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Covid-Omicron Update on Covid-19

May 1, 2022

Update on Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for the Diocese of Thunder Bay:

This policy, which went into force on October 29, 2021, was intended as a temporary policy - and due to the developments of Covid-19 protocols and safeguards now in place, this policy ceased on May 1, 2022. However the following measures are to remain in place for the safety of all ministers and congregations.

  • 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, and ministers must wear a mask and sanitize their hands before distribution.
  • It is recommended that all pews and churches be kept clean along with all bathroom facilities being sanitized, and parish halls and meeting rooms kept clean and safe.
  • Collections and processions may commence in all churches. Parish meetings and funeral receptions may commence with refreshments being served.
  • Hand Sanitation stations are to be kept at all church doors.
  • Parishioners who are displaying any symptoms of Covid (coughing, fever, weakness, fatigue, muscle pain, etc.) are to please remain at home until they are well.

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.

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Monday Memo – May 16th, 2022

May 16, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for May 16th, 2022 includes the following items:

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Monday Memo – May 9th, 2022

May 9, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for May 9th, 2022 includes the following items:

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Prayer Resources for Catholics

May 9, 2022

Booklets for Everyone! We believe in booklets!

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Monday Memo – May 2nd, 2022

May 2, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for May 2nd, 2022 includes the following items:

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Monday Memo – April 25th, 2022

April 25, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for April 25th, 2022 includes the following items:

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Street Gospel (May 2nd, 2022)

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May is the Month of Mary – Hannah Hay

May 2, 2022

The start of May is just around the corner… We celebrate Mary for the Month of May….The Adult Faith Shop and 4 Seasons Shop has all you need to help you celebrate this special month.

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Feast of Divine Mercy (Livestream)

April 25, 2022


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Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord, Mass with Bishop Colli

April 16, 2022

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord, Mass with Bishop Colli

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Easter Message 2022 – “O God Who on this day…”

April 14, 2022

“O God Who on this day…”

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Living Faith Books

April 11, 2022

Have you heard of “Living Faith Kids” ? Living Faith Kids is packed with engaging activities, puzzles, mazes and more–all designed to reinforce Church teaching and daily prayer. Fun facts help kids learn about Saints, Mary, Sacraments and other elements of the Catholic Faith. We’ve are featuring our Lent/Easter selection, but we have ALL the…

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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 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:



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)