St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

Sacraments in our Parish

 

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BECOMING A FULL MEMBER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.)

In this formation process, adults embark on a journey of Faith which helps them to discern whether or not to seek Baptism or membership in  the Catholic Church.

It is for:
– non baptized adults;
– those who have been baptized in other Christian denominations and;
– baptized adult Catholics who have not been Confirmed or catechized.
Each year, the Process begins in the Fall and ends with the Mass of Easter Vigil when those who have participated publicly celebrate their Sacraments of Initiation.

To register, please call the Parish Office (622-5389) or print and complete the Form below and return it to us:

FORM TO REGISTER TO BECOME A ROMAN CATHOLIC (click to open)

This year’s RCIA Process has been postponed to the Fall of 2024! Register NOW

 

 

 

 

BAPTISM FOR INFANTS & CHILDREN

  
Baptism, the gateway to all the  Sacraments, begins one’s  journey of Christian life. In the Cathedral, this Sacrament is usually celebrated on a Sunday at 12:00 Noon. To register their child for Baptism, parents are  asked to notify the Parish Office at least 1 month prior to their preferred date of choice. To prepare for their child’s reception of the Sacrament, parents and godparents are expected to attend one class of instruction prior to the celebration in the Cathedral.

We thank Joan Joubert and the Women of our C.W.L. for providing our Parish with the white Baptismal garments that are gifted to all who are baptized in our Cathedral.

 

INFANT BAPTISM REGISTRATION FORM (to copy and complete)

 

FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Confessions Celebration in 2023


First Confessions were celebrated this year on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 am.

 

First Communion Mass in  2023

                              
          

This Group celebrated their First Communion Mass this year on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm.

 

REGISTRATION FORM FOR FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION IN THE CATHERDAL IN 2024

~ First Confessions will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:30 am.  

~ The First Communion Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 1:00 pm.

~ A Special Mass to celebrate those who received their First Communion in 2024 will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 10:30 am.

 

 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Our Confirmation Mass for 2023 was celebrated on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 10:30 am

 

REGISTRATION FORM FOR CONFIRMATION IN THE CATHEDRAL IN 2024

~ The Confirmation Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 10:30 am.

 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

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Mar
riage is an unbreakable bond of life and love between a man and a woman. Each must freely promise exclusive fidelity to each other in a union open to children. To prepare for their marriage, couples are required to contact the Parish Office 6 months before their wedding and then to meet with the Cathedral Rector to complete the documents required for their marriage. A  course of preparation is also required. This weekend course takes place in the Cathedral Auditorium in the spring of each year and is organized and presented by volunteer married couples.

Preparing the Music for Weddings


Miss Monica Prodanyk is a very talented singer and musician who assists couples to select and prepare the musical pieces and songs for the celebration of their Wedding Mass or Wedding Service in our Cathedral.  She will also acquaint the couples with Catholic Liturgical norms for weddings and Parish policies regarding musicians and singers.

 

 

HOLY ORDERS (PRIESTHOOD & PERMANENT DIACONATE)
AND CONSECRATED LIFE

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If you sense within yourself, an attraction to the life of a Priest, a Sister or of a Permanent Deacon, please notify Msgr. Stilla by e-mail at stpatrick@shaw.ca,  OR by telephone at:  (807) 622-5389.  He will provide you with the information you will need to help you discern your Religious Vocation.

 

 

THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK

 
This Sacrament of Healing is celebrated for those who are physically, psychologically or emotionally ill, those preparing to undergo serious surgery or persons in danger of death.
The Anointing of the Sick is celebrated on the First Friday of each month following Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament as well as individually upon request.

In hospital emergencies when the Cathedral Rector cannot be reached or is not available, the family should ask hospital personnel to contact the  ‘Priest- on-Call’.