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Update on Covid-19
November 14, 2022
Recommendations for Parishes:
With the increase of cases during the flu season, and still the presence of Covid-19 in our area, I am recommending that the following directives be kept in place for all parishes. These are recommendations for the safety of all parishioners and all visitors to our churches. We want to be especially vigilant for the safely of our children and young people.
Bishop Fred Colli
September 1, 2022
The Vaccination Policy is no longer in force in the diocese, however, with the number of Covid-19 cases seeming to be increasing in northwestern Ontario, I am asking that the following measures remain in place for the safety of all ministers and congregations.
- Using masks and physical distancing are optional, and respect is to be shown to those who wish to continue to wear a mask or share physical distancing.
- Holy Communion is still to be received in the hand. Those who wish to receive on the tongue must come at the end of the communion line. Ministers of communion must wear a mask and sanitize their hands before distribution.
- Collections and processions may commence in all churches. Parish meetings and funeral receptions may commence and refreshments may be served. Children’s Liturgy is optional at this time. Care must be taken and there must be proper supervision etc. in place, if held.
- Hand sanitation stations should be kept at all church doors, and parish churches and halls, including washrooms, should be kept clean and sanitized.
- Parishioners who are displaying any symptoms of Covid (coughing, fever, weakness, fatigue, muscle pain etc.) are asked to please remain at home until they are well.
These measures are based on the present situation (Sept. 1) and may change dependent upon any notices we receive from the local health agencies concerning Covid-19.
Bishop Fred Colli
The Pope's Apology to Indigenous People
Reporting Sexual Misconduct:
The Diocese of Thunder Bay and all its employees and volunteers are committed to making our areas a safe environment for minors, the elderly, and any vulnerable people. In response to that commitment, if you feel you wish to make a complaint against a priest, a lay employee or volunteer, please call our Diocesan Assessor, Fr. James Panikulam at 807-475-7489 or our Diocesan Associate Assessor, Sandra Debesys at 807-343-9313. If you have a complaint against a Bishop - please call 1-866-892-3737 or to submit an on-line confidential complaint against a bishop please click here. Thank You.
For more information you can also read the reporting information for Bishops FAQ.
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.
Daily Mass available from MANY sources
Masses online and on TV, here are a few suggestions:
VisionTV (Bell Channel 261, Shaw Direct Channel 394, and Tbaytel Channel 675)
EWTN (Shaw Channels 292, 559. and 285)
Faith TV (Bell Channel 591)
Joy-V (Bell Channel 656)
YesTV (Bell Channel 651)