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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 - www.ssvpedmonton.ca. 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
Sacraments, Ministries & Other
Programs available are:
Catholic Engaged Encounter: http://ceewest.com/communities/edmonton/
On-line Marriage Preparation: http://caedm.ca/PastoralPar 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
https://formed.org/ 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: www.starofthenorth.ca 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.
www.redbirdfoundation.com 7pm on Friday, April 27 to 1pm on Sunday, Apr 29 Live-in: $250.
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.
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Mass Offerings Calendar
Tues. Apr 24 +
Joseph Vazheparamhil Viktoria
Wed. Apr 25 +
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
Apr 29 +
St. Thomas More Cantors
Patricia & Rick Stephens
Tues Apr 24
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
grocery card program welc