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Important Update on Covid-19
July 14th, 2021
My Dear Friends,
On Friday, July 16, the province of Ontario enters into the Third Step of reopening. This means our churches can now be filled to their capacity, as much as ‘social distancing’ allows. Masks are still to be worn, and with hand sanitizing at the doors of the church. No congregational singing, or shaking of hands, and only Holy Communion in the hand remain. Still no children’s liturgies. Social distancing both inside and outside of the church continues. We hope that as we pass through this final reopening step, there will be greater lessening of these protocols.
Weddings, baptisms and funerals can now be celebrated in the church with the above protocols.
Thank you for your patience and we welcome you back to church on Sunday if you feel comfortable to return. Thank you also for your continued financial support to our parish communities. You can still follow Sunday Mass at our diocesan website (www.dotb.ca) or from your parish live-streaming. Please have a safe summer and get vaccinated. God’s blessings to you all.
Bishop Fred Colli
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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)