Office of Worship
Statement of Purpose
- to provide liturgical assistance to the bishop, the chief liturgist of the diocese;
- to promote good liturgical practice throughout the diocese;
- to provide formation and education for all the Catholic faithful of the diocese;
- to plan and oversee diocesan liturgical celebrations; and
- to assist liturgical ministers and parish liturgy committees throughout the diocese.
Chairperson: Fr. Victor De Gagné
- Bishop Fred Colli
- Msgr. Pat Stilla
- Fr. Jerin Louis
- Deacon John Myers
- Mrs. Judy Stankus
- Mrs. Sandra Debesys
The Holy See
- Congregation for Divine Worship & the Discipline of the Sacraments
- Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff
- Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Second Vatican Council)
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and Sacraments - English Sector
- National Liturgy Office
- CCCB Liturgy Newsletter
- CCCB Publications (Official Publisher of the Ritual Books for Use in Canada)
- Prayers for the Canadian Forces
Roman Missal & Rites
Resources for the Revised Roman Missal
Diocesan Instructions for the Implementation of the GIRM
Order for Celebrating Matrimony
Associations & Councils
Diocesan Music Group
This is an email contact list of music ministers in the Diocese of Thunder Bay. It serves as a network for music ministers within the Diocese. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
National Council for Liturgical Music
This is Canada’s national council which advises the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy on matters of sacred music.
National Association of Pastoral Musicians
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church as musicians, clergy, liturgists and other leaders of prayer.
Journals, Periodicals & Websites
This weekly newspaper provides music suggestions four times per year. The selections are taken from Glory and Praise, Catholic Book of Worship II and Catholic Book of Worship III.
Music for the Sunday Assembly, Year A
Music for the Sunday Assembly, Year B
Music for the Sunday Assembly, Year C
This website contains music suggestions for each Sunday of the Liturgical year. It refers only to Catholic Book of Worship III.
Oregon Catholic Press (OCP)
Offers various hymnals to parishes. It also has online liturgy resources and licensing for parish events. OCP is the publisher of Glory & Praise, Journeysongs, Spirit & Song, as well as the Graduale Romanum among many others.
GIA Publications, Inc.
Offers various liturgical music resources to parishes: hymnals, sheet music, licensing, and more. GIA publishes the popular Gather hymnal among others.
Music for the Sacraments
Resources for Parishes
Musicam Sacram (Instruction on Music in the Liturgy, Second Vatican Council)