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Important Update on Covid-19

August 11th, 2021

To all parishes - clergy and parishioners:

This is a reminder, that as yet we have not entered into Step 4 of the Province of Ontario’s reopening plan but remain with the protocols from Step 3.

These protocols continue to require the wearing of masks while at Mass and also practicing social distancing both in Church and outside of the Church. People of the same family, however, can sit together as a group.

Our pews are still to be used - every second pew - for proper distancing at celebrations and with the capacity limits of each church.

No one can change these protocols, and only the Bishop’s Office can give a new direction for parishes at this time.

Please review the last Clergy News of July 26, 2021 (attached) with the few changes allowed for Step 3 at this time.

If anyone has any questions, they are to please contact me at the Pastoral Centre for any clarification.

Thank You.
+Fred J. Colli
Bishop of Thunder Bay

Adult Faith Office & Four Seasons Gift Shop

Update September 7th, 2021 - We’ve returned to our regular business hours.

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Closed 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Covid-19 Documents and Information

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.

Diocesan News and Media

Latest News and Memos

Monday Memo – September 20th, 2021

September 20, 2021

This weeks Monday Memo for September 20th, 2021 includes the following items:

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Monday Memo – September 13th, 2021

September 14, 2021

This weeks Monday Memo for September 13th, 2021 includes the following items:

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Monday Memo – September 7th, 2021

September 7, 2021

This weeks Monday Memo for September 7th, 2021 includes the following items:

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Clergy News: August 11th, 2021

August 11, 2021

To all parishes – clergy and parishioners:

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Clergy News: July 26, 2021

August 11, 2021

Amendments to WorshipSafe document procedures for Parishes:

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Media Center Updates

Fountain Dedication at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie

September 20, 2021

Fountain Dedication at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie

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Planting and Blessing of the Tree (Sisters of Saint Joseph)

September 20, 2021

Planting and Blessing of the Tree Recognizing the 140 Years of Service by the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Diocese of Thunder Bay and its regions September 12th, 2021

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Mass for the Sisters of Saint Joseph with Bishop Colli – September 12th, 2021

September 20, 2021

Mass for the Sisters of Saint Joseph with Bishop Colli – September 12th, 2021

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Our Lady of Sorrows – By Hannah Hay

September 20, 2021

Our Lady of Sorrows is a beautiful devotion, and her feast day is this week! As a mother of three adult children, I have many worries. I pray to Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, asking her to protect my children and to help me hand my concerns over to her Son. Sometimes I have cried…

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Father Mychal Prayer

September 14, 2021

ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11, I DISCOVERED THIS BEAUTIFUL PRAYER, AND THE COURAGEOUS STORY OF FR. MYCHAL JUDGE. I HAVE ADDED THIS PRAYER TO MY MORNING REPERTOIRE.

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Pope Francis September Intentions

September 7, 2021

Pope Francis’ September Intentions. An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

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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 bpsec@dotb.ca or by calling the Pastoral Centre.

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Daily Mass available from MANY sources

Masses online and on TV, here are a few suggestions:

Internet:

www.dailytvmass.com
www.catholictv.org
www.mass-online.org

Television:

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)