St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

‘St. Pat’s HAT’ Roof Fund

 

 

 

 

WELCOME!

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Updated Roof Campaign Video Link: (October 15, 2023):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k_sGapsiuXnbliNgzvORT3TMd42EoXhJ/view?usp=sharing

 

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February 23, 2024
OUR NEWEST RAFFLE WINNER!

 

… photo by Erick Villanueva

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Many thanks for your continuing support!

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1.  If you wish to make a donation towards the roof fund in Memory of a deceased loved one, please place the donation of your choice in an envelope marked:

“In Memory of _____________________ ….. $ ___________”

then print your name or Sunday Envelope number on the front and place it in the Offertory Collection on Sunday or deliver it in person to our Office, or make the donation on-line instead, at:

www.stpatshat.ca

 

 

 OR:  for the Online 50/50 Draw ….

 

2. Buy your tickets NOW ONLINE at:

www.stpatshat.ca

 

 

A.   LAST WEEK’S ROOF DONATIONS

 

Donations received from February 22 to 29, 2024)


Parish Net Portion of 50/50 Draw (February) ……..     $    3,524.00

Free Will Donations………………………………………………….        335.00

In Memory of Doreen Wakewich …………..……………………    300.00

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Pledged /Collected this week ……………………………..       $  4,159.00

 

GRAND TOTAL to date (February 29, 2024) :

$ 1,010,660.00   …. and growing each week with your help! 

 

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B.  ALL OUR 50/50  RAFFLE WINNERS

 

 

January 26, 2024
Raffle Draw #15

 

Kathleen Learning receives her cheque from Msgr. Stilla.

….. photo: Janie Slobodnik

 

 

 

December 29, 2023
Raffle Draw #14

Here, Jerry Pilon (from Manitouwadge) receives his cheque of our biggest Jackpot ever, from Judy Stankus of the Roof Funding Committee and Msgr. Stilla.

….. photo: Janie Slobodnik

 

 

November 24, 2023
Raffle Draw #13

 

… thanks to Janie Slobodnik for the photo.

 

 

October 27, 2023
Raffle Draw #12

 

 

September 29, 2023
Raffle Draw #11

 

 

August 25, 2023
Raffle Draw #10

Winner: Deacon Lawrence Chlebovic
Raffle #10 – Winning Ticket #C-16297

 

 

 

July 28, 2023
Raffle Draw #9

Winner: Lisa Posmituk
Raffle #9 – Winning Ticket #D-6483

 

 

June 30, 2023
Raffle Draw #8

Winner: Joan Joubert
Raffle #8 – Winning Ticket #B-3417

 

 

May 26, 2023
Raffle Draw #7

Winner: Deacon Larry Chlebovic
Raffle #7 – Winning Ticket #B-15710

 

 

April 28, 2023
Raffle Draw #6

 

Winner: Larry Rowthorn
Raffle #6 Winning Ticket # D-8678

(photo by Janie Slobodnik)

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2023
Raffle Draw #5

   

Winner: Daniela Saez
Raffle #5 Winning Ticket # B-17894

(photo by Janie Slobodnik)

 

 

 

February 24, 2023
Raffle Draw #4

   

Winner: Larry Charney
Raffle #4 Winning Ticket # B-6763

(photo by Janie Slobodnik)

 

 

 

January 27, 2023
Raffle Draw #3

 

Winners: Deacon Michael and Debora McBride
Raffle #3 Winning Ticket # A-25964

(photo by Janie Slobodnik)

 

 

December 30, 2022
Raffle Draw #2

Winner: Vincenzo Riccio
Raffle #2 Winning Ticket Number:  D-19928

(photo by Janie Slobodnik)

 

 

November 25, 2022
Raffle Draw #1

 

Winner: Gail Beda
Raffle #1 Winning Ticket Number:  D-5198

(photo by Janie Slobodnik)

 

 

C.  FUNDRAISING PROJECTS

 

BINGO FUNDRAISERS

The next bingo will be in the New Year at Superior Shores Gaming Association, 435 Memorial Ave Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3Y6.

For more information or future dates, please visit our website www.stpatshat.ca.

 

December 29, 2023
DONATION OF $ 5,000. FROM BINGO PROCEEDS

   

Fort William Council 1447 of the Knights of Columbus donated $ 5,000. to our St. Pat’s Hat Roof Fund. Here, presenting the cheque to Deacon Derek West, Chair of the Roof Replacement Committee and Msgr. Pat Stilla, is Council 1447 Grand Knight, Mike Spivak.  The funds were raised at the ‘Superior Shores Gaming’ Bingos held recently.  A huge thanks to all who recently volunteered their time to work at the various Bingos and thanks to Josie Spivak for taking this photo.

 

 

 

The Special Donation of St. Agnes Parish C.W.L. 

This past week, the Catholic Women’s League of St. Agnes Parish donated $1,000. towards our ‘St Pats Hat Fund’.
Here, our Roof Committee Members,  Judy Stankus and Linda West are accepting the donation from Joyce Ilka, of St. Agnes Parish.  Many thanks.

 

 

 


The Generous Donation of the Fourth Degree Knights 

 
The Father Baxter General Assembly of  the Knights of Columbus #870 presented to our Parish the generous donation of $5,000. (donation/pledge) for our “St. Pat’s Hat” Roof Fund.  Presenting the “novelty” cheque, and the real one, to Msgr. Pat Stilla are (from left to right) Sir Knights, Bill Vass, Faithful Navigator, Louis Romito, Faithful Purser, Mike Spivak, Faithful Pilot, and Joe Salini, Faithful Comptroller.  Thanks to Sir Knight, Deacon Derek West, Faithful Scribe, for taking this photo for us.

 

 

September 20, 2023

The amount of this donation will be added to our totals next week.  Special thanks to Father Luigi, for initiating and supporting this project, to Deacon Joey and all who rode in the fundraiser and to all who pledged and donated to the effort.  Thanks also to Deacon Derek West for this photo.

 

September 13, 2023

Our Roof Campaign Fund received a generous $4,000. donation cheque from representatives of the Columbus Centre and Councils 1447 and 8602 of the Knights of Columbus.
Presenting the cheque to Msgr. Stilla are (from l. to r.):
John Guthrie (Grand Knight of Council #8602), Peter Sabourin (Columbus Centre Chair), Mike Spivak (Grand Knight of Council # 1447), and Rosie Makela (Columbus Centre Manager).  Thanks to the Knights, to the many volunteers and to all who supported this recent K.C. Spaghetti Take-Out Fundraiser, and to Deacon Derek West for taking this photo.

 

August 31, 2023
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI TAKE-OUT FUNDRAISER IN PROGRESS

 

 

August 29. 2023
Meatball Making Event in “Collage Format”

…. thanks to Juliano Brusadin for producing this format.

 

 

August 29, 2023
Meatball Making at the Columbus Centre for Roof Fundraiser

A group of parishioners from the Cathedral and from St. Agnes Parish gathered at the Centre to roll meatballs for the upcoming Councils #1447 and #8602 sponsored Spaghetti and Meatball Takeout as a fundraiser for our ‘St. Pats Hat’ Project.

 

 

July 9, 2023 (ongoing)
THE ‘FR. LUIGI-ON-WHEELS’ FUNDRAISER FOR OUR ROOF FUND

PLEASE NOTE If you pledged to support this fundraiser, please place your donations in an envelope with your name on it and marked, “On Wheels’ and drop it in the Sunday collection basket.

        

Our Cathedral parishioners express their gratitude and appreciation to Father Luigi and the parishioners of St. Anthony’s Parish for sponsoring and taking part in this fundraising ride to Kakabeka Falls for our “St. Pats Hat” roof project.  We also thank all who pledged or donated to this newest endeavour at both of out Parishes, Pam and Juliano Brusadin for representing us at the event and Juliano for all these memorable photos!

 

 

 

May 7-11, 2024
ST. IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION FOR OUR PROJECT

 

 

 

June, 2023
ST. PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL “STUDENT QUIZ” FUNDRAISER

We thank the Students, Staff and all members of St. Pat’s High School Community for their generous initiative in sponsoring a special “Student Quiz” to donate all the proceeds ($720.) towards our ‘St. Pat’s Hat’ Roof Fund.

 

 

May 23, 2023
ROOF DONATION FROM ST. ANN SCHOOL COMMUNITY

The three pupils (from left) are: Kahle Greyeyes, Keeleigh Goodchild and Grayden Keesick

 

 

April 5, 2023
ROOF DONATION FROM THE ITALIAN SOCIETY OF PORT ARTHUR

 

 

 

D.  PROJECT NEWS

Newest: Insulating  the drainage pipe columns with foam and installing the metal roof (and insulation) on the Pieta’ Chapel: December 1, 2023.

 

… photos taken by Erick Villanueva

 

 

Installing the Metal Panels

(Updated: September 2, 2023)

 

 

A Panoramic View from the New Roof Top

(photos taken by Mike Posmituk)

 

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July 12, 2023
WORK TO REPLACE OUR ROOF  IS PROGRESSING ACCORDING TO PLAN

Scaffolding has now virtually surrounded our building as the workers set insulation and vapour barriers in place.

Photos by Erick Villanueva.

 

 

May 11, 2023
WORK FULLY UNDERWAY ON OUR ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT

 

Many thanks to Erick Villanueva for these “Progress on our Roof” photos.

 

 

WORK ON OUR ROOF BEGAN ON MAY 1, 2023!

Our ‘Roof’ project was awarded to RML Contracting Ltd. for the replacement of our main Cathedral Roof.

Recognition Wall Installed

This beautiful fixture is now in place in the Cathedral Foyer. We thank BRAD ALLAM, a longtime parishioner with his family,  for his exceptionally gifted expertise and artistic ability in envisioning, producing and installing our ‘Recognition Wall’ at the main entrance to the Cathedral.

Recognition Levels

Level 1:  $500. to $999. will be acknowledged on its own panel;

Level 2:  $1, 000. to $4,999. will be acknowledged on a unique 7” X 2” plaque

Level 3:  $5, 000. to $9,999. will be acknowledged on a unique 7” X 3” plaque

Level 4:  $10, 000. to $24,999. will be acknowledged on a unique 8” X 4 ½” plaque

Level 5:  $25, 000. and greater will be acknowledged on a unique 9” X 5 ½” plaque

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Donations which have already been received have been recorded and will be eventually acknowledged on our wall once it is installed.