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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.

Thank You.
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The Vaccination Policy is no longer in force in the diocese, however, with the number of Covid-19 cases seeming to be increasing in northwestern Ontario, I am asking that the following measures remain in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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hand sanitation stations should be kept at all church doors, and parish churches and halls, including washrooms, should be kept clean and sanitized.
  5. 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.

Sincerely,
Bishop Fred Colli

The Pope's Apology to Indigenous People

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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.

New Arrival: Catholic Faith Calendar 2023

December 5, 2022

They have arrived. We have the 2023 Catholic Faith Calendars in stock. Don’t wait too long they sell out quickly. Remember we are “Open” Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday 8:30am to 1pm.

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Monday Memo – December 5th, 2022

December 5, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for December 5th, 2022 includes the following items:

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Monday Memo – November 28th, 2022

November 28, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for November 28th, 2022 includes the following items:

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Monday Memo – November 21st, 2022

November 21, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for November 21st, 2022 includes the following items:

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Monday Memo – November 14th, 2022

November 14, 2022

This weeks Monday Memo for November 14th, 2022 includes the following items:

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Street Gospel (November 30th, 2022)

December 5, 2022
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Second Sunday of Advent – Mass with Bishop Colli

December 3, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent – Mass with Bishop Colli

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First Sunday of Advent – Mass with Bishop Colli

November 26, 2022

First Sunday of Advent – Mass with Bishop Colli

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Street Gospel (November 19th, 2022)

November 21, 2022
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Preparing for Advent

November 21, 2022

Advent is the time to prepare for the arrival of Jesus. The Season of Advent is filled with many signs and symbols that provide the meaning of days and weeks leading up to the celebration of Christ’s birth on Christmas.

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Street Gospel (November 10th, 2022)

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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)