Saint Thomas More Parish

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

Mass Schedule: Livestream

Every Sunday at 11:30 AM

 

Every Friday at 6:00 PM :

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Mass.

 

 

Online Video Archive:

 

Facebook

 

YouTube

 

Bulletin:

Pentecost Sunday

 

 

Sacrament of the Sick

Important Notice as of March 24, 2020

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

Important Notice as of March 24, 2020: The Church and the parish office are closed until further notice due to the COVID19 pandemic.

If you wish, please leave a voice mail at 416 439 1545 or an email at stthomasmore@rogers.com. Both will be monitored.

Taking Communion Home

Message for Parishioners for Support of Parish Offertories

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

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.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word program is for children ages 4 to 10 and 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!

Seniors’ Mass & Luncheon

We are celebrating our monthly Seniors’ Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon in the parish hall on the second Wednesday of every month. All seniors are most welcome!

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.

No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.

In response to many requests that I have received from parishioners, 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.

• Contribute to our parish offertory by credit card. Please click here. You will then be able to select our parish in the drop-down menu. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to our parish offertory or other special funds.

• Contribute through pre-authorized giving. Click here for more information on pre-authorized giving. You can obtain a form from the parish office or you can click here to download an enrollment form which can be printed and completed. Return the completed form and a voided cheque to your parish office. Or e-mail the form and a scanned copy or photo of a voided cheque to development@archtoronto.org for processing. Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.

• You can contribute to the offertory via online banking. To do this, the archdiocese will need to send you a unique account number. Please send an e-mail to “campaign@archtoronto.org”. In the body of the email provide:

• Your name and address

• Parish name and city

  You will be emailed 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 our parish. You can make a one time or recurring gift to our offertory.

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 miss seeing all of you at theMass and Ipray daily that we will be able to gather together again soon.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Aegi, SCJ

 

 

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome

Our parish is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome at a cost of $4,590.per person. Father Aegi is the spiritual guide and Connaissance Travel is making the arrangements for the trip. Please call the parish office for more information.

First Holy Communion,  Confirmation and RCIA 2020

First Holy Communion Classes - CANCELLED until further notice

 

Confirmation classes - CANCELLED until further notice

 

RCIA - Virtual classes to be held in lieu of classroom sessions using Zoom, on Fridays from 7:00-8:30 pm. Detailed instructions to be disseminated by email to the RCIA Elect.

 

For questions and other details, email us at askstmp2016@gmail.com

 

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)

 

 

Saint Thomas More

 

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

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