Friday, October 13, 2023




Parishioners' Vote - Tomorrow, October 14th
You may stay in your pews after the final blessing and hymn, as immediately following the 4:30pm Mass the vote on the Proposed Resolution will take place in the church:

Be it resolved, this assembly recommends to Archbishop Christian Lepine the closure of the Parish of St. Thomas More, and the integration of her territory, pastoral responsibilities, assets and liabilities, to the Parish of St. Willibrord.  In this way, we can form one strong and united English Catholic community in Verdun.  Until such time as a decision is made on the future of the rectory and church, worship would continue to take place at St. Thomas More church.


This vote does not bind the Archbishop either way, but it serves to give him the pulse of the community. 
For legal purposes, only parishioners who live within the boundaries of St Thomas More technically have a vote.  At the same time, we know that many of you have been longtime parishioners live outside the boundaries and we want to know your point of view also.  We will be asking everyone to sign in for the vote and you will also be asked to indicate on your ballot whether you live within or outside the boundaries. 

Mass Schedule & Intentions

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 14th 2023
Anniversary of Mr Vincenzo Nudo by His Family 

A warm welcome and many thanks to Father Raymond Lafontaine,
who will celebrate our Mass this weekend!

Sanctuary Lamp
Our Sanctuary Lamp this week is burning for 
Diane Chesnel Cox by Her Husband & Family 


Annual Rosary Rally - October 14th at Noon
October is the month of the Rosary and all are invited to the Public Square Rosary Rally at the Tortue Wharf (south side of Lasalle Boulevard between Godwin & Riverview).  This time of prayer will be offered for the intentions of reparation and conversion.  

For further information, please contact Caroline Landry (514-767-6256)
or Maureen Dearden (514-751-2733).

Sincerest appreciation is extended to all who supported and joined the Rosary Rally last year, and the group is looking forward  to seeing you there! 

St. Vincent de Paul Society:  Autumn Food Drive Continues!
In anticipation of a greater need in the community this coming holiday season, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is running an Autumn Food Drive to begin early preparations for their annual Christmas Baskets.

Tomorrow is the last Saturday to drop off donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items in the boxes at the back of the church.  Monetary donations can be placed in the St. Vincent de Paul boxes on the walls by the main entrance, and are eligible to be included in your income tax receipts for this year (contact the Office for more details).

You can also swing by the Office with any donations during regular office hours.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

50/50 Draw Returns!
Tickets for the October Draw are available - 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.  The draw will take place on Saturday, October 28th after Mass.

November Magnificat
Parishioners who subscribe to the Magnificat may pick up their November Issue on the shelves at the back of the church. There are 2 extra copies available for $5 each.

Office Hours
Regular Office Hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm (closed on Wednesday). 

Sanctuary Lamp
Every week, the candle above the tabernacle is lit, and can be lit in memory of a loved one or for special intentions for a suggested offering of $20.  For more information and to book a specific week please contact the office.

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