Sunday of Divine Mercy

Our Merciful God

Divine MercyDear brothers and sisters, I am sure that most of us have seen a young child learning to walk. When the child falls, the parents will try to help them stand up and walk again. No matter how many times the child falls, the parents will reach out and help them rise again and again. So, it is with our God. With His fatherly love, He always reaches out His hand to help us rise from our falls (our sins).
Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, since the year 2000, Pope John Paul II established the second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. This designation is based on Jesus’ message to St. Faustina: “I desire that there be a Feast of Mercy. I want this image, which you will paint with a brush, to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy” (Diary no. 49). The Feast of Divine Mercy reminds us to continually come to God, the Source of Divine Mercy. No matter how often we fall into sin, no matter how broken our lives may be, He always opens His heart and grants forgiveness to all who come to Him and repent.
Today’s Gospel reading provides a clear picture of God’s patience and mercy towards the apostles. When one of His disciples did not believe in His resurrection, Jesus returned to the same place, among His disciples and repeated the same greeting, “Peace be with you!” (John 20:19, 26). With His merciful love, Jesus always reaches out His hand, raising us from our sins and disbelief. It was this patient and faithful mercy that eventually awakened Thomas until he declared his faith: “My Lord and my God!” On this day of Mercy Sunday, let us come to God, ask for His forgiveness, and together with St. Thomas, let us cry out: “My Lord and My God, have mercy on us!”
Bro. Henrikus Suharyono SCJ

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Spring Fling Market

Table with various cookies, donuts, cakes and coffe cups on dark backround. Top view

Sunday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Youth Group will hold a Spring Fling Market from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with many different items to buy from various vendors. This is a fundraiser for their activities and the Parish Campaign. Please contact Emily at if you have products to sell and Rosie at for any youth volunteers to assist at the sale.

Prayers Needed for the Sick

Praying Rosary

We are praying for the sick of our parish: Erna Grzincic, Hugh Doyle, Sr. Helen Vazquez CSB, Emily Maravilla, Maylene L. Ibale, Luisito Santos, Geeta Bridgebassie, Benjamin Zdesar, Gustavo Caceres, Andrea E. Bernabey, Gloria Paraan, Victoria Munson, Juan Philipe Dominguez, Paul Offinga and Tina Lopes. May they be supported by our prayers and pastoral ministry and by the grace of God.

Healing Service

people walking towards a huge cross

Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a Healing Service at St. Joseph’s Church (200 Moorish Rd.) led by Fr. Sam Samuel VC from the Divine Retreat Centre Toronto including Mass and a healing adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thurs., Apr. 18th at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is most welcome!

The person dependent on Christ has the amazing ability to maintain a steady ship on a stormy sea.

60th Anniversary Memory Book

60th Anniversary 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.

Is God Calling You?

Easter! Resurrection and new life; a new life shared from an earthen tomb. This has been the meaning of life for Christian people for two thousand years. There is nothing more secure, nothing more lasting. Come and share the thrill of proclaiming this truth through your life as a priest, religious or deacon. Call Fr. Matt at 416-968-0997 0r  if you feel that God is calling you.

Mass Intentions for April 6 - 13, 2024

STM Church inside

Saturday 5:00 p.m.
+Ofelia Lim, requested by the family
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
+Claudia Chua, and Marina Catalig, requested by the family
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
+Benedicta Albuquerque and Elize and Marcel D’Silva, by the family
Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Intentions of the Parish Community
Sunday 8:00 p.m.
+Segundo Talag, requested by the family
Monday 7:15 a.m.
+Members of FOSS and souls in Purgatory, requested by E. Myers
Tuesday 7:15 a.m.
+Claire O’Reilly, requested by the family
Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
+Erwin Tomaschek, requested by the family
+Leslie Pearson, requested by the Francis family
Intentions of Melissa Muliett
Intentions of Wilma Fernandez
Intentions of Jeril Thazhekadan
Intentions of Dulcina and Eustace
Intentions of the Pillainayagam family
+Souls in Purgatory
Intentions of Patrick Vergara
Wednesday 7:15 a.m.
Intentions of Joe and Corrine Alphonso
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
+Basil and Rita Benedict, requested by Miriam
Thursday 7:15 a.m.
+Angelo Grieco, requested by N. Grande
Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Intentions of Clara Peters
Intentions of Hy Francis
Intentions of Deirdre and Ralph Holsinger
Intentions of Author and Sheela Taylor
Intentions of Joel and Imelda Gomes
Intentions of Catherine D’Souza
Intentions of the Prajogi family
+Shuk-Kuen Ng and Kwan–Hin Yeung, requested by Yeung family
Friday 7:15 a.m.
+Maureen and Stanislaus De Silva, requested by the family
Friday 7:00 p.m.
+Isabella Lopes, requested by the family
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
+Fernando De Guzman, requested by the family

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