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Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This weekend, we reach the end of St Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy, which we began reading at the beginning of October. Throughout this month, the Apostle has reminded the Church of the Gospel, of its mission, and of the necessity of hope and trust in God.
St Paul’s blessed hope – the assurance that God comes through on all His promises, and that Jesus will return – fills the Second Letter to Timothy from beginning to end. Even in the face of his impending death, clinging to blessed hope allows St Paul to see and to share the Bigger Picture: the Lord saved, strengthened, and stood by him, so he has no reason to be afraid.
We see that St Paul found peace in the face of his adversity, and wanted the same for us. We are journeying in faith towards our heavenly home like St Paul and all the others who have gone before us. We know this road isn’t an easy one, so we must ask ourselves: does sure and certain hope fill our hearts enough for us to make this lifelong journey, without fear of suffering and of difficulties? For if we are to stand a chance against the challenges ahead, we must first stand firmly not just in faith and love, but also in hope.
The Funeral Mass for Evelyn Vienneau Gilchrist
Wednesday, October 26 at 10am.
Visitation in the church is on Tuesday, October 25
from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-8:30pm.
Our beloved and faithful Deacon Bernie remains in hospital this week. He appreciates your prayers for his continued good spirits and that open heart surgery next week will not have deleterious side effects, and for his recovery.
Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, October 22-28
Saturday, October 22: The Anniversary of Roger Lavigne by His Wife & Family
Sunday, October 23: For All Parishioners
Tuesday, October 25: Gina Mainardi by Maureen Dearden
Thursday, October 27: Anniversary of John Kennedy by Trish
The Sanctuary Lamp
This week the Sanctuary Lamp is lit for the Second Anniversary of Mrs Faye Foy by Her 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.
Coffee Break Catechesis
Learn to Pray like St Francis de Sales, with Father Gregory Pine, OP
We are called to pray each and every day, to enter into conversation with God - but sometimes it can seem difficult to know what to say. How does one enter into prayer? Is it really as complicated as it seems? This week, Fr Gregory guides us through St Francis de Sales' simple, straightforward style of having a conversation with God.
- Pray for Vocations!
In addition to the Mass for Priestly Vocations at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (tonight, October 21st at 7:30pm), consider including this Prayer for Vocations in your prayer routine.
If you can't make it in person, click here to livestream the Mass!
- 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!
- The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund
- The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund was established to accept donations from 73 Catholic entities across the country, and to advance healing and reconciliation initiatives. It seeks to support projects that are determined locally, in collaboration with First Nations, Métis and Inuit partners. Learn more and support this Catholic commitment to healing and reconciliation at https://www.irfund.ca/
- 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+