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Read about the Chili Cook-off, St. Kateri Prayer Weekend, and more!
This weekend we celebrated the Blessed Feast of the Epiphany. One of the customs of the Epiphany is to bless your home. The following is a blessing that can be used for this purpose:
Read about Exploring your Faith, Together For Peace, the Grief Support Group and more!
Read about the the First Friday Vigil, DivorceCare, Men for Spiritual Fitness and more!
Read about the Stocking Stuffers, a Unique Christmas Gift, Prepare the way of the Lord and more! The next Monday Memo is January 2nd, 2018.
In many of our churches, usually at the beginning of the evening Mass, the hymn “O Holy Night” is sung. It is a traditional hymn and carries with it, not only the story of the birth of Jesus, but also much sentiment and emotion because of its musical setting.
Read about the Advent Penitential Services, the Holy Family Icon and Hour of Prayer, and more!
“A hungry man does not have to be reminded to eat.” Those were the words of my pastor after I confessed that I often allow myself to be distracted. “If you hunger for God more, you will be distracted less,” he said.
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Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet are dedicated wives, mothers, and volunteers. They are also friends, Catholic speakers, and the coauthors of Divine Mercy for Moms, a Catholic best seller, which continues to inspire women to come together to pray, study, and live in friendship around the Divine Mercy devotion.
What is the message of this movie? It is clearly “a spectacular movie for the whole family” who likes to spend an evening together and enjoy the original presentation imagining a year in the boyhood of Jesus.
The Angelus is a centuries-old Catholic devotion that recalls the annunciation of Christ’s birth by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. In Praying the Angelus, popular author and speaker Jared Dees reinvigorates the devotion, shares intimately from his own experience of it, shows us how to get started, and enriches the practice with original…
What is the message of this movie? This movie is an inspiring true story of Harold Abraham (Eric Liddell) and the team that brought England to one of the finest and greatest sport victories at the 1924 Olympic Games.
What is the message of this movie? Olivia Hussey works very well in the life personification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
His Eminence Cardinal Lacroix concelebrates the Opening Mass for the Provincial Catholic Women’s League Convention at St. Dominic Church on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Read about the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and much more in this edition of the Fall Education Series.
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Bishop Fred Joseph Colli is the current Bishop of Thunder Bay and area. The Bishops office oversees all day to day operations of the Diocese, the Pastoral Centre and local Catholic parishes. This also includes Diocesan Development, the webmaster, and finance offices.
Susan Nistico is the executive secretary and director of personnel to the Bishop, she can be reached at or by calling the Pastoral Centre.