St. Augustine/St. Theresa website

St. Augustine/St. Theresa website

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Augustine (*September- Mid-May)
Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan
(*Mid-May-September/until Labour Day)
Sunday 9.00am - St. Augustine
Sunday 11.00am - St. Theresa

Sunday 1:00 pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan 

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Augustine (*September- Mid-May)
Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan
(*Mid-May-September/until Labour Day)
Sunday 9.00am - St. Augustine
Sunday 11.00am - St. Theresa
Sunday 12.15pm* - St. Philip's, Hymers (*2nd & 4th Sundays/July & August)

Rev. Randal Morisseau
Suzanne Huot - Bookkeeper
Myra Hupet - Parish Secretary

Rev. Joseph Arockiam - Parish Priest
Suzanne Huot - Bookkeeper
Myra Hupet - Parish Secretary


Reflection for November 19th, 2017

(42) 33rd Sunday Ordinary Time (Year A)

Dear people, the parable found in today's gospel, 'the parable of the talents' is a simple and straight forward parable. The parable speaks of the attitude of three employees. Two of the employees seem to be naturally responsible and accountable, The third one seems to be jealous and irresponsible. The first two received their gifts from their employer with grateful hearts. They happily return their gifts to their employer. The third employee in this parable is unhappy that he cannot claim ownership over the gift given to him. He even blames his employer. He doesn't not recognize his call. He does not grasp the mind of his employer. As a consequence, he loses even what he has.

Among the three employees, the first two employees set a positive role model. They responsibly use their talents and abilities. They teach us to approach God with reverential fear and with a sense of gratitude. Today's gospel is a reminder to all believers that if we responsibly use our talents and abilities. God will bless us more and more. Let us pray with grateful hearts, to use them for the glory of God.


Contact phone number: 807-935-2898

Parish Community Announcements:

St. Theresa Parish: Mass at St. Theresa's is at 11:00 a.m. Coffee (lunch!) after mass in the parish hall. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Throughout the Month of November Pray for our Deceased Priests. There will be a weekly list of deceased ‘Servants of God’ who gave their service to the Diocese of Thunder Bay as priests. Please keep them in your prayers. They are as follows: Fr. P. Aubin, Fr. D. Audette, Fr. J. Azzolini, Fr. J. Murray, Fr. E. Baillargeon, Fr. C. Bathurst, Fr. G. Bazinet, Fr. J. Chavely, Fr. A. Beaudin, Fr. R. Beaulieu, Fr. Bartofski, Fr. M. Belanger, Fr. E. Benoit, Fr. R. Bernard, Fr. F. Nolan, Fr. J. Bortignon, Fr. J. Brachet, Fr. D. Brennan, Fr. H. O’Donald, Fr. E. Bunyan, Fr. L. Cahill, Fr. A. Paradis, Fr. Jalbert, Fr. G. Leach, Fr. A. Cerrano, Fr. R. Carriere, Msgr. R. Carrol, Fr. G. Pinette and Fr. G. Rich.

St. Theresa Parish Snowflake Sunday is fast approaching Sunday, November 26th in the church basement hall following 11:00 a.m. mass. Please join us for the Christmas Gift Baskets draw, Baking draw and 50/50 draw! There is also a Fish Pond for the Children and coffee and sandwiches! EVERYONE WELCOME!

Home Delivery of the Pastoral Centre Monday Memo! Call 807-343-9313 or e-mail: today to request the Monday Memo to be delivered to your inbox each week.

Please pray for the sick of our community:(If you want to pray for the sick during the Mass, please send their names to the parish office via email at or call 935-2898).

Are you Catholic and want to know more about your faith and Church teachings? Are you not Catholic and are interested in joining the Church? Or are you not Catholic, and just curious? Please join us for the RCIA. R.C.I.A. Meetings are in the basement hall of St. Theresa Church. The meetings will be every second Monday evening same time and place. For more information, please contact Sharon Low at 577-8296.

St. Theresa Women's Group Meeting: The ladies of St. Theresa's Women's Group meet every 3rd Sunday of the month, following lunch. They meet in the church hall of St. Theresa. They extend invitation to any women who would like to be part of this group.

Urgently Needed! The Catholic Action Centre needs men’s winter jackets and mitts! Towels and sheets are always welcomed, and if you would like to donate used furniture or beds in good condition, they will be happy to pick them up. Donations are gratefully accepted at 129 Miles St E on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Men for Spiritual Fitness: All men 18 and over are invited to meet twice a month for prayer, Bible study, faith-sharing and faith discussion. Exercise and build up your spiritual muscles. The meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month in the small meeting room at Corpus Christi Church from 8:00am to 9:30am. Bring a friend! For more information, please call Deacon Dennis at 807-767-7420 or text at 807-633-2720 with your name.

JOIN Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Discalced Carmelite Secular Order Community: The Community meets monthly at Corpus Christi Parish. For more information, please contact Sharon Low at 807-577-8296 or Gail Gibbons at 807-683-8981.

Hear the bells ringing … Are you interested in joining a bell choir? This is a rewarding and fun experience! Practices are Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at St. Dominic Church. Minimal music reading skills are an asset. Contact John Scaffeo at 807-620-0188 or leave a message with the church rectory at 807-577-5672.

Early Christmas Gifts: The Pastoral Centre has reduced the requested donation on many of their in-stock books and items, to make room for new things. If you are not averse to starting your stress-free Christmas shopping a couple of months in advance, please check it out. Christmas cards, books, ornaments and spiritual items are on display.

Scripture Study: Homiletics Do you want to have a deeper, richer experience of the Sunday Mass? Join in a study of the Sunday Readings using the Lectio Divina method of prayer at the Kateri Church on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. For more information, please call Penny at 807-285-0201 or 807-631-7467.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS In Support of our Community Projects SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS Take Out & Sit Down Suppers SUNDAYS, December 3 Take Out 1:00 – 5:30 pm Supper 5:30 pm Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, Buns, Coffee /Tea~ All You Can Eat ~Reservations 623-3252 FOR TAKE OUTS PLEASE BRING YOUR CONTAINERS *TAKE OUT ONLY* *THURSDAYS 3-6 pm* November, 23, Call 623-3252 To Confirm Dates {PLEASE Bring Your Own Containers} Columbus Centre, 301 S. May St. 623-3252

50/50 Draw: The Knights of Columbus are selling 50/50 tickets in support of Dew Drop Inn, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelter House and Thunder Bay Food Bank. For tickets ($2 each), call Gilles Boisvert at 807-345-1197 or 807-621-9455.

DivorceCare: St. Agnes Church is hosting DivorceCare on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. DivorceCare is a 13-session non-denominational Christian weekly seminar & support program that focuses on coping with the many difficulties you might face during your separation/divorce. This program offers positive, practical and helpful advice on how to manage issues such as finances, loneliness, depression, anger, moving on to healthy new relationships, and caring for children during this difficult time. For more information, visit or Register by calling the church office at 807-475-7489 or just drop in on any Wednesday night.

First Friday Vigil: Every first Friday (next one: Friday, December 1, 2017), Corpus Christi Church is hosting an adoration/vigil of prayer. It begins at 9:00pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and includes reconciliation, praise and worship, Stations of the Cross and various devotions and prayers throughout the night, ending with benediction at 6:00am. The vigil is offered for the upholding of dignity of human life, and on behalf of families, married couples and priests. Contact Irene at 807-629-6437 or

Advent – December 3, 2017 It’s that time of year again! Advent is coming up in three weeks. Stop in at the Pastoral Centre to get your Advent candles and wreaths, choose from a selection of Advent devotionals, or find a perfect gift for someone special!

Thunder Bay Street Gospel This unique, twenty-first century witnessing tool is produced by the Diocese of Thunder Bay and supported by St. Margaret and St. Agnes Churches. Each weekly production features individuals from within our diocese reflecting on the Sunday readings. To watch these productions, search for Thunder Bay Street Gospel on Facebook (here) or YouTube (here). Don’t forget to look for a new episode each week!

Fun and Faith Program: Holy Family Church welcomes children Grade 3 to Grade 6 every Tuesday (Holiday school days exception) from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for an after school free program gathering of Fun and Faith: bible studies, games, music and movies, snacks. Students will meet in the library at Holy Family School and walk over to the Church with our leaders. Pick up will be at the Church Hall. Please submit permission forms to Holy Family School. If you have questions contact us at Holy Family Church: Office hours open (M-W-F) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Phone 807-473-9722

You Can Understand the Bible! If you want a better understanding of your faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join the Bible Timeline study at Holy Family Church on Thursday nights, after the 7:00pm Mass. The cost of the participant’s kit is $25. For more information or to register, please contact Hannah Hay at 807-628-7093 or

ALPHA St. Agnes Parish is running the Alpha program at 7:30pm. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that deal with concepts of Christianity. Each session consists of appetizers, a thought-provoking video, and small group discussions. There is no obligation to participate in the discussions, and there is no charge to attend. To register, please call Kim Coursolle at 807-628-2724. To see how this program has changed lives locally, search for “St. Agnes Alpha Promo 2017” on YouTube.

Rosie’s Lunch Buffet: Enjoy lunch with your family, friends or colleagues at the Columbus Centre (301 S. May Street) on Fridays from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Rosie’s Lunch Buffet boasts crowd-pleasing favourites such as pasta, meatballs, chicken, perogies, potatoes/gravy and vegetables, as well as breads, desserts and beverages. The cost is $12.50/person. Walk in or make a reservation by calling 807-623-3252.

Faith Enrichment and Fellowship for Men: All men of the Diocese are invited to a weekly Morning Men's Group on Mondays from 8:00am to 9:30am in St. Patrick Rectory downstairs meeting room. Through teaching videos, this group assists men to better understand, live and share their faith. All are welcome to come when you can! For more information, please contact Doug McClure at 807-708-4143

Holy Family Two-Bit Auction: Sunday, November 26th, 1-4 p.m. at Holy Family Church Hall, 2055 Rosslyn Road, Thunder Bay

Advent Prelude to Christmas Open House, Tuesday, November 28th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1222 Reame Street. Stop in for cookies, coffee, hot chocolate or hot apple cider and browse through our Religious Christmas items and wide selection of books and everyday gifts.

Christmas Bazaar & Bake SaleThe St. Peter’s CWL is hosting a Christmas bazaar and bake sale on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the parish hall. Featured will be a penny auction and raffles, kids activity table, deli, and more!

Ecumenical Prayer Service An ecumenical prayer service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30pm in the chapel at St. Patrick Cathedral for those who have experienced a loss in their life and wish to gather as a community for mutual support. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.

Prepare the Way of the Lord Celebrate the Advent Season with St. Anthony Parish! All are invited to a movie night every Wednesday evening during Advent (December 6, 13 and 20, 2017) at 7:30pm in the church hall. These movies will touch your heart, mind and soul. Playing on December 6 will be The Small Miracle. Free admittance … bring a friend!

2017 Advent Penitential Services As in previous years, two Advent Penitential Services with individual confessions are scheduled for all the parishioners in the City of Thunder Bay. The service for the North Ward will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Loretto Church. The service for the South Ward will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm at St. Casimir Church.

Need to Plan a Staff Christmas Party?: Staff party planning made easy! The Knights of Columbus invite you to bring your staff to their 2017 Christmas Dinner and Dance at the Columbus Centre, with a choice of two dates: Saturday, December 9, 2017 or Saturday, December 16, 2017. The evening will begin at 6:30pm, with dinner served at 7:30pm, and dancing from 9:00pm to 1:00am. The menu will include roasts (beef & chicken), penne, meatballs, perogies, hot vegetables, and dessert. For more information or to reserve your tickets ($30 each), please call Rosie at 807-623-3252.

Women’s Cursillo Cursillo is a short weekend course that enhances your experience of Christianity and builds Christian community. The next women’s Cursillo is scheduled for February 8 – 11, 2018 at Eagle’s Nest Retreat Centre. It is not too late to apply! For application forms, go to or contact anyone you know who has made a Cursillo.


SAT. November 19th,, 2017 to SUN. November 26th, 2017

Saturday, November 18th

5:00 p.m. Mass

St. Augustine

Sunday, November 19th

9:00 a.m. Mass

11:00 a.m. Mass

St. Augustine

St. Theresa

Tuesday, November 21st-

Friday, November 24th

St. Augustine/Mass 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 25th

5.00 p.m.

St. Augustine

Sunday, November 26th

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

St. Augustine

St. Theresa

The Destiny of the Virgin