Fourth Sunday of Easter

We Are Called to Serve

Priest Sacred Heart of Jesus

Dear brothers and sisters, on this Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Universal Church celebrates the 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This Vocations Sunday was established by Pope Paul VI in 1963 (during the early sessions of the Second Vatican Council). It was prompted by concerns over the declining number of young men entering seminaries. When we look at the latest data from L’Osservatore Romano (2023), we see that two continents experiencing a significant decline in the number of priests were Europe (- 3,632) and America (- 963). Therefore, on this special Sunday, we are all invited to pray for vocations so that God may send out “labourers into His harvest.” Additionally, today we are also invited to pray for those already called (the ordained and religious) that they may be increasingly faithful and zealous in serving the Church.
Is the call to serve the Church only for the ordained and consecrated life? Pope Francis, in his message for the 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, says that all Christians are called to embrace our God-given vocation to serve Him in the world, whether through consecrated life, priesthood, marriage, or even as a single person. Both laypeople and those in consecrated life are called to become “men and women of hope,” bearing the Gospel message of hope and peace amid countless crises. The question for us is: “What concrete steps can we take to respond to this call?” Jesus Himself, in today’s Gospel, declares Himself as the Good Shepherd, who lays down His life for His sheep. Are we willing to emulate His sacrifice in the context of our lives today? Are we willing to offer ourselves, our time, our energy, and our talents and abilities for the growth of our Church? Remember, the Lord is calling you, and He is waiting for your “yes” in response!
Bro. Henri Suharyono SCJ

ShareLife Parish Campaign 2024


World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Invest in our Church’s future by giving to ShareLife

Your kindness and devotion enable St. Augustine’s Seminary, along with the Office of Vocations and Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary, to provide an excellent formation for our seminarians as they pursue a life of service. This past year, you invested in our Church’s future by supporting 58 seminarians at St. Augustine’s Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary.
This Sunday, April 21, we celebrate the 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations. There has never been a better time to support and pray for our seminarians, wherever they may be on their journey.
Thus far we have raised $14,716.40! Please give at the Parish using a ShareLife envelope, online at Thank you for living the Gospel through ShareLife.

Vocations Sunday

This Sunday, April 21st, is Vocations Sunday. Sisters and seminarians belonging to different religious communities will be sharing their vocation stories at all morning and afternoon Masses. The children of our parish will participate in a special way at some of our liturgies. Please also visit the information stations in the parish hall after all Masses to support and learn more about these religious communities and responding to God’s call. May our Parish be blessed with many new vocations!

60th Anniversary Memory Book

Memory Book

We welcome the families of St. Thomas More Parish to join our project of a memory book to celebrate our 60th parish anniversary. This memory book will feature pictures of all the families of our parish. Parishioners who take part will receive a free memory book and have an opportunity to purchase their family photos. Please call Emily at 647-465-0821 to book an appointment for April 22, 23, 24, 25 and 29, 30.

Sunday 8:00 p.m. Mass Lectors Are Needed

We are in need of lectors for the 8:00 p.m. Mass on Sundays. As a new lector you should be:
registered with the parish and over 18 years of age, baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church, leading a life of faith and be of good moral character. If you are interested in reading at the 8:00 p.m. Mass on Sundays, please contact the parish office at 416-439-1545 or .

Confession of sin is the soul in which God’s forgiveness flourishes!

Prayers Needed for the Sick

Praying Rosary

We are praying for the sick of our parish: Lee Zheyu, Anton Ferdinand, Kayden and Barbara De Silva, Teresita Bruce, Erna Grzincic, Hugh Doyle, Sr. Helen Vazquez CSB, Emily Maravilla, Maylene L. Ibale, Luisito Santos, Geeta Bridgebassie, Benjamin Zdesar and Tina Lopes. May they be supported by our prayers and pastoral ministry and by the grace of God.

Mass Intentions for April 20 - 27, 2024

Saturday 5:00 p.m.
+Hermengilda Dionysia Cuffie and deceased family members, requested by the family
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
+Marta Joaquin Gonzales, requested by the family
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
+Miguel Ceferino Joven, requested by the family
Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 8:00 p.m.
+Deron Camillus, requested by the family
Monday 7:15 a.m.
+Bridget Nusca, requested by the DeSouza family
Tuesday 7:15 a.m.
+Deceased members of Kovacs family, requested by the family
Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
+Agostinho Teixeira, requested by the family
In thanksgiving, Jose and family
+Souls in Purgatory especially members of FOSS, requested by S. K. Ng
+Charmaine D’Souza, requested by Karen
+Jovita C. Montille, requested by the Vicente family
+Pathman Mariampillai, requested by J. Dunston
Intentions of Dianne Donovan
Intentions of Pramila Albuquerque
Wednesday 7:15 a.m.
Intentions of Richard White
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
+James Joven, requested by the family
Thursday 7:15 a.m.
+Maria Elena Tobon, requested by the Dessailly family
Thursday 7:00 p.m.
+Kayumba, Claver, Pierre and Beatrice Kamaraba, requested by the family
+Charmaine D’Souza, requested by Karen
Intentions of Kevin and Loretta Vicente
+Anne Gnanapragasam, requested by the Yeo Family
+Lorena Barahona
+Anne Evola, requested by the Schnurr family
+Ivan Secoquian, requested by the Abad family
Friday 7:15 a.m..
Intentions of Ashley and Amanda
Friday 7:00 p.m.
+Xavier Richard, requested by the family
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
+Justin Josiah

Upcoming Parish Events

  • Wed., Apr. 24th at 11:00 a.m. our monthly Seniors’ Mass will be held followed by a luncheon in the parish hall.
  • Sun., Apr. 28th after all morning Masses Coffee Sunday will held for all parishioners.
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