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Monday Memo – January 15th, 2018

January 15, 2018

Read about the Chili Cook-off, St. Kateri Prayer Weekend, and more!

House Blessing 2018

January 8, 2018

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:

Monday Memo – January 8th, 2018

January 8, 2018

Read about Exploring your Faith, Together For Peace, the Grief Support Group and more!

Monday Memo – January 2nd, 2018

January 2, 2018

Read about the the First Friday Vigil, DivorceCare, Men for Spiritual Fitness and more!

Monday Memo – December 18th, 2017

December 18, 2017

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.

Bishop Colli’s Message for Christmas 2017

December 18, 2017

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.

Monday Memo – December 11th, 2017

December 11, 2017

Read about the Advent Penitential Services, the Holy Family Icon and Hour of Prayer, and more!

10 Ways to Reduce Distractions in Prayer

December 6, 2017

“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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The Friendship Project

January 15, 2018

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.

Reel Review with Fr. Luigi – December 2017

January 2, 2018

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.

Advent Prelude to Christmas Photos

December 4, 2017

November 27, 2017

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…

Reel Review with Fr. Luigi – November 2017

November 20, 2017

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.

Reel Review with Fr. Luigi – October 2017

October 30, 2017

What is the message of this movie? Olivia Hussey works very well in the life personification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

October 23, 2017

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.

2017 Fall Education Series Event Poster

September 21, 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.

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