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Advent Day of Confessions 2018


“Prepare your hearts.  Prepare the Way of the Lord”.  The Catholic Parishes of North Bay present an Advent Day of Confessions on Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption.  Priests will be available all day for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  As we prepare for Christmas, this is a great opportunity to encounter God’s mercy through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Confirmation 2019

Confirmation Information Night

Wednesday, November 21 at 6:30 pm

in St. Peter’s Parish Hall.  Candidates and parents are asked to attend this meeting.  Sponsors are also welcome.  Please include a copy your Baptism Certificate with registration form, available from the Parish Office or on the church website  Candidates requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation are presumed to be in Grade 7 or 8 (or older) and to have previously received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  If you are missing one or more of these sacraments, please call the Parish Office at 705-472-1817.

Key Dates for Confirmation 2018-2019:

Confirmation Information Meeting

November 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm at St. Peter’s Parish

Confirmation Retreat

December 1, 2018

9 am – 9 pm at Holy Name Church


6:30-9 pm at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall School

   December 7, 2018             March 1, 2019

   January 11, 2019              April 5, 2019

   February 8, 2019              May 3, 2019

Confirmation Practice

June 5, 2019

6:30-8 pm for Candidates, Parents and Sponsors at Pro-Cathedral Parish

Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10 am at Pro-Cathedral

Parish celebration with newly confirmed St. Peter’s confirmandi is Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11 am at St. Peter’s.

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New Evangelization Summit 2018

Friday, April 27 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM and Saturday, April 28 from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM the New Evangelization Summit will be live-streamed from Ottawa to North Bay at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall School.  The conference includes world class Catholic speakers Sr. Ann Shields, Curtis Martin, Michael Dopp, George Wiegel, Patrick Madrid and Christy Dupuis equipping us with the tools for evangelization and Catholicism in our world today.  Cost of $25 includes lunch and light refreshments.  Anyone wishing to attend is asked to register online or at their parish office.  Make cheques payable to North Bay Regional Parishes.  For information about the Summit visit the Ottawa website at  Online registration for NES at  For further inquiries contact Len at 492-8311 or the parish office.

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2015 Charitable Receipts

We are in the process of preparing our system to generate CHARITABLE RECEIPTS for 2015.  If you have made an address change in the past year, please contact the Parish Office (705-472-1817) so that we can update our records.

We wish to remind our supporters that if you wish to receive credit for contributions in 2015, donations must be received and deposited on or before December 31, 2015.  Revenue Canada does not permit charitable organizations to backdate receipts and we are bound by that regulation.  So please have your year-end donations in by SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015 or your donations must be calculated as donations for 2016.

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Christmas Mass Schedule Available

The Full schedule for the Christmas season is available now!

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Wednesday, December 16th 7:00 pm Regional Advent Penitential Service at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish followed by individual confession

Friday, December 18th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm All-Day Individual Confessions at ProCathedral of the Assumption Parish

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 19th

  • 5:00 pm Mass (St. Peter’s)

Sunday, December 20th

  • 9:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
  • 11:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
  • 2:00 pm Mass (St. Elizabeth’s)

Christmas Masses

Thursday, December 24th

  • 5:00 pm Mass – Children’s Liturgy (St. Peter’s)
  • 7:00 pm Mass (St. Peter’s)
  • 10:00 pm Mass (St. Peter’s)

Friday, December 25th

  • 9:00 am Mass (St. Elizabeth’s)
  • 11:30 am Mass (St. Peter’s)

Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Friday, January 1st

  • 9:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
  • 11:30 am Mass (St. Elizabeth’s)

Feast of the Holy Family

Saturday, December 26th

  • 5:00 pm Mass (St. Peter’s)

Sunday, December 27th

  • 9:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
  • 11:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
  • 2:00 pm Mass (St. Elizabeth’s)

Please Note: There will be no weekday Masses at St. Peter’s between Christmas and New Year’s. The Parish Office will be closed from 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 until 9:00 am on Monday, January 4, 2016.


Download the schedule here: Christmas Mass Schedule

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St. Peter’s Turkey Dinner

Sunday, December 6th From 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cost: Adults $14.00; Children 5-10 years $5; children under 5 free.

For tickets call Kathy at 705-474-9828. For information call Bob at 705-729-5033. Are you able to help out that weekend? Please check the sign up board posted at the entrance of the Church.


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