Parish & Community Events

Join Father Peter on a pilgrimage to Marylake

at Our Lady of Grace Shrine and Rosary Path

Partake in walking/praying the Rosary Path, Mass at the Chapel, and Quiet Meditation.

Coach Bus Departs STM at 8:30 am

Returns at 6:00 pm

Cost $37

Wednesday, June 10 click here for more information

Bishop Gerard Bergie - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - click here

Cathedral Appeal

We are now at the midpoint of our 18-month Cathedral Appeal.  As of January 15, our appeal has raised $777,399.49 in cash donations and $97,068.72 in outstanding pledges.  This brings our total raised to $874,468.21 or 73% of our $1,200,000 goal  "Thank you" for all of your generosity and for playing a part in the restoration of the mother church of our diocese.  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

Mt. Carmel Trivia Day 2020 - March 22 - Doors open 12:00 noon - Food Buffet at 12:30 pm - Trivia at 1:30 pm

Tickets will be on sale in the front foyer on February 22, 23, 29 and March 1.

click here for additional information!

28th Annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally - Saturday, March 7 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm - click here

Diocesan Separated & Divorced Healing Ministry Support Group - Mt. Carmel - February 24 - Healing Journey - Fr. Hugh Gibson 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

St. Catharines Right to Life Dinner: Saturday, February 29, 2020

- 6:00pm at Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines. Guest Speaker: Amy Ford of Embrace Grace. Join us for dinner, fellowship and an excellent speaker who will inform, inspire and encourage us. To reserve tickets ($50, $25 for students), call 684-7505 or email: info@chooselife.ca

Men's Monthly Rosary - Monday, March 2 - 7:30 pm - 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.

CWL General Meeting - Tuesday, March 3 - 6:15 pm Mass

followed by the General Meeting in the Church Hall. We extend a welcome to all the ladies of St. Thomas More Parish - please join us.

Lent Experience - Pivotal Players Movie/Presentation in the church hall - Wednesday, March 4 - 7:00 pm

St. Augustine a Bishop Robert Baron presentation.

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

Bingos are on Wednesdays at 9:45 pm (Late night) - March 4, 11, 18 - Delta Monte Carlo Hall, 4735 Drummond Road. Please consider helping out and call Bill Mann 905.374.2386 asap.

CWL St. Catharines Diocesan Council Annual Retreat -  "Lent . . . A Holy Season of Renewal"

Wednesday, March 4 -  8:30 am - 2:30 pm or Thursday, March 5 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7020 Stanley Avenue Niagara Falls

Cost $40 per person lunch included Wednesday, dinner included Thursday

Guest Speaker - Rev. Fr. Stuart MacDonald

CWL World Day of Prayer Luncheon, Friday, March 6 - 1:00 pm

Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, 6136 Lundy's Lane Niagara Falls.  

This year's country/theme is "Zimbabwe: Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk".

Let Go of Worries and Find Peace - Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre - Igor Ratkovic and Ryan Racine

Saturday, March 7 - click here

Moms & Tots - Monday, March 9 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the church hall

Welcome to all mothers, young children and babies to join in the first meeting 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 and feel free to drop by for all or part of our first meeting.

You Can Help Your Marriage –   Are you frustrated or angry at each other or have you just stopped talking to each other?   Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped tens of thousands of couples.  For confidential information about, or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on March 13, 2020 at  the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, please call 905-664-5212 or email: retrouvaille.hamilton@cogeco.ca  or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

St. Thomas More CWL Shamrock Card Party - Tuesday, March 17 - $15 - click here

Lunch 12 noon lunch includes soup, sandwiches, salads, desserts, coffee/tea.  Card Party to follow!

Infant Baptism Preparation - Thursday, March 19 - 6:00 pm

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-Wide Reconciliation/Adoration - Saturday, March 28 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

A priest will be available to hear individual confessions in every parish church across the diocese.

Forgiveness - What is it and how to do it? - Saturday, March 28 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - lunch provided

Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre - click here for additional information.

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 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.

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