St. Thomas à Becket Parish
4320 Ste. Anne, Pierrefonds, Quebec H9H 4Y7Office: 514-626-4111Email:

Faith First News

Advent / Christmas Prayer

Loving Father,
Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen.

-Robert Louis Stevenson            


Wishing you and yours a blessed Advent, a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

**Note: Christmas Eve masses are at 4pm, 6pm, 8pm & 10pm.
Christmas day mass is at 10am.**

Elena Castiglione
Faith First Coordinator
514-626-4111 ext. 224
Karen Dawson
Faith First Assistant
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
DECEMBER
Tues., Dec. 4 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Confirmation Gathering #3
JANUARY
Tues., Jan. 8 4:30 - 6:00 and
6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Eucharist Gathering #4
Fri., Jan. 11 4:30 - 6:00 and
6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 1/2 (SP3) Gathering #2
Thurs., Jan.17 4:30 - 6:00 and
6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 4 (SP4,SP5) Gathering #2
Wed., Jan. 23 7:00 - 8:00 pm,
Church
Eucharist (Spring 2019)
Parent Info Meeting
MANDATORY
Wed., Jan. 23 8:00 - 9:00 pm,
Church
Confirmation (Spring 2019)
Parent Info Meeting
MANDATORY
 
February
Tues., Feb. 5 4:30 - 6:00 and
6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Confirmation gathering #4
Thurs., Feb. 7 4:30 - 6:00 and
6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 5 (SP5,SP6) Gathering #2
Tues., Feb. 12 4:30 - 6:00 and 6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Eucharist gathering #5
Sat., Feb. 16 10:00am - 12:00pm First Reconciliation Celebration (Eucharist)
Tues., Feb. 19 4:30 - 6:00 and
6:15 - 7:45 pm,
Church & Parish Hall
Level 3 (SP3, SP4) Gathering #2
 
WEEKLY REFLECTIONS

Weekly reflections are meant to help children participate in the mass as well as begin the practice of including Jesus in their everyday lives.

The 3 rotating questions this year are:

  • Jesus, Please help me to...
  • Thank you Jesus for...
  • This week I practiced my faith by...

Reflection sheets are found on the small table in the hall each week and are to be filled out before each mass and dropped in the basket by the Holy Water font when you walk into the church. Children celebrating a sacrament this year are to get their passports, located at the back of their books, stamped at the END of mass in the narthex instead of filling out a reflection. Weekly reflections also serve as our record for mass attendance.

*As per our Catholic obligation, we are asked to attend mass every week. In order to complete this component of the program we ask families to attend at least twice a month.