Saint Thomas More Parish

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

All public Masses be cancelled at all parishes in Toronto

 

Cardinal Collins has requested that all public Masses be cancelled at all parishes in Toronto beginning this Monday, November 23, 2020.

 

 Churches will be open for private prayer.  Please come to the parish office from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. any day if you wish to come and pray.

 

 Confessions are also available by calling the parish office (416-439-1545) for an appointment.

 

 Our live-streaming Masses will continue on Fridays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

 

 All emails and voice messages will be addressed in a timely manner.

 

 Live Stream Mass

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

We encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel and like our Facebook Page to be able to watch and get reminders for live-streamed masses and much more!

 

Message for Parishioners for Support of Parish Offertories

Current Bulletin

Past Bulletins

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

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.

First Holy Communion And Confirmation

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

All parents have been contacted with details about their child’s First Holy Communion.

 

CONFIRMATION

All parents have been contacted with details about their child’s Confirmation

 

Dear parishioners,

 

I hope and pray that you are staying healthy – both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help you during these difficult times.

Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.

If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.

It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.

 

Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

 

  • 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 contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or development@archtoronto.org.

 

Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all be able to gather together again soon.

 

 Yours in Christ,

Fr. Aegidius Warsito SCJ

 

Is Jesus calling you? Would you give your life for him?

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: Rev. Fr. Antonio Resende Pereira SCJ

(Priests of the Sacred Heart Vocation director)

 

Book of Remembrance

During the month of November we dedicate more attention to prayer for our deceased brothers and sisters. We have put the Book of Remembrance at the front of the church and you are invited to record the names of deceased relatives, friends and parishioners in the Book. Every day during the month of November the morning Mass will be celebrated for those names in the Book

 

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

Angel Tree

 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be holding their Christmas assistance to those in need in our Parish differently this year due to the care required during the pandemic. They will not be setting up the Angel Tree nor accepting any gifts of food, toys or clothing. Instead their Christmas help will be in the form of cash vouchers for the local grocery store along with gift cards for the families with children. These items will be sent by mail to those in need.

 The Society thanks you for your continued financial and spiritual support during this time and especially at their Christmas collection on the weekend of December 12 / 13, 2020. They sincerely trust that with God’s grace we shall all soon see the end of this virus and that Christmas 2021 will see a return to the joys that we normally experience during this season.

 

 

 

Saint Thomas More

 

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

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