Bulletin - Saint Thomas More Parish

The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Youth Ministry
Youth Group
Jacob [email protected]
Young Adults for Christ
Andy Rodrigues [email protected]
Mass Intentions for Jan. 31 – Feb. 7, 2015
Saturday
5:00 p.m.
Sunday
8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Parish Groups
Parish Council
Mike Carolan…………………………..416-282-4750
Finance Council
Alan King………………………………416-439-1545
Screening Committee
Claudine Goller……………………….416-289-0307
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Martel Gordon-Tennant……………...416-439-7827
11:30 a.m.
8:00 p.m.
Monday
7:30 a.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m.
Professing the Name of the Lord
In today’s Gospel we contemplate Jesus as
He goes with His disciples to the synagogue in
Capernaum. There He meets a man who is
possessed by an unclean spirit. At the words of
Jesus, the unclean spirit cries out saying: “I know
who you are, the Holy One of God.” The devil
himself recognizes Jesus as the Son of God, the
Anointed. However, Jesus commands him to be
silent and leave the man. Why does Jesus silence
him? Would it not be a good opportunity to
announce to everyone that He is the Messiah?
People would have faith in Him even His enemies.
Jesus does not identify Himself in today’s
Gospel for a simple reason: the words are coming
from someone who does not love Him. The true
profession of faith is about professing with our
mouths what is inside our hearts. It’s not just a
matter of knowing, it’s a matter of love.
Every Sunday we are invited to renew our
Catholic faith by praying the Apostles’ Creed. This
faith is such a treasure that the Church has kept
and preserved it from the first days of her
existence. We have inherited it from the Apostles
and since then it has been an instrument of
conversion for people who have even given up
their lives for such a faith.
Today we are invited to profess the name of the
Lord with confidence. He wants us to trust and
allow Him to change our lives. For this to happen,
our faith needs to be more than a statement. It has
to be a profession made with love! Let’s love Him
above all and profess His name with our mouths
and hearts.
Fr. Will SCJ
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
+Zenaida Dayan,
requested by the
Descallar family
+Eileen Drapeau,
requested by the family
+Ludger Gomes,
requested by the family
Intentions of the parish
community
+Emidio Donatelli,
requested by the Struna
family
Intentions of Arokiam
Arulandu
+Souls in purgatory,
requested by M.
O’Donnell
+Deceased members of
the Carrillo Cortes
family
Intentions of all priests
and seminarians
+Angie Caligner,
requested by the family
Intentions of Dan
O’Donnell & family
+Maruja de Leon,
requested by the family
+Morgan Valentine,
requested by R. Ferrer
+Annie Cherian,
requested by the family
In thanksgiving,
Purification Mendoza
+Rosita Marcelo,
requested by the
Calderon family
+Victor Stanislaus,
requested by the family
+Eileen Drapeau,
requested by the family
Praying for the Sick
We are praying for the sick of our
parish: Kris Patterson, Joan
Jackson, Marcella & George
Shapardanis, John Johnston,
Yolande Awad, Helena James,
Rosina Hassanali, Elsie Miller, Arlene Spencer
and Sammy Arjoon. May they be supported by
our prayers and pastoral ministry by the grace of
God.
February 1, 2015
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Valentine’s Dinner and Dance
Parents of students celebrating Confirmation this
year: The Confirmation Retreat Day is Saturday,
February 21, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in
the parish hall. It will be conducted by Christine
and Michael Way Skinner, well-known catechists
in our Archdiocese. Students will need to bring a
lunch.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Sunday Offertory Envelopes
Please make sure that you write your name and
address on your Sunday Offertory envelopes so
that we may credit you properly for income tax
purposes. If you have any questions, please call
Josie or Suzy at the parish office (416-4391545). We would be happy to help you.
Volunteers Needed
Seven Oaks Nursing Home (9 Neilson
Rd.) is in need of more volunteers to
help with their programs. This includes
visiting with the residents, helping with
social activities, working in the gift
shop and other activities. Please call the parish
office (416-439-1545) for more information.
Calling all Hockey Fans!
There will be a match between the Peterborough
Catholic Youth Group and the St. Augustine’s
Seminarians on Sat., Feb. 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the
Don Montgomery Arena (2467 Eglinton Ave. E.
at Midland Ave.). All donations are most
welcome for the Sisters of Life.
Knights of Columbus Members
The coordinator for our Knights of
Columbus would like to confirm the
contact details of all their members.
Please send your information to
Julius Arulnathan at [email protected]
Rosary Makers
Our second Annual Parish
Valentine’s Dinner Dance will
be held on Sat., Feb. 14th after
the evening Mass in our parish
hall. Door prizes, buffet dinner,
live entertainment and
complimentary champagne!! Tickets are $30.00
for adults and $15.00 for children over 12 years
of age if purchased before the dinner / dance
(after one of the Masses). Tickets at the door on
February 14th will be $35.00 per adult.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Series
Each year, we are invited to return to the path of
Lent, which leads to a profound experience of
Christ’s Paschal Mystery. To help us discover
the direction of this Lenten journey, we will
renew our appreciation of the great gift that has
been given to us through our own initiation into
Christ’s death and resurrection. The Gospel
readings of the Transfiguration, the Women at
the Well, the Man Born Blind, and the Raising of
Lazarus will be our guides. Lent has a direction.
Where will it lead you this year? Gregory Beath,
from the Office of Formation for Discipleship, will
facilitate this Lenten reflection. It consists of four,
Wednesday evening gatherings (Feb. 25th,
March 4th, 11th and 18th) from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m.
To register, please contact Josie at the parish
office (416-439-1545).
Baptisms
We welcome into God’s family the following
children who have been baptized during the
month of January in our parish: Tom Kiriakou III,
Olivia Ancheta Pascual, Sydney Ancheta
Pascual, Brooklyn Ancheta Pascual, Kassidy
Alyssa Sharp, Janelle Gard and Aryanna
Gunaratnam. May God bless them all the days
of their lives!
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
First Friday Adoration
There will be a session of the Rosary Makers on
Sun., Feb. 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
Everyone is most welcome!
Friday, February 6, 2015
There will be Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament day on Fri., Feb. 6th from 8:00 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m. All are most welcome!