Saint Thomas More Parish

1 Dormington Drive ( 2234 Ellesmere Road) Scarborough, Ontario. M1G 3M9

Answering God’s call

 

The theme of this second Sunday’s readings is about answering God’s call. But that would mean that change needs to happen, and that we must be willing to accept this change in order to answer God’s call.

For the young Samuel in the 1st reading, change was going to take place. God was calling out to him to be His prophet. For Eli the old priest, change was also going to take place. At the third call of Samuel, Eli realized and understood that his time is over, and that Samuel was going to take over.

 The Gospel tells us that “When John the Baptist was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed: Look, here is the Lamb of God. The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.”

John the Baptist realized that in pointing out Jesus to his disciples, his time was going to be over. He must decrease and Jesus must increase. John the Baptist was open-minded enough to see that Jesus was the Lamb of God and pointed Him out to his disciples. And the two disciples also were open-minded to follow Jesus.

May we be open-minded enough to see the ways of God and open our hearts to the call of God. When we change ourselves to answer God’s call, then what a difference we will make.

Fr. Aegidius W. SCJ

 

 

Holy Communion Services

 

All Catholic churches in Toronto have been closed to public Masses as Cardinal Collins has directed but are allowed to be open for private prayer with up to 10 persons at a time. At our parish Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This includes weekdays and Saturday. Please come to the parish office, complete a screening form, sanitize your hands and you will be directed to a designated spot for prayer.

Private Prayer at the Parish

(Weekdays and Saturday)

 

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Sacrament of the Sick

Parishioners who wish to bring Communion home to their family members in a pyx must first call the parish office. An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion will be assigned to bring Communion to them weekly.  Communion will not be given out at Mass in a pyx except to Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Prayers Needed for the Sick

We are praying for the sick of our parish: Mary Lavrisa, Dr. Frank Browne, Rita Browne, Bill Quinn, Frank Kovacs, Rita Britto, Raj Udayasekaran, Ingrid Pereira, Titus Passanha, Wilf O'Connor, Joe Rizza, Ma. Concepcion C. Reyes, John Difalco, Nico Bonifacio, Richard White, Dean Menard, Alex Fernandes, Lee Esmonde and those with COVID-19. May they be supported by our prayers and pastoral ministry and by the grace of God

Taking Communion Home

Please call the parish office (416-439-1545) if someone in your family is very sick or before major surgery so that they may receive the Sacrament of the Sick

Illegal Parking

The parish is required, by law, to maintain the fire route (which is the driveway leading to and from the main church entrance and the hall entrance) free of all vehicles at all times for the safety of our parishioners. Specific parking information is outlined in the attached flyer 1 and flyer 2. Please read it carefully. Police may fine ($250.00) and/or tow your vehicle.

Our parish is offering Holy Communion services to parishioners for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. (English)

Sunday:   9:00 am to 11:00 am (English)

Sunday:   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Spanish)

Please register your attendance by calling the parish office at 416-439-1545.

Please be on time as only 9 people are allowed in the Church at a time.

 

 Live Stream Mass

 

Live Streaming of the Sunday, 11:30am Mass and Friday, 6pm Adoration and Mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Message for Parishioners for Support of Parish Offertories

2021 Sunday Offertory Envelopes

The parish office is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for parishioners to pick up their box of Sunday offertory envelopes. Inside the box is a pink form which we ask you to complete for our recordkeeping. Also, please do not use these envelopes until January 2021. For any other inquiries, please call the parish office.

 

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

 R.C.I.A. is a process whereby individuals explore their relationship with God and enter into a faith journey which takes them to a study and reflection on the Bible, the Trinity, the sacraments and the liturgy. We invite those who are interested to call the parish for information.

Email: stmpsacraments@gmail.com

Dear parishioners,

 

We would like to update you of our financial situation as a parish faith community.  Since the closure of our church in March followed by our re-opening in June we have provided a safe space for worship due to the hard work of our volunteers and pastoral team.  Due to the limited number of parishioners attending our Masses, our financial health has been impacted negatively.  We ask now, if you are financially able, to please consider your financial support of the parish using the following options.

 

  • Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.
  • Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here and select the region for our parish from the map. You will be taken to a page that allows you to choose your parish, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.
  • You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your account information which you can use to set up the Archdiocese of Toronto as a payee in your on-line banking. Your gift will be forwarded to your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the parish office at 416-439-1545 for assistance.  Thank you so much for your loyalty, ongoing support and generosity.

Baptisms

 

We welcome into God’s family the following children who have been baptized during the months of November and December in our parish: Willmer L. Caceres Samuel, Nathaniel S. Alinan, Ava V. M. Ahovi, Nessa R. S. Vicente, Frankie G. C. D. Barrera, Cornelia D. Magpili, Leia M. Martinez, Luke L. & Brooke L. LeBlanc, Ariyeh A. Damito, Austin C. Jurca and Yuri S. Q. Serrano. May God bless them and their families all the days of their lives!

 

Is God Calling You?

The Church is blessed with a rich diversity of vocations; all of them are born from God as He calls us to participate in His work of redemption. If you are thinking about God’s call and trying to find purpose for your life, we are here to help you. Maybe He is inviting you to be a priest, a religious brother or sister, to serve the Church with love and generosity. Come and talk to us! We will help you discern your vocation.

 

Contact: Fr. Antonio Resende Pereira, SCJ

(Priests of the Sacred Heart Vocation director)

 

 

 

Saint Thomas More

 

"The king's good servant, but God's first"- Saint Thomas More.

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