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Dear Parishioners and Friends,
In this Sunday’s Second Reading, Saint Paul writes, “…I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.”
We’ve spoken much about discipleship in the last year, so we should have no trouble seeing our mission as followers of Jesus Christ in the Apostle’s instructions here.
But questions remain nonetheless. How can we be persistent in times like now, when everything seems to be working against our mission? How can we exercise utmost patience in anything, let alone in making new disciples, when so many other things seem more urgent?
How, indeed - unless we have faith.
Discipleship is a lifelong journey that begins when our faith allows us to see that we cannot do anything without God. Our acknowledgement of our inability to make it on own and our willingness to rely on God are both necessary for a lifetime mission such as the one we’ve been given, for without God our hopes would have nothing to cling to when the only alternative is hopelessness.
The Funeral Mass for Hazel Boyce is on
Wednesday, October 19 at 1:00pm.
Our beloved and faithful Deacon Bernie has been in hospital since showing COVID symptoms Sunday which have caused complications with his heart.
He appreciates your prayers for his continued good spirits and that a procedure today will not have deleterious side effects, and for his recovery.
Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, October 15-21
Saturday, October 15: For All Parishioners
Sunday, October 16: Anniversary of Vincenzo Nudo by His Family
Tuesday, October 18: (St Luke): Lois Gallie by Maureen Dearden
Thursday, October 20 (St Hedwig & St Margaret Mary Alacoque): In Thanksgiving for a Favor Received by Darlene Fitzgerald
The Sanctuary Lamp
This week the Sanctuary Lamp is lit for Diane Chesnel Cox by Her Husband & Family
As our Mass intentions are booked far in advance, the Sanctuary Lamp can be lit in memory of your loved ones or for intentions. The candle is lit for the week for a suggested offering of $20.00. For more information and to book a specific week please contact the office.
50/50 Returns to St Thomas More!
Our newly established Fundraising Committee has decided to have a 50/50 Draw in October, November & December!
- Ticket Prices: $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00 and 7 for $10.00.
- October Tickets: On sale after all Masses
- October Draw: Saturday, October 29 after the 4:30pm Mass
Faith Formation for Young Children
St Ignatius of Loyola invites families with children ages 3-8 to The Good Shepherd Atrium, a special place for children’s prayer and faith formation. There are a few spots still available on Monday (Level 1, ages ages 3-5) and Tuesday (Level 2, ages 6-8), from 4:00-5:30pm starting the week of October 23. Our very own Angela will be helping out in Level 1 Atrium on Mondays!
Read more at stig.ca/atrium, or contact Rebecca Malone: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Updated Info!** Have you talked to your Mother lately?
The month of October is dedicated to Mary, our Heavenly Mother, and to the Holy Rosary! If you haven't already, there is no better time than now to add the Rosary to your spiritual routine - especially if you begin today, the Memorial Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary!
We invite you to join in a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 15 at noon on the south side of LaSalle Blvd, between Godin & Riverview(under the Tortue Wharf).
Please join in this time of prayer in offering reparation & praying for conversion.
For further information please contact Caroline Landry 514-767-6256 or Maureen Dearden 514-751-2733.
Coffee Break Catechesis
“May the Church be overcome with joy,” said Pope Francis on October 11, the 60th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. “If she should fail to rejoice, she would deny her very self, for she would forget the love that begot her.”
This week, settle down with your cuppa and a snack to read this article,wherein the Pope’s call for the Church on Earth to rediscover her joy, passion, and love rings especially true for any mission-focused parish.
- The Montreal Compline Choir
The Office of Compline will be sung in French on October 16 at 9 p.m., at the Church of St. Peter the Apostle (Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre), 1201 rue de la Visitation, Montreal. For more information about this ancient tradition of communal prayer and music, visit https://bit.ly/3ylELzU
- Pillars Trust: Ask Us Anything!
The Pillars Trust Fund is hosting an online "Ask Us Anything" event later this month to help you learn more about various Catholic organizations serving the faithful of Montreal. For more information and to submit your questions for this event, visit https://bit.ly/3rBni2F
Put Your Faith, Hope, and Love into Action!
- Pastoral Home Care
- Be a living bridge to Christ for the sick, elderly, and isolated in our city! The Pastoral Home Care ministry of the Archdiocese will provide formation in October for newcomers to this important ministry. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3CixW4q
- CAPP was founded by Pope St. John Paul II to advance the principles of the social doctrine of the Church: the dignity of the human person, solidarity and subsidiarity. Learn more at https://www.cappcanada.ca/ and watch the replay of September's virtual launch of CAPP-Canada at https://www.cappcanada.ca/launch
- Catholic Action Montreal
- Motivated by our faith, Catholic Action Montreal empowers its community through a network of gifted individuals, partners, and organizations, enabling them to respond to an expressed need, resulting in profound changes in the community. Learn more and get involved at https://catholicaction.ca/
Yours in Christ,
Father Robert Assaly+