……………….Sponsor: Claudia Ochnicki

St. Agnes Parish
Tuula Paakkunainen (Candidate) ……..Sponsor: Isolde Hois
Tuan Phan (Catechumen) ………………Sponsor: Chloe Truong
Vanessa (Candidate) ……………………..Sponsor: Joyce Ilka

 

Christmas and New Year’s Day
Joyful Celebrations in our beautifully decorated Cathedral!

   
We are grateful to Cheryl DeLorenzi, our Environment Director,to Erick Villanueva, Linda and Derek West, and Wayne Murphy and to their many volunteers and, to all who made donations for flowers. Our Cathedral was so beautifully decorated and our Christmas Masses were celebrations of great joy!

A special note of thanks to Erick Villanueva for providing us with these memorable photographs.

 

January 9, 2022
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord


At all our Masses on this weekend, our Parish prayed for the 24 who were baptized in our Cathedral from January 1 to December 31, 2021 as well as for their parents, grandparents and godparents. They are:

Leon MENDOZA-FRENCH     Bella MARGARIT     Bennet TONEGUZZI
Alessia MIRABELLI     Vincenzo VENERUZZO     Raya Marie BROOKS
Daxon BRAITHWAITE     William MARTIN     Samuel VAILLANT
Dave Raj SINGH    Regine CATALAN     Sophie DEMEO     Landon WARD
Keanu CAHAIS   Raylynn RISI     Janeal THOMPSON     Blake SNIDER
Sadie SCHOALES     Caden TEMPELMAN     Avalyn TAWNAWKSHER
Brooklyn DiGIUSEPPE    Jack JURCIC     Cianna GAZZOLA     Oliver McDUFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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