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
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Members:

  • Bishop Fred Colli
  • Msgr. Pat Stilla
  • Deacon Dave Cattani
  • Fr. James Panikulam
  • Deacon John Myers
  • Mrs. Judy Stankus
  • Mrs. Madeleine Platana

Events/Notices

 


 

Questions about the Liturgy

 (by Fr. Victor De Gagné)

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Music

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

Ontario Liturgical Conference: Music Commission
This Commission provides formation in liturgical music to music ministers in Ontario dioceses by offers workshops, summer schools and online instruction.

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

 

Prairie Messenger
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.

 

Hymnals

 

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

 

• Eucharist
    • Music for the Roman Missal (Third Edition) - 
    • Musical Resources for the Roman Missal (CCCB)

 

Resources for Parishes

 

Musicam Sacram (Instruction on Music in the Liturgy, Second Vatican Council)

 

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