Saint Thomas More Events, News & Updates
Dartmouth Reconciliation Services
All are invited to the Dartmouth Reconciliation Services. The services are being held on Wednesday, April 3rd, and
Thursday, April 11. The First service will be held at St. Peter Parish (10 Maple Street) on April 3, and the second will
be held at St. Thomas More Parish on April 11th. Both services will begin at 7:00pm, and will include an evening of
reflection on the Word of God and opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Please join us for this Lenten Service.
The Goose is Loose!
The wild Goose Project is a simple attempt to invite Catholics into a more profound life-giving relationship with the
Holy Spirit. This is a relationship marked by the love of God which breathes life into our daily existence. The Holy
Spirit is not merely something relegated to Confirmation but the Spirit desires a relationship with us that will take us
on the greatest adventure imaginable, a journey to the very Heart of God. The Holy Spirit desires to be present to us
in a manner that brings light out of darkness. freedom from bondage, order out of chaos and life out of death. Please
join us for Video series, Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm SHR. This weeks theme is “The Spirit and Our Lady”
Town Hall Meeting
All parishioners of La Mission la Sainte Famille, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, and St. Thomas
More Parish are invited to a Town Hall Meeting in the hall of St. Thomas More. At this meeting,
the Transition Team will propose and request feedback on certain aspects of the plan to
form a New Parish.
The meeting will take place on Monday, April 15th starting at 6:30pm — Mass (STM Church) *
first reading will be in French, and then we will have the town hall at 7:15pm — (STM Hall)
We look forward to Seeing You There.
Don’t Give Up On Lent
Lenten Bible Study
Lent is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your faith journey, so please join us for the Lenten Bible study,
“The Seven Last Words of Christ.” Go beyond Jesus’ actual words to a deeper understanding of what Jesus endured
and help us apply His Word to our own lives. The Bible study “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will begin on February
27th at 7:00 pm and run during the Wednesdays of Lent, and will be facilitated by Francis Forbrigger. To join the
study, please call the office or email Becca Arend at email@example.com . It is a FREE event as a generous
parishioner has absorbed the expenses. May God bless you!
It will held in the Hooper room and all are requested to enter through the school foyer.
Welcome New Parishioners
Welcome to our parish. We hope you find a place here where God’s love, peace and joy is experienced and shared.
Kindly complete the registration form which is available in the church foyer or on the website and return the
completed form to the parish office or drop it in the collection basket.
Wanted: People Who Can Bring Jesus to People (and People to Jesus!)
Do you have a car and a few extra minutes before or after Mass? Do you want to make new friends and serve those in
need? We need more Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion who can bring Communion to sick and home-bound
parishioners (and sometimes, bring home-bound parishioners with you to Mass). As our parishioners age, we need
more help bringing Jesus to those who can no longer join us at Mass. Please contact Becca Arend at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive info about the training session coming up on Tuesday, Feb 19th
Sunday Offering Envelopes
The regular and the special envelopes for those who contribute using Direct Deposit are available for pickup from
the school foyer. Thanks for supporting the parish. If your envelope is missing or if you wish to start offering a
donation to the parish using envelopes, please contact the parish office.
The Finance Council has been working with each ministry to create a 2019 Mission Budget for our parish. A Mission
Budget is a budget that clearly shows how our finances are supporting the vision of this parish to build community,
formation, and mission.
The budget will hopefully be finalized within a couple months, and we’ll have more information for parishioners at
On January 1, Archbishop Mancini announced New Parishes: Stronger Together, a plan that will consolidate 65 parishes and 25 missions in our Archdiocese to 20 new parishes in order to better share resources and become communities of missionary disciples. The transition to New Parishes will take place throughout 2019.
Our New Parish Grouping
Saint Thomas More Parish
Mission la Sainte-Famille
Saint Vincent de Paul Parish
Read the full letter and see all the parish groupings here.
Read a reflection from our seminarian Patrick Salah here.
The 2019 Sunday Missals are now on sale after the weekend Masses in the church foyer. The cost is $5.00 each.
They will also be available for purchase in the Religious Article Shop in the hall.
P.A.D. Pre-Authorized Deposit
Thank you to all who presently donate to the church using P.A.D. This method is ensuring your donation is received even when you are away from the parish. This method is greatly appreciated. ALL PARISHIONERS are invited to consider using this donation method. Forms are available at the back of the church and can be returned to the parish office. All donations are STRICTLY confidential.
Thank you for your continued financial support !
We have a Gift for You!
FORMED is a Catholic website with movies, audio talks, e-books
and inspirational studies, available for free to you!
To get an account, go to formed.org, scroll down and click “ENTER CODE,”
enter K3ZWQZ, and create a personal account.
Word Among Us
Are you looking for daily spiritual enrichment? We have just the publication
for you. We have on sale in the foyer the
Word Among Us. This small book provides daily reflections
on scripture for you to experience every day.
It is good for personal reflection, or in a group setting.
Get your copy today! Cost is $2.50 only
Lord, my God and my loving Father, you have made me to know you, to love you, to serve you, and thereby to find and to fulfill myself. I know that you are in all things, and that every path can lead me to you. But of them all, there is one especially by which you want me to come to you.
Since I will do what you want of me, I pray you, send your Holy Spirit to me: into my mind, to show me what you want of me; into my heart, to give me the determination to do it, and to do it with all my love, with all my mind, and with all my strength right to the end. Amen
Letter from the Archbishop
Did You Know?
St. Thomas More has an Intercessory Prayer Line!
*If you would like the parish to pray for your need or
intercession, our Prayer Warriors are ready to pray for you!
*send your prayer request to email@example.com
to Dave/Jean at 902 465 4206 or there will be “prayer request
cards” in the church foyer for you to write your petition and
drop it off in the box.
Divine Mercy Pamphlets
We have recently placed Divine Mercy pamphlets in
the foyer of the church to help to increase devotion to
the Divine Mercy. Please take one and pray the Chaplet
which is a very powerful prayer.
Thursday Adoration at St. Thomas More
When days are busy and we are overwhelmed, let
us make time to get away and just be with Jesus to
receive His rest, His comfort and His Grace. Visit
Him on Thursdays when we have Adoration at
STM to receive His Peace and Blessings!
Adoration starts after the 9 am Mass andcontinues until 5 pm.
Disciples of the Holy Spirit
The Prayer Group gathers for fellowship every Tuesday at 7:00pm, with the meeting beginning at 7:30pm. Join us in praise and worship, scripture,
reflection and teaching as we connect with one another so we are able to go out into the world and spread the love of Christ to his people. Come and be equipped to go out and evangelize the world (or at least your part of it.) B.Y.O.B. (bible)
The F.O.O.D. Project
This project is a church based initiative that provides meals for those less fortunate in our community. On
behalf of God’s hungry, a sincere thank you to the
parishioners of St. Thomas More who so generously
answer to the needs either by preparing a meal or by
making a monetary donation. If it’s God’s will, we would like to continue serving our brothers and sisters, but without your help this is not possible. Please contact June Ferguson at 902-434-4711 or leave your name and phone number on the bulletin board at the main entrance under the title F.O.O.D. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please write the cheque out to Catholic Women’s League St. Thomas More, and drop it in the Sunday collection.
Please write F.O.O.D. (CWL) on the envelope.
Why you should use envelopes!
When your donation is placed in an envelope marked with your name and address, our parish is able to provide you with a tax receipt. The amount does not matter, what is important is that you receive a tax receipt.
Thank you for your generosity and financial support to Saint Thomas More Parish.
Follow us on TWITTER!
Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with all the pictures and announcements for the many events happening here at the Parish. Log on to twitter and search our handle “StThomasmore7”
Volunteers are needed to lead the Rosary before the Saturday Mass at 4:00 pm; the Sunday Masses at 8:30 am and 11:15 am. This is a great Apostolate in honour of our Blessed Mother Mary .If you are interested please contact Anne McLevey at 902-462-5035 for more information.
When it comes time to prepare your Will, please consider remembering St. Thomas More Parish. Including our parish in your Will is one way to acknowledge your gratitude for the gifts that God has given you and it helps to support on-going and future programs as well as ministry and property needs. Bequests help to support the work of the parish far into the future. You can make a bequest for a specific project or cause and that will be respected.
Sick Family Members
If you have any sick members in your family and would like us to pray for them or have Fr. Toochukwu visit them at home or in hospital, kindly call the parish office with information.
If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or completing the Sacraments of Initiation, please contact Fr. Toochukwu or Deacon Jim McLevey (902 462 5035) for information on the RCIA program.
Mark dates on your calendar— Please contact the parish office for upcoming dates in 2017
For Dartmouth couples planning to get married in 2017, please be aware that only one marriage preparation program will be offered in our area next year, and all three sessions on dates mentioned above must be attended. Details about the program, including how to register for it, will be available from the priest or deacon you are consulting to plan your wedding, whether it will be in a local church or elsewhere. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited.