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  • Ministries, Sacraments and Parish News

    Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Thank you so much for your contributions to the North of 60 program last

    weekend. Your generous contributions added more than 2500 kg of food (50% more than last year) to be sent to

    poor Artic communities. Your continuing contributions in response to the calls from the less fortunate in our

    community are commendable. SSVP, on your behalf, offers food, clothing, household goods, furniture, and in dire

    circumstances, in order to prevent evictions and utility cut offs, assistance with payments for rent, gas and

    electricity. We do this on behalf of parishioners, in the name of Christ who loved the poor. If you or someone

    you know needs help or wishes to donate furniture or household goods, please give us a call at 780 471 5577 or

    visit us at - If you want to learn more about SSVP, or get involved with the Divine

    Mercy Conference, please come to our meetings held in the Chapter Room on the first Tuesday of the month

    following the 7pm Mass.

    STM Scripture Study: A Scripture Study will begin with an information night on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 after

    7pm Mass at 7:40pm, here at the church, in the Library room. At this time, the study booklets will be distributed.

    The cost is $12 for materials. The study is called The Psalms: Gateway to Prayer". This illuminating Bible study

    shows us why these beautiful and timeless songs have such universal appeal. As we learn how to make the words

    of the ancient psalmists our own, the psalms become our gateway to deeper prayer. We will meet for the following

    6 weeks. Come for fellowship and to learn, pray, and share your faith. The time commitment is 90 minutes each

    week. Those who have participated in other scripture studies have noted a positive impact upon faith life. For

    registration or information call Deacon Randy Abele at 780 435 5070 or 780 493 1972.

    Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, April 29, after the 8:30 and 10am Masses in the Parish Hall. Come and enjoy

    pancakes with strawberries & whipped cream, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea & juice. Cost is $5 per person

    or $20 per family.

    To all the newly Confirmed (2017) at St. Thomas More Parish,

    I know that your Confirmation is not so new anymore, but I have finally had the chance to read all of your

    letters. They were truly inspiring. I was so impressed by your hard work and commitment to your preparation,

    and all the good things you did to help people and make their lives better. I knew when I confirmed you that all of

    you were an extraordinary bunch, and your letters proved me true. Thank you for you.

    As your Christian journey unfolds, keep praying and trusting the Holy Spirit. You will do great things and be the

    witnesses of Gods love and mercy that the world so dearly needs.

    God bless you,

    Bishop Gregory Bittman

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    Marriage Preparation:

    Programs available are:

    Catholic Engaged Encounter:

    On-line Marriage Preparation: ishServices/LifeandFamily/


    Baptism: Next Registration/Office Visit is Monday, May 28, for both parents, day and evening

    appointment times available, 30 to 45 minutes in duration.

    Next Baptism Preparation is offered over the two consecutive Monday evenings of June 4 & 11 from 7 to

    9pm. This is the last opportunity to take baptism preparation classes at St. Thomas More until September. The

    preparation classes are a requirement for parents and godparents. Classes may be taken before registration or

    office visit and even before the baby arrives. Please note that there are no classes offered in May, July and

    August. Contact Diane at 780 434 6313 ext 233.

    Formed: As well, please make good use of a website that STM has provided free access to. Go to and enter the access code TBQYW9 and look for: REBORN: You, Your Child, and the

    Heart of Baptism. The Reborn series not only helps parents and godparents prepare for the Baptism of their

    child/godchild but also prepares them to be witnessing disciples of Christ in their families and in the ordinary

    places of secular culture in which they live, work, and play.

    12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care:

    The Catholic Women's League of Canada calls all people of faith to join nationwide in 12 Hours of Prayer for

    Palliative Care on Friday, May 11, dur ing National Hospice Palliative Care Week, as a profound witness to

    the sanctity of human life. All parishioners, family and friends are invited to join the St. Thomas More CWL

    council in prayer and solidarity from 8am to 8pm at St. Thomas More Church. Those unable to attend at the

    church are encouraged to join in prayerful support at home. Signup sheets are located at the entrance of the

    church. It is important that you make your commitment to pray known. For more information contact Annette at

    780 437 4044.

    Congratulations and Blessings on our newest Catholics our Neophytes or new sproutswho celebrated the

    Sacraments of Initiation this Easter season: Cynthia Slobodan with children Reid, Emmy and Abbylynn;

    Blessing and Gloria Mhlanga with children Brandon, Malachi and Eva; Yan Li with children Bo Yang, Bo Rui

    and Zoe; Christine Luu with daughters Calista and Chloe; Amelia Kish with daughter Jane; Joseph Odiobala;

    Chinaku Odiobala; Darnell Mukasa; Brad Schindel; Youping Shi; Mike Stagg; Carson Lai; Tony Campbell;

    Rebecka Curtis; Tylor Snider; Joyce Boctor; Martha Boctor; David Dolinski; John Grant, Paola Rosnau; David

    and Gloria Thiel.

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    Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3a St. Vital Ave, St. Albert AB

    Register at: 780 459 5511

    Subsidy request forms available.

    A Path and a Small Light: with Paula DArcy (international speaker and author)

    In this retreat, we will explore what we can do, through our choices and by widening our perspective, to not only

    nourish our own spirit, but also to be an instrument of change for the world. This is a silent retreat. 7pm on Friday, April 27 to 1pm on Sunday, Apr 29 Live-in: $250.

    Commute: $190

    Mary - Pilgrim of Faith: A Biblical Journey

    You are invited to journey into a renewed relationship with Jesus by following in the footsteps of Mary.

    Facilitators: Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, OMI and Christine Foisy-Erickson

    7 pm Friday May 4 to 1 pm Sunday May 6 Live-in: $250 Commute: $190

    Please donate items for the St. Josephs Hospital Auxiliary Garage Sale on April 26th & 27th, 10am to 4pm.

    These items can be left in the churchs cloakroom or at the hospital (10707 29 Ave) up to April 25. Contact

    Sharon at 780 435 2368 for help with large or heavy items.

    Canticle Youth Theatre presents The Mask of God: Based on the incredible true story of St. Genesius, The

    Mask of God is the story of a pagan Roman actor whose life was forever changed when Caesar commanded him

    to portray a Christian on stage. Witness one mans journey from the depths of the catacombs where the early

    Church gathered in secret to a fateful choice in the theatre of Imperial Rome. Adapted from The Comedian by

    Henri Gheon, this drama is brought to life by a talented young cast aged 12 to 21 who have rehearsed at

    St. Thomas More since last fall. Friday, April 27 at 7pm Saturday, April 28 at 7pm Sunday, April 29 at

    7:15pm Tickets $10 Family Passes $35 Reserve at [email protected] A portion of the proceeds will be

    donated to the parish.

    A Note to Parents: At CYT, we believe in creating uncompromising theatre appropriate for the entire family.

    While the show is about the persecuted Church of Ancient Rome, references to violence are discreet.

    http://www.starofthenorth.cahttp://www.redbirdfoundation.commailto:[email protected]

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  • Mass Offerings Calendar

    Tues. Apr 24 +

    Joseph Vazheparamhil Viktoria


    Wed. Apr 25 +

    Dan Pavelick

    Thanksgiving Mass


    Thurs. Apr 26 +

    Nepomuceno & Selvina Bura Hanatuke family


    Fri. Apr 27 +

    Maria Tran Kelly Cassandra & Regina Ella



    Apr 28 + +

    Ely D. Ella Joseph Leung Wing Casey Brassor Robin Charlesworth

    9:00am 5:00pm


    Apr 29 +

    Maria Nguyen

    St. Thomas More Cantors

    All Parishioners

    Patricia & Rick Stephens





    Tues Apr 24



    Adoration &



    Wed Apr 25





    Thurs Apr 26





    Fri Apr 27





    Sat Apr 28


    9am & 5pm


    8:30am & 4pm

    Sun Apr 29






    Grocery Card Program: The St. Thomas More Parish

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