The Diocesan Calendar shows what is happening within the Diocese of Thunder Bay. Events are in four categories: Bishop Colli's meetings and events are in red, diocesan events are in green, parish based events are in gold, and youth events in blue. The full month and year version of the calendar can also be viewed. Contact us at the chancery office and we will consider adding your event.
Events This Week
St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery (Diocese of Thunder Bay) is owned and operated for the benefit of the Catholic public by The Roman Catholic Bishop of Thunder Bay.
The Cemetery is intended for the interment of the human remains of Catholics who are entitled to Christian burial according to the rules and disciplines of the Church, and no Interment Rights Holder or other person shall have any right beyond those granted or conferred by these Bylaws.
St. Andrew's Cemetery page contains the following information.
- Information about Cemetery Office Information
- Information about St. Andrew's Cemetery itself and
- Cemetery By-law
The diocese of Thunder Bay is divided up into 3 distinct areas. Central, West, and East. This covers a vast distance between the Manitoba Border, all the way to Manitouwadge. You can view the parishes in the regions below.
Diocesan News and Media
Latest News and Memos
St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises, St. Kateri Prayer Days: Let God Be Gode, Alpha and more in this weeks Monday Memo.
Harvest Open House, DivorceCare, and more in this weeks Monday Memo.
We just received a shipment of Bishop Robert Barron’s new book: Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis.
Celebrate Fall with us at 4 Season’s Shop (Pastoral Centre) “Harvest Open House” Wednesday September 18, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Prizes – snacks – beverages We can’t wait to see you!!
Media Center Updates
The 2019 Fall/Winter Education Series Poster includes the following items:
JUST ARRIVED! at the Pastoral Centre. A limited supply. Becoming Women of the Word and Coming Soon….’Live Big, Love Bigger’
I chose to read Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset in the month of August because of a religious sister, who taught me seventh grade at St. Jude Catholic School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Listed here are a few of the categories in Hannah’s 2019 Reading Challenge. Many of the other books are available in our sign-out library.
Series #9 of Msgr. Stilla’s Bible Series. These sessions are designed to help us better understand and appreciate our faith. faith.
Photos from in and around our Diocese and from various events:
The Diocese of Thunder Bay is located in Northwestern Ontario. It stretches from Manitouwadge in the east to Kenora in the west, is bordered by Lake Superior and the U.S. border on the south and goes as far north as Red Lake and Balmertown.
You can find out more about the various aspects of our Diocese in these sections:
The Pastoral Centre provides resources to individuals and parishes. The Pastoral Centre is also where the Bishop and his staff oversee Diocesen operations. General Information about the Pastoral Centre can be found here.
The following offices are located within the Pastoral Centre:
- Bishops Office
- Marriage Tribunal (Annulments)
- St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery (Mausoleum office)
- The Adult Faith Office (Resources for Adults)
- The Office of Worship
- Youth Ministry
- TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)
- Catholic Education
- Diocesan Archives
- Permanent Diaconate
- Development and Peace
- Indigenous Ministries
- Refugee (D.O.O.R.S) Program
The Archives is the official repository of records and materials in any form created by the Diocese of Thunder Bay pertaining to the spiritual and temporal affairs of the Diocese.
Such categories of records are:
- Baptism and Marriage Records
- Diocese of Thunder Bay
- Hope and Charity Book (Illustrated History of The Diocese of Thunder Bay)
- Previous Bishops of Fort William and Thunder Bay
- History and Recent History
Roy Piovesana is the archivist / historian with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Thunder Bay.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (807) 343-9313 (ext: 243)
1222 Reaume Street
Postal Box 10400
Thunder Bay, Ontario
(807) 343-9313, Fax: (807) 343-9114
- The Diocesan Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30.
- Closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:00 every day.
People may leave a message on our answering machine after hours or during lunch time.
Links to various Catholic Organizations in the Diocese, Canada, and the world.
Services and Departments
Bishop Fred Joseph Colli is the current bishop of Thunder Bay and area. The Bishop's 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 email@example.com or by calling the Pastoral Centre.
In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry—He came, not to receive service, but to give it. The various ministries provided under the auspices of the Diocese are:
The Roman Catholic Church welcomes new members. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a process for initiating new members through a gradual spiritual formation process. The goal of R.C.I.A. is to foster or deepen one’s personal conversion to Jesus Christ, to live the gospel proclaimed by Jesus, and to celebrate the Catholic way of life as part of a parish community.