Parish & Community Events

10:00 am Mass live-streamed everyday on YouTube - click here

Father Peter's Weekly Letter to Parishioners - click here

(Universal) Prayer of the Faithful - click here

Mass Intentions May 31 to June 6 - click here

NEW WAYS TO DONATE TO ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH

During this time of absence from church, expenses go on just the same.

Would you like to continue to donate your Sunday and Special offerings to St. Thomas More?

 

It is easy to setup by using monthly Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) donations.

Complete the attached form and mail or email to the church office

along with a copy or scan of a void cheque.

OR

Internet e-transfers from your Personal Bank are now also being accepted.  

Please use "stthomasmorenf@gmail.com" as the email address that the bank requests.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Pentecost Sunday - Sunday, May 31 - Bishop Gerard Bergie - click here

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus - The twelve promises made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque by Jesus for those dedicated to His Sacred Heart - Bishop Gerard Bergie - click here

As the country reopens, let the Holy Spirit inspire courage and understanding - click here

Know Heaven is your destiny, Pope Francis - click here

Pope Francis: Trusting in God does not mean never arguing with him - click here

Pope Francis - Prayer is powerful, life-giving Pope Francis says (Video) - click here

Finding healing for the mind, as well as the soul, during a pandemic - Bishop Gerard Bergie - click here

Knights of Columbus founder to be beatified - click here

Pentecost Sunday, May 31 - click here

Ascension of the Lord, May 24 - click here

6th Sunday of Easter, May 17 - click here

5th Sunday of Easter, May 10 - click here

Catholic Education Week - Mass at St. Thomas More - Thursday, May 7 - click here

Holy Hour of Adoration, Thursday, May 7 - click here

4th Sunday of Easter, May 3 - click here

Consecration to Mary, Mother of the Church in the time of pandemic

 as celebrated by Father Peter and Sr. Loretta at the - Friday, May 1 click here

3rd Sunday of Easter, April 26 - on FaceBook - click here

Eucharistic Benediction - click here

Eucharistic AdorationLitany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Divine Mercy Chaplet

If you wish to view previous live-streamed services on YouTube - click here

If you wish to view previous FaceBook live-streamed "videos" - click here

Branches Catholic Ministries - Bible Study via ZOOM - June 10 - July 22 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm

- no class June 1  Fulfilled: Uncovering Biblical Foundations of Catholicism

Cost is $34 (for materials only plus shipping)  Participants will be instructed using Zoom - click here

Rosary Apostalate

The Rosary Apostolate began in Toronto in 1997 as a means of evangelization through prayer.  It has been creating a positive experience of prayer (in our area notably in Welland's Catholic schools).  Presently there are approximately 1,000 trained volunteers in 250 schools across Ontario.  The praying of the Rosary becomes inspiring and interesting for our students - never boring.  The goal is to form good habits of prayer through visits to each classroom in the school, monthly from October to April; a Marian celebration in May concludes the visits. Presentations and prayers are modified according to different age groups (15 minutes with JK & SK, 20 minutes with grades 1 - 3, 40 minutes with grades 4 - 8).  The teachers remain with their class while the Rosary is prayed. All follow the leaflets provided and any improvising is avoided.

We are aiming to begin this ministry of prayer at both Loretto and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Schools this fall.  Well before then, though, we will need volunteers from the parish (at least 12) who are to be properly trained and screened.  The principals have been approached (as they must be in favour).  This can only enhance the spiritual dimension of the school and it forms "Children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary."

Do you love Jesus and Mary?  Do you love Children?  Do you pray the Rosary?  Are you willing to dedicate two hours a month to pray the Rosary with children?  If so, do join us! for additional information - click here

Join Father Peter on a pilgrimage to Marylake at Our Lady of Grace Shrine - stay tuned

Walk and pray the Rosary Path, celebrate Mass in the beautiful chapel, and spend time in quiet meditation (bring along a picnic lunch).  Cost $37, includes bus trip, taxes, tip, and Shrine donation.  

For tickets contact Maria Vacca 905.357.5653 or Laurie Bitner 905.371.1217

Men's Monthly Rosary - Postponed - All men of the parish welcome!

Come out and pray the Rosary with our Catholic men and to be with our Blessed Mother.  We pray every first Monday of each month in the St. Jerome Chapel.  It takes approximately 30 minutes.  Please bring a friend.

Moms & Tots - Monday - stay tuned for upcoming dates

Welcome to all mothers, young children and babies to join in following the 9:15 am Mass.  Join in for an informal talk on "Fitting Prayer into Your Daily Life" followed by discussion, fellowship, coffee, and snacks. Young children and babies are most welcome and invited to come with moms!  

email stephanie.kafie@medportal.ca or joanna.freytag@gmail.com to join our mailing list.

Infant Baptism Preparation - stay tuned

The Sacrament of Baptism will not be offered during Lent.

Anyone attending this information evening should have already had contact with the church office.

call 905.356.7533 or email - secretarystthomas@cogeco.net

Diocesan Separated & Divorced Healing Ministry Support Group - Mt. Carmel - stay tuned additional information - call 905.356.4113 or 905.684.0154 or email separatedanddivorced@saintcd.com

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 schedule click here

Bingo, Bingo, Bingo - Wednesdays - 9:45 pm - Postponed - Please volunteer to help - you are needed! 

Bingos are on Wednesdays at 9:45 pm (Late night) - Closed until further notice - Delta Monte Carlo Hall, 4735 Drummond Road. Please consider helping out and call Bill Mann 905.374.2386 asap

Catholic Grandparents Association

To Help Grandparents Pass on the Faith and to Keep Prayer at the Heart of Family Life. - click here

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Niagara East Council - Store is open in Niagara Falls - for additional information - click here

Store currently Closed due to pandemic - sorry

Store hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

There is a need for volunteers to staff the store, asking only a few hours of your time.  If you are able, and would like to volunteer or would like more information, call Nicole Chartrand 905.358.4687.  "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."

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.

Junior and Senior Altar Servers Needed

Servers or "assistant ministers" are needed in many liturgical celebrations.  Children in grades 4 and above are invited to become Junior Altar Servers.  

This requires a minimal time commitment, and will be assigned the time that the family attends mass.  

Servers are required to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the assigned Mass and are there no more that 5 to 10 minutes after the Mass is over.

Students in Grades 8 to 12 are able to earn 1 community service hour every time served.  Training is provided.

Call Monica D'Amico 905.374.4390 for further information.  

You can also check this site for additional information just click here.

Our parish is also in need for adult servers especially to serve at funeral liturgies.  Retired men ad women of the parish are encouraged to consider lending their time to this ministry.

Proclaimers (Ministers) of the Word

In this ministry you not only read the word of God but proclaim it.  Some of the requirements:  familiarity with Sacred Scripture (while not necessarily being a Bible scholar!), ability to read well with good vocal projection (while not necessarily being an orator!), and willingness to attend training sessions (while not necessarily undergoing a skills test!).  Those interested will be invited to an inquiry session, where some of our current proclaimers (readers) will explain what the ministry requires and the time commitment it necessitates. 

Click here for additional information.

Ministers of Holy Communion

In this ministry you who serve are exercising the role of hosts and servants of the Eucharistic banquet.  Those Catholics who have no impediment are encouraged to come forward.

Click here for additional information.

Ministers of Holy Communion to those at home, in hospital, or in long-term care

These parishioners minister to the sick with prayer, personal visits, words of comfort and encouragement, and other acts of kindness.  Above all, the Church manifests Christ's love by bringing these people communion from the Eucharistic celebration.  Today, to assure that no one is deprived of the Eucharist, both clergy and laity exercise this ministry of love and unity on behalf of the sick.  Those willing to give their time in such a role are asked to participate.

Click here for additional information.

Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers/Greeters)

In this ministry your role is one of "official" host -- someone whose presence, conversation and actions speak a genuine desire that all who come to our liturgical events enjoy their time together thus creating an atmosphere conducive to the act of worship.  Those parishioners willing to contribute their "hospitality" skills are asked to consider this vital ministry.

Click here for additional information.

Cathedral Appeal

Do you know that there is a stained glass window dedicated to St. Patrick in our Cathedral?  The window is based on the legend of St. Patrick spreading the faith in Ireland.  In 432 St. Patrick was consecrated bishop.  He came to Ireland to bring Christianity to pagan Ireland, and after landing on the shores of Ireland he began his work of establishing a church for worship.  

Amazing progress continues to be made in our Cathedral's magnificent restoration.  Play your part today in our $1.2 million appearl!

Visit us at www.saintcd.com/appeal or pick up a brochure and pledge form in your church today and consider making a donation as we, a diocesan family, work towards achieving our goal of $1.2 million.

Online Giving at St. Thomas More

If you manage your bills online, we are sure you will like giving to your church online!

It is safe and secure, and you decide exactly when your gift is made.

Online giving lets you set up a recurring contribution or a one-time gift  to the Sunday collection, so you will give the way you want -  even if you have forgotten your envelope.  Contact our Church Secretary to make arrangements to donate monthly. click here to donate

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - St. Thomas More Conference

check out what they have been doing - click here

Links of Interest

Father Peter Rowe - 40th Ordination Anniversary CONGRATULATIONS - click here for video

Solon Ryes Presents his Grand Finale - The Masters - Amazing! click here to listen

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - Holy Hour

Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

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