Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.,10:00 a.m.,
11:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Monday : 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday ,Wednesday ,Thursday,
Friday: 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
Civic Holidays: 9:00 a.m.
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
The staff of St. Thomas More School invites you to their 50th Anniversary on Sat., May 12 beginning with Mass at 12:00 noon in our church. This will be followed by a gathering at the school until 3:00 pm. Elsa Mihotic at the school is currently collecting photos from years gone by and if you have any to share, please drop them off for her at the school with your name, address and phone number on the back.
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all day on Fri., May. 4 from 8:00 a.m. (after the 7:30 a.m. Mass) to 6:30 p.m. (before the 7:00 p.m. Mass). Please come and spend some time in adoration.
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. After October 31st Communion will not be given out at Mass in a pyx except to Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Please join us on Sat., May 12 for a Marian Celebration at 6:00 p.m. (after the 5 p.m. Mass).
The celebrating priest will consecrate all those present to Our Lady of Fatima andcrown her. The statue of Our Ladywill be processed around the church premises followed by a floral offering.
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume this Sunday, October 4th. This program for children ages 4 to 10 takes place weekly at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. After the Opening Prayer, the children and catechists go to the parish hall to hear and discuss the Sunday readings at their level of understanding. At the Offertory, the children return to Mass. No registration is required. Please encourage your child to attend!
Blood Donor Clinics will be open in our area from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on:
• Mon., Apr. 30 at Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Drive)
• Sat., May 26 at Cedarbrook Community Centre (91 East Park Blvd.)
For more information, please visit www.blood.ca
We invite all parishioners to join in celebrating Catholic Education Week 2018, which runs from May 6 to 11. For more than 165 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been integrating our faith into all aspects of school life, nurturing the gifts and talents of every student. We celebrate the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools provide, giving thanks and offering our prayers for all those who faithfully journey with our young people each day. To affirm your support of Catholic Education and sign up for email updates, visit: www.togetherinfaith.ca.
Living the Gospel by helping newcomers to Canada
Angie moved to Canada to marry a man she met online. He was not who he seemed; she endured emotional and physical abuse. While he was at work, she started attending language classes at Catholic Crosscultural Services. Staff at CCS connected her with a settlement worker in the women’s program. Angie received the support she needed to exit her violent relationship and live independently, free from abuse. Angie is one of over 3,000 clients helped annually by CCS programs funded by ShareLife.
To-date we have collected $39,449.26 for ShareLife. Thank you for your generosity!
May 27 is the next ShareLife Sunday.
Please give generously.
St. Thomas More was born at London in 1478. After a thorough grounding in religion and the classics, he entered Oxford to study law. Upon leaving the university he embarked on a legal career which took him to Parliament. In 1505, he married his beloved Jane Colt who bore him four children, and when she died at a young age,
he married a widow, Alice Middleton, to be a mother for his young children. A wit and a reformer, this learned man numbered bishops and scholars among his friends, and by 1516 wrote his world-famous book "Utopia". He attracted the attention of Henry VIII who appointed him to a succession of high posts and missions, and finally made him Lord Chancellor in 1529. However, he resigned in 1532, at the height of his career and reputation, when Henry persisted in holding his own opinions regarding marriage and the supremacy of the Pope. The rest of his life was spent in writing mostly in defense of the Church. In 1534, with his close friend, St. John Fisher, he refused to render allegiance to the King as the Head of the Church of England and was confined to the Tower. Fifteen months later, and nine days after St. John Fisher's execution, he was tried and convicted of treason. He told the court that he could not go against his conscience and wished his judges that "we may yet hereafter in heaven merrily all meet together to everlasting salvation." And on the scaffold, he told the crowd of spectators that he was dying as "the King's good servant-but God's first". He was beheaded on July 6, 1535. His feast day is June 22nd He is the patron saint of lawyers..
"The king's good servant, but God's first"- Saint Thomas More.
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