Parish & Community Events
Saturday 5:00 pm Mass for Sunday video - click here
Note that only the Saturday 4:55 pm Mass with announcements will be live-streamed,
then available to view for the following week
Ways to donate to St. Thomas More Catholic Church - click here
Sacrament of Confirmation - Saturday, October 24 - video
Bishop Gerard Bergie led us in prayer for the Holy Spirit to descend upon our newly confirmed:
Loretto Catholic School
Gianna Agasucci, Abriel Albert, Elisha Amer, Marco Balog, Madison Bower, Nathan Carter, Daniela Caruso,
Francesca Cavezza, Christian Chambers, Jonah Cukierski, Emma Damato, Dinnis Datahan, Peyton Dever,
Maddex Fabiano, Isabella Factor, Elwood Horn, Nicholas Ioannoni, Samantha Jones, Christina Juliano,
Julia Kowalczyk, Alyssa Linza, Lily Lococo, Gianluca Malvaso, Daniel Mancuso, Jason Mayfield,
Makenzie Moore, Charlize Newport, David Nowak, Tanner Nurton, Trevor Nurton, Aleksander Orsini,
Jade Padilla, Axell Panganiban, Marco Panunto, Cristian Parada, Ava Pasto, Zachary Petrecca,
Nathan Procopio, Jacob Shannon, Ethan Smith
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
Gregory Bertone-Doughty, Isabella Carbonara, Beatriz Cordero, Ashlyn Fehr, Amanda Guerin,
Tyler Holowachuk, Claire Irwin, Grace-Ann Kochan, Jayse Maure, Keisha Panti, Michael Peters, Kendall Rae, Briana Santivanez, Julia Schwegler, Nya Thomas, Diana Tries
Saturday Sacrament Preparation
Gabriela Dudek, Carlo Vescio
St. John Henry Newman
Sacrament of First Communion - video - September 27 - click here
Sacrament of First Communion - video - October 4 - click here
Sacrament of First Communion - video - October 18 - click here
Special Wedding Anniversaries
Bishop Gerard Bergie will send a congratulatory certificate to married couples who have celebrated or will celebrate a 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, or 60th+ anniversary in the year 2020. To receive a certificate, complete the registration form and email, or fax it to the address given by November 13. You may also drop it off at the church office.
Special Collections - Development & Peace - October 31 - November 1
Postponements due to the global pandemic have resulted in a backlog of special collections (three have already taken place: for the Church in the Holy Land, for the Needs of the Church in Canada, and for the Pope's Pastoral Works). Today is World Mission Sunday; yet to come is Development & Peace (October 31 - November 1). As with any special collection, give according to your discretion and means.
Serra Club Altar Server Awards - August 2020 - click here
Congratulations Elgin Edamana, Ann Sony and Nathan Talampas.
We thank each and everyone who assists in serving our Masses at St. Thomas More.
Diocesan Separated & Divorced Healing Ministry Support Group - Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre
Next session will be October 26 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm - Topic - Pastoral Care with Fr. Chris Kulig
Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls. For the 2020 - 2021 schedule click here
All Saints/All Souls 2020 in memoriam - Monday, November 2 - 6:30 pm
In addition to the usual 9:00 a.m. Mass on Monday, November 2 there will be Mass in memoriam at 6:30 pm for those whose funerals were celebrated through St. Thomas More Parish (seating preference will be given to the 25 - 30 families of the deceased).
Extra envelopes are available at the church doors to record names for remembrance; otherwise, you may drop off a “self-made” envelope at the parish office.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturday, November 7 - 9:45 to 11:00 am
as always, our two priests will be on hand. We will continue with Reconciliation on the first Saturday of every month, Mass on Saturday mornings will be celebrated only on the first Saturday of the month.
Forgiveness - What is it and How to do it?- Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre - Presenter Anna Racine
Saturday, November 7 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm - for additional information - click here
Sacrament of Baptism - Protocols at Baptisms during Covid-19 - click here
The monthly Baptism preparation session will be held Thursday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m., in the hall (physical distancing will apply there). Masks are to be worn (bring your own, as well as a pen), and we ask that the infants and other small children not accompany the parents. Because of the 30% capacity rule, only two Baptisms can be scheduled, Sundays at the usual 12:30 p.m. Only immediate family should attend. Sanitizing procedures will be in place. Parents inquiring about infant baptism need to contact the parish office 905.356.7533 or email email@example.com) to set-up an appointment.
Catholic Engaged Encounter via Zoom
The Eastern Canada District of Catholic Engaged Encounter has united to provide a coordinated and safe response to the need for marriage preparation for couples getting married in the Catholic Church. Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are being held virtually by “Zoom” on the following weekends: November 7 and 8, 2020; February 20 and 21, 2021; April 17 and 18, 2021. The cost is $150.00 per couple. The link for district registration is:
Catholic School Supporter?
Are you registered as one? All Roman Catholics, whether they are registered homeowners or tenants, with or without children, are entitled to support Catholic education. If your support is not directed to the English Separate, you are automatically considered a public school supporter. If the sole owner of a home is not Roman Catholic but the spouse is, or one owner of a jointly owned home is not Catholic, support can be directed to Niagara Catholic by completing an additional Roman Catholic School Assessment Lease form. Your support of Catholic education is vitally important!
Natural Family Planning
The Marquette Method of Natural Family Planning is a way to achieve or avoid pregnancy by monitoring objective biological indicators to identify the fertile window. This method is based on current scientific literature with an effectiveness of 98 - 100% with perfect use. Couples using this method can expect quality instruction taught by healthcare professionals and an empowering experience that allows them to live with their God-given gift of fertility. Dr. Stephanie Kafie, a family physician and parishioner of St. Thomas More, has started a "virtual clinic" that provides Marquette Method instruction to couples for free with a valid Ontario health card. Totally Yours Family Medicine is currently the only source of such instruction in Ontario. Visit www.totallyyoursfamilymedicine.com for more information. Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Niagara East Council - Store is open in Niagara Falls - Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Vincent's Loves Volunteers - Do you have 2 - 4 hours per week that you could spare? Vincent's Thrift Store at 5970 Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls would love to hear from you. The store is part of the St.Vincent de Paul Society, serving the needy members of our community. It is a wonderful opportunity to be the hands of Christ in our world. We have a variety of "jobs" to do, and wonderful people to work with. Activities may include: sorting donations, stocking and organizing shelves, serving customers and cleaning. People with special interests like jewelry, books, vintage clothing and art might also enjoy working with us. We could also use a person with a truck who is willing to pick up or drop off items from time to time. Volunteer opportunities are open to persons of all ages, including students who require community service hours. We can arrange your hours to suit your schedule. Please give the store a call if you are interested and ask to speak with our manager Andrea: 289.296.3807.
Contemplative Prayer Group
Are you interested in learning to pray in silence? This prayer group follows the teachings of St. John of the Cross and Fr. Thomas Keating. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.
For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.646.1995.
Spiritual Book Club
Join a unique book club for discussion of inspirational books chosen to deepen your faith. Meetings are held via Zoom the last Wednesday of the month.
For information contact email@example.com or 905.646.1995.
Links of Interest
Bishop Gerard Bergie - Good people help us get through times of discouragement - click here
Bishop Gerard Bergie - Faith Matters - Have faith, there's more good than evil in the world - click here
Bishop Gerard Bergie - 50 Years after Woodstock, we're still seeking true meaning of love - click here
VATICAN CITY -- Professing faith in God as the creator of all human beings, or even simply recognizing that all people possess an inherent dignity, has concrete consequences for how people should treat one another and make decisions in politics, economics and social life, Pope Francis wrote. - click here
Father Peter Rowe - 40th Ordination Anniversary CONGRATULATIONS - click here for video
Solon Ryes Presents his Grand Finale - The Masters - Amazing! click here to listen
Diocesan Separated & Divorced - Healing Ministry Group - click here
Retrouvaille - Do You Need to "Rediscover" Your Marriage? - click here
Check us out at: www.Retrouvaille.org or call 905.664.5212 or 905.662.2018
Mount Carmel Retreats click here