St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

The Seven Sacraments

 

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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)

 

 

 

BAPTISM FOR INFANTS & CHILDREN

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Baptism, the gateway to all the  Sacraments, begins one’s  journey of Christian life. In the Cathedral, this Sacrament is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each month 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.

 

 

 

FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST COMMUNION
APRIL 25 & 26, 2020 (Postponed)


First Confession will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral (postponed)

First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 10:30 am in the Cathedral (postponed)

These Classes for all who are making their 1st Communion in our Parish this year
First Confession Classes:  Feb. 16th, 23rd, March 1st & 8th
First Communion Classes: March 22nd & 29th, April 5th & 19th. (postponed)
No Classes on: March 15th and April 12th.
You are still in time to register.  Call: 622-5389.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR FIRST COMMUNION: 2020 (click to open)

 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
May 31, 2020 at 10:30 am


Confirmation will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 10:30 am in the Cathedral.

Candidates and Sponsors are asked to attend a one hour media presentation on Confirmation and rehearsal on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm in the Cathedral in preparation for the Celebration.  No other classes are required.

 

REGISTRATION FORM FOR CONFIRMATION: 2020 (click to open)
 

 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

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Christian Marriage 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.

Marriage Preparation Course: March 27 and 28, 2020 (postponed)
Our annual Marriage Preparation weekend prepares couples from our Parish and from others in the city who will marry this year.  The two day course which begins at 7 pm on Friday evening and ends with Mass on Saturday at 5 pm  takes place  in our Cathedral Auditorium.  If couple are not yet registered they can still do so by telephoning
(807) 622-5389.

 

 

 

HOLY ORDERS (PRIESTHOOD & PERMANENT DIACONATE)
AND CONSECRATED LIFE

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If you feel called to the Priesthood, to Religious Life or to the Permanent Diaconate, please notify Msgr. Stilla,  either by e-mail at: stpatsrector@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.
A communal celebration of Anointing is celebrated on the  first Saturday of each Month at the 12:10 pm Mass.(postponed)

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’.