Rev. Fr. Aegidius Warsito SCJ
Fr. Aegidius Warsito known as Fr. Aegi, SCJ is Pastor of St. Thomas More and Our Lady of Rosary. Before Fr. Aegi moved to St. Thomas More, he was a chaplain of Indonesian Catholic in Toronto for 8 years. Fr. Aegi was born on September 1, 1965 in Pringsewu-Indonesia; while growing up in a big family (he was number 10 of 12) Fr. Aegi entered Seminary when he was very young and actually entered Minor Seminary in grade 10. When asked when was he actually interested in becoming a priest? Fr. Aegi was not sure but took the entry test for Minor Seminary, because his brother asked him to, his brother promised that he would join him in the Seminary, not to be a priest but to become a brother. However his brother did not join the Seminary he decided to get married instead. Fr. Aegi joined with the Sacred Heart of Jesus 1986 after he finished the Novitiate program. Fr. Aegi studied philosophies and theology in Yogyakarta-Indonesia and ordained as a priest November 25, 1993 in Palembang-Indonesia. During 12 years as a priest in Indonesia, Fr. Aegi worked in Archdiocese of Palembang-Indonesia; also working in various parishes across Indonesia while helping the poor. On July 26, 2005 Fr. Aegi came to Toronto, without knowing English, to serve the Indonesian Catholic in GTA.
Rev. Fr. Martin Kadamattu Antony, SCJ
Fr. Martin Kadamattu Antony SCJ, is a member of the Congregation of Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians). Born in Kerala, India in 1981, he entered the Dehonian Minor Seminary in Cochin, Kerala in 1998. He received his First Profession on May 1, 2005. After his Theological studies he was send to Argentina for his Regency and community experience.Duringhis stay in Argentina, he received his Final Profession and Diaconate Ordination. He was ordained to the priesthood on August 10, 2011.Father Martin then served as Parish Administrator in the Diocese of Punalur in Kerala, India. Later he was assigned as the Rector of the Dehonian Minor Seminary in Kerala. In March 2018, he was transferred to the SCJ Region of Canada and is now serving as an Associate Pastor in St. Thomas More Parish and Our Lady of Rosary Parish, Scarborough, in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
Rev. Fr. Antônio Maria Resende Pereira, SCJ
He was born on November 22, 1988 in the city of Lavras-Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is the second child of three siblings (Debora and Fellipe). His parents are Antônio Pereira and Eny Maria Resende Botelho Pereira.
He grew up in Nepomuceno-Minas Gerais where he studied, worked and started a technical course in Electrotechnics and Automation, abandoning the course to enter the Seminary.
Vocational persuasions arose from a very early age, since childhood, and always bothered him. He actively participated in the life of the parish by helping in the liturgy, participating in prayer groups and being a catechist.
At the age of 17, he joined the Dehonian Seminary in Lavras-Minas Gerais, Brazil in the third year of high school (2006) and discovered the joy of community life and its challenges. He lived in Brusque-Santa Catarina to study Philosophy (2007-2009), lived in Terra Boa-Paraná (2010), Barretos-São Paulo (2011), returned to Lavras to work in a Recovery House for Chemical Dependents (2012-2013), lived in Taubaté-São Paulo (2014-2017). With the grace of God, on December 15, 2017, he was ordained a Priest in the Parish of Sant’Ana in Lavras-Minas Gerais and came on a mission to Canada on March 8, 2018.
Today he works at St. Thomas More and Our Lady of the Rosary Parishes. He works with young people and is part of the Canada Region Vocational Secretariat.
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Saint Thomas More
St. Thomas More was born at London in 1478. After a thorough grounding in religion and the classics, he entered Oxford to study law. Upon leaving the university he embarked on a legal career which took him to Parliament. In 1505, he married his beloved Jane Colt who bore him four children, and when she died at a young age,
he married a widow, Alice Middleton, to be a mother for his young children. A wit and a reformer, this learned man numbered bishops and scholars among his friends, and by 1516 wrote his world-famous book “Utopia”. He attracted the attention of Henry VIII who appointed him to a succession of high posts and missions, and finally made him Lord Chancellor in 1529. However, he resigned in 1532, at the height of his career and reputation, when Henry persisted in holding his own opinions regarding marriage and the supremacy of the Pope. The rest of his life was spent in writing mostly in defense of the Church. In 1534, with his close friend, St. John Fisher, he refused to render allegiance to the King as the Head of the Church of England and was confined to the Tower. Fifteen months later, and nine days after St. John Fisher’s execution, he was tried and convicted of treason. He told the court that he could not go against his conscience and wished his judges that “we may yet hereafter in heaven merrily all meet together to everlasting salvation.” And on the scaffold, he told the crowd of spectators that he was dying as “the King’s good servant-but God’s first”. He was beheaded on July 6, 1535. His feast day is June 22nd He is the patron saint of lawyers..