Saint Thomas More Home
Welcome to Saint Thomas More Parish
15, Caledonia Road,
Mass & Confession Times
Monday: NO MASS
Tuesday: 12:15 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am
Friday: 9:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am, 11:15 am
Tuesday: By appointment
Saturday: 3:00-3:45 p.m.
What is Lent?
Lent is a season of preparation for Easter. It’s a time to look at our lives and how we have been living so as to prepare for the celebration of Easter. It’s the time to open our hearts to the person of Jesus Christ. Its not about doing things but about
experiencing the person of Jesus Christ in a new way.
Lent is a time of conversion or a change of heart. We
are invited to turn away from sins and turn to God so as to receive his love, mercy and forgiveness. Traditionally it’s a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to the poor and needy. However, its not just about doing things but about experiencing the person of Jesus Christ in a new way. The essence of prayer, fasting and almsgiving is to help us draw closer to Jesus and to one another. So, when we are doing this, we should know why we are doing it. Ash Wednesday is not just about receiving ashes on our foreheads but an invitation to repent and to open our hearts to receive Jesus through Reconciliation and a lifeof spiritual renewal.
During this Lent, I suggest that we try to dive into the scriptures and learn about the person of Jesus Christ. Who is Jesus to you? Do you know him? Do you hear and listen to his voice? Do you give priority to him in your daily life and activities?
Suggestions to make the best of Lent: pick one of the synoptic Gospels – e.g. Mark and read about who
Jesus is. Also read other spiritual books. Go to daily Mass if possible, spend some time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, join in the Stations of the Cross and pray your Holy Rosary/Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Invite other people to church to come and pray with you and to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
God loves us so much and He wants to give us His Graces to enable us follow the path of holiness and love. He gives himself selflessly for our salvation and He invites us to give our lives for the good of others. If you are suffering, sick or feeling lonely, Jesus
invites you to bring to the foot of the cross all your pains, worries and anxieties through this journey of lent, He will take them from you and give you the new life and joy that come through the power of the Resurrection at Easter. May this Lent be an
opportunity for each one of us to draw closer
to Jesus Christ, grow in our faith, and be empowered to share his merciful love with others.
God bless you all and have a fruitful Lent!
Fr. Toochukwu, Okafor
WELCOME TO LENT
From the Pastor`s Desk
Welcome New Parishioners!
On behalf of the whole community of Saint Thomas More Parish, I wish to welcome you with joy and affection. We would like you to know that we are grateful to God for the gift of your life and for your presence among us. We equally thank you for choosing to share the gift of your life and faith with us. You are truly a blessing to our faith community.
Our primary mission here at Saint Thomas More Parish is to build a dynamic and Spirit-filled community of faith, where everyone feels welcomed, loved and supported, and encouraged to live and grow in his/her faith, individually and collectively. Please feel free to join and participate actively in any of the ministries we have in our parish, as a way to grow in your faith journey, as well as support other parishioners in their faith journeys.
Because we believe in Christ’s love and mercy for his people, especially those who are in need, the sick, and sinners, we seek to reflect those qualities in our celebrations, our ministries, and in our interactions with each other. It is our prayer and hope that you will find a home among us and that you will experience the loving mercy of our God, the peace of Christ and the joy of the Holy Spirit as you worship and serve in our parish community. We hope that after worshipping and serving God here in this faith community, we may one day come to join the community of the Saints and Angels to rejoice and praise God eternally in heaven. May God bless you and your loved ones! We love you!!