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.
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HISTORY OF SAINT THOMAS MORE PARISH
By Decree of Erection the Parish of St. Thomas More, Scarborough, was established by the Archdiocese of Toronto on June 15, 1964 and divided from the parish of St. Rose of Lima. The Decree was signed by Coadjutor Archbishop of Toronto, Philip F. Pocock. The official Decree was sent to Reverend E. J. Platt, as the first pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish, on June 25, 1964. The solemn blessing of the Church of Saint Thomas More took place on Sunday, September 10, 1967 with his Grace The Most Rev. Philip F. Pocock officiating.
Over the next 50 years since the establishment of the Parish there were many highlights and memories that enrich the story of our parish and we share a few of these memories in the following pages. We trust that they will trigger many happy reminiscences for our parishioners.