St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thunder Bay, Ontario

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

C.W.L./ K.C./ Men’s Group


  “Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pray for us!”


Enjoy all three 2020 “Bizarre” Bazaar Media Presentations here:

PART 1 : The Premiere …


PART 2 : The Early Years …

PART 3 : The Recent Years …

1. Provincial Online Newsletter for  December 2020


2. Diocesan C.W.L. Online Newsletter for November 2020





Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 10:30 am
Annual Catholic Women’s League Deceased Members’ Memorial Mass


Our Catholic Women’s League celebrated our annual Memorial Mass for our deceased members on this first Sunday of November at 10:30 am .   League  members who attended  wore  their scarves and  pins to pay tribute to their League sisters who have died this past year.  They were:

Amelia Meady-Mutz    Clara Dudar    Mary Harris    Marlene Smith    Zita Perling
Mary Gallacher    Ethel Wojciechowski    Sophie Mendyk Potapinski    Mary Geurts



    “Venerable Father McGivney, Pray for us!”


An Important Message from F.W. Council 1447 Grand Knight,
Deacon Derek West


At a recent Columbus Centre takeout event, we had a quick “meeting” to decide what to do about the donations that we normally do this time of year. The following motion was tabled by Brother Joe Salini and seconded by Brother Larry Pankuch:

The following donations be distributed:

Dew Drop Inn – $500
Christmas Cheer – $500
St. Vincent DePaul – $200
Salvation Army – $200

Discussion: These amounts are higher than previous years due to the need generated from the impact of COVID-19. With each $500 donation, we will receive $100 from Supreme.

Please let me know how you vote on this motion (YES or NO) by December 8.

Vivat Jesus.





Christmas Cheer Volunteers (click to open)





Hello Brother Knights,

Do you have a Keep Christ in Christmas! Magnet?   Knights of Columbus Fort William Council 1447 have available Keep Christ in Christmas  Magnets . $5.00    The actual size of the magnet is 6.25″ X 7″.

These Good News! Magnets can be used on your vehicle, fridge, filling cabinet or other metal props.  With all of the distractions of the season, it is a simple reminder that cause us to pause and reflect on the birth of Jesus.This is a way to keep the focus of the Christmas Season on the true meaning of the season!

The attractive magnet is white with a black border with the words   “Keep Christ in Christmasemblazoned across the bottom, and are highly visible.

Please contact me  if you would like a magnet

Vivat Jesus
Louis Romito
Fort William Council 1447




Fort William Council 1447 Knight Cap for the Fall 2020 (click to open)





Brothers All,

The times have changed and we are changing with them. Hope you are safe and doing well. I, as in previous years am contacting the local grand knights to solicit your  help. Christmas Cheer is going to happen this year, but in a different format. So if you can forward this to your membership that would be great.
As in the past the Knights will be helping to to pass out turkeys for the hampers. The dates for Christmas Cheer, will be Monday December 14, Tuesday December 15 and Wednesday 16, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm each day.
       We will be allowed to have three volunteers total at any given time I am asking that any of you who wish to volunteer that the hours will be divided up as follows: 9:00  until 12 noon12:00 noon until 4 pm and 4 pm until 7  pm each day.
We will be following the health Unit protocols for masks, social distancing etc…
I cannot make anyone volunteer so you must have a comfort zone within your own circle about helping.

 Please contact me by email if you wish to take part in this event. I will follow up with a schedule of volunteers once the slots have been filled.

In advance thank you for your ongoing support and stay safe.
God Bless you all
Vivat Jesus



The Pool will reopen on Tuesday September 1stPool hours are Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m.

Book your weekly one hour attendance times by contacting Rosie between 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the  Centre 623-3252, starting Monday, August 31st.  One hour bookings (includes swimming/shower).

Please follow Covid 19 Rules
1)Please Hand Sanitize when entering the building
2)Masks are Mandatory when entering the building & In change rooms. No mask needed on the pool deck.
3)Families & Couples may share a lane.
4)Sauna remains closed.






  “St. Joseph: Pray for us and guide us”

Open to Catholic men from across the city and beyond, this group comes together each month to celebrate their Faith by praying together, by listening to notable guest speakers and by socializing and enjoying each other’s company around a prepared luncheon.  Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at the DaVinci Centre, from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm.  No membership registration is required.
Coordinator: Doug McClure: or 708-4143.

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT:  Our Monthly gatherings are currently cancelled until the Ontario Emergency Measures due to the COVID-19 Precautions are lifted.



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