Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Thomas More,
Following the new pandemic regulations announced yesterday by the provincial government and health authorities, in-person Mass and parish faith formation activities are suspended until further notice.
For the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm, we encourage you to attend Mass virtually to observe this Holy Day of Obligation. The parish of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is offering a livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYzkHuPlTis
Father Robert will be offering Communion on the steps at the following times this weekend, and **all are welcome**
- December 31st, 7:00pm at Saint Thomas More
- January 2nd, 9:30am at Saint Thomas More
- January 2nd, 11:15am at Saint Willibrord (on the Rectory steps)
Follow the links below to parishes in the Archdiocese who are providing online Masses:
- Saint Ignatius of Loyola https://stig.ca/live-stream/
- Saint Thomas à Becket https://www.becket.ca/
- Saint Joseph’s Oratory https://www.saint-joseph.org/en/keep-in-touch-with-the-oratory/
On TV, the Salt & Light channel is also a great option for attending Mass virtually.
In the Kingdom, all is well. The apostles and most centuries since faced worse, and we’re still here to tell about it. Together, we are united and strengthened in prayer.
Father Robert is praying daily for the parishes of Saint Thomas More and Saint Willibrord, and all who call these parishes home, and encourages all parishioners to pray for one another as well during these times.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
In the Incarnate Word,
and the Staff of Saint Thomas More