Catholic Pastoral Centre

The Pastoral Centre

About the Pastoral Centre

The Catholic Pastoral Centre (Chancery) is located in the city of Thunder Bay. It houses the Bishop's office, the Marriage Tribunal, St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum office, the Adult Faith office and Resource Centre, the Office of Worship, the Youth Ministry office, the bookkeeping office, and Bishop's Diocesan Ministry Campaign, the Teens Encounter Christ (youth retreat program) office, the Diocesan Office of Catholic Education, the Archives, the Chancellor, the Permanent Diaconate office, the Development and Peace office, the Native Ministry office, and the Development Office. It is located at:

1222 Reaume Street
Postal Box 10400
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 6T8
(807) 343-9313, Fax: (807) 343-9114

chancery@dotb.ca

Office Hours (Monday to Friday)

  • Summer Hours: 8:30 to 4:30. (July/August Hours, 2022)
    • 4 Seasons Gift Shop (See above, July/August 2022)
  • Winter Hours: 8:30 to 4:30. (August 24th, 2021 to May 31st, 2022)
  • Closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:00 every day.

People may leave a message on our answering machine after hours or during lunch time.

Pastoral Centre Contacts

Bishop: Most Rev. Fred J. Colli, D.D.
Vicar General: Msgr. Pat Stilla (St. Patrick's Cathedral)
Judical Vicar: Msgr. Pat Stilla (St. Patrick's Cathedral)
Chancellor: Fr. Joseph Arockiam, J.C.L.
Director of Personnel / Executive Secretary: Susan Nistico
Marriage Tribunal: Fr. Joseph Arockiam, J.C.L.
Notary: Katelin Legros
Bishop's Diocesan Ministry Campaign: Susan Nistico
DOORS Office: Sarah Qeer
Adult Faith, Library: Hannah Hay
Office of Worship: Fr. Victor De Gagné
Vocations Director: Rev. Michael Mahoney
St. Andrew's Cemetery: Amanda Pugh
Development and Peace: Evelyn Marcon
Archives:
Financial Officer: Debbie Keating
Indigenous Ministries: Fr. Gerald McDougall
Diaconate Program: Rev. Mr. Larry Kurec
Teens Encounter Christ: Debbie DeBruyne
Youth Office:
Receptionist:
Maintenance: Donald Rogers
Webmaster: Stewart Rathje

 

Commissions and Services

Anemki-Wadj Anameogamik Spiritual Centre: Penny Fitzpatrick
Catholic Action Centre: Rev. Mr. Frank Beck
Marriage Preparation Programs Director: Jack Cleverdon
Catholic Women's League: Maria Bertoldo
Charismatic Prayer Groups: Sandra Debesys
Cursillo: Reino Pitkanen
Development and Peace: Marlene Pavletic
Knights of Columbus: Mike Meady
Serena: Rev. Mr. Dennis & Mary Jo McDermott
Diocese Sexual Abuse Committee: Rev. James Panikulam

Religious Communities

Religious Orders:

  • Order of St. Augustine (OSA)
  • Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy (SMMM)
  • Society of Jesus/Jesuits (S.J.)
  • Sisters of St. Joseph (Sault Ste. Marie)

Secular Orders:

  • Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS) - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Community of Thunder Bay

Chaplaincies

St. Ignatius High School: Joanna Lacaria
St. Patrick High School: Kimberly Coursolle
St. Thomas Aquinas High School: Dean Woodbeck
Northwest Catholic District School Board: Michael Nerino
Thunder Bay Correctional Centre: Rev. Jeff Andrews
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre: Rev. Mr. Michael Robinson