St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

Sacrament Celebrations

 

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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

 
First Communion 2021 will be celebrated next Spring.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR FIRST CONFESSION AND COMMUNION IN THE CATHEDRAL IN 2021

 

 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Confirmation 2021 will be celebrated next Spring.

Each family together with the Candidate and Sponsor will sit in their own pew marked with the last name of the family.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR CONFIRMATION IN THE CATHEDRAL IN 2021


 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 during the current pandemic)

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’.